On January 6, 2020, MOHAN Foundation conducted an awareness talk on organ donation for NCC cadets organised by 12th Haryana Bn, NCC at Moti Lal Nehru School of Sports, Rai, Sonipat, Haryana. Col. K. Balaji Commanding Officer 12 Haryana Bn organized the session and Dr. Muneet Kaur Sahi coordinated it. She was also the resource person and Ms. Preeti Goswami accompanied her.
National Cadet Corps (NCC) is a Tri-Services Organization comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. NCC is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and universities all over India. The cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. In 2018, sensitization of the cadets on eye and organ donation had been included in NCC curriculum. This was the third session, the other two were conducted on July 25, 2018 and December 29, 2018 respectively by MF representatives.
Havaldar Karamveer Singh addressed the audience and introduced the MF team. He then invited Dr. Muneet to begin the session. The session began with screening of a movie, 'Donate organ and save life'. She then asked the participants a few introductory questions on organ donation to have an understanding of their knowledge quotient regarding the subject. Then she went on to explain the need to promote organ donation in the country. She cleared their confusion regarding the organs & tissues that can be donated after circulatory death and brain death respectively.
The cadets were enthusiastic and had a wide range of queries like:
Dr. Muneet answered the above questions raised by the cadets and explained the basics of organ donation. She explained the following in detail:
In the end, a movie on brain death was shown to the audience to bring clarity to the said subject. Importance of eye donation and the whole process of eye donation was also explained in detail.
Col. K. Balaji, Captain Sanjay Kumar and Captain Parvesh Sorghum were the chief audience.
The session ended with Havaldar Karamveer Singh thanking MOHAN Foundation representatives for conducting a very informative session. He also explained to the cadets the objective behind organizing such a session.
Close to 570 cadets attended the session.