On November 29, 2022, MOHAN Foundation set up an organ donation information kiosk at Information Technology & Management (IITM), Janakpuri, New Delhi. Ms. Ritika Tyagi, Charter Secretary, Rotaract Club of Virasat, New Delhi reached out to Ms. Preeti Goswami, Programme Officer, MOHAN Foundation, NCR to set up an awareness stall as part of their newly launched project, Zindagi - Ek Tohfa 1.0 to promote organ donation. The main objective of setting up this stall was to spread awareness about organ donation among the students of IITM. Ms. Simran Anand, Programme Officer, MOHAN Foundation, NCR was the other resource person.
Rotaract Club of Virasat is the youth wing of 115 years old organisation, Rotary International and it operates under Rotaract RI District 3011, New Delhi. It is a community based Non-Profit Organisation working with the aim to serve the community and bring change in the lives of people.
Many students from Information & technology department as well as management department visited the kiosk and MOHAN Foundation representatives covered the following topics during their interactions with them:
Queries such as process of organ allocation, what organs can be donated, how can a living person donate his/her organs, will the organs reach the right recipient, will the donor family get money after consenting for organ donation were answered professionally by the MOHAN Foundation representatives. Students were motivated to convey the message to their families and friends because, as the youth of the country, they play a major role in spreading awareness.
Knowledge of the Foundation’s online courses was also shared with the students visiting the kiosk. T-shirts and coasters depicting organ donation messages were kept in the stall for sale.
Close to 120 students visited the awareness stall and 10 pledged for the cause.