What had not happened anywhere across India is being witnessed at the Durga Puja pandal at Bihar Club, Kutcherry Road, Ranchi.
The divinity of the mother Goddess Durga is showing and focusing on the importance of Eye Donation. A theme-based puja, the first in Ranchi this year 2022, has been attracting men and women, particularly the younger generation - boys and girls to a special kiosk, set up by Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital, Ranchi.
The aim is simple. Act to enable volunteers to pledge their eyes. And the response is positive.
Ajit Sahay, President, Bihar Club Ranchi, says that this year, they have chosen eye donation as the central theme of Durga Puja festivities to break the taboo surrounding organ donation. People are being encouraged to donate their eyes so that they can continue to see the world even after they are gone.
Dr.Bharti Kashyap, Medical Director, Kashyap Memorial Eye Bank, Ranchi, said that keeping up the fervour of Maha Ashtami, several hundred men and women have signed the eye donation pledge forms.
More eye donation pledge forms are expected to be filled up by devotees of mother Goddess Durga.