Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis flagged off the state governments Maha Organ Donation Mission awareness Maha Rally.
“We all pledged for organ donation today and I appeal everyone to join this noble cause and together, lets save lives!” Fadnavis said.
“Organ donation gives us the opportunity to serve the society even after death and we can give life to many,” he said.
“There was a great response for the organ donation initiative,” Fadnavis tweeted.
“Students, doctors, social organisations and citizens joined us for spreading awareness,” he added.
The event was part of the state governments strong push to promote awareness on cadaver donation.
The walk started from the Murli Deora Chowk at Nariman Point. Families of deceased patients who had donated their organs were felicitated.
The awareness drive included several transplant hospitals and doctors attached with organ-transplantation procedures.
According to Zonal Transplant Coordination Centre, the state plans aggressive awareness campaigns on organ donation. Maharashtra is now next to Tamil Nadu and Kerala in the count of maximum number of organ transplants in India.