BSF celebrated ‘World Organ Donation Day’

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The “First line of India’s Defence”, Border Security Force raised on 1st Dec 1965 for guarding Indo-Pak (now both Indo-Pak and Indo-Bangla) borders of 6387 Kms is considered world’s largest Border Guarding Force with its manpower of around two hundred fifty thousand. The Force draws its uniqueness with its own air and water wings, artillery wing, camel- house- canine contingents, ISO certified institutions like Tear smoke unit, training centres branded as centre of excellence.
With its immaculate border management duties, BSF has become a brand for professionalism for all occasions. Be it internal security duties, general elections or any disaster response. Martial element of the force is duly supplemented by Human face as the Force bears the national and social responsibilities. It is a well-known fact that due to non-availability of transplantable organ, many precious lives are lost in our country. In BSF, the members are counselled and educatedfor importance of organ donation and its humanitarian value. They are being encouraged to educate their family members and relatives to commit themselves for the post life organ donation.
World Organ Donation Day has been observed by BSFon 13th August’ 2016. The programme has been conducted by BSF in collaboration with National Organ & Tissue Transplantation Organisation (NOTTO) on 13th August’ 2016 at BSF facility at Nizamuddin, New Delhi wherein 1500 BSF personnel who have volunteered to take pledge and register them for organ donation.
Hon’ble Minister was received by ShKrishan Kumar Sharma, Director General BSF along with senior officers of BSF at BSF facility at Nizamuddin. Chief Guest was presented a guard of honour. Welcoming the chief guest and other dignitaries to the occasion DG BSF extended gratitude and re-iterated commitment of
BSF for all social causes of
Nation building.
Hon’ble Minister Shri J P Nadda appreciated the initiative and rated it as a huge step for the fulfilment of the cause. He conveyed that after life organ and tissue donation shall be considered the supreme among all of social services. Minister said that a faulty organ of a human being cannot be replicated artificially. It has to come from within.

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