Organ donation by one person can give life to 8-9 people: PM Modi in ‘Mann Ki Baat’

26 March, 2023 | Pragati Singh

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The Prime Minister emphasized organ donation, saying that it has become a very important medium in the age of modern sciences

In his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’ on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged citizens to donate organs, saying that the government has relaxed several rules to encourage people to give new lives to others.

In his 99th Mann Ki Baat address, PM Modi said, “Our relationship with ‘Mann Ki Baat’ has reached its 99th step. Usually, 99 is considered a tough phase. Especially in cricket, nervous nineties are considered very difficult. But when it comes to the ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of the people of the country, the inspiration is something else”. “Today, we are celebrating Azadi ka Amritkal, and moving ahead with new resolutions. I am very excited to know your suggestions of you for the 100th episode. Your suggestions make the 100th episode even more memorable,” he added.

The Prime Minister emphasised organ donation, saying that it has become a very important medium in the age of modern medical science.

“It is said that when a person donates his organs after death, it raises the possibility of giving a new life to 8-9 people. I am very satisfied that for promoting organ donation, a similar policy is being adopted in the whole country,” he said.

He stated that the government, in order to promote organ donation, removed the minimum age threshold and the related domicile rule.

“In this direction, it has been decided to remove the condition of domicile. Now, a patient can register for organ donation by going into any state. The government has also done away with the restriction of a minimum age of 65 years for organ donation. I urge the countrymen to come ahead in large numbers. Your one decision can save many lives, make many lives,” PM Modi said.

PM Modi stated that the rate at which India is moving towards solar energy is an accomplishment in and of itself.

“Nowadays, renewable energy is being talked about in the whole world. When I meet people outside the country, they always talk about India’s incredible success in this field. In Pune, Maharashtra, one such excellent effort has caught my attention. Diu has become the first district in India, which is using 100 percent clean energy for all daytime needs,” he said.

He stated that the people’s ‘Sabka Prayas’ is propelling India forward in the direction of solar energy.

“People of this country have a special relationship with the sunlight. The scientific temperament and cultural devotion that we have had to the sun are hardly noticed anywhere else. I am happy that today, every citizen is understanding the benefits of solar energy and is also contributing towards green energy. The spirit of this ‘Sabka Prayas’ is taking India forward in that direction,” he said.

The Prime Minister went on to say that Kashi Tamil Sangamam honors the ancient ties between Tamil Nadu and Kashi.

“The Saurashtra Tamil Sangamam is to be held in April and will revive the thousands-year-old connection between Saurashtrians and Tamilians,” PM Modi added.