Bengaluru, 7 July, 2016: SAKSHAMA, an RSS inspired pan-India organization working for the empowerment of physically challenged and differently abled people, is set to launch a public awareness campaign, “Cornea Andhatv-Mukt Bharat Abhiyan” (CAMBA) to promote awareness about eye donation.
As part of this fortnight long eye donation awareness campaign, starting from 25th August to 8th September, various programs are being organized throughout Karnataka.
On Sunday,28th August, RSS Swayamsevaks will visit the homes of general public in many locations in their respective districts, will spread awareness about corneal blindness and eye donation among the people in those locations.
Eye donation awareness rally (Blind Walk), Street Play and Competitions for students in schools and colleges, Human chain, House to house visit, Publication of articles, Spreading awareness in social media and many more activities are planned in this fortnight longawareness campaign. The campaign was launched on 5th March 2016 in New Delhi by RSS Sarakaryavah (General Secretary), Shri Suresh Bhayyaji Joshi.
Cornea Blindness is one of the most serious medical challenges faced by people in India. Cornea is the transparent part of the outer eye; due to various reasons it becomes weak,eventually causing blindness. This blindness can be cured by simple surgery, thus giving the light of life for the previously disabled. An estimated 2 – 20 Lakhs suffer from Cornea Blindness in our country, out of which,sizablenumber are young children. Healthy Eye donation is the only solution for Cornea Blindness.
Purpose of the Cornea Andhatv Mukt Bharat Abhiyan (CAMBA):
- Presently, as estimated, the number of eye donors is only 25000 in India. Increasing the pool of eye donors to 2 – 4 Lakhs is one of the aims.
- Emphasize openingof eye banks in each district of the State
- Increasing the number and availability of experts in Cornea Treatment and Surgery.
- Clarifying misconceptions about eye donation among common people and inspiring them to donate their eyes
Along with the public participation, SAKSHAMA is organizing this important eye donation awareness campaign, with the aspiration of freeing India from Cornea Blindness by the year 2020.
For details: Vinod Prakash 9986 99710