Mann Ki Baat: Organ donation by one person can give life to 8-9 people, says PM Modi
New Delhi, March 26: On his monthly radio programme 'Mann Ki Baat' on Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged individuals to donate organs, saying that the government had relaxed various rules to encourage people to give new lives to others.
PM Modi stated in his 99th Mann Ki Baat address, "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 the suggestions of you for the 100th episode. Your suggestions make the 100th episode even more memorable," he further said.
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 added.
He stated that the government, in order to promote organ donation, removed the age limit 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 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 further said.
PM Modi stated that the rate at which India is going 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 per cent clean energy for all daytime needs."
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