Tollywood veteran actor pledges them in the presence of Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, IT Secretary and Dr.G. Swarnalatha, Incharge, Jeevandan. Jagapathi Babu encouraged 100 more friends and fans of his to pledge their organs too.
Hyderabad: Renowned Tollywood actor Mr. Jagapathi Babu today pledged his organs at the Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences (KIMS) Hospitals, a leading healthcare provider in the country, to mark his 60th birthday. The actor signed on the pledge to donate his vital organs that could be used to save lives of others. He encouraged 100 more friends and fans of his to pledge their organs too for the larger cause of humanity.
Present on the occasion were Dr. Bollineni Bhaskar Rao, Managing Director, KIMS Hospitals; Mr. Jayesh Ranjan, Principal Secretary, Industries & Information Technology; Dr.G.Swarnalatha, Incharge, Jeevandan program; along with many friends and fans of Jagapathi Babu who came in large number to wish the actor on his birthday and to be a part of the noble cause he initiated.
Every life has a meaning: Jagapathi Babu
Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Jagapathi Babu said, “Every life, especially those of humans, must have a meaning to it! I believe, if we can give something back to this society of which we are a part, our life will have the right meaning. Helping others see, breath, survive, after our demise is certainly the noblest thing we can think of. And I would request all my friends and all those who love and appreciate my work as an actor to think of pledging their organs to help millions of people whose lives otherwise are mired in darkness.”
“Jagapathi Babu essayed many roles in his acting career which inspired others, and today by pledging his organs, he has become a real hero and a true inspiration for millions of people in the society. His act will not just encourage his fans to follow his steps but will also help spread awareness about organ donation. On his 60th birthday, I wish Jagapathi Babu, the man with a golden heart, to lead a happy and prosperous life ahead,” added Dr. Bollineni Bhaskar Rao, MD, KIMS Hospitals.
Every citizen to come forward
Each year, many pledge their organs, and hundreds of transplant surgeries are performed post-harvesting suitable organs from deceased individuals. Yet in a country of the size of India, the need is for every citizen to come forward and pledge their organs to ensure no life is cut-short due to a failed organ. The Union Government and the governments in States are doing everything possible to create awareness and encourage people to step forward and agree to donate their organs after demise.