CHENNAI: The office-bearers of Tamil Nadu Film Directors’ Association on Tuesday called on Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and handed over the organ donation pledge forms of 64 film directors.
Talking to Express, General Secretary of the Association R K Selvamani said, “the Chief Minister received us with warmth and lauded this move saying this would benefit the next generation.”
Giving details of how the association had come up with this idea, Selvamani said, “It all started six months ago when there was a proposal for eye donation. However, our president Vikraman suggested that we change it to body organ donation in a general body meeting and I seconded it. We told our members that those willing to do so were welcome to join us.”
This was only the beginning of a number of welfare initiatives that the Association intends to carry out, Selvamani said.
The director further said that it was planned to conduct a year-long awareness campaign on the importance of body organ donation across the state.