Shree Kutch Satsang Swaminarayan Temple - East London organised Organ Donation and Transplantation awareness event on Saturday 24th August 2019 on occasion of 32nd annual Patotsav ceremony of the Temple. The aim of the event was to raise awareness about living kidney donation among Hindus and to provide practical guidance on improving organ donation rates among the Hindu Community.
Kirit Modi, Vice-chair of a national group called the Jain and Hindu Organ Donation (JHOD) & Honorary President of the NBTA and a kidney recipient emphasised the urgent need to raise awareness of living kidney donation. He explained how Hindu communities could avail of the growing number of resources to improve education and awareness.
Shanti Priya Swami from Bhuj Temple-India endorsed the initiative taken by the Temple and hailed all the devotees to join for this good cause and explained how organ donation is a selfless form of ‘daan’ (charity) which allows one to give the gift of life, and is fully endorsed by the Hindu scriptures.
Kirit Suhagiya, a lead volunteer from SKS Swaminarayan Temple, further reinforced the message of giving selflessly and emphasised that living organ donation should be considered by all Hindus.
Eastham MP Stephen Tims was also present and he thanked the temple for taking this initiative and involving community for better cause.