Press Release from Raj Bhawan

Gangtok, September 24: The Governor of Sikkim Shri Ganga Prasad attended the felicitation ceremony “Titan of Covid Warrior” held at a local hotel on 23rd September.

The felicitation program was organized by the Lions Club of Gangtok Hill as a mark of respect towards the Covid warriors and social organization, who have made great contributions to help the victims of Coronavirus and also suffered due to the lockdown.

In his address, the Governor spoke on the importance of organ donation and also called for a nationwide movement on organ donation. He urged people to come forward to generate awareness for this noble cause as a gesture of humanity.

Shri Ganga Prasad expressed to initiate an establishment of Eye Bank in Sikkim and said “I want my fellow Sikkimese to join this noble initiative. I believe that organ donation, especially eye donation is the biggest human service that an individual can understand in life. I always encourage people to donate eyes after death. By donating an eye, we not only light up the life of a visually challenged person but also give a new life and continue to live through the recipient’s eye. Eye donation or organ donation is a great service”.

During the program, ten Covid-19 Warriors from various fields like Health Department, Disaster Management Department, Gangtok Municipal Corporation, Sikkim Police, and Media and social organization Service to Mankind were felicitated by presenting the felicitation by the Governor.

The programme was attended by the Mayor, Deputy Mayor, Commissioner of GMC and other guests.

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