On Sunday, January 06, the bungalow of Gondia’s Additional SP Sandip Atole at Deori camp was named ‘Rivyani’ in honour of the six-year-old girl whose organs helped save seven lives. Rahangdale works as a government employee.
On April 18, 2018, Rivyani was hit by a motorcycle a little away from Deori, when she was drinking water by the roadside.
Rivyani had participated in a programme at her school at Deori around a month before the accident where she had become tree’ to spread awareness about saving nature and also spoke about eye donation. After her death, her eyes were donated to two separate persons after she was declared brain-dead by doctors.
It was her message during the school programme that prompted her parents, Radhesyham and Arti, to donate her organs
Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Radheshyam Rahangdale said, “Atole Sir had informed me about his decision that he wanted to name his bungalow after his daughter. I am proud that my daughter’s name is being honoured. We were proud of her when she was alive, now even after she is gone her name stays with us.”
Talking about the importance of organ donation, he said, “When we lost her daughter we felt that she is gone. But, we knew that there will be other kids who require an organ. And those parents will not lose their own children.”
While speaking to My Medical Mantra, Gondia’s Additional SP Sandip Atole, said, “I have named my bungalow after this six-year-old girl. The organ donation of this young girl has helped save so many lives. Rivyani’s father works as a driver in government service. This family had no ulterior motives behind their daughter’s organ donation. In order to honour the sacrifice of this family I have named my residence after her. So that her name lives on.”