Organ donation: Nashik couple makes rangoli to spread awareness

Organ donation is the need of the hour. So, with an aim to spread awareness regarding organ donation, a couple in Nashik has made a 2,500 sqft huge rangoli

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Nashik’s Dharmadhikari couple has being the talk of the town due to their unique 2,500 sqft rangoli to create awareness regarding the organ donation. Since 22 years, Asavari and Satish Dharmadikari, have taken up social causes like ‘Beti Bachao’ and superstitions existing in the country, and are making rangolis on these vital issues.

The couple created a record by making a 2,500 sqft rangoli in 360 minutes that is in 6 hours. Speaking to My Medical Mantra, Asavari Dharmadikari said, “We have made rangolis on business sand social causes. Now, to spread the message of organ donation we have made a rangoli on it. So that more and more people come forward to donate organs.”

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Dr Bhausaheb More, Rishikesh Hospital’s Managing Director, who was present at the programme said, “There is stigma attached to the organ donation. In India, only 0.38 per cent people donate their organs. Organ donation through rangoli is a unique concept. This is a great initiative by the Dharmadhikari family.”

Asavari Dharmadikari said, “We weren’t aware about organ donation. So, inorder to conceptualise it, we took doctors inputs. After which a huge rangoli was made.”

Sunil Deshpande, who carried out procession last year to create awareness regarding the organ donation, was also present at the programme. “If the awareness regarding the organ donation is done through art, it creates a more impact. It was a good idea. And I hope it will encourage people.”