Apr 25, 2007 :: Mazumdar’s eye mission
A single man’s passion has transformed Ahmedabad district of Gujarat into country’s leading source of donated eyes. Gautam Mazumdar has been recognised as the man who has stoked the fires for this passion among people. Since 1965, this man has raced around the district to inspire people to donate eyes. He is given the credit for 100,000 eyes donated.
The Government is also set to begin a Rs240 crores, formal programme to encourage eye donations. Eye banks will be funded and donors will get Rs 2,000 for a pair of eyes.