In the last 19 months, Anil Srivatsa from Bangalore, has driven across 40 countries and over 70000 km in his own SUV and taken the message about organ donation to schools, colleges and social clubs.
The attempt is to turn people on to accepting the concept of organ donation and willingly sign up to become organ donors by starting a conversation about it at home and to recruit ambassadors for the Million Donor Project.
An organ donor himself, Srivatsa feels it is his responsibility to make people understand the value of gifting life to someone by organ donation, if not when they are alive at least after their death.
Anil is currently on a drive around India and has completed over 18000 km and has addressed over 13000 people including attempted to break a guinness book record on December 8, 2017.
He is currently in Gangtok as part of his drive with a hope to address large gatherings as he did on Sunday with the Students of Sikkim college.
He has sought support from the people in taking this message and address other challenges facing the community about organ donation.
“I hope you will help organize a large audience to come out to hear his story and turn this state on to the noble gesture of gifting a life,” he said.
Anil will be arriving at Guwahati on Monday evening with a wish to interact with high school or college students in the city.
He is a Free Mason, a Rotarian and a humanitarian. A Criminologist by education, Anil was a special Police officer for 2 years.