In a touching and selfless act, 10 inmates, including a woman, from the Langol Old Age Home have come forward and pledged to donate their bodies for medical research and education at JNIMS.
The heartening pledge was made during a function held at the Manipur Press Club in Imphal, where the JNIMS authorities distributed body donor cards to the residents of the home.
This noble gesture gains additional significance as it is reported that two former inmates of the Langol Old Age Home had donated their bodies to JNIMS, further illustrating the deep-seated compassion within the home's community.
Speaking on the occasion, director of JNIMS L Deben highlighted the transformative power of such selfless acts even beyond one's lifetime.
He emphasised that individuals can continue to contribute to society by donating organs or their bodies, drawing attention to a recent incident where a kidney from a deceased accident victim saved the life of a woman at JNIMS.
The selfless commitment of the inmates reflects a powerful belief in the potential for even the simplest gestures to make a lasting impact on the lives of others, he added.
Deben passionately encouraged the public not to hesitate in making such contributions, especially in the unfortunate aftermath of accidents.
In a heartening announcement, the director declared that those who possess a JNIMS body or organ donor card would be eligible for free medical treatment at the institute.
Chairman of the Home Oinam Mangi expressed his deep appreciation for director Deben's unwavering support and concern, which has been pivotal in sustaining the home through timely aid.
The function also saw two women well-wishers of the home being honored with the title "Laigi Macha" for their exceptional contributions to the operation of the home, which has relied solely on private contributions without any assistance from the state or central government.