Hundreds of college students, including those from medical colleges, participated in an organ donation rally organised on Sunday by Multi Organ Harvesting Aid Network (MOHAN) Foundation.

The rally, held on the Marina Beach, was flagged off by Mayor Saidai S.Duraisamy. Chennai Corporation Commissioner P.W.C. Davidar, State Bank of India Chief General Manager Sharad Sharma and senior officials from the Medical Education department participated.

On the occasion, Anantha Padmanaban, managing director of NAC Jewellers released the 33rd edition of the Indian Transplant newsletter. The walk ended at the Gandhi statue where students of the Government Fine Arts College, Egmore, designed a sand sculpture to highlight the importance of organ donation. Students of the Madras Christian College performed a street play and participants signed on a large donor card to express their support. Later in the evening, MOHAN Foundation volunteers issued donor cards to those who came to the beach and pledged to donate their organs.

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