Donate Organs and Save Life
Chennai 16h September 2018: Organ donation is the need the hour. As, one organ donor can save up to eight lives. Owing to which Chennai International Youth Fest (CIYF) and Department of Health & Family Welfare had organized Organ donation awareness marathon. More than 10000 people participated and ran with the messages of organ donation.
The Marathon run was categorized into 4 segments, Full Marathon (42 Km), Half Marathon (21km), Dream Run (10 Km) and Fun Run (5 KM). The Extravaganza run was flagged off by Honorable Minister Dr. C. VijayaBaskar, Minister of Health & Family Welfare Government of Tamil Nadu.
Dr. Amar Prasad Reddy, Chairman CIYF said, “The graph of organ donation is increasing. Still there is a huge waiting list and people being not aware about the organ donation. It is for this reason that we have organized a marathon dedicated for the cause of organ donation”.
The Chennai International Youth Fest’18 (CIYF ’18) Edition II – World’s Biggest Youth Conclave in India, jointly organized by Youth Development Consortium (YDC) with Government of India supported bySate and Central Government, with 250+ Events. It is a 16 days’ extravaganza showcasing a wide variety of talents from across genres both competitive and non-competitive Cultural Events, Sports, Martial Arts, Exhibitions, Intellectual discourses, young artist camps, seminars and conferences which will produce 2000+ medalist and engaging more than 5 lakh Youngsters from across the Globe.