3rd Edition of Organothon 2019 Held in Guwahati
GUWAHATI: Zublee Foundation for the third time organized the run “ORGANOTHON” with a motive of raising mass awareness on Deceased Organ Donation among people. The 3rd edition of the run was organized in two categories - Run to Win (Half Marathon, 21 Kms) and Run for the cause (5 kms). The run to win started at 5:40 A.M. from Sonaram High School Field which was flagged off by Shri Partha Sarathi Mahanta, IPS, SP, Kamrup (R). The runners proceeded towards Maligaon Railway Gate via Adabari and took a turn at Lonkeshwar DGBR head-quarters and returned back to the starting point, covering a distance of 21 kms.
The First three finishers of the Run to win Category (Male & Female) received prize money worth Rs. 10K/ 7K/ 4K along with Certificates, Medals, and Trophies. Run for the cause started at 6:30 A.M. and was flagged off by Dr.R.K.Talukdar, Principal cum Chief Superintendant, GMC&H. All the participants were given medals and certificates. Organothon this year witnessed around 1300 participants, who were accompanied by volunteers and members of ZF.
The run was followed by the release of the first episode of a street show video named “One for the Donors” done by Zublee Foundation to pay tribute to the donor families of India. It was released in the presence of Shri Samir K Sinha, IAS, Principal Secretary Health, Govt. of Assam. Also the second volume of Zublee Foundation’s newsletter “Immortal” was released by Padma Shri Dr. Sarbeswar Sahariah. Organothon was also attended by eminent personalities from the State. The event this year turned to be a grand success.
Zublee Baruah, Chairperson, ZF, said that “I am overwhelmed to witness such a huge involvement of people with such good response and support from people of Assam and also other States. Having support from a few Artistes from Assam and Bollywood gives me immense joy and I am also thankful to ROTTO and Govt. of Assam for stepping forward to help us make this event a grand success. I am also extremely grateful to one and all who has supported Organothon since its inception.”
“Organothon, which was a dream two years back, has turned out to be a beautiful event which is growing massively with the support of people each year. We are very proud and happy about that. With the successful completion of three editions, we have already started planning for the fourth edition with a vision of having about 4000 people’s involvement.” says Priyanka Borah, CEO, Zublee Foundation.