New Delhi, Mar 24: Nobel peace laureate Kailash Satyarthi on Sunday called on politicians and Godmen to promote organ donation in the country.
"I would like to challenge our political leaders and sadhus (Godmen), who claim to live for the poor and deprived Indians, to put a step forward, pledge and donate organs for their fellow brothers and sisters.
''Our Godmen and sadhus, who claim to have read all the Vedas, Upanishads and Gita, should know that body is nothing, but a cloth that our soul sheds, after we die,'' Mr Satyarthi said at an event here.
The social activist requested them to promote organ donation, instead of selling-off meditation, yoga and products, in the name of Indian cultural tradition.
He said that he is willing to take this initiative further, for the well-being of his fellow countrymen. (UNI)