Monthly Archives: October 2016

Donate Organs – Save 10 lives

Every year hundreds of Indians die while waiting for an organ transplant. There is acute imbalance between the number of organs donated and the number of people waiting for a transplant. If everyone pledges their organs & tissues to be donated upon death or brain stem death, many people would be given a second chance at life 🙂
That is why I chose to pledge organ donation at Indian government organization :-

Organ Donation in India

Almost 1.5 lakh people in India need a kidney; however, only 3000 of them receive one.
Only 1 out of 30 people who need a kidney receive one.
90% of people in the waiting list die without getting an organ.
India’s annual liver transplant requirement is 25,000, but we manage only about 800.
70% liver transplants are taken care of by a live donor, but 30% are dependent on cadaver donations.

Source: Times of India, DNA




The man in blue…

Source : Akul Vashishtha (

I remember…I remember the starry sky and the deep dark woods…I remember the young maidens…I remember the distant music from the flute…I remember the slender silhouette under the banyan tree…I remember the beautiful young face turning towards me…I remember looking into those smiling old eyes…I remember listening to my longest heartbeat…Who was that man in blue……?


-Akul Vashishtha

In a first, special medals for ITBP K9 soldiers :)

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For the first time, four-legged ‘soldiers’ who accompany troops in combat zones for sanitisation exercises and

logistical tasks will be decorated with special medals instituted exclusively for them on lines of those given to troops. The initiative has been taken by Sino-India border guarding force ITBP which has instituted an ‘Animal Transport‘ and a ‘K9′ (canine) medal and has chosen its workhorse ‘Thubderbolt’ and female dog ‘Sophia’ for the maiden decoration to be awarded to them during its forthcoming 55th anniversary celebrations.

  1. While the Indo-Tibetan Border Police force has been credited for inducting the first Belgian Malinois dogs for anti-Naxal operations in the country and other tough assignments like infantry patrols few years back, the force traditionally has a strong animal transport unit comprising horses, mules and ponies to aid troops guarding the high-altitude posts along the 3,488 km long China border.
  2. This will be the first time that a security force had ordered the minting of special medals in this regard and till now exemplary work by these four-legged soldiers was recognised by issuing of regular commendation cards by the force chief or others.
  3. The ITBP, they said, has made a beginning in recognising the exemplary and loyal support of these animals who literally walk shoulder-to-shoulder with the men in uniform whether in operations or any task in the internal security domain.
  4. The canines, horses and other animals are our silent arm which keeps working relentlessly.
  5. The institution of medals is a special way to convey that we are thankful to them for their loyal services.
  6. The metal medals have been designed and minted in-house.
  1. The 80,000-personnel strong ITBP was raised in 1962 in the aftermath of the Chinese aggression and the force, apart from rendering border guarding duties, is tasked to carry out various activities in the internal security domain in the country while its special squad is deployed to secure Indian diplomatic missions in Afghanistan.