Popular Tollywood actress Rituparna Sengupta has now pledged to donate her body. The actress had earlier pledged to donate her eyes. Rituparna confirmed the news saying, “Yes, I made the pledge at a screening of documentary ‘Maronottar Deho Daan’ (Donating body after death) by Debdut Ghosh. There are so many people around us who are maimed for life. If our organs come of use after death, it can be termed as being reborn.”
Talking about the cause Debdutt Ghosh, who directed the documentary, said, “It is true that all religions have reservations about donating bodies. We can at least hope that since we all talk about humanity, let’s be a bit more humane in our thoughts by thinking about fellow human beings. Let’s hope relatives will not object during handing over the body of a donor having inked consent forms when he was alive.” As for Rituparna coming ahead to pledge her organ donation Ghosh said that he was very happy with the development. “I am happy that a personality like Ritudi has come forward to campaign for our cause,” Ghosh said.
Rituparna also believes that it’s high time now that the myths pertaining organ donation should be busted. Calling to debunk the myth and superstition about donating one’s body, the Bengali actress further said, “With the spread of scientific awareness let’s be more rational.” True that, we say!