Mangalore, Aug 16,2016: MBC, Mangalore Bicycle Club members on Aug 15, Monday took out ‘Freedom Ride’ to mark the 70th Independence Day celebrations.
Medical Director of A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Prashanth Marla, launched the ride on his bicycle in front of MCFC, Mangaluru City Corporation building here early in the morning. The riders, wearing T-shirts depicting the tricolour, some in saffron, some in green and some in white, rode till Kottara Chowki and returned to the city to move towards PVS Junction and Balmatta Junction.
The riders then proceeded towards Nehru Maidan where the formal celebration was organised by the district administration. Assembling in front of the Town Hall, the riders joined a group of motorcyclists to be part of a rally to create awareness about organ donation organised by A.J. Institute of Medical Sciences.
Mayor of Mangalore flagged off the organ donation awareness rally later. The rally proceeded across the city to reach the Hospital premises. A brain-dead person can help at least 52 people to improve their life, according to practice. Greater awareness needs to be created in India about organ donation.