AMAR Karma Organ Donation Society held its 5th annual Give a Heart event on Saturday, February 7 at Versailles Convention Centre in Mississauga. The group has been organizing the unique event to set a new trend of giving hearts by signing up to be organ donors. ‘Give a Heart ’event this year again was jam packed with entertainment, auction, prizes and featuring a special exhibition of posters depicting the importance of organ donation. The exhibition was arranged by Amar Karma’s India Chapter Millennium School Patiala in Punjab, India.
More than 500 guests attended the program. Many teenagers that turned 16 registered to be organ donors and couples that were celebrating Valentine’s Day also signed up to become donors. Harjot Kaur Dhindsa from Brampton and Jazz Gill from Surrey received the “Karma Volunteer of the Year Award 2015” for their dedication to the Karma Mission. The volunteer of the Year award was presented by rapper Fateh Doe. The poster that received the highest votes through an art exhibition was painted by Pooja Bhardwaj from Millennium School, Patiala.
Speaking about the mission, Loveen Kaur Gill, founder and organizer of the Karma Organization, said, “Our mission is challenging yet very simple. It’s all about hearts. It’s all about love, care and commitment. Being an organ donor is a way to thank the world, to tell that we care, and to spread love. We have given our hearts to the cause. Our goal is not the number of donors that we register, but how far along are we to send the vibes of love.”
The group that started with one pioneer is now a team of hundreds of young volunteers. Amar Karma has its wing operating in Surrey and Millennium School, Patiala, along with various networks in India.
Check out www.amarkarma.org to learn more about Amar Karma Organ Donation Society.