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Mon Jul 6 04:34:01 PDT 2015


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NewsAlerts-
 PUNJAB GOVT LAUNCHES MOTIVATION CAMPAIGN TO BOOST EYE DONATION. Punjab
on Sunday launched a Statewide novel campaign to motivate people in general
and vehicle drivers in particular to pledge their eyes and other body parts
to benefit lakhs of visually impaired people of the country and other
patients in dire need of transplantation of various body parts. Punjab
Transport Minister Ajit Singh Kohar has also issued required guidelines in
this regard to all the district level transport officers to initiate the
process of getting a Proforma for pledging organs or eye donation filled
from applicants for driving licenses for making it a mass movement. More at
http://www.eyeway.org/?q=punjab-govt-launches-motivation-campaign-boost-eye-donation
  Visually impaired headmaster cracks UPSC. Yograj Singh, a visually
impaired (75% loss of vision) school headmaster of Government High School,
Beerampur, in the backward Bet area of Hoshiarpur district, has cleared the
UPSC with rank 1213. More at
http://www.eyeway.org/?q=visually-impaired-headmaster-cracks-upsc   The

Sports Ministry has extended the benefits of Target Olympic Podium Scheme
(TOPS) to India’s elite disabled athletes by providing them funding to
prepare for next year’s Paralympic Games in Rio De Janerio. The Ministry
has offered financial assistance to nine para-athletes — Amit Kumar Saroha
and Karamjyoti (discus throw), Devendra Jhajharia, Deepa Malik and Narendra
Kumar (javelin throw), Sharath Gaikwad (swimming), HH Girisha and Sharad
Kumar (high jump) and Sandeep Maan (400m race). More at
http://www.eyeway.org/?q=nine-para-athletes-included-tops

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