TEZPUR, Sept 9: Tezpur Medical College and Hospital joined the rest of the nation in observing National
Eye Donation Fortnight. The event commenced on September 5 with an awareness meeting held in front
of the OPD at the Department of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Saurabh Kumar Bhuyan, HOD Ophthalmology, delivered an introductory lecture. During the program,
a student of the postgraduate course, Dr. Dhritibrata Goswami, and Assistant Professor Abhijit Handique
discussed the essence of eye donation and its mechanism.
The National Eye Donation Fortnight concluded with an awareness rally on the last day. The rally aimed
to spread the message, ‘Eyes are precious, don’t bury or burn.’ Dr. Karuna Hazarika, Principal, and Dr.
Rupam Borgohain, Superintendent of Tezpur Medical College and Hospital, flagged off the rally.
Following the rally, a meeting was held to discuss the need to reduce corneal blindness and how eye
donation can help achieve this goal. Dr. Karuna Hazarika, Dr. Rupam Borgohain, and Dr. Saurabh Kumar
Bhuyan highlighted various aspects of eye donation and called upon everyone to understand its
significance and pledge to donate their eyes, so they can continue to help others even after their
The organizers expressed their gratitude to all the distinguished guests, participants, and dedicated
volunteers who contributed to the success of the Eye Donation Fortnight and the concluding ceremony.
The National Eye Donation Fortnight is observed annually from August 25 to September 8 to create
awareness about the importance of eye donation and to motivate people to pledge their eyes for
donation after death, a practice that has been observed since 1985.