5 Million people are waiting for eye donation
Every 5 seconds someone goes blind
50 percent of children who become blind die within two years
90 percent of children who are blind don’t go to school
There is an urgent need to promote eye donation in our country. Often, people take a pledge to donate their eyes and complete various formalities like registration etc. But it is of no use if the family of that person does not act judiciously after that person has passed away. The only tool of use in such a situation is ‘awareness’ that would shatter the many myths that hamper the progress of this cause. The government is not doing enough to promote eye donation or introspecting on the various related issues like rehabilitation of a person who gets a transplant. There have been instances where people wait for more than 10 years to get a transplant. In a country with the second largest population in the world, such an ironical situation could only be attributed to ‘lack of awareness and sensitisation’.
In view of the above situation we at Antardrishti initiated The Drishti Creative Contest in 2011 with the purpose of spreading awareness and involving the youth in this process. Every year, the contest witnesses enthusiastic participation from all over the country. Till now we have collected more then 70 Short Films, 1000 + posters, 16 Audio Jingles, and 100 of Design promoting Eye Donation.
Every year antardrishti under the name “Drishti”, organise creative contest to promote eye donation in four category (Short Films, Posters, Design, and Audio Jingles).