Allergan India co-opted its 350 employees into pledging to donate eyes. The large group was brought together from across the country. They gathered in the wee hours of the morning at the Jawaharlal Nehru auditorium, formed a human chain and walked to Dr. R P Centre, united by the cause. 350 employees signed a pledge in support of eye donation. The walk was helmed by Sridhar Ranganathan, Allergan India, Dr Namrata Sharma, Dr Jeewan S Titiyal, andDr Radhika Tandon, all professors of ophthalmology at AIIMS.
“At Allergan, the ethos of giving forms a part of our core value system. We also understand that philanthropy need not be restricted to monetary means. Our effort is to spread the culture of being charitable to society as a whole, which is why 600+ workforce of our organization has been able to participate. We are delighted to partner with the Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences and the National Eye Bank, at AIIMS, on this venture. As the centre celebrates 50 years of being, this is a landmark event for them too, to encourage the spirit of volunteer-ship,” said Sridhar Ranganathan, MD, Allergan India.