Around 1400 persons including 400 women, submitted eye donation forms at a function arranged by the AIADMK zone III president and Corporation former zonal president R Manoharan at the party office, Erode, on Sunday.
Former Minister and Erode West MLA KV Ramalingam and East MLA KS Thennarasu received the forms and handed it over to Arasan Eye Hospital.
They said that following the CM’s appeal to people to donate their eyes in order to help over 68 lakh corneal blindness persons in the nation, the function was arranged.
The CM himself set a precedent by donating his eyes in the world eye donation day function held at Chennai, they recalled adding that as many youths of the party and also from the members of the public came forward to submit the forms in the function.
They appealed to the youths to propagate among the people on the need to donate blood and eyes for the sake of affected people. Many party functionaries attended the function.