‘Organ Donation’ Poster Making Competition 2018

On the run up to India’s Organ Donation Day on the 27th of November, the Organ Receiving & Giving Awareness Network (ORGAN) India, an initiative of the Parashar Foundation, the National Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization (NOTTO), and the Nehru Planetarium organized an ‘Organ Donation’ Poster Making Competition 2018 at the Nehru Planetarium on the 29th of October, 2018 from 9am to 1 pm.


The competition aimed to create awareness on the concept of Organ Donation among students and teachers and encourage students to bring out their thoughts and feelings on the subject through a vibrant display of their skill and imagination. The competition encouraged students to express themselves via their paintings and drawings and bring out the spirit of giving which is the hallmark of the selfless act of organ donation.

The competition was organized for the students of classes 9th to 12th divided in two categories viz. Category 1 – Class 9th & 10th and Category 2 – Class 11th & 12th.

The theme of the competition was, ‘Organ Donation – You Can Live Twice’. Students could choose any one of the following sub themes for making their posters on the spot:

  • One Organ Donor can Save 8 Lives
  • Let Your Heart Beat Twice
  • Light up a Life – Donate your Eyes


Participants and Guests

Around 149 students from 41 schools across Delhi-NCR participated in the competition. In an effort to create ripples in the minds of students, the best change-makers of the society, schools had also conducted an in-house poster making competition in their schools on the theme of Organ Donation as a run up to the competition, as requested by the organizers.

(Some of the posters and pictures from in-house competition conducted by participating schools)

Dr. Promila Gupta, Principal Consultant, DGHS, MoHFW, GOI was the Chief Guest for the event and Dr. N.N. Mathur, Principal, VMMC graced the occasion, as a special guest, to encourage students and the efforts of the schools, teachers, organizers to spread awareness around organ donation.

The competition was judged by 10 jury members divided in a panel of 5 jury members for each category. The jury panel was a mix of eminent artists and experts related to organ donation. Following were the jury members (From left to right): Dr. P.N. Gupta, Dr. Sandeep Vaishya, Mr. Rajesh Harsh, Dr. Vasanthi Ramesh, Ms. Santosh Gupta, Dr. N. N. Mathur (special guest), Ms. Nirupama Mishra, Ms. Aditi Saigal, Ms. Kavita Puri Arora, Dr. Richa Kapoor, and Dr. Suresh Badhan.

Opening Ceremony

The competition began with a welcome note by Ms. Prerna Chandra, Program Manager, Nehru Planetarium followed by a short speech by Dr. N. Rathnasree, Director, Nehru Planetarium. She shared her happiness in collaborating with ORGAN India and NOTTO for the first time to organize such an educational event with a theme different from astronomy and for a great social cause of organ donation.

Ms. Anika Parashar, Founder Trustee of ORGAN India, an initiative of the Parashar Foundation shared few words of encouragement for the students. She spoke of her own mother’s heart transplant and how it saved her life. She told students what a miracle organ donation was for her family who now have a mother and grandmother thanks to the generosity of a donor and his family.

Dr. N. Rathnasree sharing few words with attendees

Ms. Anika Parashar addressing students

Dr. Vasanthi Ramesh, Director, NOTTO shared few words of wisdom about organ donation and welcomed all to the competition. Finally, Dr. Promila Gupta, Principal Consultant, DGHS, MoHFW, GOI shared her thoughts and inaugurated the competition.

Dr. Vasanthi Ramesh sharing her thoughts

Dr. Promila Gupta addressing the gathering


The competition began at 9:45 am on the terrace of the Planetarium. Students were given a time frame of 90 minutes to make their posters on the spot. They participated enthusiastically and made wonderful posters on the given theme, depicting the altruistic side of organ donation, and why it is the need of the hour. Meanwhile, the teachers accompanying the students were shown an astronomy show by the planetarium. Some of them also came forward for voluntary participation to make posters on the theme of organ donation and show their creative side too.

The competition was followed by tea and refreshments for students and teachers and other guests. An astronomy show was also organized by the Nehru Planetarium for the students and teachers.

Winners & Felicitation Ceremony

Students used various medium of colors such as crayons, oil pastels, sketch pens, or poster colors etc. to make their posters. Top 3 winners in each category were presented a trophy and a certificate. A Decathlon gift voucher worth INR 3000, INR 2000 and INR 1000 were presented to top 3 winners in each category, sponsored by ORGAN India, Parashar Foundation. Ten students in each category were presented a mug and a certificate as an encouragement prize. The competition was judged by a panel of eminent artists and experts related to art and organ donation. Participation in the event was through pre-registration only.

The Prizes to the winners were presented by Dr. N.N. Mathur, Principal, VMMC; Dr. Vasanthi Ramesh, Director, NOTTO; Dr. N. Rathnasree, Director, Nehru Planetarium, Ms. Anika Parashar, Founder Trustee, ORGAN India and other jury members.

Following are the very talented winners of the competition:

Category 1:

First Prize – Eshita Jain, Class 10th, Modern School, Barakhamba Road
Second Prize – Farhan Bakht Ahmed, Class 9th, Modern School, Barakhamba Road
Third Prize – Bhomik Rajlok, Class 9th, The Union Academy Sr. Sec. School, Raja Bazar

Category 2:

First Prize – Aksh Garg, Class 11th, Bal Bharti Public School, Rohini
Second Prize – Shubhashree Rana, Class 11th, Amity International School, Vasundhra;
Third Prize – Aniket Mitra, Class 12th, Mount Abu Public School, Rohini

Following 10 students, in each category, got encouragement prizes:
Category 1: Anushka Saxena, Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Vasundhra; Eva Chaudhary, Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura; Aditi Panwar, Navyug School, Pandara Park; Laiba, Little Flowers Public Sr. Sec. School, Shahdara; Sushant Prakash, The Air Force School, Subroto Park; Harsh Tanwar, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sector 8, Rohini; Kishor Singh, Navyug School, Lodhi Road; Sakshi Verma, Amity International School, Vasundhra; Namrata Devgun, Bal Bharati Public School, Noida; Karishma Nagdev, Mata Gujri Public School, Greater Kailash-1

Category 2: Nisha, GGSSS, Block 2, Yamuna Vihar; Manvi Jain, Amity International School, Vasundhra; Soumya Aggarwal, Bal Bharti Public School, Pitampura; Priya Kumari, Kendriya Vidyalaya Sector 12, Dwarka; Dhyanu, Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 1, Delhi Cantt; Anushka, Mount Abu Public School, Rohini; Lomush, Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj; Adheesh Nandkeolyar, Sachdeva Global School, Dwarka; Ayesha Siddique, GD Salwan Public School, Rajindra Nagar; Satish Kohli, Navyug School, Lodhi Road

Post the prize distribution ceremony, a thank you note was given by Ms. Sunayana Singh, CEO, ORGAN India, Parashar Foundation.

A very special thanks to Dr. Vasanthi Ramesh, Director, NOTTO, Dr. N. Rathnasree, Director, Nehru Planetarium, Ms. Anika Parashar, Founder Trustee, ORGAN India, Parashar Foundation, Ms. Prerna Chandra, Program Manager, Nehru Planetarium, Mr. Mukesh Kumar, Assistant, Nehru Planetarium, Mr. Anurag Arora, Assistant Administrative Officer, Nehru Planetarium, Ms. Antika Jain, Consultant (IEC), NOTTO and their entire teams for their support. Very special thanks to all the volunteers Pooja, Varda, Vibhanshu, Vikas and Amresh and ORGAN India team for their efforts and hard work to make this program a huge success.

Organizing Team from ORGAN India

Vikas (Volunteer), Dr. Sourabh Sharma (Project Manager), Mr. Harjeet Singh (Estate Manager), Dr. Geetika Vashisth (Senior Project Manager), Ms. Sunayana Singh (CEO), Varda (Volunteer), Pooja (Volunteer), Vibhanshu (Volunteer)

Final list of Participants in the ‘Organ Donation’ Poster Making Competition 2018

S.No. Name of the School Category 1 – Class 9th & 10th Category 2 – Class 11th & 12th
Name of Students Name of Students
1 Kerala Edu. Society Sr. Sec. School, Sector 8, R.K. Puram Michelle Ruth P.A. Noel Saju Dhanoop M.D. Aneesha Dileep
2 Amity International School, Vasundhra, Ghaziabad Sakshi Verma Subhashree Rana Manvi Jain
3 Bal Bharati Public School, Pitampura Ifrah Khan Eva Chaudhary Aditi Goel Somya Aggarwal
4 Kendriya Vidyalaya, Sec-25, Rohini Aryan Vanshika Nitin Sharma Babita
5 Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, Delhi Cantt Kanishka Sudipta Nandi Khitija Jena
6 GGSSS, Begumpur Garima Nancy Afreena Nisha
7 Navyug School, Lodhi Road Deepika Kishor Singh Tarun Maurya Satish Kohli
8 Ryan International School, Vasant Kunj Kriti Lohia Chhavi Kholia Lomush Parvati Sharma
9 Guru Harikrishan Public School, Nanak Piao, R P Bagh Simranjeet Kaur Harpreet Kaur Jasmeet Kaur Jasrayman Kaur
10 DTEA Sr. Sec. School, Lakshmi Bai Nagar Tanya Tariyal R Jeevanantham
11 Mata Gujri Public School, Greater Kailash – 1 Karishma Nagdev Jaspreet Singh Manav Sharma Bishan Singh Rana
12 SKV No.1 Narela (1310036) Lakshita Shivani Bhardwaj Monika Bharti Rathore
13 GSKV H Block, Sultanpuri (1412029) Saniya Anha
14 Rukmini Devi Jaipuria Public School, Rajpur Road Arpit Yadav Shreya Gambhir Nikita Sharma Kumar Himanshu
15 The Air Force School, Subroto Park Riya Singh Sushant Prakash Shruti Singh Subhadra
16 Lovely Public Sr. Sec. School, Priyadarshini Vihar Ujjwal Malik Aahan Gupta Divy Jain Karishma Bedi
17 Govt. Co-ed SSS Lajpat Nagar-1 (1925335) Raghuvir Manoj, Pankaj Singh Kushwaha
18 Bal Bharati Public School, Rohini Shreya Chabra Saumya Rawat Aksh Garg Kaveri
19 The Union Academy Sr. Sec. School, Raja Bazar Bhomik Rajlok Sumit Verma Ankit Kumar Yadav Mohd Saud
20 Little Flowers Public Sr. Sec. School Laiba Bushra Himanshi Deeksha
21 Modern School, Barakhamba Road Anya Seth Eshita Jain, Farhaan Ahmed Girija Jhalani Raghav Kapahi, Arunima Gautam
22 Gyan Devi Salwan Public School, Rajendra Nagar Srishti Divyanshi Ayesha Siddique Ashween
23 South Delhi Public School, Defence Colony Ayush Mehta Sagar Kumar Nayak Hardik Vanshika Vohra
24 Kendriya Vidyalaya Sec.12 Dwarka Soumya Bidisha Mahima Priya Kumari
25 Kendriya Vidyalaya No.1 Delhi Cantt Vibhu Tanya Dhyanu
26 Indirapuram Public School, Pratap Vihar, Ghaziabad Shweta Rajput Kanchan Sami
27 GBSSS Babarpur, Shahdra Hariom Tomar Harsh Shanu
28 Kendriya Vidyalaya, Masjid Moth, Sadiq Nagar Pallavi Aditya Mohanty Preeti Himanshu
29 Kendriya Vidyalaya No. 2, Delhi Cantt Jeslin Verghese Sabarnika Anushka Singh Rajput Nishat Smriti
30 Ryan International School, Gurugram Adya Sharma Sneha Saini
31 Govt. Girls SSS No. 2, Yamuna Vihar Ruchi Ikra Khatoon Nisha
32 Bal Bharati Public School, Sector 21, Noida Yash Garg Namrata Devgun Sarthika Dave Prerna Dimri
33 B.R.M.V.B. Sr. Sec. School, Lajpat Nagar Tina Bal Meenu Khushi Binwal, Amit Prajapati Prem Choudhary, Irfan
34 Sachdeva Global School, Sector 18A, Dwarka Prarthana Khanna Nikita Kumari Adheesh Nandkeoiyar Adheet
35 Oxford Public School, Nehru Nagar Khulud Qureshi Kirti Singh Nashrah Kalam Ayesha
36 Kamala Nehru SKV, Jangpura Priya Komal Hema Khushi
37 Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Vasundhara, Ghaziabad Dhriti Dugar Anushka Saxena Aditi Modi Akriti Agarwal
38 Kendriya Vidyalaya Sector 8, Rohini Harsh Tanwar Dharna Khatri Ajay Kumar Vanshika
39 Mount Abu Public School, Sector 5, Rohini Saatviki Chawla Siya Giriwar Aniket Mitra Anushka
40 Navyug School, Pandara Park, Pandara Road Aditi Panwar Gungun Verma
41 Govt. Coed Sr. Sec. School, Kavita Colony, Nangloi Kailash Jyoti