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Puneeth Rajkumar’s eye donation

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 Context: Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar’s eye donation inspired a significant increase in eye pledges and donations in Karnataka.

Following Puneeth Rajkumar’s donation, the Dr. Rajkumar Eye Bank at Narayana Nethralaya received over 1,27,924 eye pledges and collected 3,989 eyes in the past two years, marking a substantial growth compared to the previous 30 years of its existence.

Corneal blindness, affecting millions in India, can be treated through eye transplants.

Usage: The example can be used to show ethical values of Compassion and Philanthropy, Social Responsibility, Altruism and Public Health, and Positive Role Models