Amar Karma has changed my personality for good -Aishmit Singh
My name is Aishmit and I have been a volunteer with Amar Karma for more than 3 years. I joined Amar Karma through one of our family friends. Initially, it was a small group of volunteers but the passion was tremendous. Slowly, Amar Karma had more than 60 volunteers and there were a lot more waiting to join. I took part in their walks, booths at various places and their annual Give A Heart events.
Amar Karma was a vision of one person, Loveen Kaur Gill, who started Amar Karma as a single volunteer in 2010 as the first South Asian organization to educate people about Organ Donation. Today, Amar Karma has been recognized by a number of politicians. Recently, Amar Karma was launched in BC, Canada and in India.
To me Amar Karma has given a different meaning to my life and has changed my perspective towards it. I have seen the passion and enthusiasm amongst the volunteers. Their cause is different from others; their paths were not easy and getting their message to society even more difficult. They have been working tirelessly to get their message across to the people. I have seen them put in their best to educate others about the sufferings of the people waiting for an organ donor. Some of them have been on the waiting list for years, some lose their lives. It is hard to see these people suffer in the hope of finding someone who might be able to save them. The pain and agony their relatives have to go through, during or after their life ends, is heart touching. Amar Karma has made me realize the importance of life and what we can do to make a change in the society. It is this selfless message from the team of Amar Karma that encouraged me to register as an organ donor when I turned 16. I hope I will be able to change the life of at least one person. This is my chance to be immortal.
Besides, Amar Karma has changed my personality. I have been able to be more vocal in my thoughts and have been able to socialize better. This has happened during the process of trying to talk to unknown people, trying to educate them about organ donation and our organization. I have found new friends and met wonderful people who think beyond themselves and are so passionate about their cause and have a goal in life - to make a difference in someone's life.
I wish Amar Karma the very best and will definitely be a part of it, over the years to come.