Saffron Day is inspired by the story of little Deyaan Udani
A bright seven-year-old boy with an infectious smile, who tragically passed away in 2016. In memory of his life, his parents decided to donate his organs, and this precious gift gave four people another chance at a full and healthy life.
Deyaan loved his family deeply, and he always had a burning desire to help others in any way he could. During a family holiday to India in 2016, he suffered a brain haemorrhage and tragically passed. Prior to this, both Deyaan and his sister had learned about organ donation in school at the Quaker Hill Public School in Sydney, and both siblings told their parents that they wanted to help save lives.
We chose Saffron because it symbolises strength and courage, and these are the same qualities little Deyann displayed. Orange was also Deyann's favourite colour, so it has a special importance to the Udani family as well as to our volunteers.
Saffron Day - 22nd October 2019
Saffron Day raises awareness about organ donation; and urges all Australians to register for organ donation and discuss with your family about your intentions to donate a gift of life and keep your dreams and legacy to live on…
There is no requirement to raise funds. On October 22, simply display a piece of saffron (orange) on your clothing and begin conversation with your friends and family about organ donation.
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Saffron Day is an initiative of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission, Dharampur (SRMD), Australia; is part of Shrimad Rajchandra Mission Dharampur, headquartered in India. It is named after 20th century scholar & poet, Shrimad Rajchandraji; who Mahatma Gandhi considered as spiritual mentor. The organization is founded by modern-day mystic and spiritual visionary, Pujya Gurudevshri Rakeshbhai. .
Our campaign is to keep Deyaan's memory alive and thriving and impress the critical importance of organ donation. We chose Saffron because it symbolises strength and courage, and these are the same qualities little Deyaan displayed. Orange was also Deyaan's favourite colour, so it has a special importance to the Udani family as well as to our volunteers.