Report by Michael Rodrigues
Team Mangalorean udupi
Karkala: "My eyes could be of use to the blind. My
body could be of use in some medical college for the students qualifying to be
doctors," thought Xavier D'Mello and decided to donate his cadaver (body after
his death) to KMC Anatomy section. It is indeed a noble deed on his part
to have decided to put his own body after death to good use, instead of allowing
it to assimilate in the dust.
They were not mere words, but he has signed consent papers to this effect and
submitted to Dr Antony Sylvan D'Souza, HOD Anatomy department in KMC, Manipal
setting an example for others to follow. With this he justifies the adage,
"Example is better than precept".
Xavier D'Mello is essentially a social worker in Belman and taluk panchayat
member. He has been a member of Belman gram panchayat thrice, founder-member of
Lions Club in Belman, CYM president in the church, church council member,
member of Karnataka State Coconut and Coir Industry, president of Kaup MESCOM
advisory committee, president of Kaup Kissan Cell, secretary for 11 years
of Youth Congress in Kaup, founder-president of Alumni Association
of St Joseph Aided Higher Primary School in Belman and former president of
Belman gram panchayat. All these rolled into one is Xavier D'Mello, aged 52, who
is certainly a multi-faceted personality.
Speaking to Mangalorean.com, DíMello said, "Seeing dead bodies either buried
or burnt pained me. I made it a point that I must not allow my body to go
waste. Instead, if I donate my body to prospective doctors who in turn serve
lakhs of people, I thought I would help those students for acquiring practical
knowledge of the human anatomy so that they could become better doctors.
Moreover, being a representative of the people, I must set myself as a model for
others to emulate. So, I decided I must donate myself as a cadaver for this
worthy cause for serving humanity".
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|Xavier D'Mello, brilliant, noble, spine-chilling, as well as daring keeping the taboo of dying to the attic.|
India's diaspora has problems relating to stem cells research as well as reaching the findings of research to the mass.
Coordinated efforts in the direction will elevate the cause as well as human suffering will be reduced if we have Xavier Models around.
The best in town story.
What a golden smile Mr. D'Mello !