Published On : Mon, Apr 29th, 2019

Over 300 persons donate blood in Gondia camp

Gondia: Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation on Sunday held a blood donation camp at Sant Nirankari Bhavan to mark Manav Ekta Divas. In the camp, 245 men and 60 women voluntarily donated blood. For this noble initiative, the District Blood Bank felicitated Nirankari Bhavan Convener Mahatma Shri Kishen Tolani by presenting him a memento and certificate at the hands of guests.

The blood donation camp was inaugurated by District Collector Dr Kadambari Balkawde. Speaking on the occasion, Dr Balkawde stressed that blood donation should benefit maximum patients. The Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation has contributed over 10 lakh units of blood so far by organising 6036 camps all over the world. If this figure is counted for life saving then one can imagine how many lives would have been saved. For this reason only the blood donation is called the greatest donation, the Collector stated.

Single drop of blood is vital: DSP
The District Superintendent of Police (DSP) Vinita Sahu, who presided over the function, said that anger is the main of cause any crime. However, Nirankari Mission has took it in a positive spirit and created a movement by spreading awareness about blood donation. Society needs such initiative. Sickle Cell patients need blood transfusion frequently. Hence a single drop of donated blood is vital.

Service to mankind is service to God: Nagdeve
The chief guest on the occasion, Kishan Nagdeve, Zonal In-Charge of Wadsa, in his address said that unless we dedicate ourselves to the service of mankind, happiness, peace and satisfaction will elude us. Such blood camps were also organised at Nagpur, Chandrapur, Bhandara, Gadchiroli and 1598 units of blood was collected. Hospitals face shortage of blood in summer hence the blood donation camps were organised in summer. “Service to mankind is service to God,” he stated.

The guests were welcomed by offering them bouquets at the hands of Mahila Sevadal chief Anju Chhattani, Branch Teacher Toshika Shedge and journalist Ravi Arya. The programme was conducted by Mahatma Sumit Dembani while vote of thanks was proposed by Organiser Mahatma Kishan Tolani.

Gondia Blood Bank officials Dr Suvarna Hubekar, Dr Smita Gedam, technician Anil Gondane, and his team rendered their service in the blood donation camp. To encourage youth donors, a selfie point was set up this year.