Blood Donation Camp at Chandigarh University

Over 500 donate blood at blood donation camp organised by Chandigarh University in association with PGIMER, Rotary Club Kharar

SDM Kharar, Avikesh Gupta inaugurates the Camp at CU’s Ghraun campus, exhorts youth to fulfil their duty towards society

Enthusiastic students and staff of Chandigarh University contribute to Humanitarian Service

MOHALI: More than 500 youngsters pledged to save the humanity and donated blood at the 15th edition of Blood Donation Camp organised by Chandigarh University, in association with Rotary Club Kharar and PGIMER Chandigarh at its Gharuan campus.

The camp was inaugurated by SDM Kharar, Avikesh Gupta, in the presence of Dr Divjot Singh Lamba, from Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGIMER, Rotary Club Kharar president Kamaldeep Singh Tiwana, and Chairman Dr Manish Sanolia. Pro-Chancellor, Chandigarh University, Dr R S Bawa were specially present on the occasion.

Blood donors were encouraged by the organizers by distributing appreciation certificates, donor cards, in addition to refreshments and some goodies. As many as 500 people had donated blood till today evening, at the time of writing this report.

Encouraging the youth to fulfil their responsibilities towards the society, Avikesh Gupta, SDM Kharar, who was also the chief guest on the occasion, said that many precious lives could be saved by donating blood and thus the youth should come forward for the noble cause. 

“These camps are very important for the society, as they help in imbibing the value of selfless service of humanity among the students, the future of the youth,” said Gupta, as he commended the volunteers who voluntarily donated blood for the welfare of humanity. 

Giving information, Dr Lamba said that the blood donation camp has been set up keeping in view the instructions issued by the government in view of the Covid-19. 

Speaking on the occasion, Dr R S Bawa, Pro-Chancellor, Chandigarh University said, “There can be no greater service to humanity than blood donation and Chandigarh University has been a regular contributor towards public welfare. To ensure that no life is lost due to lack of blood, Chandigarh University has been organizing blood donation camps from time to time ever its establishment. It is the humane, moral and social duty of every person to donate blood as well as motivate others to do this great service,” he said.

Students and staff donating blood during a blood donation camp at Chandigarh University, Gharuan.