Tuesday, 21 January 2020

NGO to Hold Blood Donation Camp for the Indian Army

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Chandigarh 21st Jan, 2020:- A blood donation camp 'Shaurya Blood Connect  With  Indian Army' will be organized by a city-based NGO 'I Am Still Human' (IASH) in association with PCL Gateway and DLF DT Mall, for the welfare of the Indian Army personnel.

The details of the camp were shared by  Vivek Mehra, Founder of  'I Am Still Human' and the 'Shaurya' campaign, who was accompanied by Jagjit Singh Majha, MD, PCL Gateway & a Philanthropist, Col.(Retd.) Jarnail Singh, Deputy Director, Defence Services Welfare, Punjab and Siddharth Prakash, Mall Head, DLF City Centre during a press meet held at Press Club, Sector 27 here.

The 9th Edition  of Shaurya Blood Connect  With  Indian Army will be held from 10:30 am to 3 pm on January 24, (Friday) at DLF City Centre Mall, IT Park, Chandigarh. The blood donation camp will be conducted by a medical team of Command Hospital, Western Command, Chandimandir. A motivational session will also be held by Lt. Gen. (Retd) K.J Singh, PVSM, AVSM**, Former GOC-in-Chief, Western Command and Lily Bawa, Veerangnashri Awardee. Lily Bawa is wife of Late. Lt. Col. I.B.S Bawa, MVC and a proud mother of a gallantry awardee Army Officer. The motivational session will start at 1:30 pm on January 24.

While addressing the Media, Vivek Mehra said that the blood donation camp is a small contribution and a way to pay an ode to the Indian Armed forces, who lay down their lives defending India without thinking even once. This will be a great opportunity for the country to create a 'Blood Bond' with our brothers in uniform and contribute directly for the welfare of our beloved Indian Army. The blood will only be used for the welfare of jawans, officers, veterans and their dependents.

He emphasized that though the government has created several mediums to contribute for the welfare of armed forces, due to a lack of awareness among civilians, they are not able to offer their support to the Indian Armed Forces.

Jagjit Singh Majha, MD, PCL Gateway and a Philanthropist said that we are supporting this blood donation camp under our corporate social responsibility. The camp is a wonderful opportunity for all the people to pay gratitude to our real heroes, who are round the clock doing their duty at the borders.

Col(Retd.) Jarnail Singh, Deputy Director, Defence Services Welfare Punjab said that Punjab's Defence Services Welfare department is happy to be collaborating with this noble initiative. He congratulates NGO 'I am Still Human' to have undertaken campaign 'Shaurya' under which it is organising many activities for welfare of the Indian Army. The blood donation camp is a need of the hour as this precious gift of life is much in need by the Indian Army.  Col Singh also enumerated various welfare measures being taken by the Punjab government for serving as well as retired army personnel of Punjab. 

The camp will witness an impressive Army theme d├ęcor. An army band will also be in attendance. It is noteworthy that 'I Am Still Human' under the 'Shaurya' campaign before the upcoming blood donation camp has already successfully organised 8 camps at different places including capital New Delhi.  IASH took out a bike rally from Chandigarh to Mumbai in memory of the brave-hearts martyred in the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack. What's more under 'Shaurya Ye Diwali Veer Pariwaar Ke Saath'  the IASH volunteers took out a bike rally from Chandigarh to Jabalpur to pay tribute to children of Indian Army martyrs.

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