146 people pledged to donate their eyes and other organs, in a blood donation camp organised by Competent Foundation. 341 units of blood were collected in this camp
As many as 341 units of blood were collected in the 17th blood donation camp organised by Competent Foundation here today in association with DAV College. The Governor of Punjab & Administrator of UT, Chandigarh Sh. V. P. Singh Badnore, was the Chief Guest, who stressed on the importance of blood donation as a self-less service to save lives. Advisor to Administrator Sh. ParimalRai also attended the function as Guest of Honour.
In addition 146 people pledged to donate their eyes and other organs. Talking about the camp, Sanjay Tandon said, “Understanding the Corporate Social Responsibility, Competent Group which runs Call Centre, Stock Brokerage, Commodity Brokerage, Insurance Brokerage, Audits and Financial Consultancies, had formed a Charitable Society namely “COMPETENT FOUNDATION” in October 2006. This foundation is known for undertaking various projects to help the under privileged in the society by organizing weekly langars, blood donation camps, free education, circulating daily good thoughts and weekly stories” and providing free medical help to poor patients in PGI and Sector 32 Medical College and hospital Chandigarh.
Dr Jagatram Director PGI Chandigarh thanked Competent Group for this selfless service to the society. Each donor was presented with a Certificate from PGI. Till date the Foundation had given 4601 units of blood to PGI and GMCH, Chandigarh, through 16 donation camps.
Hindi version of book namely “Sunrays for Tuesday” containing 52 inspirational stories, written by Priya& Sanjay Tandon, was also released by the Chief Guest.This programme was also attended by many dignitaries namely Sh. MunishwarLalJi, RSS; Sh. Dinesh Kumar Ji, GeneralSecretary Organisation, BJP Punjab and Chandigarh; Sh. Gian Chand Gupta, Minister, Haryana Government; Smt Asha Jaswal, Mayor, MC, Chandigarh; Sh. Anurag Aggarwal, Home Secretary, Chandigarh;Sh. ChanderShekhar, General Secretary, BJP;Sh. PremKaushik, General Secretary, BJP; Maharaj RasikJi; Sh. Rajesh Gupta, Senior Deputy Mayor, Chandigarh; Sh. Anil Dubey, Deputy Mayor, Chandigarh; DrRakesh, Kashyap, Director, Health Services, Chandigarh; DrVipinKaushal, MS, PGI, Chandigarh; Sh. Shingara Singh, Chairman, PanchyatSamiti; Sh. Jujhar Singh, Chairman, Market Committee; Sh. Baljinder Singh Bittu, Chairman, FOSWAC;Sh. R. K. Saboo, Former President, Rotary International; Sh. Ashok Khanna, Industrialist, Chandigarh; SmtKamla Sharma, Former Mayor, Chandigarh; All BJP Councillors, MC, Chandigarh;
Sanjay Tandon thanked all the donors and DAV management for their participation, blessings and providing the facility to organize this programme. He said if the people start donating blood voluntarily, there will be no shortage of blood in the Country and thousands of lives could be saved.