Created history by Donating 922 units of Blood in a Single Day
Blood Donation Camp under the Auspices of Legal Aid Society, Law College Dehradun
A Mega Blood Donation Camp was organized at faculty of Law, Law College Dehradun, Uttaranchal University. The Chief Guest on the occasion was the Principal of Nehru Institute of Mountaineering and winner of Shourya and Kirti Chakras Col. Ajay Kothiyal while the Chairperson of Managing Committee of Indian Red Cross Society as well as Ex-MLA Shri Ranjeet Singh Verma was also present as the Guest of Honour at the Mega event. The camp was unique in itself. Blood Donation began at sharp 9:00 a.m. Students thronged into long ques and waited for their turn after registration. However, many of them had to leave empty handed due to the indifference of government run blood banks. M.H.G. Hospital Blood Bank, Haridwar took only 68 units while Doon Hospital, Dehradun didn’t turn up at all. Notably, Mahant Indiresh Hospital and I.M.A. Blood Bank procured 421 and 433 units respectively.
Hon’ble Chancellor of Uttaranchal University Shri Jitendra Joshi and his wife Smt. Anuradha Joshi also donated blood along with a considerable number of faculties and employees 922 units blood donated in a single day is a record in Dehradun. The earlier record of blood donation in a single day was 705 units.
On this occasion Col. Kothiyal was accorded a grand felicitation. Hon’ble Chancellor of the university, Shri Jitendra Joshi presented him a momento. He praised his incomparable contributions in the field of mountaineering, military exploits and Kedarnath disaster relief efforts. He declared that the personality and character of Col. Kothiyal is out and out inspiring for countrymen.
Speaking at the Mega event, Principal of the college Dr. Rajesh Bahuguna stated that Legal Aid Society of Law College Dehradun has been organizing Mega Blood Donation Camps for the last nine years at every Law Day. He described that the aim of organizing such camps is to make the Law Day meaningful for Law students in particular and the society in general. He maintained that the students of the college donate blood at least once during their stint at the college.
In his address, Col. Ajay Kothiyal said that youth have immense talent and indomitable energy. The country has enormous hopes from them. He appealed to the students to actively participate in social works and declared that one of the major opportunity is to donate blood at Law Day. He maintained that India is a open democracy which confers rights to freedom of speech to every citizen but cautioned that enjoyment of this right should not be at the expense of disintegration of India. He shared his experiences with the students and gave all credits to his subordinates working under him for national cause.
At this mega event, Col. Kothiyal and Shri Ranjeet Singh Verma also inaugurated the wall journal of Dehradun Law Review. At length Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. S. C. Joshi presented a vote of thanks and commended the voluntary blood donors.
Those present on the occasion were Vice Chairperson Smt. Anuradha Joshi, Vice Chancellor Prof. S. C. Joshi, Dr. Abhishek Joshi, Ankita Joshi, S. C. Sharma, Dr. Pradeep Suri, Dr. S. K. Shah, Dr. J. P. Mishra, Dr. Nardeve Singh, Dr. D. S. Chaubey, Dr. Poonam Rawat, Kumar Ashutosh, Pramod Tiwari, Dr. L. S. Rawat, Vijay Srivastava etc.
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