Recently in Sonitpur a two-day blood donation camp was held at the office premises of the Indian Red Cross in collaboration with the SBI branch Tezpur, and with the support of Tezpur Medical College and Hospital. The programme raised awareness about the value of blood and its necessity.
The camp was inaugurated by Bhupesh Chandra Das, Deputy Commissioner of Sonipur, and Tezpur MLA Prithi Raj Rava, in the presence of Himendra Nath Sarma and Hemanta Lahkar, chairman and vice-chairman of the Indian Red Cross Society, Sonitpur chapter, and other dignitaries.
Deputy Commissioner Bhupesh Chandra Das, who inaugurated the camp, expressed his gratitude to the donors for their charitable efforts and congratulated the members of the Indian Red Cross Society, Sonitpur branch, on the smooth operation of the event, assuring that the district administration would continue to support initiatives helping to alleviate human suffering.
Hemanta Lahkar, vice chairman of the Sonitpur chapter of the Indian Red Cross Society, emphasised the importance of voluntary blood donation and stated that the Indian Red Cross Society is working on a plan to give safe blood to patients in need. Lahkar also expressed gratitude to all of the event's supporters.
Hemanga Saikia, assistant general secretary, IRCS, Sonitpur chapter, told the media that TMCH Blood Bank sent ten teams of physicians and nurses to collect blood, and approximately ten students from Tezpur University volunteered and gave blood for the camp. Blood was donated by more than 60 people. As a sign of thanks, each donor received a certificate of appreciation and refreshments.