Nirankari Mission holds year's 342th blood donation camp in Gurgaon
For Sant Nirankari Mission, blood should run in vein and not in drain, and to make this belief come true they held a blood donation camp where huge number of volunteers arrived to support the cause and to save human lives.
A GRAND blood donation camp was organized by the Sant Nirankari Mission in which almost 290 volunteers donated their blood on Sunday 9th September. In order to do a noble cause these people visited a blood donation camp in sector 31 of Gurgaon in Sant Nirakari's Building. The camp was started by prayers offered by a member of the Social Welfare Department of a NGO, Retired Brigadier PS Cheema, and with the praise of the Harayana State Sports Minister Sukhbir Kataria.
Every year starting from 24th of April on Human Unity Day, this mission organizes many blood donation camps throughout the year in the whole country and even in many foreign countries. In 2012 also they have a plan to organize 473 such camps in India and outside the country. The camp organized in Gurgaon was the Mission's 324th camp, and was organized in sector 31.
In the camp, officials of the Mission were present - along with cardiologist Dr Ashoke Taneja, and from Red Cross there was Dr Pramod Kumar and his 15-member team - to support the cause.
On the occasion, Minister Sukhbir Kataria encouraged all volunteers and praised the efforts of the Nirankari Mission. Addressing present families on the occasion he encouraged everyone to adopt a selfless spirit of serving human lives and humanity.
Sukbir Kataria also congratulated all those who selflessly dedicated their contribution of donating blood to save human lives on the instructions of Nirankari Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj. "I am very fortunate to see the spirit of all these volunteers to donate blood on the occasion of Baba Hardev Sigh ji Maharaj," said Sukhbir Kataria. He also donated Rs. 51,000 to the organisation.
Following ideology of their mentor Baba Hardev Singh Ji Maharaj, "Blood should flow in veins and not in drains", all followers were seen excitedly donating blood as even this small and humble act can save a precious human life - especially because many people in India die due to shortage of blood, the required 'type' of blood, and its non-availability on time. This makes it all the more important that people donate blood for storage in blood banks for future use.
People who meet with accidents mostly die due to hospitals not having sufficient blood in blood banks. This is why the Nirankari Mission and its believers believe in doing this noble cause to save human life.
"On Sunday almost 440 people registered themselves to donate blood in the camp but only 290 people were able to donate their blood. But we will be organizing these camps in the future also more frequently because of the less shelf-life of the blood," a spokerson of the Nirankari Mission told this citizen journalist