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DG Prisons J&K HK Lohia leads Mega Blood donation drive

Jammu and Kashmir Bank

Srinagar, September 17: J&K Prisons Department , in collaboration with Akhil Bhartiya Terapanth Yuvak Parishad , organised blood donations camps at 13 prisons of J&K, on 17th September 2022 , on the Birthday of Hon'ble Prime Minister,  to support the Country Wide Mega Blood Donation Drive, to raise awareness about humanitarian issue of donation of blood . 
The blood donation camps were open for volunteers from amongst the staff and citizens and a large number of volunteers donated blood. All prescribed/proper  protocol was followed to ensure all round safety. 
Certificate and refreshment were provided to the donors , as a mark of our gratitude .
Director General Prisons, J&K- Sh. H.K. Lohia, IPS also donated blood at Central Jail Srinagar. Speaking on the occasion, he said that donating blood is one of the most precious gift , for humanity,  and it strengthens the virtue of donation and inculcates , the  concept of *One Universe   One Human Race as anyone can give to another person – "the gift of life"  . Blood donation is  noble virtue , which not only saves precious lives but also benefits the donor. Shri Lohia complimented and thanked the donors and medical/para-medical staff from Health and Medical Education Department as well as all Supporting Staff , Media and Countrymen , for supporting the drive.  He added today is Vishwakarma Diwas also , and the Giant Strides , Mega Projects  , will receive Blessings , befittingly. 
Union Health Ministry has launched a massive blood donation campaign called "Raktdaan Amrit Mahotsav” Pakhwara (fortnight) from 17th September - 1st October  2022. This initiative urges individuals to donate blood and support the Prime Minister’s Vision for Mankind.


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