The entire Manav Rachna family paid homage to its Founder Visionary Dr. O. P Bhalla on his fifth death anniversary (September 16) through a Mega Blood Donation Camp at the Manav Rachna Educational Institutions (MREI) campus. The Camp, inaugurated by Dr. G. Anupama (IAS) Commissioner, Faridabad Division was organized under the aegis of Dr. O P Bhalla Foundation in association with the Lions Club of Faridabad; Rotary Club of Faridabad; B K Hospital, SantonKaGurudwara andSamanvayaParivar Trust.
1220 units of blood were collected during the camp.
Encouraging the young donors to participate wholeheartedly in the drive, Dr. G Anupama said: “I am overwhelmed by the dedication and compassion shown by the Manav Rachna family towards the noble cause. By volunteering to donate blood, members of the Manav Rachna family have shown unconditional support to help save lives.”
The Mega Blood Donation camp while perpetuating Dr O.P.Bhalla’s core belief of giving back to society, was also a reflection of the generosity of spirit evident among the young members of the Manav Rachna family, as they volunteered, most willingly to donate blood and help save lives. It is noteworthy that MREI has been organizing a series of camps for the benefit of the community during the month of September. These included free eye check-up camps, ergonomic assessment camps, and nutrition as well as physiotherapy camps.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr. Prashant Bhalla, President, MREI, said: “Dr. O.PBhalla lives on in the hearts of the Manav Rachna family, and his values and wisdom, an inspiration to posterity. We feel proud to follow in his footsteps, as the Institution dedicates itself, year after year, towards the creation of ‘better human beings’, conducting, among its manifold initiatives. To pay tribute to our Founder Visionary; Dr O P Bhalla Foundation shall be initiating a PNG Cremation facility at the Swarg Ashram, Ajronda Crematorium on September 16. This facility will be dedicated to the citizens of Faridabad.”
Smt. Satya Bhalla, Chief Patron, MREI echoed similar sentiments, greatly touched by the enthusiasm at the Blood Donation camp. Among the other dignitaries present on the occasion were Dr. Amit Bhalla, Vice President, MREI; Dr. M MKathuria, Trustee; Dr. N.C. Wadhwa, Vice Chancellor, MRIIRS; Dr. Sanjay Srivastava, Vice Chancellor, MRU; among others.
A bone marrow donor registry drive was also organized in association with Jeevandayini Social Foundation, in technical collaboration with Gene Bandhu Blood Stem Cell Donor Registry. 35 donors registered for the Bone Marrow/Stem Cell donor registry drive.