From Our Special Correspondent
Daijiworld Media Network
Bengaluru, Dec 9: Deputy Chief Minister D K Shvakumar, who himself is facing CBI probe in a disproportionate assets case and had even been sent to jail, has come out with a special advice to people, "Amassing money and wealth leads to IT raids and various other problems. Similarly, storing blood in the body is also problematic. Therefore donate.’’
Participating in the 15th blood donation camp organised by HDFC Bank in Bengaluru on Saturday, he said life cannot be restored with money and, therefore, it is necessary to voluntarily donate blood and help in saving lives.
Shivakumar said storing blood in the body may lead to diabetes and even heart attacks and other ailements.
He recalled godman Satya Sai Baba’s words that, "There is no life without blood and money and mentioned that the latter had said at a function to celebrate late Adichunchanagiri pontiff Balagangadharnath Swamiji 38 years agao that proper blood circulation is essential for the body. If blood is accumulated in any single part of the body, it will lead to health issues."
The deputy chief minister said, "wealth and blood must be equitably utilized in society. It is necessary to help needy patients by donating blood. This is essential for a healthy society.’’
Shivakumar said even banks and other financial institutions should not concentrate on accumulating wealth and money. Circulation of money in the economy is helpful. Otherwise, it will lead to problems.
He said over 5,000 Youth Congress workers had organised a blood donation camp during the Covid period.
"I have a photo at home in which I had donated blood to mark the birthday of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi 40 years ago,’’ he said and pointed out that last year his birthday was not celebrated in a grand manner but by arranging a blood donation camp in which 4,000 units of blood was collected," he said.
"We can distribute money but cannot give life. Blood donation is essential for human life and help in health care,’’ he said.
Shivakumar said the State Government has taken up a programme for developing 2000 rural schools under the CSR funds. The government wants to involve the private sector in improving and developing schools in rural areas and urged the banks and corporate organisations to help the government through their CSR funds.