Daijiworld Media Network-Udupi (JD)
Udupi, June 22: Udupi Zilla Panchayat CEO Prasanna H donated blood in a camp organized in Udupi on Wednesday, June 22.
The camp was organized by St Mary’s ITI Chitpady, Udupi district administration. Udupi zilla panchayat, Department of Health and Family Welfare, District Aids Control Unit, Blood Bank Udupi, Lions Club, Udupi Lakshya.
Speaking on the occasion, Prasanna H, CEO said, “A healthy person is capable of donating blood. By donating one unit of blood for every one or two months, new blood will rejuvenate in the body. Earlier, people used to think before donating blood but due to the increased awareness on blood donation many people are coming forward to donate blood,” he said. He himself donated the blood on the occasion.
Gurucjaran Kharvi, Purushottham, Harischandra and Smitha Sharath were felicitated on the occasion for donating blood.
Fr Charles Menezes, correspondent, St Mary’s ITI Subramanya Sherigar, president, Udupi District Government Employees' Association Raviraj, president of Lions Club Dr Rama Rao, District Family Welfare Officer Dr Veena Kumari, blood bank officer Dr Premananda, District Food Safety officer Dr Prashanth Bhat, in-charge Aids Control Officer and others were present on the occasion.
Alandur Manjunath compered the program. Vijay D’Souza, principal, St Mary’s ITI proposed a vote of thanks.
In all, 72 units of blood were collected during the camp.