Jammu : As part of ongoing week-long Programme of Audit Diwas (19-24 Nov. 2023), a Blood Donation Camp was organised in the Office premises of Principal Accountant General, Jammu and Kashmir, Jammu here on Monday.
The Blood Donation Camp was inaugurated by the Principal Govt. Medical College Jammu Dr. Ashutosh Gupta, along with HOD Blood Bank, Govt. Medical College Jammu Dr Meena Sidhu, Administrative Officer GMC Ashwani Khajuria , in presence of Ravinder Singh, Sr. Dy. Accountant General, Jagbir Singh, Dy. Accountant General, Sukhdarshan Singh, Dy. Accountant General, Surinder Kumar, Assistant Accountant General, Ashok Kaul, Sr. Accounts Officer and Nodal Officer Blood Donation Camp, V.K.Bhat, Sr. Audit Officer, Nodal Officer Media & Publicity Wing, Ravi Thakur, Sr. Administrative Officer, Jyotsna Durani, AAO, Sunil Kumar, AAO, Atun Khargal (Incharges Blood Donation Camp) and Baljit Singh, Welfare Assistant.
The Chief Guests among other dignitaries were welcomed by presenting a bouquet.
The blood was donated by around 75 donors of the Offices of audit, A&E and RTI, civil Society and defence forces. It was a good gesture to provide Blood support to the GMC which is providing medical facilities throughout the region particularly to the patients of Cancer, Thalassemia and Traumas.
Principal GMC, Dr. Gupta, in his inaugural address, thanked the CAG organization for such a wonderful philanthropic act. He also appreciated the office for voluntarily organizing this donation camp and described the importance of donation of blood. He requested that such camps should be organized by other departments as well.
Dr. Meena, HOD Blood Bank , JMC Jammu described the importance of blood donation and reiterated that a single point of blood can save 4 lives. Ravinder Singh, Sr. DAG appreciated the Move of CAG to establish a direct connection with the civil society by organizing the different events of the week. He also informed the participants that a parallel donation camp is being organized by our head office at Srinagar. Singh also thanked the Principal Govt. Medical College Jammu, HOD Blood Bank for providing Blood donation bus and Van along with Medical and Para Medical staff without which it was not possible to run the show so magnificently. Some of the blood donors viz Sanjana Kachroo and Narinder Gupta, both Sr. Audit Officers of the Organization reiterated that they were proud to be part of the donation camp and would voluntarily participate in such camps in future also. Light refreshments were distributed among the donors and other staff members. During this camp a fully equipped Blood mobile van donated to the Government Medical College, Jammu by INTAS foundation was also inaugurated by Dr Ashutosh Gupta and Ravinder Singh.
The blood donation camp was followed by a painting competition in which children of employees of the organization participated in large numbers.