Mega Blood donation camp organised to pay homage to Dr. O.P.Bhalla in Faridabad – by Sanjay Chaturvedi
On the occasion of the first death anniversary of legendary Educationist Dr. O. P Bhalla, a mega blood donation camp was organized today at the Manav Rachna International University (MRIU) Campus under the aegis of Dr. O P Bhalla Foundation. Dr. O P Bhalla was a strong believer in giving back to society what we have gained. Following his footsteps, Prashan Bhalla, Chancellor of the university made arrangements for the blood donation camp. Blood donation is said to be the greatest donation in the human life as it helps to revive life in someone taking his last breath.
The entire Manav Rachna family paid tribute to Dr. O P Bhalla- a great social reformer via the noble cause of blood donation. The Blood Donation Camp organized under the aegis of Dr. O P Bhalla Foundation by the Lions Club of Faridabad & Rotary Club in association with Manav Rachna Leo Club collected around 1100 units of blood. Medical support and equipment was provided by an able team of doctors from B K Hospital, Faridabad and SantonKaGurudwara along with Rotary International. To support the Haryana Government’s endeavor, an amount of Rs. 5 lac was donated to Red Cross Society for the victims of Kashmir Floods by Dr O P Bhalla Foundation. Apart from this, the employees of Manav Rachna have also donated one day’s salary under the aegis of Dr. O P Bhalla Foundation to the Prime Minister’s Relief Fund for the victims of Kashmir Floods.
Dr. SuprabhaDahiya, IAS (Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Faridabad) inaugurated the camp along with Mrs. Satya Bhalla, Chairperson, Dr O P Bhalla Foundation; Dr. Prashant Bhalla, Chancellor, MRIU; Dr. Amit Bhalla, VP, MREI, Dr. M.M. Kathuria, Dr. N. C. Wadhwa, Vice Chancellor MRIU and other senior dignitaries.
Perspective of Dr. O P Bhalla Foundation:
1) No one sleeps hungry – the Foundation is donating more than 2000 kg of rice to three NGO’s that are running shelters for street children, destitute women, elderly and sick people.
2) No one is left behind in development and quality – the Foundation has adopted the Mohna village and is undertaking regular weekly development activities in the school and the village like teaching, training of teachers, health camps, awareness and cleanliness drives, etc.
3) No one remains without higher education – the Foundation is also working towards targeting 100% Gross Enrolment Ratio (GER) for higher education in the Faridabad District. Towards this, student scholarships, school awareness programs and related activities are being launched with particular focus on government schools, rural areas and economically backward students to facilitate and encourage their endeavors and aspirations for higher education.