Dimapur, October 3: The spirit of humanity and compassion took centre stage today as the Voluntary Blood Donors Association, Kohima, in collaboration with Kohima College, Kohima; Blood Centre, NHAK; Indian Red Cross Society; Nagaland Branch NSBTC; and the Government of Nagaland, came together to celebrate National Voluntary Blood Donation Day. The event, held at Kohima College, Kohima, saw a vibrant gathering of individuals eager to contribute to the noble cause of saving lives through blood donation.
The program, chaired by Sentisangla, Assistant Professor at Kohima College, began with a warm welcome address by Keneilesa Neikha, Vice Principal of Kohima College. In his speech, Neikha emphasized the importance of raising awareness about blood donation among young people. He referred to the day as a moment of realization, a call to action to awaken the cause of donating blood to save others’ lives.
Meghraj Lama, General Secretary of VBDAK, then took the stage to shed light on the significance of National Voluntary Blood Donation Day. He highlighted the history of this special day and elaborated on the criteria and need for blood donation in the state. Lama also shared the challenges faced due to the scarcity of blood supply and urged the students present to step forward and donate blood generously.
The event continued with a felicitation ceremony, where individuals and organizations who have been consistent blood donors and have made a significant impact in the field of voluntary blood donation were honored and recognized for their commendable efforts.
Dr. Tseihoutuo Rhutso, MLA of Kohima 9th AC, delivered a speech highlighting the vital role of blood in saving lives, both medically and spiritually. He elaborated on the functions and types of blood, encouraging the students to enhance their knowledge in this area. His speech was not only informative but also inspired the audience to take an active interest in blood donation.
Burakum Ao, Executive Member of VBDAK, expressed gratitude in the vote of thanks. He thanked all the participants, volunteers, and organizers for making the event a resounding success.
Following the speeches and cultural performances, the program culminated with a session of voluntary blood donation. Volunteers lined up enthusiastically, ready to contribute to this noble cause and help meet the ever-present demand for blood in the state.
(Page News Service)