As part of the Independence Day celebrations and as a tribute to millions of freedom fighters, Kendriya Vidayala in the University campus organized a blood donation camp in the school premises. The camp was inaugurated by the school principal V. Jayabal, at morning hours on 15th August.
The blood donation camp was held in association with Institute of Preventive Medicine (IPM). The school organised the blood camp in an attempt to deliver a message on the importance of blood donation to the youth. “Though my school students can’t donate their blood now because of age constraints, through this camp they will get to know the importance of blood donation and by the time they reach 18 they will proudly come forward to donate their blood”, said Jayabal. The students went around the campus and requested people to come and donate blood. They were seen distributing pamphlets in the Gurbaksh Singh Ground area and were informing others about the importance of blood donation. Many students even brought their parents to be a part of this initiative. Members of the University NCC division were seen donating their blood in large numbers. For the blood donors, IPM handed over certificates and a blood donation card which can be redeemed in hospitals for one unit of any blood group.
On speaking about the experience of organizing the camp, the school principal remembered the initial years and said, “it was a task when we organised the camp for the first time. I had to make students and teachers aware of the benefits of blood donation, not only to the society but also to oneself. But once we started this drive, everyone became more aware of the benefits and began to participate in it more actively”. This is tenth time Kendriya Vidyalaya is organizing a health camp with the last camp being held on the occasion of this year’s republic day, in which over 150 people donated their blood.