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City youth volunteer to help thalassemic children on I-Day eve

punjab Updated: Aug 14, 2013 19:56 IST
Harshraj Singh
Harshraj Singh
Hindustan Times
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It is not that the youth in our country are ignorant about their responsibilities. When it comes to take part in social causes, they are the first ones to be spotted. One such example came to light on the eve of August 15, when youths in city came forward to help children suffering from Thalassemia by donating blood at a camp organised by the staff of Northern Railway Electric Loco Shed in association with Salam Zindagi Association.

Eighteen-year-old Pawandeep Kaur celebrated Independence Day by donating blood for the first time in her life.

While expressing her happiness she said that it was her wish to donate blood as she was now legally eligible. Her dream came true, when she along with her father, who is an employee in the railways, donated blood.

Similarly, 21-year-old, Rupinderpal Singh Birha, an engineer student, expressed his happiness and said: “It was for the first time that I donated blood. When I came to know about it, my father, who works at the railways, motivated me to donate blood to mark the celebrations. I did not face any weakness after donating blood.”

Apart from youngsters, senior staff members of the railways also came forward to donate blood. An employee, Sukhvir Singh, 57, donated blood for the noble cause.

Senior divisional electrical engineer Anurag Aggarwal expressed happiness over the contribution of donors as the staff and their children donated blood for the needy patients to mark the celebrations of Independence Day.

Meanwhile, Mukesh Goyal, divisional electrical engineer also donated his blood to encourage other staff members.

Manjeet Saini, president of Salaam Zindagi Foundation, said that a total of 62 units of blood were collected during the camp, organised by a team of Red Cross.