Dombivli 02 Feb 2016:
To commemorate Swami Vivekanand Jayanti on 12th January, VSM began organizing blood donation camps in Dombivli since 2012 for paying homage to Swamiji's message of Seva or service for the society. While VSM has been running various programs in tribal areas since 25 years, this camp is special because the volunteers truly believe that charity begins at home. We have had on an average 100 donours visiting our camp every year (104 donors in 2012, 119 donors in 2013, 110 donors in 2014, 96 donors in 2015& 95 in 2016) VSM has partnered with Plasma Blood bank for this initiative.
We interviewed Ms. Charu Borgaonkar, correspondent from Plasma Blood bank, which conducts our blood donation camps. She shared that the blood bank eagerly looks forward to VSM's camp every year to witness the enthusiasm, discipline & professionalism of the karyakartas in organizing the camp and keeping the momentum high. While in terms of contribution of quantity of blood collected it is still small, but the quality of camp is rated among the top#3 camps conducted in Dombivli out of approximately 150 camps conducted annually within the city. In her own words “We are really happy with the camp you give us at the start of the year with a pure feeling of gratitude. Your camp counts amongst the top #3 camps we organise if not first. We look forward for more and more such initiatives."
Some words of appreciation from the donors -
1. Kedar Mokal(BDC Donor-2014,2015,2016)
I have been a part of the Blood Donation Camp organised by Vivekanand Seva Mandal for the past three years. The event is well organised by the karyakartas. The top notch discipline followed during he event is the key behind the success of this event. No doubt, I get immense pleasure in serving the society through this blood donation Camp
2. Jayant Paranjpe (BDC Donor-2012,2015,2016)
Inspired by the scintillating thoughts of Swami Vivekanand, VSM delivered their best on account of Blood Donation Camp as their every other programme! The energetic karyakartas and the compassionate attitude shown towards everyone by them were the noteworthy elements of the camp. Heartly congratulations and all the best for upcoming projects.