Blood Donation Camp Organized at PEC


Blood donation camp was organized on 26th April in Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University) by NSS PEC (National Service Scheme) in collaboration with Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGI-MR) from 8am to 4pm.

Director PEC, Dr. Baldev Setia inaugurated the event in the presence of State Election Commissioner, Haryana and an alumni of PEC, Sh Dhanpat Singh. The State Election Commissioner was welcomed by the institute with a bouquet of flowers and a campus tour. He encouraged students to donate blood regularly and praised them for their noble act. Officer In-charge NSS, Prof SK Soni (Professor, Mechanical Engineering Department), Dean Student Affairs PEC, Dr Sanjeev Kumar, and Dean of Alumni Relations PEC, Dr. Divya Bansal also graced the event with their presence.

The organization committee gave a detailed tour and described former blood donation events to the audience. The Camp witnessed a large participation of volunteers, including students from NSS. 278 people registered for the event, out of which 180 were fit for blood donation. The donors were provided with refreshments and certificates of appreciation.

The organizing committee took proper care of the arrangements and ensured the convenience of donors, parents and staff present. Equipment's were sanitized and social distancing was carried out completely. Strict adherence of Covid protocols and wearing of masks were maintained. The NSS team expressed their gratitude to the PGIMER team for standing up to the social cause and thanked everyone for their support in the organization of the camp.

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