*CM Arvind Kejriwal launches mega blood donation drive to mark Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary; 73 camps organised across Delhi; heavy outpour of enthusiastic donors
*Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh committed the supreme sacrifice at a young age of 23; his life has been a constant source of inspiration for the youth ever since: CM Arvind Kejriwal
*We are starting a custom of organising blood donation camps on Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary; we will hold blood donation camps on an even bigger scale from next year: CM Arvind Kejriwal
*I was eager to donate blood but I cannot donate blood because I have diabetes: CM Arvind Kejriwal
*We will run blood donation campaigns throughout the year to motivate people to donate blood: CM Arvind Kejriwal
*If we succeed in transforming education and healthcare system across the country in next five years, we won’t need politicians or leaders anymore; people themselves will lead the country forward: CM Arvind Kejriwal
*If all the schools and hospitals of Delhi Government can be revamped in just five years then why not replicate the same across the country: CM Arvind Kejriwal
*130 crores Indians have to come together to create an India of Bhagat Singh’s dream & Make India No 1: CM Arvind Kejriwal
*23-year-old youths today think about shaping their careers; Bhagat Singh gave up his life for the country at the same age: Dy CM Manish Sisodia
*We can only give a real tribute to Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh when we are resolute that our blood will save a life: Dy CM Manish Sisodia Manish Sisodia
NEW DELHI: 28TH SEPTEMBER 2022-Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal launched a mega blood donation drive to mark Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary on Wednesday. In line with the CM’s call 73 such camps were organised across Delhi which saw a heavy outpour of enthusiastic donors. The launch ceremony of the drive was held at the Maulana Azad Medical College, while the Lok Nayak Hospital and the State Blood Cell organised the drive. Besides the Chief Minister, Deputy CM Shri Manish Sisodia and senior officials of various departments were present at the event.
Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, “Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh committed the supreme sacrifice at a young age of 23; his life has been a constant source of inspiration for the youth ever since. We are starting a custom of organising blood donation camps on Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary; we will hold blood donation camps on an even bigger scale from next year. I was eager to donate blood but I cannot donate blood because I have diabetes. We will run blood donation campaigns throughout the year to motivate people to donate blood. If we succeed in transforming the education and healthcare system across the country in the next five years, we won’t need politicians or leaders anymore; people themselves will lead the country forward. If all the schools and hospitals of Delhi Government can be revamped in just five years then why not replicate the same across the country. 130 crores Indians have to come together to create an India of Bhagat Singh’s dream so we can Make India No 1.”
Shri Manish Sisodia said, “23-year-old youths today think about shaping their careers; Bhagat Singh gave up his life for the country at the same age. We can only give a real tribute to Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh when we are resolute that our blood will save a life.”
*130 crores Indians have to come together to create an India of Bhagat Singh’s dreams & Make India No 1: CM Arvind Kejriwal*
Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, “The entire team of LNJP Hospital did a commendable job during COVID-19 pandemic. There were various parameters and statistics on which LNJP Hospital not only topped the Delhi charts but stood no. 1 in the country as well. We handled the most number of patients, and conducted the highest numbers of deliveries of pregnant women. We made arrangements for dialysis. Whenever there is a need, the team here has spearheaded the fight with grit and determination. COVID-19 was a deadly disease but the doctors, nurses and paramedic staff were resolute to serve the patients by putting their own lives at risk. Entire Delhi is indebted and thankful for your remarkable service during troubled times.”
He continued, “We are celebrating the birth anniversary of Sardar Bhagat Singh and his entire life has been thoroughly inspiring. He was hanged at the young age of 23 for the country's independence. Since then, he has inspired the youth of this country. If you ask the youth which freedom fighter has inspired you the most, majority of them will answer that it is Sardar Bhagat Singh. When asked why they feel inspired from his journey, they say that his sacrifices give goosebumps. We had several ideas to celebrate the birth anniversary of such a legendary personality and we came to the common census that blood donation is a pious as well as a patriotic deed.”
He added, “We are starting a custom of organising blood donation camps on his birth anniversary every year. 70 camps have been organised across Delhi and this is merely a start. We will organise the camps on an even larger scale. When I was entering, Dr Suresh told me that people are quite motivated to donate blood and there is a huge crowd of donors across all the camps. This is really commendable and blood donation should have been promoted in the country more enthusiastically.”
Shri Arvind Kejriwal said, “When we started promoting blood donation, we felt that everybody is ready to donate blood and all they need is a push. Or else people remain busy in their daily lives. As the Deputy CM Shri Manish Sisodia said that around 2 thousand people donate blood on a regular basis and they are mostly those who have to give blood to a patient. We can make this a part of culture in Delhi by holding blood donation drives on a massive scale regularly. Merely donating blood on a particular day won’t suffice. We should run a campaign to motivate people to donate blood throughout the year. As Dr Suresh said that every person can donate blood every three months and a donor gets normal within 15 minutes of donating blood. There is not much weakness and it is prescribed to donate blood every three months so that the body can generate fresh blood. It is beneficial for health as well. Every person can donate blood four times a year. We should take a pledge to donate blood at least twice a year and those who donate blood four times a year, would be doing an exceptionally noble deed.”
He added, “Deputy CM Shri Manish Sisodia would be donating his blood today. I asked Dr Suresh if I can donate blood since I am a diabetic person and I have a high blood sugar level. He told me that I cannot donate blood because of my medical condition. I was really eager to donate blood but I cannot do so keeping in mind the health and well-being of the receiver who will get my blood. It is unfortunate that I cannot donate blood but as many people should donate blood.”
The Delhi CM said, “Today is Sardar Bhagat Singh’s birth anniversary and those who have read about his life and his principles, they know that he was not concerned about when the British would leave the country because he was certain that that day would come soon. He was more bothered about the condition of our country after the British left and what type of country we would create. It was his dream that every child should get an excellent education. Every person taking birth in this country should get quality treatment. Every farmer should get the right price for their crop and every labourer should get the right wage for their hard work.”
He continued, “It’s been 75 years since India became independent. We achieved a lot of milestones but a lot is yet to be achieved. It is my firm belief that 130 crore Indians are our most valuable assets. They are hardworking and intelligent. They have a huge potential. If we could provide excellent education to every child and give quality healthcare to every individual, the country can reach unprecedented heights. 75 years have passed and all the government and people should unite to create an excellent system of education in the next five years.”
Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal concluded, “We transformed government schools, hospitals in Delhi and built mohalla clinics in five years. The same can be replicated across the country within the next five years if the entire country takes a pledge and starts working on a war footing. If we succeed in transforming the education and healthcare system across the country in the next five years, we would not need leaders anymore. People themselves will take the country forward.”
Chief Minister Shri Arvind Kejriwal also tweeted, "Deepest tributes to the immortal Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh on his birth anniversary. 130 crore Indians have to come to create an India of Bhagat Singh's dreams and make India no. 1 country in the world.”
Deputy Chief Minister Shri Manish Sisodia said, “Today, we are celebrating the birth anniversary of the charismatic Indian revolutionary Shaheed-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, who bravely sacrificed his life for the country at the young age of 23 years. In the present times, even the thought of his great sacrifice for the freedom of the country exhilarates us. How a boy of only 23 years of age, when others look for first or second jobs and think of settling down, went beyond everything and embraced death for the country.” He added that at the age of 23 years he had embraced death for the sake of the country, so imagine when Sardar Bhagat Singh would have started fighting for the country.
Shri Manish Sisodia said, “Whenever I read about him, listen to his stories of sacrifice and try to understand him, I feel proud that I am born in a country where Sardar Bhagat Singh was born. Today, on the occasion of his birth anniversary, this is a moment for us to show our respect towards his sacrifice for the nation and our country. For this, CM Arvind Kejriwal gave a vision that Delhi government should organise blood donation camps all over the capital to mark this day. Following which, Health Department officials worked diligently and in the present date blood donation camps are being organised at nearly 70 places across the capital.”
He added that whenever a common man gets admitted for treatment in a hospital and needs blood urgently, his relatives or attendants run from pillar to post to arrange the blood donors. A family which is suffering and has a critically ill person in the family admitted in hospital, asking that family to arrange for a donor in such a situation is no less than adding more to their trauma. So, it is the vision of CM Arvind Kejriwal that we can reduce their trauma by donating blood. Doing this bit will make our tribute to Bhagat Singh meaningful. For this, CM Arvind Kejriwal thought that every person who is medically fit to donate blood and wants to contribute to the society, should be given an opportunity and motivated to donate the blood.
The Deputy Chief Minister said that Delhi requires 6 lakh units of blood every year for patients in the hospitals, whereas on an average the blood donation in the capital is nearly 2 thousand units every day. Among the donors are mostly patients’ relatives or acquaintances or the people who do it for records. But there is a need for more people to come forward for this noble cause. Every person who is medically fit should come forward and donate blood to save lives. Their effort will ensure availability of blood whenever it is needed.
He said that God has given blood in our body by nature and it has given this system which generates a sufficient amount of blood regularly. So by accepting this creation of God, every person who can donate blood should come forward and donate.
Shri Manish Sisodia said that remembering our Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh on his birthday will be meaningful only when we can mentally prepare ourselves for donating blood with the thought of helping someone. Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh shed his blood for the freedom of the country, freedom fighters put their whole life, then we can definitely give one unit of blood for saving lives of people of our country.
*CM & Dy CM reach LNJP’s blood donation camp; Dy CM Manish Sisodia donates blood*
After attending the program organised at Maulana Azad Medical College, CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Shri CM Manish Sisodia reached the LNJP Hospital and took stock of the ongoing blood donation camp there. Deputy CM Shri Manish Sisodia also donated blood in the camp and motivated more people to donate blood. Doctors did not permit CM Shri Arvind Kejriwal to donate blood because he is suffering from diabetes.
*Great response to CM’s appeal; Delhiites come out to donate blood in huge numbers*
Delhi Government organised a mega blood donation camp on the birth anniversary of Shaheed-e-Azam Sardar Bhagat Singh. CM Arvind Kejriwal appealed to the people of Delhi to donate blood in the nearest blood donation camp organised by the Delhi Government and contribute in this noble initiative. Delhiites enthusiastically responded to his appeal. Blood donation camps were at more than 73 places in Delhi which saw a massive outpour of blood donors.