CHANDIGARH,23.01.20-On the eve of Republic Day as well as Netaji Subhash Chander Bose Jayanti, the Security Wing of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER), Chandigarh organized 17th Blood Donation Camp at Zakir Hall, Near Bhargava Auditorium, PGI, Chandigarh. The camp was inaugurated by Sh.Gian Chand Gupta, Hon’ble Speaker of Haryana and was conducted by a team of doctors from the Department of Blood Transfusion PG, Chandigarh. Sh.Om Parkash Yadav, Hon’ble Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Haryana, Sh.Nayab Singh Saini, Member of Parliament, Sh. Sarvesh Kaushal, Former Chief Secretary, Government of Punjab, Prof. Jagat Ram, Director, PGI, Sh. Kumar Gaurav Dhawan, Deputy Director (Admn.), PGI, Sh.Kumar Abhay, Financial Adviser, PGI, Prof. Vipin Kaushal, PGI, Prof. Ashok Kumar, PGI, Sh. Rana Ashutosh Kumar Singh, Chief General Manager (SBI), Sh. Rana oberoi, Member Railway Board and many more senior dignitaries from the states of Punjab, Haryana and U.T., Chandigarh graced the occasion to motivate and appreciate the Blood Donors. The camp was conducted under the supervision of Sh. P.C. Sharma, Chief Security Officer, PGI and the officers and staff of Security Wing. More than 700 volunteers from various fraternity i.e. Doctors, Nurses, Technicians, Students, Security Personnel and officials from CBI, Punjab Police, CRPF & CISF participated in this camp. About 112 volunteers also pledged for organ donation during this camp. They were registered with Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organization, PGIMER, Chandigarh. To boost the morale of donors, Officers of Security Wing, PGI and the senior police/civil/judicial officials were among the few donors who came forward first to donate blood on this occasion. The donors were offered refreshment of tea, coffee, cold drinks, milk, juice and seasonal fruits. The lunch of the donors were sponsored by Sh.Rajesh Bansal and Sh.Vikram Bansal. Gifts and mementos which was sponsored by Trident India Group and State Bank of India were presented to the donors as token of appreciation and recognition of their contribution to the society as a social cause. Hon’ble Speaker, Haryana and Prof.Jagat Ram, Director, PGI alongwith other senior officials of PGIMER met with the volunteers and appreciated the efforts of Security Department of the Institute for this social cause as well as a patriotic gesture remembering Great Netaji Subhash Chander Bose in such a way.