Suruchi Gupta

Changing Lives

by on Oct.31, 2010, under Body-Mind Care

Entally Citizen Forum holds blood camp for the benefit of the poor

Large number of residents, including the poor, came forward to donate blood at the blood donation camp organised by Entally Citizen Forum (ECF) recently in Mullick Bazaar area.

“We started this blood donation camp about four years back seeing the acute problems the poor face when it comes to purchasing blood in case of any exigency,” said Nirmal Kanti Das, chairman, ECF.

Das informed ECF has been helping the poor with blanket distribution and scholarships for promising students.

“The blood collected here can be availed by the needy from anywhere, and not just our local area residents,” said Das.

Dr Ujjal Biswas, Life Care blood bank, administering the donors, said, “It was a very successful camp. The number of donors far outnumbered the number of collection bags. We were prepared for hundred donors from this area.”

The occasion saw several local and national leaders coming together to support the cause. Among them were Union minister Sultan Ahmed, MP Somen Mitra, MLA Javed Ahmed Khan, local businessman Santosh Shukla and councillor Rajib Deb.

Manzar Iqbal, president, 61 Block, TMC, shared the changes Mullick Bazaar area is undergoing. “For a long time this area has been suffering for want of basic civic amenities like water, electricity and drainage system. With Mamata’s help we have recently got an allocation of Rs 5 lakh each for drainage and electricity system.”

A gymnasium for the youngsters, a maternity ward, a high school and a community hall are the other pressing needs that have been conveyed to the railway minister, and people are looking forward to more funds and support in near future.

Posted On Monday, March 15, 2010

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