Over hundred people set aside their daily responsibilities and thronged the Delhi Public School (DPS) International Ghana, at Tema to participate in a blood donation campaign.
The exercise was supported by Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation, a humanitarian organisation in Dubai, to save lives of patients at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital and other health facilities in the country.
Donors from all walks of life who were eager to donate, started trooping to the premises of DPS International at Community 25 at about 5:00 am to participate in the exercise.
At about mid-morning, quite a multitude had flooded the event grounds, and it therefore came as no shock when it was observed that a total of over 30 Ghanaians and more than a hundred foreigners partook in the blood donation exercise which was sponsored by DPS International, Ghana, with support from B5 Plus Ltd, a steel manufacturing company in Tema.
Family of Mukesh Thakwani, Chairman of DSP International, Ghana, and B5 Plus Limited, was not left out of the exercise. Gulati Pankaj, Rakesh Goyal, Darshan Singh, Balden Raj Arora and many other volunteers also donated to support the project.
Mr. Gornam Singh, Head of Nirankari Mission, Dubai, was highly thankful for the gesture saying that humanitarianism is very significant to society.
He said blood plays a major role in saving lives especially that of pregnant women and is freely provided by the hospital hence the need for every qualified person to donate to the blood bank.
“My visit to Ghana has been memorable and I am impressed with the honesty Ghanaians showed and they are very sociable. I must say humanitarian exercise such as blood donation is very significant to save lives and that is the main reason why Nirankari Mission sees the importance to join,” he emphasized.
Mr. Mukesh Thakwani explained that, the exercise forms part of his outfit’s corporate social responsibilities.
“We decided to conduct the exercise in the school for the children to see and also learn how to donate or give back to society as a global awareness creation,” the Director of DPS International, Ghana stated.
“Blood degenerates and whether you donate or not, it will replenish so this exercise is going to be a routine exercise in the near future and everyone must join to save life.”
The Director of DPS International – Ghana, expressed his heartfelt appreciation to participants for their kind support.