Bongaigaon/Kokrajhar, April 24: The All Bodo Students’ Union (ABSU) along with NDFB (P) and PJACBM organized a blood dotion camp on Monday in Kajalgaon of Chirang district. This camp was part of the voluntary blood dotion programme in seven different places from Kokrajhar to Sonitpur.
Mahipal Boro, literary secretary of ABSU, said that the initiative was being guided by the Voluntary Blood Donors Association from Jharkhand, and The Ant, an NGO, with the help of local blood banks of Kokrajhar, Bongaigaon, lbari, Mangaldoi, Dhubri and Tezpur. “The vision of ABSU is to start a new beginning of human relationship and humanity by giving drops of pure blood to someone who is struggling for life,” he said.
“The Bodos are very simple and easy-going people. But the deprivation of constitutiol rights has been the reason for long drawn unrest in the society. The Bodos are concerned about the protection of their identity and the right to live with dignity,” he added.
“The new generation of the society is trying their best to correct the way of movement and sustain it until they achieve the goal. Blood dotion is one of the noble initiatives to correct ourselves and rebuild human relationships for peaceful coexistence in future. The organization will try to reduce the number of deaths due to crisis of a few drops of blood. We will try to provide blood to children, pregnt woman and cancer patients as priority. The target of the organization is to provide 10,000 units of blood within one year,” said Boro.
“We thank the Voluntary Blood Donors Association from Jharkhand, The Ant, local blood banks and blood donors for this life-saving initiative. The series of voluntary blood dotion will continue at Kajalgaon on April 24, Mushalpur on April 25, Udalguri on April 26 and Dhekiajuli on April 27,” he further said.
Meanwhile, a voluntary blood dotion camp had also been organized at Kokrajhar Girls’ HS School on Sunday. As many as 123 units of blood were collected in Kokrajhar where ABSU, NDFB (P) and PJACBM activists doted blood. Of these units, 84 units of blood were sent to Dhubri Civil Hospital while the rest were sent to RN Brahma Civil Hospital, Kokrajhar.
Photo: An ABSU activist is seen doting blood at the blood dotion camp held at Kokrajhar Girls’ HS School on Sunday. (Sentinel)