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INDIAN COMMUNITY DONATES A RECORD 1327 UNITS OF BLOOD DURING MEGA BLOOD DONATION DRIVE

Posted on: April 18, 2022 | Back | Print

Embassy of India
Muscat

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‘Sewa Utsav’ - Celebration Through Service

INDIAN COMMUNITY DONATES A RECORD 1327 UNITS OF BLOOD DURING MEGA BLOOD DONATION DRIVE

The Indian community donateda record total of 1327 units of blood during the ‘Mega Blood Donation Drive’ organized during the ‘Community Service Fortnight’ or ‘Sewa Utsav’ by the Embassy of India. The ‘Sewa Utsav’ was organized by the Embassy with support of Indian community from 31 March to 16 April to commemorate75 years of India’s independence.

The ‘Mega Blood Donation Drive’ was inaugurated on 02 April 2022 by H.E. Ahmed Mohammed Ahmed al Humaidi, Chairman of Muscat Municipality and was held in multiple cities of Oman with the generous support of Oman’s Ministry of Health.

The ‘Mega Blood Donation Drive’ was organized at the Embassy premises and Bousher Blood Bank in Muscat on 02 April and 09-15 April 2022. The Indian Social Club (ISC) branches in Salalah, Sohar and Sur also organized megablood donation drivesin the respective cities, which saw enthusiastic participation of Indian community members resident there.

Ambassador H.E. Amit Narang commended theoverwhelming support received from Indian community in collecting record number of blood units to support the work of blood banks in Oman. Ambassador Narang thanked Ministry of Health officials, doctors, nurses, and support staff in particular Dr. Zainab Al Araimi and Mr.Mohsin S. Al-Sharyani for their tremendous support in organizing the blood donation drive at Muscat.Ambassador conveyed his appreciation to organizations such as BEC, Lulu, L&T, Jindal Shadeed, BLS,Al Turki, Al Ansari, Kihimji Ramdas, NaranjeeHirjee& Al Nabha as well as members ofIndian Social Club, Indian Schools,Sewa Muscat, Manav Seva International,Kerala Pravasi Association,NanmaKasargod,Ambedkar International Mission, Sahaj Yoga,&Maru Nattil Malayalee Association in Oman for their stellar support in making the drive a success.

Ambassador said,“This blood donation drive reflects the core Indian thought of ‘SarveBhavantuSukhinah’ i.e. working for the welfare of others and is in line with the pious service-oriented spirit of the holy month of Ramadan”. He added that the extraordinary effort of the Indian community for blood donation showed their love for their Omani brothers and sisters and will go a long way in strengthening India-Oman friendship.

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16 April 2022
Muscat