Amity is always a step ahead in participating for noble causes such as fund raising or organizing blood donation camps. Taking this vision forward since 2002,today over 400 Units of Blood was donated by the volunteer donors including students, faculty members and staff of Amity.
Inaugurating the camp, Rotarian (Rtn) Rupak Jain- Former District Governor (Delhi)said that the rotary club was started with the motive that ‘no person should die due to lack of blood’ and after facing numerous challenges, the first blood bank was established in New Delhi and now has many banks across India to help save lives. He apprised that Rotary club seeks opportunities to help people but needs volunteers to reach the ones in need, therefore urged students to volunteer in such causes.
While sharing his views, Mr. Ajay Chauhan, Trustee, Amity Education Group expressed his joy over the huge participation of students on the first day itself as donors and volunteers, which is an immense service to society. He mentioned that blood donation is amongst the highest service one can render to humanity. He remembered that the movement of blood donation at Amity commenced in year 2002 and at that time students were not well informed about the necessity of blood donation. Therefore, the Rotarians had to go from class to class creating awareness and debunked the myths regarding blood donation. He called upon the students to come forward so that many loves can be saved.
Dr. Balvinder Shukla, Vice Chancellor, Amity University Uttar Pradesh said that Amity has always encouraged the students to work towards social causes that will help in development of Nation. She shared that the volunteership to help the needy is strong in Amity since students are taught to think about society and nation before themselves. Dr. Shukla opined that voluntary blood donors are the lifeblood of a community, who through their invaluable contribution saves human life.
Over 1500 students registered on the first day to donate blood for the next three days .Rtn Sudesh Chopra, President- Rotary Club Delhi;Rtn Amita Mohindru, President Elect- Rotary Club Delhi,Rtn. D K Parashar, Rtn Sonu Singh, other Rotarian members, Amity officials and students were also present during the inauguration.