June 27, 2014
The Directorate of Planning, Statistics and Evaluation organized 7th Annual Blood Donation Camp today as a part of the Statistics Day Celebration.
Around 75 government officials fromamongst the officials of Departments of Planning and Statistics, Social Welfare, Water Resources, Police Department and Sports Department volunteered for this noble cause.
Dr. ShekharSalkar, Senior Surgical Oncologist inaugurated the Blood Donation Camp in the presence of Smt. MeenaGoltekar, Director, Directorate of Social Welfare, Shri AnandSherkhane, Director, Directorate of Planning, Statistics and Evaluation and Shri Vijay B. Saxena, Joint Director.
Dr. Salkar, while speaking as the chief guest on the occasion appreciated the joint efforts made by the Directorate of Planning, Statistics and Evaluation and lauded the presence of a substantial number of female donors.
While emphasizing the need to provide moral support to females who come forward for such a cause, he said “more a person donates, better he or she feels”.
Touching the subject on Narcotics, he said that smoking is the first step which in most cases leads to drug addiction. He appealed to the government officials present to never go for smoking as it is the gateway to drugs.
Dr. Salkar congratulated the Blood Bank Team of GMC led by Dr. SachinPalekar for doing a good job and mentioned that the Blood Bank at GMC is the only Blood Bank in the State which can be rated excellent based upon different kind of factors. Shri AnandSherkhane and Smt. MeenaGoltekar, Directors, Department of Planning and Department of Social Welfare respectively also addressed the gathering. Shri John Aguiar, PRO Police Department also was present. Shri Vijay B. Saxena, Joint Director placed the vote of thanks.