Carmel leads the way for service to society
A blood donation drive was organized on the 14th of December 2021 in Carmel College of Art’s, Science and Commerce, Nuvem Goa. A team of doctors and nurses ,led by Dr. Ravi Rego carried out the blood donation program. 90 students and staff registered for donating blood,from which 39 qualified for and donated blood after undergoing the mandatory process of counseling and testing. Dr. Ravi Rego stated that Carmel College was the first college to organize a blood donation drive amid the covid situation and was appreciating the efforts of the organizers for taking the initiative.Dr. Rego ,responsible for blood collection in South Goa, reported that there was a need for blood due to the rising cases of accidents,cancer and so on. This program was organized by the NSS unit and the Women’s cell of Carmel College in association with the lions club Nuvem- Verna and the Hospicio Hospital, Margao.
The program began with a prayer for invoking the blessings of the divine, followed by the lighting of the lamp. The lamp was lit by the Lion’s President Mr. Suresh Pai, Zone Chairman of Lion’s Club; Dr.Dilip Vernekar, Coordinator for Lion’s Club Mr. Francisco Da Costa, the NSS Coordinator, and the Women’s Cell Coordinator. Activities to create awareness and step up the tempo were conducted during the week. These included a digital poster-making contest, slogan writing and sloganeering competition on blood donation. Digital display of the same was made at the venue on the day of blood donation. A certificate of appreciation was given by the Hospicio Hospital Blood Bank (Directorate of Health Services, Government of Goa) to the NSS unit of Carmel College.