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Apeejay Schools in Delhi, NCR participated in the Blood Donation drive organised by Delhi Premiere Club at Select City Walk

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Giving life is in our blood. How? Simply by donating it. Teachers, students, parents, staff and alumni of Apeejay Schools in Delhi, NCR gathered at the Rotary Club, Delhi Premier’s Blood Donation camp on  February 23, 2022. The event encouraged one and all to donate blood that can save the lives of up to three persons. The medical staff at the event ensured all precautions and filtered healthy donors before the process. The camp was divided in different sections for entry, registration, donation and rest areas. After the donation process which usually took about 15-20 minutes, persons were provided necessary refreshments for their well-being.

Mr. Raghav Chandra, President, Rotary Club of Delhi Premiere, who was present at the camp, says, “The Rotary Club stands on two fundamental pillars: community-service and fellowship amongst members. Blood Donation is a vital community service activity and it allows us to procure and dispense blood to major blood banks in Delhi. I would like to take this opportunity to thank the members of the Berlia family for their constant support. The drive has become an annual event as we collaborate with the schools, teachers and parents of Apeejay. It is our way of coming together and giving back to society and encouraging the spirit of social service for everyone.”  

Student volunteers from class 11 from Apeejay School, Noida: Aarjav Jain, Aaryan Mehra and Keshav Gupta were present to assist donors at the camp. “Since the pandemic, we have observed a greater need to cater to the healthcare of individuals in our society. Keeping this in mind, I came here today to serve the people,” said Keshav Gupta.

Commenting on the blood donation initiative, Ms. Nalini Malik, PGT Home Science teacher at Apeejay School, Saket said, “Who says angels live in heaven, they are amongst us as donors.” Resonating a similar view towards community-building, Dr. Sujeet Eric Masih, Principal, Apeejay School, Saket says, “A community is like a ship, everyone ought to be prepared to take the helm. I am so proud of Apeejay School, Saket for their enterprising approach towards humanitarian causes and compassionate outlook!”

While donating blood, Ms. Prerna, TGT Chemistry at Apeejay School, Pitampura says, “I have donated blood once before. It has been a great experience for me. At Apeejay School, Pitampura, all our fellow teachers and students aspire to work and contribute towards society.” Ms. Veena Goel, Principal, Apeejay School, Pitampura says, “Nothing is more precious than the drop which can save a life.” She has been an active blood donor since the last 5 years in camps organised by the Rotary Club with Apeejay schools .

Ms. Neeru Dhall, Primary teacher at Apeejay Svran Global School, Faridabad says, “Whenever you get a chance, you must donate blood and make a difference in someone’s life. I feel proud to become a donor today.”

Teachers Ms. Seema Vaidya, TGT English and Ms. Shilpa Maitra, TGT Geography from Apeejay School, Faridabad were present. “I feel on the top of the world to donate blood today and we are expecting our parents and students to be part of the camp today, ” says Ms. Maitra. “Despite everyone’s busy schedules, they have taken the time and effort to be here, and I think that is great,” adds Ms. Moumita Mallik Sen, Interact Club in-charge and TGT English from Apeejay School, Panchsheel Park.  

Mrini Devnani is a Senior Correspondent and Marketing Coordinator at Newsroom. She covers student achievements, interviews and contributions for the website. She was a former Correspondent covering Edutech for the India Today Group, and has passion for Social Media and Digital Marketing. You can reach her at [email protected]

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