Bathinda, June 23 – Blood Donation is a great act of kindness. The Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and Technology, Maharaja Ranjit Singh Punjab Technical University (MRSPTU) , Bathinda organized an online National Level Poster Making Competition on the theme “Significance & Benefits of Blood Donation” on the account of World Blood Donor Day. This was organized in association with the NSS unit of the MRSPTU.
More than 100 candidates from various parts of the country participated and gave their best making the event a huge success. The response of the participants was really overwhelming. The event was efficiently organized under the guidance of the coordinator of the event, Dr. Amit Bhatia, Associate Professor, DoPST, MRSPTU, Bathinda, by the student coordinators Ms. Shivani Pannu, Ms. Rupali, Mr. Shivam Bhadauria. All faculty members including the Head of Department, Dr. Rahul Deshmukh, Dr. Ashish Baldi, and Dr. Uttam Kumar Mandal graced the occasion with their presence.
Dr. Rahul in his remarks mentions and highlights the University and Department and opportunities available for the students.
Dr. Ashish Baldi, Professor, and Dean, Research and Development, MRSPTU graced the event and encouraged the participants to participate in blood donation without any hindrance and fear.
Dr. Meenu Arora, In-charge NSS, MRSPTU, also highlighted the importance of blood donation and emphasized generating a database for blood donors of the university.
Dr. Amit in his address gave an overview of the event and applauded the efforts of students as well as faculty members in organizing the event.
All the posters were judged by Ms. Simran Chaurasia, Ms. Shilpa Thakur and Mr. Sachin Kumar faculty members working in the department.
The winners for the competition announced were:
Ms. Sanchi (Laureate Institute of Pharmacy, Himachal Pradesh) and Mr. Parampreet Singh (MRSPTU, Bathinda) were declared as the winners of the competition.
Mr. Prince Thakur (Laureate Institute of Pharmacy, Himachal Pradesh) and Ms. Ritika (MRSPTU Bathinda) were selected as the 1st runner-up.
Ms. Nancy (Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Haryana) and Ms. Juhi (MRSPTU, Bathinda) were declared as 2nd runner up.
Ms. Megha & Mr. Parveen and Ms. Varasha (Bhagat Phool Singh Mahila Vishwavidyalaya, Haryana). Ms. Nivedita (GZSCCET, MRSPTU) and Ms. Divya along with Mr. Bedanta (MRSPTU, Bathinda) were adjudged for consolation prizes. The event was successfully concluded by taking the pledge to donate blood by all participants.
Apart from Celebrating Blood Donor Day, rich tributes were also paid to Sri Guru Arjan Dev Ji to mark the unparalleled martyrdom day of the great Guru.