A blood donation camp was organized by the Jammu & Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre under the aegis of the Chinar Corps, at their campus in Rangreth, Srinagar today, defence spokesman said in a statement. Lieutenant General Satish Kumar Dua, GOC Chinar Corps inaugurated the Blood Donation Camp for the noble cause.The spokesman said that during the devastating floods in the valley in first week of September 2014, Army had overwhelmingly contributed to the rescue and relief activities in the Valley. “After Operation Megh Rahat culminated, the Army, out of its deep concern for the Awam, further extended its help and donated blood in multiple camps organized across the valley.
Today, a year after the floods, the Chinar Corps again took up this honourable cause of donating blood for the locals and help the hospitals to look after the needy and ailing patients of Kashmir, besides sending a message of confidence, faith and reassurance from the Army, reaffirming their support to each and every citizen from J&K,” the statement read.Lt Gen Satish Kumar Dua inaugurated the camp, being the first one to donate blood and later while addressing the gathering he said “The Army is ever committed to the safety and welfare of the Awaam will ensure that the people of Kashmir are safe”. Approximately 500 Army persons from Jammu and Kashmir Light Infantry Regimental Centre donated their blood to representatives of various Hospitals including LD Hospital and SMHS Hospital.Lt Gen Satish Kumar Dua who is also from the JAK LI Regiment, added “Our boys hail from this very state of Jammu & Kashmir, which has a long tradition of strength, service and assistance, an essence derived from Kashmiriat. The boys therefore feel an inner inspiration to contribute back to their motherland, which has given them so much”. (KNS)