The NSS and Red Cross unit of Government Degree College, Kalakote today organized an Online Poster Making Competition to celebrate World Blood Donor day under the supervision of Principal of the College, Prof. (Dr.) Romesh Kumar Gupta.The themes of the competition were "Safe blood for all and importance of sanitization in COVID-19". The reason behind selecting these themes was to aware students about blood donation and its importance and also to encourage them to maintain proper hygiene to combat covid- 19.Speaking on the occasion through Zoom, the Principal awarded students about the importance of this day and the importance of donating blood. World blood donor day is observed every year on 14th June and the day is celebrated to promote blood donation among people and to make them learn the benefits of donating blood.Principal said that “By donating blood, you are not only saving someone else’s life but also keeping your own body in a good state. There have been many pieces of research that have revealed that by donating blood, you remain physically and mentally healthy.
So, each of us must donate blood at least once in a year”.To make this event successful, the College's NSS and Red Cross unit actively participated in the online poster making competition. The unit aims to enable communities to reduce their vulnerability to diseases and prepare for and respond to public health crises. Students also took an online pledge to donate blood in the times of need.The College Principal lauded the active participation of each student and also distributed E-certificate to all the participants. It is pertinent to mention here that Baljeet, student of GDC Kalakote, secured the first position in the competition. He has very creatively depicted the importance of Blood donation while Ashu Devi and Asif Karim bagged the second and third position respectively. Students were judged according to the originality and creativity. Vijay Attri, Ex. Asst. Dean Cultural Affairs, University of Jammu was judge of the competition.Competition was organized by NSS and Red Cross Programme Officer of the college, Prof. Sachin Kumar Bhagat. To make this competition successful, the efforts made by Prof. Anayat Ullah Khan, Prof. Shivani Thakur, PTI Dinesh Sharma and Manoj Kumar Sharma were lauded by Prof. (Dr.) Romesh Kumar Gupta, Principal of the College.