A total of 778 units of blood was collected during blood donation camps held at the ten different locations of tricity to mark the 57th birthday of BJP stalwart Sanjay Tandon. Competent Foundation tied up with all the tricity’s blood banks - PGI Blood Bank, GMCH-32 Blood Center, GMSH-16, Rotary Blood Bank, Mohali and Panchkula based Civil Hospitals to make it as the biggest ever blood donation camp during the Corona pandemic. Those who donated blood included regular donors, party workers and executive members, employees and staff. The camp was organized in collaboration with Bhartiya Mazdoor Sangh, Laghu Udyog Bharti, National Corruption Control and Human Welfare Organization at Zakir Hall and Blood Bank, PGI, Rotary Blood Bank, Sector 37, Shiv Manas Mandir, Industrial Area, Phase 2, Chandigarh Community Centre, Sector 43, Mauli Jagran Dispensary and offices of Competitive Synergy & Stan Professionals at Mohali. All the blood donors were presented with certificates and mementoes by organizers along with bottles of sanitizers and masks by Sanjay Tandon.Earlier, camps were inaugurated by Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Railways and Commerce & Industry, via webinar in the presence of Gopal Krishna Agarwal, BJP's national spokesperson for economic affairs, Sanjay Tandon and his wife Priya Tandon. This session was featured by a talk on Atma-Nirbhar Bharat wherein Goyal emphasized that even though Corona has shocked the world, this pandemic has opened the eyes of all and has forced each to embellish their life and lifestyle once again.
He lauded that the way India fought against Covid by providing excellent recovery rate and track-on smooth economic activities has formed an ideal example to the rest of the world. He assured that under the efficient leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the country will teach more on ‘Atma-nirbharta’ to the world by making more progress. Gopal Krishna Agrawal while congratulating Sanjay Tandon described him as a hero of political and social upliftment along with his commitment towards family and society.Piyush Goyal also released the website sanrays.me, a collection of inspirational stories of Sanjay Tandon and his wife Priya Tandon. The collection of inspirational stories and quotes penned by can be accessed through a website now in which every walk of life can derive inspirations on every subject. While expressing her joy on the occasion, Priya Tandon said that the process of sending inspirational stories and quotes started way back in the year 2000. She said that the website has a compilation of more than 7000 quotes and 800 stories. Prior to this website, the Tandons also wrote a series of seven books of similar inspirational stories. Apart from English, the first three books are also available in Hindi and Telugu. During the lockdown too, the Tandons created videos based on an inspirational story daily and reached people through social media platforms.Later in the evening another webinar - virtual cup of tea was organized in which the party workers, his well-wishers and others expressed their wishes.