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Education minister inagurates Kargil Vijay Diwas Blood Donation Drive organised by Gujarat NCC directorate

In continuation with the various events to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas, Gujarat NCC Directorate organized the Kargil Vijay Diwas Blood Donation Drive

Education minister inagurates Kargil Vijay Diwas Blood Donation Drive organised by Gujarat NCC directorate
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Education minister inagurates Kargil Vijay Diwas Blood Donation Drive organised by Gujarat NCC directorate

In continuation with the various events to commemorate the 22nd anniversary of the Kargil Vijay Diwas, Gujarat NCC Directorate organized the Kargil Vijay Diwas Blood Donation Drive on 26 July 21 to express gratitude and show solidarity with the valiant soldiers of the Indian Army, who sacrificed their lives towards safeguarding the honour of the country and those who are presently safeguarding the borders. A total of 500 cadets voluntarily donated blood at similar Blood Donation Drives organised at Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Jamnagar , Rajkot and VV Nagar on the same day.

Bhupendrasinh Chudasama, Education Minister of Gujarat was the Chief Guest for the event, held at NCC Group Headquarters, Ahmedabad. He was presented with a Guard of Honour by the NCC cadets and later addressed the NCC cadets and lauded their contribution to the upliftment of social causes.

As a run up to this function, around 30,000 handmade greeting cards prepared by NCC cadets of Gujarat were flagged off on 17 July 2021 by the Chief Minister of Gujarat and were sent to Udhampur under the aegis of the Western Railways on 18 July 2021. These cards were received by Lieutenant General YK Joshi, UYSM, AVSM, VrC, SM, GOC-in-C, Headquarters Northern Command on 20 July 2021 and were distributed to the soldiers on the Kargil Borders between 20- 25 July 2021

This goodwill gesture from the NCC cadets of Gujarat, as part of the Northern Commands #IndiaSalutesKargilHeroes, has been much appreciated by the soldiers and has added happiness and colour to their day on the various posts.

With this the Phase 5 of the #EkMaiSauKeLiye Campaign, "Kargil Ke Veeron Ko Gujarat Ka Aabhaar", ends on 26 July 2021. Phase 6 of the #EkMaiSauKeLiye Campaign will soon commence, as part of the social service and community development responsibility of the NCC cadets towards nation building.

Major General Arvind Kapoor, Additional Director General, NCC, Gujarat, Dadra Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu thanked the Education Minister for his continued and wholehearted support in all activities of the Gujarat NCC Directorate. Indian Red Cross Society and medical staff of B.J. Medical College, Ahmedababd rendered technical support in organizing the blood donation camp.

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