• Thu. May 30th, 2024

Mizoram Chief Minister inaugurated mega month long blood donation drive

The General Administration Department of the Government of Mizoram, in collaboration with the Association for Voluntary Blood Donation (AVBD) and the Central YMA, is conducting a month-long mega blood donation drive in June 2023 to commemorate Remna Ni.

The inaugural function was held yesterday at Dawrpui Multipurpose Hall, with the presence of the Chief Minister of Mizoram, Zoramthanga, as the Chief Guest.

In his inaugural address, the Chief Minister emphasized the importance of the mega blood donation camp, as an opportunity to be a blessing to those in need. He emphasized the significance of Remna Ni, which marks the day when the Mizoram Peace Accord was signed.

The Chief Minister mentioned that during the period of insurgency, many young people made great sacrifices, giving up their lives for the cause. He acknowledged that the entire state of Mizoram endured immense suffering during that challenging time. The Chief Minister stated that the region, which was once the most tumultuous in the entire North East, has now become the most peaceful state.

He expressed that the challenges Mizoram faced in the past have prepared its people to empathize with others who are going through difficulties, making them ever ready to extend help to those in need. He emphasized that it is fitting to celebrate Remna Ni and honour those who sacrificed their lives by donating blood to save the lives of others. The Chief Minister made a heartfelt appeal to the public to come forward and donate blood, highlighting the importance of this act of generosity and compassion.

GAD Commissioner & Secretary, K. Lalthawmmawia, also addressed the gathering, emphasizing the importance of Remna Ni and reflecting on the challenges faced by the people during the insurgency period.

He highlighted the transformative journey towards development that began with the signing of the peace accord. He urged the people to cherish, preserve and nurture peace, emphasizing its value and the need to safeguard it. The Secretary announced that the departments under the Govt. of Mizoram, in collaboration with affiliated associations and societies will celebrate Remna Ni by conducting a series of activities and events, during the month of June.

The Mega Blood Donation Month is one of the significant events included in the celebration, he added.

The President of CYMA, Pu R. Lalngheta, appealed to the members of the YMA to actively take part in the blood donation drive and contribute to saving the lives of patients in need.

AVBD President C. Lalnunnema presided over the inaugural event, and high school students aged 18 and above initiated the blood donation camp by donating blood.

The month-long celebration of Remna Ni will include various activities such as district-level essay writing competition for Higher Secondary students, painting and photo exhibition by the Department of I&PR, tree sapling planting by the Forests Department, cleanliness drives at all District Headquarters by UD&PA, digital flyer and short video competitions, and blood donation drives in all districts.

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