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Don Bosco College Tura Organises Eye Check Up and Blood Donation Camp

By Father George Plathottam
Students attending the blood donation camp at Don Bosco college, Tura going through the screening test.
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Guwahati, Aug. 17. Don Bosco College, Tura, held a two-day programme to create awareness among students on their social responsibility and service to the needy. The programme consisted of an eye check-up camp and a blood donation pledge camp and a cleanship campaign, August 12-13.
The eye camp was led by Dr.Swapna Sarkar and her team from the Tura Civil Hospital. Some 200 students and people from the neighbouring villages had their eyes examined by the team. The team has promised to conduct free cataract operations for those who need them.
The blood donation pledge witnessed more than 400 students signing up forms with an undertaking to donate their blood to the needy patients on request of the hospitals or patients. Sr Prabha and the staff of the Holy Cross Hospital, Tura, conducted an awareness workshop and checked blood groups of students.

The programme was led by the management and staff of the college with the active collaboration of the student leaders of the college. The twofold aim of the programme was to sensitise the students on issues of civic and social responsibility and to reach out to the needy people of the neighbourhood.

The students undertook a cleanship drive in and around the college premises in keeping with the spirit of Swach Bharat. The event was also to commemorate the nation's Independence Day.

The three events witnessed great teamwork and spirit of collaboration among the staff and students. They ably assisted the medical teams and helped the people from the neighbourhood and participated in the cleanship campaign. It was moving to witness the generosity of more than 400 students of the college who signed up a pledge to donate their blood to the needy.
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