Speech of Mahaswamiji Siddhalinga on the Occasion of Inaguration of New Premises of Rastrotthana Blood Centre

Blood Donation Drives – an emergency requirement of the present times

Siddhalinga MahaswamiJi

The presence of Sri Jayantilal Nagardas Shah who is the principal sponsorer for Rashtrotthana Blood Centre and Sri S. R. Ramaswamy, President of Rashtrotthana Parishat graced with their presence in the occasion.

Blood Donation has much more demand in the society than the vidya dana and Anna dana and also it is essential for the each and every human being. This life saving gesture needs overwhelming support from the people – Said Siddalinga Mahaswamiji, President of Siddaganga Math, Tumkur in the occasion of Inauguration function of New premises of Rashtrotthana Blood Ccentre at Gavipuram Guttahalli, Near Gavipuram Gavigangadeshwara temple, Bangalore.

Henceforth Blood Donation requires more concerted efforts to organize blood donation drive in large no. and scales comparatively to the present drives.

Siddalinga Mahaswamiji said “Sacrifice and Service are the two qualities unique to our Nation Bharath. A human being can get education anywhere. But the much needed Samskaras or Values and Cultural Sensitivity that is the most basic and fundamental requirement for the wellbeing of any human being are instilled by Rashtrotthana Parishat”.

Rashtrotthana Blood Centre is one of the major activities of Rashtrotthana Parishat has been singly responsible for saving the lives of lakhs of people. It is the labor of love and efforts of hundreds of individuals. The fact that Rashtrotthana Blood Centre has been able to collect more than 4 lakhs voluntary blood donations might be a Guinness world record among most blood collected among non-governmental organizations.

Sri V. Nagaraj, RSS Dakshina Madhya Kshetra sanghachalal said on the occasion, Our Lives must be for the benefit to others. It is easy to pay the debt of our parents. The debt we own from the society will be able to repay only through Seva (Service).

On the Occasion, Sri N. Dinesh Hegde, General Secretary of Rashtrotthana Parishat heartly welcomes the guest. Introduced the Blood Centre by their speak “Rashtrotthana Blood Centre has been functioning for the past 26 years. The objective is that any request from the patient attender would not go away with empty hand. Accurately 4289 blood donation camps have been conducted with overall 2.75 lakhs donors and 7.41 units of blood have been collected. More than 7 lakh units of blood have been distributed to the beneficiaries, in that 40% have been given to government hospitals. The rate of the blood unit is lesser than the government fixed rate”.

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