Amritsar: Students and faculty of DAV College, Amritsar, organised a blood donation camp in association with KVI Blood Bank. The camp aimed to encourage the youth to step forward and donate blood as city face a shortage of blood. Vikas Soni, a youth Congress leader, attended the programme as the chief guest and acknowledged the efforts of the college in taking up this noble cause. “Excuses never save lives but donating and contributing does,” said Vikas Soni while addressing students at the campus. Dr Rajesh Kumar, Principal of College, said, “As an institution driven by values of being caring and compassionate, we feel proud of our students for undertaking this healthcare cause which is the current need of the hour, along with spreading awareness about the importance of donating blood.” Over 100 donors participated in the cause while strictly following the Covid-19 guidelines. NCC and NSS volunteers participated with zeal and enthusiasm in the camp.
Voter awareness campaign
A district- level SVEEP team, led by Prabhjot Kaur, librarian, District Library, visited Hindu Sabha College, Hindu Sabha School and Saraswati Senior Secondary School (Girls) and had a direct interaction with more than 400 students. Addressing the students, Prabhjot Kaur said students are the backbone of our society and without their participation a healthy society cannot be imagined. She said today is the age of information technology and every youth is using internet and social media. Prabhjot Kaur praised the efforts being made by the administration. She said the voter awareness campaign for the registration of new voters was showing good results and there was a huge enthusiasm among the eligible youth to cast their votes.
Speech, essay competitions
District-level speech (college) and essay (school) competitions were conducted at Government Senior Secondary Smart School (Girls), Mall Road, as part of a series of activities related to smooth voter education and electoral participation. Principal of Government Senior Secondary Smart School (Girls), Mall Road Mandeep Kaur said only with the strengthening of democracy our country can move forward on the path of progress and elections are an important link in the democratic structure. She apprised the students of Election Commission toll-free number. Sahib Singh of Kot Baba Deep Singh stood first, Supreet Kaur of Dashmesh Nagar won the second place and Ankush Rajput of Town Hall won the third prize. TNS
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