BENGALURU: The 1 Karnataka air squadron of NCC and St Joseph’s College (autonomous) on Wednesday organised a blood donation camp as part of the NCC Day activities.
The camp, organised at St Joseph’s campus, managed to collect more than 200 units of blood that was donated to the Victoria Hospital Burns Unit. The organisers, quoting estimates, said that the burns ward at the government hospital sees at least four women — mostly dowry harassment cases — being admitted with burn injuries each day.
“They find it difficult to get blood,” sqd leader (Dr) Paul Newman said in a statement, adding that the camp started at 10am and continued till 6pm.
“Air wing NCC Cadets from the air squadron took part along with a few cadets from 1 Karnataka armoured squadron. The commanding officer of 1 Karnataka air squadron, Group Captain S Kundu inaugurated the camp,” the statement added.
Victor Lobo, principal, St Joseph’s College, said blood donation was important not just as a social cause but also as a patriotic gesture and responsibility of every student. Newman, who organised the camp said it was part of the squadron’s endeavour to bring social consciousness, awareness and encourage NCC cadets.