Bhubaneswar:19/4/19: Souls for Solace Society, the social welfare society of Students Gymkhana, IIT Bhubaneswar in association with the Odisha State Medical Corporation (OSMC), Odisha Blood Transfusion Council (OBTC) and Capital Hospital, Bhubaneswar organized UMEED-The Blood donation camp at its Community Centre located in its Campus.  Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar greeted the occasion to encourage the students, IIT Bhubaneswar for organizing the Blood Donation Camp.

Speaking on the occasion, Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar appreciated the initiative taken by the Souls for Solace Society of Students and extend all support from the Institute for the cause.  We strongly believe in sensitizing our students towards developing social sensitivities and strong need for blood donation drives in amongst youth of the country towards the cause. It is certainly a good way to solve the problem of blood shortage in India. At, IIT Bhubaneswar, we are always committed to the welfare of the society and nation at large.

The dive saw close to 200 students, faculty and staff members coming together in large nos. to donate blood for a noble cause. Volunteers helped the people and gave moral support to the people donating blood. Donors were provided with the juice, biscuits and fruits. The samples were carefully sealed and transported to the Blood bank of Capital hospital, Khorda. This camp helped students in getting awareness about their social responsibilities and showed enthusiastic participation for the same.

“Someone lives when someone donates. Sympathy alone cannot save people in chronic conditions, but blood can. A drop of blood donated is a life saved, and this was the stronghold that guided our students into an impressive turnout for the cause” said Prof. R.V. Raja Kumar, Director, IIT Bhubaneswar. Also present at the occasion were Prof. V.R. Pedireddi, Dean, Student Affairs, Dr. Sankarsan Mohapatra, President, Student Gymkhana and Dr. Mansoor Ahmed Khan, Medical Officer, IIT Bhubaneswar.


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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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