In it’s move to accelerate the CSR activities in the peripheral villages of Joda and Barbil, the Essel Mining & Industries Limited (EMIL) has organised a three-day long Mega Blood Donation Camp in Jiling, Kasia and Barbil area from 27th July to 30th July. In this mega camp a total of 333 blood donors have donated blood which was an unprecedented record achievement in the region since last 7 years. The Blood donation camp was organised in collaboration with Orissa Red cross Blood Bank .
Mr. Alekh Kumar Sethi, the District Social welfare Officer (DSWO) inaugurated the camp in Kasia & Mr. Sashank Sekhar Dash the Tehsildar ,Barbil inaugurated the camp in Barbil . In Jilling the number of donors were 41, where as in Kasia and Barbil it was 108 & 184 respectively. 90% donors were from the contract workers & community and 10% from EMIL. Dr. Deepankar Sathpathy (Medical officer), Red cross Blood Bank along with his team was present during the camp . The camp witnessed the spontaneous flow of the donors from the Day 1.
The Joint President of EMIL Mr P K Panda also paid a visit to the Camp organised at Barbil and appreciated and encouraged the donors. By donating the blood, the donors are saving the life of the lots of people and contributing greatly to the mankind, said Mr Panda to the donors.
A donor, said “I was initially a bit sceptical about donating blood. But seeing the response of the people here, I realised this is my best chance to start and I made up my mind to donate. I feel really proud of myself and will be a regular blood donor.”
It is worthwhile to mention here that EMIL is always committed to giving back to the society and has been undertaking a number of CSR activities under the Aditya Birla Jana Seva Trust (ABJST) in the arena of livelihood, education and health care for the people of the Keonjhar district which is largely accepted as well as appreciated by the people.