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“Tum mujhe khoon deo, hum tumhe azadi denge” (give me bloods, I will give you freedom), the historical appeal of great Indian freedom fighter, Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose has been adopted by local chapter of Bihar Bengalee Association (BBA) here since long.
BBA, Bhagalpur has been adopting the strategy of promotion of blood donation for the greater cause of humanity.
Today on the occasion of the birth anniversary of Bose, BBA organized a mega blood donation camp at Durga Charan primary school campus which this morning inaugurated by district magistrate, Bhagalpur, Pranav Kumar. The silent feature of the mega blood donation camp where more than 160 units of bloods have been collected, was majority of women and tender aged girls come forward and donated bloods equally.
“We could not give bloods to Netaji who is no more or for having freedom but we could still have the opportunity to donate our bloods for the cause of the society -for saving many lives, proudly claimed Boby Devnath, a homemaker here. She along with dozens home makers and young girls today donated bloods in the camp organized here. “We all have done a noble work today, proudly said Amita Moitra, former senior teacher at Tilka Manjhi Bhagalpur University (TMBU).
For the first time we are donating the bloods, it is little bit painful but we gathered courage from the portrait of Netaji which is put in the camp and secondly we are feeling proud to donate our bloods for the cause of any needy person today, most of the girls who today donated bloods first time, acclaimed proudly.
Such was the sprite among women and young girls who actively participated in celebrating Netajis birth anniversary. Due to adverse health condition I did not donate bloods today but I participated in the morning procession and presently looking after the blood donors, pointed out Chabi Roy, a private school teacher.
Uttam Devnath and Nirupam Kanti Pal, two members of BBA, Bhagalpur and noted activists in blood donation movements initiated by BBA here, said that their efforts for organizing such mega camps and also for motivating mass for blood donations, has a positive outcome. “People especially women willingly come forward here for blood donation and our venture for blood donation recently echoed at the floors of Rajya Sabha when a Rajya Sabha member projected our activities during the session,” pointed Devnath.
DM, Bhagalpur today appreciated the efforts taken by BBA, Bhagalpur and said the name of Bhagalpur has been highlighted due to such activities. “On the occasion of the birth anniversary of Netaji today which has been celebrating as national Desh Prem Diwas. Such organization for a noble cause is indeed a great achievement for Bhagalpur and its citizens here,” he pointed out.
Earlier in the morning today, BBA, Bhagalpur has organized a colourful Prabhat Feri (morning procession) with hundreds of school students from different schools who participated in it. The Prabhat Feri was taken out by BBA from Durga Charan High school campus. Senior superintendent of police, Bhagalpur, Ashish Bhrati flagged off the Prabhat Feri and hundreds of people from different walks of lives including sizable number of women and
members from different social bodies participated in the Prabhat Feri. The streets of the city on which the procession passed, had witnessed the unique events in which the participants were marching on the tune of band “Kadam Kadam baharaya ja…”, the anthem of Netaji’s Indian national army (INA). After moving different roads in the city, the procession concluded at the statue of Nataji at local Lajpat park premises here where the statute of Netaji was garlanded.
Netaji’s birth anniversary has been celebrated here with great enthusiasm by different educational institutions, social bodies and political party like BJP. Party’s national spokesperson, Syed Shahnawaz Hussain also garlanded the statue of Netaji at Lajpat park this morning.
Lajpath park here has associated with the memories of Netaji. Netaji here addressed a big crowd on February 2, 1940 and focused on the need of establishing a free India with ‘Purna Swraj’. During seventies, Late Swmi Madhavanand Puri, the founder of Ramakrishna Ashram, Bhagalpur managed to install a statue of Netaji. Earlier, Subhash Sangh, a local club here used to organize morning procession on January 23 every year which finally taken
hand by BBA, Bhagalpur. But in early seventies, two brothers, Raja Tapan Ghosh and Tapash Ghosh of Kheya cultural group, a body of people
associated with different cultural activists initiated for taken out procession on the day to commemorate Netaji’s birthday every year with some residents of Manik Sarkar locality here.