20 volunteers donate blood in Kohima

MLA Dr Tseilhoutuo  Rhutso with others during Blood Donation Day in Kohima on October 1.

MLA Dr Tseilhoutuo Rhutso with others during Blood Donation Day in Kohima on October 1.

Our Correspondent
Kohima | October 1

Nagaland along with the rest of the country today observed National Voluntary Blood Donation Day.

In the state capital Kohima, it was held at Kohima College under the aegis of Voluntary Blood Donors Association Kohima in collaboration with Kohima College, Blood Centre (NHAK), India Red Cross Society (Nagaland Branch), NSBTC, and the Government of Nagaland.

A total of 20 individuals donated blood, while 51 underwent blood grouping during the program.

Gracing the occasion as the special guest, Dr Tseilhoutuo (Ato) Rhutso, MLA 9th Kohima Town AC, emphasized the importance of blood donation and encouraged students to come forward and participate. He also announced that individuals who donated blood in today’s programme would receive one-time free consultation for up to one year at his KOHIMAS Hospital, Kohima.

Meghraj Lama, General Secretary, VBDAK, emphasized the significance of the day, highlighting its role in promoting voluntary blood donation and its core objectives.

Additionally, coupons were distributed, allowing donors to enjoy free coffee (one-time) at Ete Coffee, Kohima valid for one year.
Lelo Mero, Co-Owner of Imprint, announced a special concession for VBDAK, stating that any print-related work within the budget of Rs. 2000 would be provided free of cost by the Imprint team.

The programme featured a special performance by Joshua Shohe. Welcome address was delivered by Keneilesa Neikha, Vice Principal, Kohima College; invocation by Viserenuo, Assistant Professor, KCK and vote of thanks by Burakum Ao, Executive Member, VBDAK. The programme was chaired by Sentisangla, Assistant Professor at Kohima College, Kohima.