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Rotary club of Palmgrove Estate organises blood donation camp



ROTARY Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate in its giant stride organised a blood donation camp with anemia, diabetic and hemoglobin tests in collaboration with Bhojpuri Pariwar, Nigeria and Oriya Samaj of Nigeria (OSAN) with a target of 110 bags to commemorate the existence of Rotary International that celebrated its 110 years anniversary yesterday.

The colourful event was participated by the District Governor, Rotary International, Lagos and Ogun States, Dr. Dele Balogun, past District Governors including Dr. Kamoru Omotosho, Olugbenga Olowu as well as the President of the Club, Ramesh Biswal, past Presidents, Naranbhai Patel, Dr. Alex Thomopulos, Mukesh Bhatt, Suman Ramesh among others.  

In his comments, Balogun said it was good that the Rotary International clocked 110 years and to commemorate this, many other clubs like the Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate would be carrying out some projects.

He reiterated the commitment of Rotary International as an organization that goes about doing good being guided by its four-way test: Is it truth? Is it fair to all concerned? Will it build good will and better friendship? Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Balogun described blood as ‘life’, adding that 110 bags would definitely save more than 200 lives.

“Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate has deemed it to donate blood and we seize this occasion to encourage all Nigerians to donate blood to save lives.

“I am assuring you by virtue of my profession, as a medical doctor that the more you give, the more you receive because the body will replenish it.  

“I personally enjoy donating blood and I will also donate today.

“Rotary Club of Lagos Palmgrove Estate has done a lot this year and the previous year and I am not surprised that more people are joining the club.

“I am also using this medium, especially this occasion of Rotary International celebrating 110 years of existence to invite more people to join us with a view to serving more people” he said.

In his comment, Biswal said the club has always been conscious of Rotary International motto for the year “service above self” and being guided by this has organized the blood camp to commemorate the 110 years Anniversary of Rotary International.

“We remain focus in other six areas and that is why we are clamouring for more members, wooing the Indian Community to become members so that we can serve more people.

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