BY TC News Desk
Agartala, June 04: Chief Minister Dr. Manik Saha emphasized the significant role played by various clubs in creating a prosperous and positive society, stating that they function as mini-governments alongside their social work initiatives.
In a ceremony held at Swami Vivekananda Club in Bardowali, the Chief Minister inaugurated a blood donation camp and personally donated an ambulance. The financial support for this initiative was provided through the MLA Development Fund.
During his address at the event, the Chief Minister highlighted the blood crisis faced by the state during the recent assembly elections. In response, he urged citizens, including social clubs, schools, and colleges, to voluntarily donate blood.
He stressed the need to collect one percent of the blood supply based on the population, noting that the state currently has approximately 42,000 units of blood available. Out of the 14 blood banks in the state, 12 are government-owned. The Chief Minister also underscored the importance of proper blood storage, as patients suffering from thalassemia, cancer, and hemophilia rely on blood transfusions.
He emphasized that there is no substitute for blood donation and regarded it as the ultimate gift.
Furthermore, the Chief Minister acknowledged that running a club involves more than mere administration, stating that club officials effectively serve as mini-governments. CM Dr Saha encouraged individuals to engage with clubs, as they can address various issues such as family matters and land disputes. He also emphasized the crucial role of social clubs in combatting drug-related problems and praised their positive contributions towards overall development.