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Sonamura’s Emergency Blood Group celebrates fifth anniversary: A call to action for international patients


By TC News Desk

Agartala, 21st June 2024:  In a significant appeal to the local community, the sub-divisional magistrate of Sonamura  sub-division Arup Deb urged the members of Sonamura’s Emergency Blood Group to extend their life-saving services to those seeking medical treatment abroad. This call to action was made during the inauguration of the group’s fifth-anniversary celebration held on Friday.

The anniversary event took place in the hall of the Sonamura Nagar Panchayat office, where community leaders and members gathered to commemorate the remarkable achievements of the Emergency Blood Group. Reflecting on the journey that began five years ago, Deb highlighted the group’s evolution from a local initiative to a state-wide and cross-border operation.

“Five years back, a handful of dedicated youth from Sonamura took a noble step forward, leveraging WhatsApp to coordinate blood donations for those in need. Today, their altruism transcends the boundaries of Sonamura, reaching out to neighboring Assam and even the Comilla district of Bangladesh,” Deb remarked.

The group’s membership has grown exponentially, now boasting over 10,000 members. Their coordinated efforts have successfully provided blood to 3,600 patients over the past five years. In times of medical emergencies, the group’s members rapidly communicate to arrange the necessary blood, demonstrating a profound commitment to saving lives.

A highlight of the ceremony was the recognition of 39-year-old Ansar Ali, who was honored for his extraordinary contribution of donating blood 51 times. “It’s not just about the numbers; it’s about the lives we touch and the hope we bring,” Ali said, receiving his accolade.

The event also saw felicitations for Abhijit Vardhan, Editor of the Sonamura Press Club, and Mohammad Mamun, acknowledging their support and contributions to the cause. Prominent figures in attendance included eminent teacher Narayan Chandra Saha, Dr. Parthapratim Das, in-charge of the Sonamura Community Health Center, retired doctor Krishan Chandra Roy, and Sonamura Nagar Panchayat Commissioner Jahar Das, among others.

Expressing his gratitude, Deb concluded, “The efforts of this group exemplify the spirit of selflessness and community service. Let us now rise to the occasion and ensure that our assistance knows no boundaries, reaching even those who seek treatment beyond our state.”

The ceremony was a poignant reminder of the power of community solidarity and the impact of collective action, inspiring many to contribute to this life-saving mission.

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