A blood donation camp was organised today at the Jama Masjid at Khurram Nagar Chowki in Lucknow, in a bid to promote religious equality.
The masjid council claimed it was the first time a blood donation camp was held in a mosque, in Lucknow. Around 100 units of blood were collected and distributed to government blood banks in the state capital.
People from all religions and faiths turned up in good numbers to donate blood. Several civic groups and organisations—Aligarh Muslim University Old Boys Association, Adam's Mall, Association of Muslim Professionals, Insaniyat and Ahsan Foundation, to name a few—took part in the drive.
“Every religion advocates humanitarian values,” said Ajay Uprety, state information commissioner, who was the chief guest at the event. “Donating blood saves human lives. Such events should be organised on a regular basis.”
The blood donation camp gives a positive message to the society and helps in building positivity in the country, Uprety said.
As an organiser quipped, "all the blood was red".