Techies spurn yet another Blood Camp


Tvm: In what has become a routine affair, the techies in the city ignored yet another voluntary blood donation camp organised in Trivandrum today as part of the World Health Day Celebrations.

The mega Blood Donation Camp, which was open to people from all walks of life, saw good participation from students, government employees, employees from a FM station and even journalists, among others. About 250 persons including 146 students from IKM, Adoor donated blood voluntarily.
But the most conspicuous absentees were the Techies from Technopark. Talking to Kerala IT News, Baby P S, PRO of Terumo Penpol, the main organiser of the event said, “With about 25,000 employees in Technopark, we were expecting a good turnout but surprisingly none came. Most of them are young and energetic but looks like they are ignoring their social responsibility!”
Many techies from companies like Infosys and TCS said that they would have participated if the blood donation camp was held in Technopark. Going to the city during office hours was not feasible for them. But this looks like a lame excuse going by the lukewarm response to the Tech Life Health celebrations happening this week in Technopark.

UST Global, one of the leading companies in Technopark, has in the past arranged to send a small group of their software engineers for such blood donation camps but this year there was nobody. Apparently, the PM who used to coordinate this activity has gone onsite.

The Blood donation camp was organised by Terumo Penpol in association with the All Kerala Blood Donors Society and the Kerala Aids Control Society with assistance from the Blood Banks of Medical College Hospital, Regional Cancer Centre and the Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute for Medical Sciences, who will benefit from the blood collected during the camp.

Guess, it’s time the techies wake up to the realities of life and be more responsible citizens.

Anil Philip
Kerala IT News


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