Indo-Pak peace groups organise ‘Peshawar solidarity blood donation’ in Delhi

By TCN News,

New Delhi: In solidarity with victims of Peshawar school attack, a blood donation drive was organized by Aaghaz-e-Dosti, Aman ki Asha and Gandhi Global Family at Indian Red Cross Society headquarters at the national capital on Saturday.

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Around 30 persons turned up to provide their blood for the cause. Organisers said, “It is a way to express our solidarity with victims of inhumanity.”

Indo-Pak peace groups organise ‘Peshawar solidarity blood donation’ in Delhi

At a time when every effort counts and every solidarity matters, one can see that how the people all over India came in support of victims, condemned the attack and expressed their solidarity in this moment of grief.

“We too participated in these events and we tried to invite people, the common mass to come and join through blood donation. We organized it with the very objective that by this way, we can really be helpful in saving someone’s life and it will be solidarity with those who lost their lives. We want to convey that we respect life and we are against all those who do not respect it. We would like to convey that we all are part of a human family and we stand against all inhumane activities,” the joint statement noted.

People participated from all walks of life and many among them were first time donors who registered their solidarity. Few elderly people who could not donate blood due to age factor, also reached in solidarity. 81 year old Secretary General of South Asia Fraternity, Mr. Satyapal was one of them.

It is observed that in this moment, there is a need to register the solidarity with people of Pakistan, as it was an attack upon humanity through which we all are associated regardless of all region, religion or any other identity. People in India and Pakistan are close to each other by heart, schools and organizations in all over India had already expressed their solidarity through observing silence, candle vigils and other ways.

Indo-Pak peace groups organise ‘Peshawar solidarity blood donation’ in Delhi

“We, as a campaign, have seen a flood of messages on our social media accounts and emails from various people to express their solidarity. Now, we are organizing a blood donation camp to express our solidarity and to provide a space to everyone to come and to register their solidarity. With the blood donation, there is a message of love and duty that we all keep within our hearts towards another human being,” they noted.

“With this blood donation drive, we had registered our protest against those who do not respect lives, as we know that our blood will be helpful for lives who are in need. Blood donation drive is a purposeful towards spreading the message of peace, friendship and unity, towards standing together with the feeling of ‘us’. It is true that these blood, that will be donated on the day by people of various identities in terms of religion, region and others, will be utilized by people who are in need regardless of their identity.”