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IDPD Nationwide Campaign on “Health Through Peace”
Carrying forward the decisions of the 10th national conference held at Patna, several activities have been taken up by different state chapters and the students wing of the IDPD.
MEDICAL STUDENTS - DON’T SHED BLOOD, DONATE BLOOD

Nasik (Maharsthra) 21 March
First initiative post national meet by Students Chapter IDPD Maharashtra was taken on 21st march 2016 in form of organizing a BLOOD DONATION CAMP under the banner of IDPD along with the NSS (National Service Scheme) at Dr. Vasantrao Pawar Medical College, Hospital and Research Centre, Nashik, Maharashtra. Nearly around 50 units of blood were collected and later on , the students of IDPD gave a speech on the theme ‘ DON’T SHED BLOOD , DONATE BLOOD ‘ . Later on few interviews were conducted in which specific questions were asked to the audience regarding the menace of war and violence and the disastrous effect of use of nuclear weapons.
Dr Jeetendra Singh , Secretary IDPD appreciated the efforts of students in terms of a novel idea of conducting blood donation camp with a theme ‘ DON’T SHED BLOOD, DONATE BLOOD‘.
To Inspire more students ,the NSR – ANEESH MAINI and the CO- NSR- SHRAVANI HUMBE , themselves donated blood to spread the agenda of IDPD .
This message was well inspiring and was well appreciated by the general masses and students. At conclusion the message of health through peace was conveyed nicely.


Imphal (Manipur) 23 April
As a part of activities, the IDPD, students' chapter, Manipur state organised a blood donation camp at JNIMS(Jawaharlal Nehru institute of medical Sciences, Imphal). The camp was held in association with the blood bank, JNIMS, Imphal on the theme: "DO NOT SHED BLOOD, DONATE BLOOD". The camp started at 9:30am and continued till 1:30pm. In the camp, a total of 60 generous donors donated blood in which the donors were medical undergraduates, nursing students and students from a General College. Earlier two days back, the IDPD students chapter, Manipur went to the Nursing Institute and a General College and interacted with the students telling them about the existence of IDPD students chapter and informed them about the camp. Dr. M. Nara, National Vice President, IDPD too came to the blood bank, JNIMS and interacted with the donors and encouraged them to take part in this kind of noble and selfless activities in future too.

Bathinda (Punjab) 3 May
IDPD Students’ Chapter India, Punjab Wing, Aadesh Medical University , Bathinda organized a Photo Caption Competition at "Global week of Action Against Gun Violence" under the theme of "Time to End the Deadly Flood of Guns ". Many photos were displayed and MBBS students wrote the caption for those pics one in Hindi and one in English . All participants were encouraged and motivated to be Active members of IDPD. Acting Principal Dr A. K. Maria gave the prizes.
1st prize was won by Amolpreet kaur [ IDPD member ] and Anupriya[ IDPD member ] of Rs.1000 each and 2nd prize was won by Dr Dolly [ IDPD member ] and Malika of Rs.500 each and cash prizes being sponsored by Association of Physicians of India Malwa branch .The judges of events were Dr Jaswinder Kaur , Dr Tanvir Kaur Sidhu and Dr Madhu Lata Rana .There were total 48 English caption entries and 49 Hindi caption entries .
All students participated enthusiastically. The event was organized and planned by Dr Onam Gupta ,(MBBS Intern , Co ordinator Small Arms Project) and the team , Harleen, Alfred, Jaswant Jasleen, Gursimran, Gurmehar , Gauri Goswami, Divya phool (2014 batch) , Anupriya , Amolpreet, Navdeep(2013 batch), Kajal, Parteek (2012 batch) and Dolly Aggarwal (2011 batch Intern) and other Student Members.

Amritsar (Punjab) 8 May
An initiative was undertaken by Student Chapter, IDPD Punjab on 8th May, 2016 in association with Blood Bank, Guru Nanak Dev Hospital, Amritsar and Medical Student Association of India (MSAI) at Government Medical College , Amritsar in form of organising a BLOOD DONATION CAMP. As much as 350 units of blood were collected . Later on an interactive session was conducted on the theme "DONT SHED BLOOD , DONATE BLOOD" in which the M.B.B.S. students were acquainted with the current scenario of Nuclear wars in our country and broad and the role Physicians , medical students, Medical activists and war victim campaigners can play towards abolishing the menace of war and spreading the IPPNW and IDPD message of Peace through Health. Also students were sensitized and motivated to join the IDPD movement and get involved which was met with much enthusiasm.
The CO- NSR Ankush Sharma also joined the regime by donating blood with fellow doctors.
Dr. Neeraj Sharma, HOD , Blood Bank, GNDH, Amritsar along with Mr. Satnam Singh, Head, Thalassemia Society , Punjab appreciated and acknowledged the efforts of students who helped in organising and donating blood.
At conclusion, the message of spreading peace and health was conveyed nicely.



ANEESH MAINI - NSR , INDIA