Chandigarh : The Centurion Blood Donor of City Beautiful has submitted a Memorandum to the Hon’ble Sh. Pawan Kumar Bansal, Union Railways Minister requesting him to consider granting concession in railways tickets to Star Blood Donors.
The Indian Railways has been presently providing concession at different rates on tickets to Sportspersons, Senior Citizens, Patients, Physically handicap persons, Students, National Award Winners, etc. etc.
On 10.11.2012, the Chairman, PGI Employees Union while congratulating Hon’ble Sh. Pawan Kumar Bansal ji on his elevation as Union Minister of Railways on the felicitation function organized at Tagore Theatre has requested to include Star Blood Donors, who have made or will make at least 25 or 50 or 100 voluntary blood donations at a Govt. Recognised / Government Hospital / Institute Blood Bank in the existing list of special concessions on Railway Tickets. It will be a huge gift to persons who love to give the ‘gift of life’.
The Railways may grant concession at different rates to ‘Star Blood Donors’ in three categories i.e. having 25 or more voluntary blood donation, 50 or more voluntary blood donations and 100 or more voluntary blood donations.
It is hoped that Hon’ble Sh. Pawan Kumar Bansal ji will bring the Indian Railways on ‘track’ and will convert the loss making organisation into a profit making one without putting any extra burden on general public with his professional and political experience to do this miracle. It is further hoped he will agree that ‘if you don’t fully milk the cow, it gets ill’ and it has been really happening with Indian Railways.
It is strongly believed that such a generous and historical step will be highly appreciated by all social, political, health organizations. It is hoped that this kind act will encourage the ‘Star Blood Donors’ and also help to strengthen the Blood Donation Motivation Drive launched by Government agencies and various N.G.Os.