Keeping in tune with an intense social responsibility, the Red Ribbon Club of Swami Premanand Mahavidyalaya, Mukerian has taken the initiative to observe “World Thalassaemia week” from May 8 to May 14. This year’s theme for the International Thalassaemia Day was “Be Aware, Share, Care”. The objective of this event was to disseminate awareness about the myths and facts about Thalassaemia. At the outset of the event Principal Dr. Sameer Sharma talked about Thalassemia, a potentially life-threatening yet preventable disorder, which has many societal misperceptions about it. Adding to that the aim of the event is not only to create awareness about thalassaemia but also to honour and strengthen those who are suffering from this terrible disease. Apprising the students, Dr. Gurpreet Kaur, Head, Department of Biology said Thalassemia is an inherited blood disorder in which the body fails to create enough haemoglobin, resulting in the weakening and destruction of red blood cells. Dr. Arun Kumar, Head, Department of Physics extolled the efforts of the Red Ribbon Club for organising informative lectures on such pertinent topics. The event was efficiently and effectively moderated by Asst. Prof. Tarandeep Kaur. The session ended with a vote thanks proposed by Asst. Prof. Anuradha (Dean, Red Ribbon & Youth Club). Dr. Anjana Dadwal, Asst. Prof. Sonia Aggarwal, Asst. Prof. Mandeep, Asst. Prof. Sukhpal, Asst. Prof. Ajay, and Ms. Neha were also present at the event.
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