The Indian Catholic Youth Movement Moodbidri Unit in association with KMC Hospital, Mangalore organised a Blood Donation Camp on August 28, 2022 at Holy Rosary High School, Moodbidri in loving memory of the late Greshion Rodrigues.
The programme commenced with an inaugural program which was presided over by our parish priest and Director V.Rev.Fr. Onil D'Souza. The Parish Council Secretary Mr.Ronald Serrao, Co-ordinator of 21 Commissions Mrs Sylvia Mascarenhas, Dr. Akshaya, late Greshan’s Parents Mr. Leo Rodrigues and Mrs. Veronica Rodrigues, ICYM Mangalore Diocese Red Drop Coordinator Brendon Cutinho, Unit President Vijoy Ashwin Cardoza and Red Drop Coordinator Reuben Serrao were present on the dais.
The programme began with a prayer song led by Carol Rebello and then dignitaries on the dais inaugurated the event with lighting the lamp. ICYM President Vijoy Cardoza welcomed the gathering. An Obituary to Late Greshion Rodrigues was offered by Clarita Fernandes. V.Rev. Fr. Onil Dsouza shared his thoughts about blood donation and Dr. Akshaya spoke about the importance and pre-requisite for donating blood. The vote of thanks was given by ICYM Red Drop Representative Reuben Serrao. The Inaugural Function was compered by Ishal Rebello.
Approximately 100 members were registered for donating blood, but only 83 members were eligible to donate blood. As a token of gratitude, the hospital staff handed over Memento to ICYM Moodbidri and congratulated us for organizing this event and encouraged us to organize many more in future.