Blood Donation Camp 2018 organized by Fortune Group of Hotels – A Praveen Shetty Enterprise as a part of its community service drive

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Fortune Group of Hotels – A Praveen Shetty Enterprise organized a blood donation drive on May 22, 2018 at Fortune Plaza Hotel, Al Qusais, Dubai – UAE. This is the fourth year in succession that Fortune Group of Hotels have been successfully organizing Blood Donation Camp at Dubai.

This drive is an annual event hosted by the members of Fortune Family to commemorate the Wedding Anniversary of Mrs. Sarojini & Mr. Narayan Shetty; the proud parents of Mr. Praveen Shetty, Chairman – Fortune Group of Hotels. This year being their 53rd Wedding Anniversary.

Its aims at spreading awareness amongst the community on the importance of blood donation and how a drop of blood donated can be instrumental in saving life.
This year, Shri Rahul Shewale – Hon’ble Lok Sabha Member (from Mumbai South Central Constituency) was the Chief Guest of the occasion. He inaugurated the Blood Donation Camp 2018 by lighting the lamp.

Mr. Praveen Shetty, Chairman – Fortune Group of Hotels warmly welcomed Shri Rahul Shewale. Speaking on the occasion, he firstly wished “Ramadan Kareem” to everyone and thanked the executive committee members of Karnataka NRI Forum, his friends, well-wishers and the fortune staff members for coming in large numbers and making this blood donation camp successful as it is the necessity for the global community to indulge more and more in community service.

He also said – In UAE this year has been declared as the “Year of Zayed” and we get to learn a great deal of human values that “the Father of Nation” displayed throughout his life in creative and interactive ways And we are very proud to be a part of this drive for giving the best gift that any human can to save another life.” He added – “Each one of you is our best ambassador and influencer in the community. Your contribution will ensure a sustainable supply of safe blood for transfusion needs. It must become a way of life at Fortune”.




Chief guest – Shri Rahul Shewale then addressed the gathering by wishing everyone “Ramadan Mubarak” and spoke on the importance of Blood Donation. He also thanked and appreciated the efforts of Fortune Group of Hotels for donating the best gift to community.

He said “Being a member of Shiv Sena, he is very proud that his party holds the Guinness Book of World Records for collecting maximum blood in a day — 24,200 bottles — at a blood donation camp organized by the party at NSE Ground in Goregaon (East) some years back”.

Shri Shewale also quoted that “Blood connects us, we may come from different backgrounds, race, religion, country or creed, but the color of the blood is the same. One`s selfless act of giving blood, not only saves lives, but is also a multiplier-for-good in the community”. He congratulated the efforts of Indians and Indian business community in Middle East who are doing such a great job by representing the true value of India away from motherland.

Last but not least, he wished the proud parents on the joyous occasion and prayed that they get to celebrate this day together for many more years to come.

Fortune Group of Hotels also recognized the efforts of Mr. Bala Krishna who has been instrumental in organizing Blood Donation Camps for Karnataka Community, not only today but all across UAE in the past.

Mr. Shetty in his word of thanks, said “Blood donation is our human duty. Our body does not get affected if we donate blood. The body can repair the loss within a few days. So we must come forward to donate blood as it can make sure the return of a dying man again into the light of life.” and thanked the efforts of all involved in organizing the event, blood donors and the team of doctors, nurses and staff from Latifa Hospital – Blood Donation Center, Dubai – UAE.

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