NSS volunteers observe World Day Against Child Labour and World Blood Donor Day

World Day Against Child Labour

On 12 June 2020, NSS units of Vidya observed the World Day Against Child Labor. Volunteers made posters regarding child labor and circulated among volunteer groups. They also arranged a collage caption contest with child labor as its theme.

The World Day Against Child Labour is an International Labour Organization sanctioned holiday first launched in 2002 aiming to raise awareness and activism to prevent child labour. The World Day Against Child Labour, which is held every year on June 12, is intended to foster the worldwide movement against child labour.

World Blood Donor Day

On 14 June 2020, NSS units observed the World Blood Donor Day. They made a poster and a video to spread awareness regarding importance of blood donation. The video also included the activities of NSS units related to blood donation in the past. They also collected blood group details of volunteers who are willing to donate blood.

The World Blood Donor Day was organised for the first time in 2005, by a joint initiative of World Health Organisation, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies to raise awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products, and to thank blood donors for their voluntary, life-saving gifts of blood. World Blood Donor Day is one of eight official global public health campaigns marked by the World Health Organization (WHO), along with World Health Day, World Tuberculosis Day, World Immunization Week, World Malaria Day, World No Tobacco Day, World Hepatitis Day, and World AIDS Day.