Collector R. Nanthagopal presented awards, medals and commendation certificates to 128 voluntary blood donors at a function held at the Collectorate here on Tuesday in connection with the National Voluntary Blood Donation Day.

The Collector appealed to blood donors to continue their gesture and take steps to ensure that Vellore becomes the top district in the entire country in blood donation.

M. Poongodi, Deputy Director of Health Services, Vellore, welcomed the gathering. K. Balaraman, District Revenue Officer; N. Srinivasan, Project Director, District Rural Development Agency and Sainas Begum, Joint Director of Medical and Rural Health Services (in-charge) spoke.

– Special Correspondent