Aiming to encourage spinal cord injured persons lead an inclusive life, Lovely Professional University and Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) Association joined hands to observe ‘Joy of Giving’ Day at LPU Campus. Many SCI affected persons, their family members, hundreds of NSS volunteers at LPU and Spinal Cord injury affected students studying on 100% scholarship at LPU participated actively in the event. On this occasion, 60 Wheel Chairs were distributed to the needy SCI affected persons.
Eminent guests of the occasion included MP (Amritsar) Gurjeet Singh Aujla, Former IAS Officer & Senior Leader at Shiromani Akali Dal Darbara Singh, DSP Banga Deepika Singh, LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal, Pro Chancellor Mrs Rashmi Mittal, President SCI Jalandhar Association Parvinder Singh Sonu, Vice President Devinder Singh and other notable bureaucrats. All of them awakened national and international people about Spinal Cord injuries which shatter lives of injured ones. Guests inspired affected ones to be always hopeful and also invoked society to share responsibility towards such persons. They mentioned that such activities are a kind of great ‘movement’. Visiting guests praised LPU Management for unique efforts made, especially in providing 100% scholarship for educating injury affected young persons.
Describing LPU as pride of Punjab, MP Aujla shared that LPU is very affectionate towards needy persons and always co-operates on needs. Money can be with anyone but to spend on such acts needs a special heart. We have very good people around us, so our state and country are doing well. Sharing about injuries, he said that there are many rules but we do not follow those seriously. This is the main reason for occurrence of serious accidents, from where affected persons and their parents suffer a lot. Chancellor Mr Mittal shared humbly that LPU is doing like a drop to the ocean; whereas, the SCI association is doing a lot in this regard.
SCI affected persons who received the wheel chairs and LPU students Mahima Gaur (B Ed); Danish Singh (B Tech ECE); Raman (Animation & Photo Journalism), who hail from different parts of the country, thanked donors for helping the needy ones. They also wished that there should be research endeavours through which SCI affected ones may be able to live full-fledged life once again.