DHUBRI, Oct 24 - Sudip Kumar Kundu, a resident of Dhubri town has been conferred with the �India�s Great Leader Award 2018� recently by National Human Welfare Council for inspiring and motivating thousands of people towards voluntary blood donation.
The prestigious award was conferred on Kundu for his outstanding contribution in the field of social welfare at the Press Club of India, New Delhi in a programme held on Sunday during �India�s Great Leaders Festival� organised by the council in association with Samaj Sewa Charitable Trust.
Kundu is a founder of a group which operates through various social media under the banner of �The Humanity� in nine districts of Assam. The group that has been operating since 2014, connects with patients who require blood and then they select a few people from its 14,600-strong group members with similar blood groups through social media to donate blood for the needy. �By this process we have not only enriched the blood banks of the districts, members of our team have saved the lives of over 50,000 people all over Assam,� said Kundu.
He also said, �I have just initiated the group but the group is running because of the active members. They not only inform us about the need of blood but also donate blood along with other group members for the needy patients. This prestigious award is dedicated to all the members of �The Humanity�.�
Speaking on the power of social media, Kundu stated that the platform has immense power, which is mostly known for its nasty usage. �The power of social media can be used for various welfare purposes also. Our team members are using the social media to save lives,� Kundu.
It was informed that the award was received by one of the members of The Humanity at Delhi on behalf of Kundu. The award was presented in presence of Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia, Vice Chairman of Indian Cricket Board Sanjeev Sharma, Siddheshwar Peethadhyaksh, Swami Triloki Nath and many other dignitaries.