talk of the town: Blood donation awareness

The Manchester United Cafe Bar and Indian Red Cross are joining hands to put up blood donation camps on May 8 to be held across the city. The sports cafe is aiming at collecting 100 litres of blood and donating it to Red Cross. The campaign is taking place at the Manchester United Café Bar in Amanora Town centre. The participants can take part in the blood donation camp by walking into the blood camp vans which will be set up near the cafe. Those who wish to participate can also walk in on the day of the donation.

Art apart

City student Viraj Gapchoop has found a place in the Limca Book Of Records for the second time, courtesy his eco-friendly Ganpati idols. The concept of environment friendly idols came to this 14-year-old four years ago, when his family were planning to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi four years ago. Unable to find any readymade eco-friendly idols, Viraj set about making them using natural white clay. The decoration of the idols were done using natural colors like indigo, coal, altha and turmeric and a silk cloth and china clay gave it the shine. Viraj, a student of Jnana Prabodhini, first came into the Limca Book Of Records after he collected Rs two lakh and donated it to an NGOs that works for orphans.

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