The DEMPO corporate group offered a fond tribute to its former chairman, the late Vasudeva V. Dempo on his twentieth death anniversary, the 28th November, 2019, by its unfailing annual act of giving blood collectively.
Dempo family members, group employees, business associates, and admirers (see list of donors below), both women and men, 36 in number, gave blood at the donation drive conducted by the Blood Bank of the Goa Medical College and Hospital, Bambolim, directly after a simple, moving ceremony of garlanding the Dempo stalwart’s bust which graces the corporate headquarters, Dempo House at Panaji, at the hands of his son, the current group chairman, Mr. Shrinivas V. Dempo.
The yearly rite is observed in memory of the humanitarian zeal of the late Vasudeva V. Dempo and his empathy with one and all.
Launching the drive was Chairman Shrinivas V. Dempo, his wife, Executive Director Mrs. Pallavi S. Dempo, and Group Company Director, Mr. Rajesh S. Dempo, the last of who was first to give blood on the occasion.
Present at the drive also were Executive Director Jagmohan J. Chhabra and Senior General Manager (Finance & Taxation) Sharmila S. Prabhu, whose deputy, Anselmo D’Souza, Deputy General Manager (Finance), too, gave blood on the day that coincided with his birthday. Five women employees were among the donors as well.
In attendance was Mr. Pundalik S. Raut Desai, the originator of the annual observance, whose birthday coincides with the anniversary and Mr. Rajan V. Kamat, his fellow-contributor to the concept and arrangements, both DEMPO employees of long years. Coordinating the drive was Manager Admin, Mr. Bhuvan P. Rao, and his team of boys headed by Mr. Thomas Pedro Araujo Ricardo.
The drive closed with refreshments for the donors and the employee resolve to re-dedicate their collective effort to save lives by giving blood in much the same way as the late Vasudeva V Dempo’s zeal to do good.
DEMPO is proud of its heroines and heroes, in terms of their selfless record so far!