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!


Sr. No. Name of Donor Sr. No. Name of Donor
01 Rajesh Dempo 19 Laxman Patyenkar
02 Bhuvan Rao 20 Amitkumar Hiregutti
03 Sanjay Thakur 21 Ramesh Gawas
04 Umesh Bawachikar 22 Nilesh Hadfadkar
05 Nitin Lawande 23 Nilesh Ajgaonkar
06 Anselmo D’Souza 24 Eknath Narvekar
07 Rudresh Naik 25 Ramchandra Parab
08 Chaturthi Shirodkar 26 Mukund Gavandalkar
09 Anand Rege Hodarkar 27 Sheryl Gonsalves
10 Vishram Gokhale 28 Jeetendra Kelkar
11 Anant Kavlekar 29 Bharat Das
12 Ratish Naik 30 Dayanand Naik
13 Alex D’Costa 31 Sanjay Dev
14 Pralhad Naik 32 Gobinda Chetry
15 Veda Bhobe 33 Subhash Kankonkar
16 Mangesh Naik 34 Ashok Kankonkar
17 Preeta Dancho 35 Pandurang Parab
18 Madhuri Prabhu 36 Paul D’souza