A beholden DEMPO corporate group offered its sincere homage to former chairman, the late Vasudeva V. Dempo on his nineteenth death anniversary, the 28th November, 2018, by the customary, annual act of giving blood collectively.
Dempo family members, group employees, business associates, and admirers (see list of donors below), both women and men, 44 in number, participated in 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, t 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, and Group Company Directors, Messrs. Yatish S. Dempo and Rajesh S. Dempo, the last two of who gave blood on the occasion.
In attendance were Dr. Krishna Gopal Rajanala, Group Head of HR, CSR, Admin & Vigilance, as also 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 the collective effort to save lives by giving blood.
DEMPO is proud of its heroines and heroes, in terms of their selfless record so far!