JVB’s Blood Donation Drive Sets New Guinness Book of World Record


By Seema Jain

HOUSTON: “Dharma is formless. It acquires its form through the various methods of worship. Dharma is soul while the method of worship is body.” -Acharya Tulsi

This beautiful quote written by Acharya Tulsi truly depicts using body as a means of worship to do Dharma. Blood is that fragile blossoming tree we all carry within us, which makes Blood Donation among the highest service one can render to humanity.  On occasion of Acharya Tulsi’s Birth Centennial Celebration, JVB Preksha Meditation center on Sep. 6, embarked, a Mega Blood Donation Drive and Bone Marrow Registry in cooperation with Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center from 10 AM to 4 PM that saw many community members line up for this noble cause. The center was equipped with all technical requirements to render the process a huge success.

This campaign took place simultaneously in 700 camps in 300 cities worldwide. Total units collected worldwide were 100,000+, which created a new Guinness Book of World Record for maximum donation by an organization on a single day. More updates are available on global event website – www.abtypmbdd.com.

The campaign envisioned JVB’s pioneering role in serving the local community and in meeting its needs. The entire effort was meant to encourage Houston Community to meet their responsibilities as good citizens and to be active participants in the activities, especially those of humanitarian and social nature.

The program received immense support from local community. About 65+ people came to donate. 44 people were able to successfully donate blood .There were approx. 20 registrations for Bone Marrow drive. Lunch, fruits and juice was served for the entire time. We sincerely thank all the volunteers and supporters who made this drive so successful.

The JVB Preksha Meditation Center conducts regular Preksha Meditation sessions which is the practice of purifying our emotions, consciousness and realizing our own self. Mediation augurs attitudinal change, behavioral modification and integrated development of one’s personality. Started in 1970, Preksha Meditation is the result of the untiring efforts of Ganadhipati Tulsi and Acharya Mahapragya.  Preksha Meditation is for everyone, irrespective of his or her race, religion, language, color, gender and belief.

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