Rajan Shukla, the principal secretary, Civil Defence, is amongst a few officials, respect and care for people. The 56-year-old Shukla donates blood every 3 months.
He is an divine guidance to many people as he has been donating blood it since the year 1980 when he donated the blood for the first time. At that time, he was just 18.
And now after a gap of 38 years, Shukla who is an IAS officer currently has donated blood for around 112 times.
On Tuesday, he came with around 30 donors at Lucknow’s Ram Manohar Lohia clinic and RML institute together with his Anil Rajbhar.
Dr DS Negi, the director of Lohia clinic told media people, “We always look for voluntary blood donors and passionate celebrity volunteers are always more than welcome.”
Rajan has been an inspiration to many people in the family and his brother Rajarshi, a judicial associate of the Consumers Court has been a donor for a short time now and Tuesday’s blood donation was his 51st.
For Rajan, it was the 112th contribution that is maybe highest for an administrator.
“I guess we are a family of donors. Mother and father are regulars while brother is the one most passionate. It’s a great feeling that a gesture could help several people,” he stated.
Dr VK Sharma, head of Lohia Hospital’s blood bank seconded.
“Oh yes. Regular blood donation helps one reduce the risk of bodily issues. It also helps regular screening and blood purification,” he stated.
“When the bureaucrat made his 100th recorded donation, I was there and today also I was here. He is fit and a great ambassador for the noble cause,” said Dr Sharma.
In the year 2016, record attendants of Limca book of records were told about Shukla but his dad’s illness, Shukla couldn’t follow it. But entering record books isn’t what inspires Shukla.
“I am actually inspired by the fact that every time I donate blood, I help at least four people. Blood is a mix of several things, plasma, red blood cells, white blood cells, and platelets. Each is segregated by machine and could help different patients. And, then it also helps you stay fit,” Shukla added.