We would like to inform you that our founder, the late Sri P.D. Agarwal, is not only the founder of several eminent groups like TCI, ABC India, GATI and Bhoruka; but also catalyzed changes in various sectors that even today have a positive impact on the country and our society. He is considered the founder of the Indian transport industry. His contribution to our society extends beyond transport to spheres, such as education, health care and women empowerment. His initiative to eradicate blood shortage in early eighties is one such example.
In 1982, he founded the first non-governmental blood bank (Bhoruka Blood Bank) in Kolkata to ensure round the clock availability of blood for anyone in need. Today Bhoruka Blood Bank is a benchmark in the field of voluntary blood donation nationally and also a pioneer in the formation and training of groups that use Bhoruka's self-sustaining models of treatment of hematological disorders.
Continuing to fulfill his vision of eradicating of blood shortage in India since 2008, we are observing his Death Anniversary (17th September) through an annual blood drive conducted with support of organizations and people close to him. One of the main objectives of the P.D. Agarwal Blood Drive is to eliminate blood shortage specifically during the festival season (September and October) which is a recurring problem every year.