IRC Jammu organises scintillating program to celebrate red Cross Day

Div Com emphasises on reaching out to all those in need of help

JAMMU, MAY 08: As a mark of respect to the founder of Red Cross Movement, Sir Jean Henry Dunant, Indian Red Cross Society on Sunday celebrated World Red Cross Day here at Red Cross Bhawan Kachi Chawni with this year’s theme “#BEHUMANKIND” – endorsing the Power of Humanity of spreading the message on being human and be kind now and in the future as well with our social responsibilities.”

The function started with the lighting of a ceremonial Lamp and the hoisting of the Red Cross Flag by the Chief Guest, Ramesh Kumar, Divisional Commissioner Jammu cum Chairman, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region in presence of Sat Pal Sharma, Hony. Secretary, IRCS Jammu Region; Kuldeep Handa, SP Jammu; Rakesh Dubey, Additional Deputy Commissioner, Jammu and others.

The Flag hoisting was followed by Red Cross pledge and Prayer with the students of Government Middle School, Kachi Chawni and team of Yash Paul Yash leading the gathering of eminent people from the society including the team of Executive Members of Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region and other Districts.

Floral Tributes were paid to the Red Cross Founder by Ramesh Kumar, Divisional Commissioner (Chairman, IRCS, Jammu Region), Sat Pal Sharma, Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region and the Executive Committee Members Sanjay Bansal, Anil Kapahi, D.K. Kapoor, Dr. Ramesh Gupta, Neeraj Anand, Deepak Khajuria, Prof. Sunil Uppal and Deepak Gupta.

The Chief Guest (Divisional Commissioner) was presented with a bouquet and Badge by Sat Pal Sharma, Hony Secretary.

Cultural Items were presented during the function which included Prayer Dance by Students of Carmel Convent School, Kunjwani Jammu, Red Cross Song by Students of Govt. Girls High School, Kachi Chawni, Jammu, Skit on the World Red Cross Day theme #BEHUMANKIND by students of Air Force School, Symposium on the theme by 5 different schools.

Doctors and Volunteers who attended 2 day First-Aid Orientation and TRIAGE programme were facilitated by the Chief Guest.

Besides, 5 Sewing machines for further distribution to the widows of BPL families already identified by their respective districts along with Search/ Rescue kits were also distributed to all the District Branches of Jammu Division to make the Red Cross Volunteers well equipped enabling them to utilize their services during any disasters in their respective districts for disaster preparedness. Moreover, Sewing Machines were distributed to 15 beneficiaries/ women from Jammu District to enable them to achieve financial independence by enhancing their skills.

Meanwhile, in the past one week, IRC Jammu hosted First-Aid Awareness camps at SMVD University, Katra; in the office of Hospitality and Protocol Jammu and BEE ENN Nursing School, while Medical Checkup Camp was held at Pragwal in collaboration with the Indian Army.

Similarly, a Medical check-up and Menstrual Hygiene camp was organized for the women of Maratha Colony, Blood Donation Camps were held at Hotel Radisson Blu and Sant Nirankari Bhawan, Shastri Nagar, Jammu.

The Programme was anchored by Dr. Navneet Kour Founder and Chairman NGO Support and Dr. Shelly Mahajan, M.D Anesthesia, Medical Officer, IRCS Jammu Region.