Kifayat Rizvi reviews functioning of DRCC’s of Kashmir Division

Srinagar: To review the functioning of District Red Cross Committees (DRCC’s) of Kashmir Division, a meeting of Chairmen of District Red Cross Committees was held here today.
The meeting was chaired by Kifayat H. Rizvi, Honorary General Secretary, IRCS-J&K UT Branch and Additional Deputy Commissioners (ADC’s) of all districts represented Chairmen in the meeting.
At the outset, Honorary General Secretary praised the District Committees of IRCS for their excellent relief work during the COVID-19 pandemic terming the distribution of masks, sanitizers, soaps, food kits, bed sheets and other material to COVID Centers as hallmark of the relief works.
The District Committees in addition to relief out of their own resources, distributed 44870 pcs of 3-ply masks, 9700 pcs of cloth masks, 11756 pairs of hand gloves, 29000 pcs of soaps and 240 PPE Kits to general public sent by IRCS, J&K UT Headquarters.
The Honorary General Secretary said that to make District Committees more vibrant, the constitution of the District Executive Committee with full membership and participation of the Civil Society is need of the hour.
He said though District Red Cross Committees are doing commendable jobs but other aspects of Red Cross Movement viz. Junior and Youth Red Cross is being ignored at District and Regional Level in J&K hence District Committees were asked to prioritize these, so that youth and students fully participate in the Socio-Economic activities at District and Regional Level.
The districts were also asked to organize blood donation and medical camps at block Headquarters on large scale.
The meeting among others was attended by Honorary Treasurer, IRCS-J&K, G.A. Qureshi, Honorary Secretary, IRCS-Kashmir Division, M.Y. Zargar, all ADC’s and other officers of IRCS-J&K, Srinagar.

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