Redcross should work more closely with people to keep Odisha safe: Guv

Bhubaneswar: Indian Redcross Society, Odisha State Branch, on Monday celebrated the World Red Cross Day to commemorate of the great philanthropist Jean Henry Dunant, founding father of the Red Cross. This year the Theme of World Red Cross Day was “Everywhere for Everyone”.

On this occasion, the state-level Function was organized at Odisha University of Agriculture Technology, Bhubaneswar. Governor S C Jamir, who is president, IRCS-OSB, presided over the function. He said Red Cross plays big role in the life-saving events, assisting the vulnerable people and wished Red Cross will work more closely with the people in the years to come to keep Odisha safe and to mitigate those emergencies that may occur in the future by mobilizing the power of humanity.

Health and family welfare minister Pratap Jena, who is also chairman of the working committee, IRCS-OSB, said humanitarian activities of Red Cross are praiseworthy and added Red Cross is always present everywhere, serving the vulnerable people at the time of need.

Lady Vice President of IRCS-OSB Prof. Asha Hans appreciated the multifarious philanthropic activities of Red Cross Odisha State Branch. Secretary, IRCS-OSB Dr. Gyanabrata Mohanty welcome the guests. Youth Red Cross Officer Maj. Dr. Kalpana Das proposed the vote of thanks.

On this occasion, awards and certificates were given to the Best Student of SAHAYA. Aids and appliances were also distributed to 10 specially abled persons for their livelihood support. The state-level awards were given to the highest fund raising district Red Cross branch to Sambalpur, Mayurbhanj and City Red Cross Branch, Rourkela, respectively. Jamir presented trophies to the best performing Junior Red Cross (JRC) activity district, best performing Youth Red Cross (YRC) units in colleges and to the best performing JRC and YRC Counsellors and YRC volunteers.

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