World Red Cross day celebrated across Kashmir

SRINAGAR, MAY 08:  The World Red Cross Day was today observed across the Kashmir division with various programmes organized in different districts including Srinagar, Baramulla, Kupwara and Bandipora.

In Srinagar, the State Red Cross Society J&K organized a programme at Girls Higher Secondary School Kothibagh here in which Secretary School Education Farooq Ahmad Shah was the chief guest.

Speaking on the occasion, he said Red Cross committees will be established in all Higher Secondary Schools of the State in order to develop a sense of social service among the students. He urged the general secretary of the State Red Cross Society to provide first aid training to students in schools.

During his address, the General Secretary State Indian Red Cross Society, Muhammad Shafi Rather, said that the Society has collected 4000 points of blood in 32 blood donation camps.

In Bandipora, the Indian System of Medicine (ISM) in collaboration with district police organized a blood donation camp at district Police Lines there.

The camp saw 50 volunteers donate blood pints. SSP Bandipora Sheikh Zulfkar was among those who donated the blood.

In Kupwara, the District Red Cross Committee (DRCC) organized a grand programme to celebrate the day where ADC Rahul Yadav was also present as the chief guest.

The ADC while highlighting its importance said the DRCC has an important role to play in natural disasters.

In Baramulla, to mark the day, the District Red Cross Society in collaboration with the Chief Medical officer of the district organized a programme at Dakbanglow here where Additional Deputy Commissioner Baramulla, Farooq Ahmad Baba, was the chief guest and Assistant Commissioner Revenue Bashir Ahmad Bhat the guest of honour.

Speaking on the occasion, the ADC called upon the student community to offer voluntary services to help during emergencies, urging the students to take an active participation in the social work.

Assistant Commissioner Revenue B A Bhat, while speaking on the occasion, emphasized the need for providing first aid training to staff of various government departments.