Early Times Report
JAMMU, May 8: To commemorate the World Red Cross Day, several events were organised today in different parts of Jammu division.
At Jammu, the celebration was held at Red Cross Bhawan Kachi Chawni with flag hoisting ceremony by Divisional Commissioner, who is Chairman IRCS Jammu, Sanjeev Verma, followed by Red Cross pledge and prayer by the gathering led by students of Jain Higher Secondary School, Carmel Convent Government Higher Secondary School, Jourian and Surinsar besides Red Cross volunteers.
The Div Com along with Director Social Welfare, Dr. Bharat Bhushan and other prominent officers and citizens besides members of the Society paid homage to Henry Dunant, founder of Red Cross Society.
On the occasion, cultural events were also presented by the children of NGO Aaradhna-A Ray of Hope, students of Carmel Convent School, Kunjwani, GHSS Saruinsar and GHSS Jourian.
On the occasion of Red Cross Day, a special pledge and prayer assembly was organized in the school premises.
The programme was started with the addressing of the incharge of the school Sat Paul Puri. Right from the opening of the school, the students were seen busy in writing slogans on the occasion and preparing pictorial charts depicting people helping others in case of an emergency.
Small kids of the school were acquainted with the knowledge of Red Cross Society and its objectives.
All the students as well as the staff of the school pledged to remain healthy and help others to be healthy.
A mock drill regarding natural disaster and role of Red Cross was also conducted. Students of the school liked the event very much and enjoyed their participation too.
The teachers who addressed the students included Sat Paul Puri, Shashi Bala, Dharm Paul Sharma, Kasturi Lal Sharma and Ravi Kumar Sharma.
At Udhampur, a grand function by the district administration marked the celebration of World Red Cross day with theme "what do you love about Red Cross" in which Additional Deputy Commissioner, Dr Gurvinderjeet Singh was the chief guest.
Earlier, Secretary District Red Cross Society, Dr. V.P Sharma, gave a detailed account of various activities conducted by the society.
During the programme, students from different educational institutions threw light on the philanthropic services of the Red Cross Society.
Among others, President Municipal Council, Udhampur Dr. Yogeshwar Gupta, District Information Officer, Er Sajad Bashir Somberia, District Social Welfare Officer, Sana Khan, Chief Education Officer, Balbir Singh, students and teachers from different schools and prominent citizens were present.
At Poonch, District Development Commissioner, Rahul Yadav, who is also Chairman Red Cross Society, flagged off a students' rally to mark celebration of birth anniversary of Sir J. Henry Dunant.
The rally culminated at Krisahan Chander Memorial Park where a symposium was organized by the district administration on theme "What Do You Love about Red Cross" in which students from six schools participated and highlighted the importance of Red Cross Society.