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Red Cross conducts awareness program for District Officers

Red Cross conducts awareness program for District Officers
KATHUA, JANUARY 14: Red Cross Society today conducted a day long awareness program for district officers in Kathua to sensitize them about activities carried out by the Red Cross and timely and effective delivery of aid and relief during any untoward incident.
Secretary of IRCS Jammu, Dinesh Gupta was the chief guest on the occasion.
While addressing the participants, Secretary said that there should be preparedness and proper coordination between different volunteer organizations like Indian Red Cross Society, NCC, NSS, Civil Defense and District Administration which can work as helping hands.
He said that such organizations should meet at least once in three months to make plans for effective launch of operations during calamities, disasters etc and they should remain ready across the J&K UT for any relief and rescue operation besides should also conduct timely exercises to check their preparedness.
While speaking on the occasion, DC Kathua, O P Bhagat who is also the chairman of District Red Cross Society, said that the volunteers must be trained and provided with necessary instruments so as to deliver first aid during natural and manmade calamities. He stressed upon the need to revive the awareness cum training camps for the volunteers so that maximum number of volunteers can come forward and join this movement.
Program Manager, IRCS J&K, Imran Muzaffar informed the house that Youth Led programmes will be commenced in 4 Degree Colleges of Kathua district besides training to teachers will be provided for conducting first aid and disaster relief activities. Among others, Honorary Treasurer IRCS J&K, G A Qureshi, ASP, Ramnish Gupta, CPO, Uttam Singh, CMO, Dr. Ashok Chaudhary, DSWO, Abdul Raheem, DTO, Nagesh Jamwal, ARTO, Neeraj Sharma, Exe. Secy., O P Sharma and other district officers were present in the meeting.    


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