Sunday, June 4, 2023

Nagaland celebrates World Red Cross Day


Nagaland joined the rest of the world in observing the World Red Cross Day on the theme, “Everything we do comes #fromtheheart” at Dr. Imkongliba Ao Hall, Raj Bhavan, here on Monday.
Addressing the gathering, governor La Ganesan, who is also the president of Indian Red Cross Society, Nagaland state branch, reminded the gathering that the day was celebrated with jubilation and cheers in remembrance of the founder and philanthropist Jean Henry Dunant. He out that this year’s theme embodied the spirit of the Red Cross, which was built on the seven principles including Impartiality, Neutrality, Humanity, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and University.
Governor said Red Cross had been at the forefront of humanitarian service for more than 160 years and had been providing assistance to victims of wars, natural disasters and other emergencies and had also helped in building more resilient and sustainable communities. Having impacted the lives of millions of people globally, he said the works of the Red Cross continue to play a critical role in addressing some of the most pressing globe challenges of the present times.
Ganesan said the movement recognised the uninhibited voluntary service of the youth and Red Cross members. “We must remember that everything we do, from our personal interactions with others to our work in our communities and beyond, comes from the heart. It is through acts of kindness and generosity that we can make a positive difference in the world,” governor asserted.
He observed that one of the most inspiring aspects of the work of the Red Cross was the role of its volunteers who were the lifeblood of the organisation, providing essential support and assistance to those in need and their work underscored by a deep sense of understanding of the challenges faced by the communities they serve.
The Governor said Red Cross Society embodied the spirit of kindness and compassion.
He encouraged the gathering to contribute in their own capacity for humanitarian service with the Red Cross Society in order to build a more peaceful and sustainable community.
IRSCN chairman, Abeni TCK, in a short speech, said Red Cross Nagaland had been part of the worldwide effort and numerous mission activities. She encouraged all to be ambassadors of humanitarian services.
IRCSN general secretary, Akhale V Khamo, read out the message of the Secretary General, IRCS, HQ, New Delhi and also highlighted about the founder of Red Cross and urged the people of Nagaland to continue serving under the International Red Cross Society, keeping in mind the saying “Service to Men is service to God”.
A PowerPoint Presentation of activities of IRCSN state branch was presented during the programme.
The event was attended by several legislators, officials of the state.
The event was chaired by IRCSN managing committee member, Dr. R Rose Chakhesang while invocation was given by Chakhesang Baptist Church, Minister Hill, Kohima pastor Rev. Dr Vevo Phesao.
Students from Mt. Olive College and Mt. Sinai Higher Secondary School presented special numbers.
The programme was organized by IRCSN state branch.


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