Thursday, March 30, 2023

Nagaland governor urges IRCSN to involve with medical fraternity


Nagaland governor, Prof. Jagdish Mukhi on Tuesday urged upon Indian Red Cross Society, Nagaland (IRSCN) to get involved with the medical fraternity, doctors and nurses, who he said, were great assets to the society, mostly in organising health programmes.
Delivering presidential address at the 35th annual general meeting (2021-2022) of IRCSN at Dr. Imkongliba Hall, Raj Bhavan, Prof. Mukhi stated that in order for IRCSN to function smoothly, the stakeholders ought to extend cooperation with dedication and keeping the principles of IRCSN in mind.
Prof. Mukhi, who is also the IRCSN president encouraged all to help their fellowmen, particularly the weaker section of the society through activities such as first aid and blood donation programmes.
He also suggested that they participate in the nutritional support component and contribute to the elimination of TB in the country by 2025 as envisaged.
The governor said first aid and blood donation training programmes by IRCSN must be continued with greater interest and suggested that the membership be scaled up in order to strengthen the organisation.
He encouraged the branches to register more youth leaders, teachers, church leaders, doctors and nurses who can take proactive roles in carrying out the mission of the Red Cross.
In the present era of social media, Prof. Mukhi said social media must be utilised to the IRCS’ advantage and therefore, setting up of video conference facilities at the Red Cross office, Kohima was required with information technology and digitalisation procedures to be incorporated into IRCSN.
At the meeting, Dr. R. Rose Chakhesang presented the minutes of the IRCSN business session which was held on September 26.
She highlighted some of the resolutions which included—All DCs & presidents of IRCS district branches be requested to take more initiative and interest in Red Cross activities; requesting DCs of district where district Red Cross units not having office or store facilities such as Zunheboto, Mon, Tuensang, etc. to allot or spare office rooms for the society needs.
The district branches were encouraged to form more JRC/YEC societies and all the units were urged to increase the enrolment of patrons, vice-patrons, and life members.
The house also decided to write to DCs of newly created districts to initiate setting up of Red Cross societies in their districts.
At the ceremony, 11 patrons and five vice patrons were decorated for the year 2022. The meeting was chaired by Susan Angami, invocation was offered by state chaplin, Rev. Yamyap Konyak, welcome address by IRCSN Managing Committee member, Akhale V. Khamo while a special number was presented by Youth Red Cross, Mount Olive College, followed by lighting of ceremonial lamp was also included.
Later, vote of thanks was proposed by John Kath.


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