HP State Red Cross Hospital Welfare Section, Chairperson, Pratibha Singh while presiding over a meeting of State Red Cross Section, here today informed that the State level Red Cross fair would be organized at Historical Ridge Maidan, Shimla in the third week of June, 2016. She said that on the occasion of World Red Cross Day on 8th May, a massive rally of school children would be flagged off from Rajbhawan Shimla to spread the message to encourage people to donate liberally towards Red Cross.Smt. Singh said that Red Cross Society had been working dedicatedly for helping the poor and needy patients. In order to increase the funds the Red Cross Society organizes various activities at State, District and Sub Divisional level.She said that large number of tourists visit Shimla in the month of June, thus it was a suitable time to organize Red Cross activities.
She said that various stalls of Himachali cuisines would be set up besides tambola, flower exhibition, dog show, fancy dress completion, band performance along with a colorful cultural program by the school children which would be the added attractions.Smt. Singh said that the members of the Hospital Welfare Section had been increased so as to reach out to maximum needy persons. She said that medicines worth Rs. 70362 had been distributed amongst the poor and needy patients through Red Cross Service Centres functioning in the premises of various hospitals in Shimla.She urged the Executive Members of the Section for raising more funds towards Red Cross as many people were willing to contribute. Secretary of Hospital Welfare Section Smt. Poonam Chauhan conducted the proceedings of the meeting.Vice Chairperson of Hospital Welfare Section, Smt. Firoza Vijay Singh, Executive Secretary Shri P.S. Rana, officers of various departments and Members of Hospital Welfare Section were present in the meeting.