District Red Cross Society Doda celebrated World Red Cross Day with great enthusiasm. The day also coincides with the Birth Anniversary of “Sir Henry Dunant”- the founder of Red cross movement.District Development Commissioner and the Chairman of District Red Cross society, Bhawani Rakwal was the Chief Guest.A large number of students representing various schools of the district participated in the celebration and participated in the debate and painting competition held on this year’s theme of the World Red Cross Day- “everywhere for every one –smile”.Also present were Additional Deputy Commissioner, Pawan Parihar, Assistant Commissioner Revenue, Tariq Hussain Naik, Chief Medical Officer, Wajid Ali Najar, Principal Boys HSS Tanveer Ahmed Wani, DEPO Ayaz Mughal, District Sports Officer, Ashok Kotwal and other officails of District Administration and Health Department and heads of various govt and private schools were present in the programme.Interacting with the students, the DDC highlighted the importance of Red cross day. He said that the organisation runs purely on voluntarily basis in almost all parts of the world and by celebrating this day ‘we give recognition to the services and contribution of the society and the volunteers associated with it. He asked the people to become part of this organisation and render service to the humanity.Meanwhile, the DC felicitated the winners of Debate and painting competitions organised on the theme.Anie Suhail a student of Faridia Model HSS Doda was declared as winner in debate whereas In Painting Iqra Balwan & Nabeel Suharwardy shared the first prize.Earlier DDC Flagged off a rally of students carrying banners of Red Cross depicting various health messages. The rally Marched throughout the town raising the slogans and finally culminated at Boys HSS Doda.