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Indian Red Cross Society Jammu celebrates World Red Cross Day; Holds Raffle Draw- 2023

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Jammu , 08 May 2023

As a mark of respect to the founder of Red Cross Movement Sir Jean Henry Dunant, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region today celebrated World Red Cross Day here in the Teacher Bhawan, Gandhinagar. Theme of World Red Cross Day 2023 is:   “Everything we do comes # fromtheheart” which focuses on foregrounding the volunteers of the Red Cross and their contribution to the society.

The function started with hoisting  of Red Cross Flag by the Chief Guest, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, Ramesh Kumar, who is also Chairman, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region followed by lighting of the ceremonial lamp and floral tributes  to Sir Jean Henry Dunant  Founder of Red Cross Movement  in the  presence of Capt. Bana Singh  Param Vir Chakra Awardee;  Rahul Yadav, Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Jammu; Shareesh Sharma, President J&K Bank Ltd; Ashok Kumar Sharma, Director School Education Jammu; Sandeep Seiontra, Addl. Deputy Commissioner(Adm.) Jammu; Mamta Rajput, District Social Welfare Officer, Jammu,  representatives from CRPF BSF, J&K Police, Educational Institutions Prominent citizens, Former  Secretaries, IRCS, Jammu Region, besides  Executive Committee Members of IRCS, Former Red Cross Executive Committee Members and Red Cross volunteers. .

Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest, Divisional Commissioner (Chairman Indian Red Cross Society) Jammu Region,  called for organizing   awareness programmes to educate youth about hazards of drug addiction which has assumed alarming dimensions, in addition to ongoing Red Cross Activities.  

He appreciated the efforts put in by the Red Cross for generating funds through Raffle Draw tickets which were sold by BSF, CRPF, J&K Police, J&K Bank, Educational Institutions   Govt. Departments  and Corporate / Business Houses. 

“Red Cross being the first responder, there is much more scope for diversification of activities through a coordinated and scientific manner so that we reach and cover the maximum number of people who need Red Cross support,” the Div Com added.

Earlier, the programme started with taking of Red Cross Pledge by the students of Jain School, Jammu and Red Cross song by Yash Pal Yash Composer followed by a number of Cultural presentations by Carmel Convent Hr Sec  School Kunjwani, Jammu,  Government  Girls High School, Gandhinagar, Jammu, BSF School, Paloura, Jammu, St. Peter Hr. Sec. School, Jammu,  Government High School Chal Largan, Jammu Shangrilla Public School, Jammu and SD Memorial Hr. Sec. School, Jammu.

 Sat Pal Sharma, Honorary Secretary, IRCS, Jammu Region, in his address, welcomed the Chairman, IRCS, Jammu Region, distinguished guests, dignitaries and the participants for making the event successful. He also briefed  about various programmes/activities   carried out  by the Red Cross, Jammu Region during the year 2022-23 and defined  its role and responsibilities during disasters and first –aid training .

He said due to Covid 19 Pandemic and restrictions   thereof imposed   by the J&K Govt. from time to time, the Indian Red Cross  Society, Jammu Region could not hold  Red Cross Raffle Draw in the year 2019-20. 

“However, this year under the able  guidance  of the Worthy Chairman (Divisional Commissioner), IRCS, Jammu Region, Red Cross  has been able to generate  huge funds which are very high as compared  to all previous  years and the same shall be utilized to carry out the activities for welfare of poor/needy  people suffering from different ailments such as cancer , kidney, Liver, Thalassemia and other’ he added.

Later, the Chief Guest along with Executive Committee Members of IRCS, and other Prominent Dignitaries also announced Red Cross Raffle Draw 2023 Result. The first prize - Wagon R VXI went to ticket number 057285, while the second prize - Alto K10 LXI went to ticket number 309474. Besides, two  winners of third prize, won Royal Enfield Bullet 350 CC for ticket numbers 079528 and 051636,  Fourth prize, Activa  Scooty 6G,  was won by two  persons with ticket numbers  526902 and  092850 , 5th prize (2)  HP Laptop (13+8GB was  won  by two persons with ticket Numbers 468935 and 187612 , 6th prize (2)  LG Refrigerator (340 Ltr.) ) was won by two persons  with ticket numbers 538457 and 189684,  7th Prize (2)  Voltas Window AC  (1.5 Ton  (2)  was won by  Two persons  with ticket Numbers  318823 and 396978 ,  8th Prize (3)  LG LED 32”  was won by three persons with ticket Numbers 347110, 362884  and 370928,  9th Prize (3) Redmi 11 Prime  was won by three persons  with ticket numbers 047221, 099361  and 116287 and 10th  prize (3) LG Microwave (20 Ltr.) was won by three persons with ticket Numbers  488188, 446950 and 284839.


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