Poonch, : The World Red Cross day was observed today in Poonch. A rally along with a a Symposium were organized by District Administration Poonch here at Krishan Chander Park to celebrate the birth anniversary of Sir J. Henry Dunant. Chairman Red Cross Society DDC Rahul Yadav , Organizing Secretary CEO Vijay Kumar Bhagat, DSP DAR Sheezan , Principal Sheesh Mahal, Members of District Red Cross Society Poonch, Vinay Mohan Misri , S.kishan singh,Sabar Bitta, S. Barkat Singh Azad, Professors from GDC, Members of civil society Poonch, Lecturers , Teachers , faculty and students of GHSS Sheesh Mahal, BHSS Poonch, Nanak Academy Poonch, Jamia Zia-ul-uloom Islamia School, Christ School Poonch besides others were present on the occasion.
World Red Cross Day observed in Poonch
A Rally on World Red Cross Day was flagged off by District development Commissioner Poonch who is also the Chairman of the District Red Cross Society from Sheesh Mahal Poonch. Students of different schools of Poonch conducted the rally with high enthusiasm and raised slogans such as Red Cross Zindabad, Sir Henry Dunant Amar Rahe, and Khoon Daan MahaDaan. The motto of the rally was to sensitize the people about the Red Cross Society.
The rally culminated at Krisahan Chander Memorial Park where a Symposium was organized on the theme of “What Do You Love about Red Cross”.Students from six schools participated in the symposium and highlighted the importance of Red Cross Society. The speakers informed the gathering about the history and role of World Red Cross Society towards human life and human health. Students also shed light on how World Red Cross Society helps others without any discrimination throughout the world. The students who participated were Anamika Bali from Nanak Academy Poonch, Insha Mushtaq from Christ School Poonch, Ishrat Rashid Butt from Jamia Zia-ul-uloom Islamia School, Yashi Bhardawaj from GHSS Sheesh Mahal , Kavya Suri from GHS and Irfan Haneef from Boys HSS.
While speaking on the occasion DDC said that Red Cross Society provided a platform to help others without any kind of discrimination. He further said that it works for the cause of humanity. In case of natural calamities, accidents and blood donation , District Red Cross Society is always on the front. He also urged the students to motivate their near and dear ones to contribute towards the Red Cross Society of District Poonch in helping others.
Prizes were distributed to winners of Symposium. NGOs and people related to Red Cross Society were also facilitated by District Administration on the ocasssion.