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Nagaland observes World Red Cross Day

By EMN Updated: May 09, 2014 9:18 pm

CM Chang appeals for delivering humanitarian services

Principal Correspondent

MINISTER for School Education CM Chang while expressing that the Red Cross Movement was born out of the desire to help and assist without any discrimination, called upon the people to play a meaningful role in humanitarian services and assist fellow downtrodden friends.
Addressing the World Red Cross Day celebration organized by Indian Red Cross Society Nagaland State Branch here today, Chang said Red Cross Movement imbues among its members strong humanitarian values and the importance of services to the mankind.
He said the day’s theme “My Red Cross Story” should not only emphasise merely on the goal of celebration but should be one’s role of humanitarian network to provide relief and a challenge to work for society in a voluntary capacity to open a brighter future for all as volunteers and members of the society.
He said the Red Cross has always been in the forefront in rendering relief promptly and speedily wherever and whenever disaster strikes, transcending all barriers of nationality, race, religion and language.
“One significant aspect is the fast pace at which coordinate efforts have been made to minimise loss of life and suffering of the victims,” he said while lauding that the Nagaland State Branch of Red Cross Society has always been active investors of human services for the assistance and development of weaker sections and communities on voluntary basis.
He also recalled that the RCM founded by the Swiss national Sir Henry Dunant with a desire for improved care for wounded soldiers in wartime has now resulted in rendering humanitarian service worldwide drawing millions of volunteers and members to carry out its missions and programmes.
Essay and drawing competitions for school students on the theme of the celebration marked the day.
In the essay competition the awardees were Neiketounuo Kiso of Kohima Science College Jotsoma; Esther Lohe and Dzuze Zao, both of St. Joseph College Jakhama. In the painting competition Vingunuo Mepfü-o and Ashong, both of G. Rio Higher Secondary School Kohima bagged the first and second position respectively while Kevisevol Thore of St. John School, Merhülietsa was placed third.
Led by IRCS Nagaland State Branch chairperson Abeni TCK, the function commenced with prayer by Managing Committee member IRCSN Rev. Dr. Vevo Phesao, Managing Committee member IRCSN CR Lotha delivered the welcome address while IRCSN general secretary Dr. Kepelhusie Terhüja tendered the vote of thanks.

By EMN Updated: May 09, 2014 9:18:39 pm