A blood donation camp was organized at Raj Bhawan on the occasion of World Red Cross Day by the Indian Red Cross Society, state unit in collaboration with Raj Bhavan, Itanagar, Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh State and Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science (TRIHMS).
The Governor of Arunachal Pradesh Brig. (Dr.) B.D. Mishra (Retd.), who is the President of Indian Red Cross Society, Arunachal Pradesh Branch said that World Red Cross Day is observed on the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, founder of Red Cross society to emulate his ideals of self-service to society. He appealed to the people of the State, particularly the youth and students to voluntarily donate blood and save the lives of needy people.
Sharing his experiences in Sri Lanka, where he commanded IPKF as Leading Brigade Commander, the Governor appreciated the spirit of volunteerism amongst the Red Cross workers. He also cited the examples of the highly dedicated volunteers of Magen David Adom (MDA), officially recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) as the national aid society of the State of Israel under the Geneva Conventions. The Governor urged upon the citizens to emulate the lofty values of the MDA volunteers in service of their people.
The Governor, who is member of the Governing Body of All Indian Red Cross Society, nominated by President of India, requested Dr. Vanshree Singh, Director, Blood Bank, Indian Red Cross Society, National Headquarters, New Delhi and the Director of TRIHMS to make the blood bank facilities fully functional and beneficial to every needy person.