Arunachal Pradesh Governor Brig (Retd) Dr B D Mishra on Wednesday called upon the people of the state to voluntarily donate blood and save the life of needy people. Participating in the World Red Cross Day function at Raj Bhavan here, the governor said that the day is observed on the birthday of Henry Dunant, founder of Red Cross Society to emulate his ideals of self-service to society, an official release said.
A blood donation camp was organized on the occasion by the Arunachal Pradesh branch of Indian Red Cross Society in collaboration with Raj Bhavan, Ramakrishna Mission Hospital and Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science (TRIHMS) on the occasion. 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.
Mishra, who is member of the governing body of All Indian Red Cross Society, requested Dr Vanshree Singh, blood bank director of Indian Red Cross Society and the Director of TRIHMS to make the blood bank facilities fully functional and beneficial to every needy person. A large number of volunteers, including personnel from NDRF, ITBP, CRPF and state police besides NCC, NSS, Scouts and Guides, students from colleges and university, NGOs, government officials and the public turned up to donate blood on the occasion, the release added..
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