Gov extends Red Cross Day greetings

ITANAGAR, 7 May: Governor BD Mishra has extended good wishes to the people of the state in general and the Red Cross volunteers in particular on the occasion of the World Red Cross Day, which commemorates the birth anniversary of Jean Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross.

In a message, the governor expressed hope that the occasion would motivate more and more people to join the Red Cross organisation and “enhance the number of enthusiastic volunteers to be the first responders in time of need for helping the society.”

Jean Henry Dunant, the joint recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, started the Red Cross movement with the aim of assisting the wounded on the battlefield. Over the years, it has evolved further, and today it stands to protect the life and health of the people and to ensure the dignity of individuals, Mishra said.

“As the president of the Indian Red Cross Society, Arunachal Pradesh state branch, I am proud of Arunachal Pradesh Red Cross Society volunteers for helping people to the best of their capacity, like their good helping role during the peak time of Covid-19 pandemic. I am sanguine that the Arunachali Red Cross volunteers will continue to render yeoman service to our needy and less privileged people,” he said. (Raj Bhavan)