Indian Red Cross Society

Indian Red Cross Society

Indian Red Cross Society

Indian Red Cross Society New Delhi, 26 February 2019: The India Meteorological Department (IMD)and Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) will start sharing weather and forecast information for making communities more resilient to disasters and health epidemics. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed to this effect earlier this month.

“IMD will collaborate with IRCS to raise awareness on weather monitoring and forecasting as part of a community-based preparedness program of IRCS in the identified districts,” Dr. M Mohapatra, Head of Indian Meteorological Department, said.

Katpadi Indian Red Cross Society gets an award

Katpadi sub-district branch of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) was given the Best Performance award for the years 2015-18. S.N. Janardhanan, secretary of IRCS Katpadi received the award from Banwarilal Purohit, the Tamil Nadu Governor.

Mr. Janardhanan said, “Our performance was possible because of the support and guidance of Sub- Collector K. Meghraj and Revenue Divisional Officers Ajai Seenivasan and E. Selvaraj. The sheer number of programs undertaken by the Katpadi unit got us this award. It is an encouragement to the entire team of office bearers.”

The IRCS Tamil Nadu branch held its annual general body meeting, presided over by Mr. Purohit, in Chennai. State chairman Harish L. Mehta welcomed the gathering. IRCS vice-chairman R.M. Balasubramanyam and treasurer C. Indernath and secretary at Governor’s office, Rajagopal participated.

Vellore branch of Indian Red Cross Society observes Geneva Convention Day

Students should imbibe the attitude to preserve water sources and encourage the planting of tree saplings to safeguard natural resources for future generations, District Collector A. Shanmuga Sundram said here on Wednesday.

He was addressing a gathering at the 70th anniversary of the Geneva Convention, observed at Indian Red Cross Society’s (IRCS) Vellore branch. Mr. Shanmuga Sundram reiterated the demand for conserving waterbodies and highlighted the efforts of the district administration in ensuring safe drinking water for all.

It was up to the people from villages and urban areas to protect their water sources from encroachments and polluting sources, he said. He listed a number of social activities taken out by the Vellore branch of IRC.

Mr. Shanmuga Sundram distributed household articles to 25 poor families and gave away prizes to the winners of various competitions conducted by IRCS-Vellore.

He assured the support of the district administration for the sapling-planting program envisaged by IRCS-Vellore, which has announced that it will plant one lakh saplings throughout the district in the coming months. He inaugurated a renovated convention hall of IRCS-Vellore, which was revamped at a cost of ₹10 lakh.

C. Internet, Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society-Vellore; M. Venkadasubbu, vice-president, V.S. Parvatha, chairperson, and Baskaran, the treasurer was present.

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