Vohra for mobilizing resources to enhance Red Cross activities

Excelsior Correspondent

JAMMU, Mar 13: Governor N. N. Vohra today called upon corporate and business houses, philanthropic organizations and affluent sections of the society to contribute generously for enlarging the resource base to give greater fillip to the Red Cross activities in Jammu and Kashmir.

The Governor was speaking after felicitating the supporters and sponsors for encouraging support extended by them during the Red Cross Mela and the Raffle Draw organized by the Regional Red Cross Society, Jammu, in October last year, at a felicitation function held at Raj Bhawan here this evening.

Referring to his long association with the Red Cross movement, the Governor observed that this organization has a very rich history of doing valuable missionary work in our country, particularly during natural calamities and other emergent situations, by providing the required support and succour to the needy. He added that there is no dearth of affluent people in Jammu and Kashmir and emphasized upon one and all to come forward in a big way and contribute for this noble cause to expand the orbit of Red Cross activities.

The Governor was presented a painting by Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu, who is the Chairman, Regional Red Cross Society, Jammu, as a memento. The painting is the work of Subash Langeh, a known artist from Jammu.

Earlier, in his welcome address, Dr. Pawan Kotwal, said that over ` 10.3 lakh were raised by organizing the Red Cross Mela and Raffle Draw in October last year. He said that since 2008, Red Cross Melas are being organized regularly with a view to raise funds for the needy and the sponsors and supporters have been helping the organization in securing this objective. He threw light on the activities to be carried out during the Red Cross Mela to be organized this year.

Anil Padha, Hony Secretary, Regional Red Cross Society, Jammu, presented a vote of thanks.

Navin Kumar Choudhary, Principal Secretary to the Governor, was present on the occasion.

The awardees include Inspector General of Police, Jammu Zone; Inspector BSF, Jammu; IG CRPF, Jammu; Deputy Commissioners of Kathua, Samba, Rajouri and Udhampur; Chairman, J&K Bank; Director School Education, Jammu; Chief Engineer, PWD (R&B), Jammu; Chief Education Officers of Kathua, Udhampur, Doda and Jammu; Deputy Commissioner, KV Sangathan, Jammu; Principal Government College for Women, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu, and Principal Government College Women, Parade Ground, Jammu.

Other awardees were Managing Director, Saraswati Plastotech India Ltd, Bari Brahamana, Jammu; President, J&K Kabaddi Association; Managing Director Jamkash Vehicleades, Jammu; Managing Director, K. C. Motors, Jammu; President, Bari-Brahmana Industries Association; Cluster Head, Big 92.7 FM, Jammu; and Principal, Shangrilla Public School, Sarwal, Jammu.