Governor Biswa Bhusan Harichandan, who is also the President of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), AP State Branch, praised the services of IRCS especially during the pandemic.
He took part in the celebrations of World Red Cross Day, which coincides with the birthday of Jean Henry Dunant, founder of the International Red Cross, on May 8. On this occasion, he adorned the portrait of Jean Henry.
Mr. Harichandan said that Jean Henry had built a great humanitarian organization. The day was celebrated this year with the theme “Be a human race”, he said.
He praised the services of the AP branch of the IRCS during the difficult times of COVID-19, and said Red Cross volunteers had come in large numbers and helped those in need across the country. state, and had raised awareness of the dreaded virus. They also distributed masks, home isolation medical kits and oxygen concentrators in addition to serving food to thousands of destitute people and migrant workers, he said.
Mr. Harichandan inaugurated a thalassemia day care center set up by IRCS in Paderu, a remote tribal area in Alluri Sitarama Raju district, and a retirement home in Kakinada in virtual mode from Raj Bhavan.
Later, he presented awards to the volunteers.
IRCS AP President Dr. A. Sridhar Reddy, Secretary General and CEO AK Parida, Governor Special Chief Secretary RP Sisodia and other officers participated in the event.