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Indian Red Cross Society, J&K is a prominent and reputable organization that carries out a wide range of initiatives and activities to support the different sections of the society under the leadership of Hon’ble Lt. Governor, Sh. Manoj Sinha (Hon’ble President, IRCS, J&K-UT) and supervision of Sh. Rohit Khajuria, General Secretary, IRCS, J&K-UT. Today, on 15th Feb.,2024 IRCS, J&K has conducted three activities:
1. Drug De-Addiction Awareness Programme at “Govt. Gandhi Memorial Science College, Jammu”:- IRCS, J&K-UT today has conducted an impactful comprehensive Drug De-addiction program at Govt. Gandhi Memorial Science College, Jammu in collaboration with Office of the Excise Commissioner, Jammu. The camp was inaugurated by Prof. Rajesh Kumar Gupta, Principal along with Dr. Vandana Khajuria, Vice Principal, GGM Science College, Dr. Aasia Noor, Medical Officer and Smt. Kanchan Devi, Sup. Pharmacist IRCS, J&K-UT. The main aim behind the programme was to discourage the use of drugs among the youth and inspire students to utilize their energies and other resources in positive and social development. IRCS is planning to organize extensive programs to curb this menace.
During the session, Smt. Kanchan Devi educated the students about the ill effects of drug addiction while outlining the present scenario of substance abuse, its impact on physical and mental health, and avenues for seeking help. Through this interactive session, students gained insights into the physiological, psychological, and legal implications of drug use.
Besides this, a first-Aid awareness session was also organized for the students in which the main focus was on the life saving event i.e. Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR). Overall, initiatives like the one organized by the Indian Red Cross Society, J&K-UT is vital for creating a healthier and more supportive society, especially in areas facing socio-economic challenges.
The overall camp was co-ordinated by Ms. Vironica Marwah, Field Officer, IRCS, J&K-UT.
2. First-Aid Awareness Programme at Warehouse in collaboration with RTO, Jammu:- In an effort to enhance road safety and reduce the number of casualties on our roads, the Indian Red Cross Society, J&K in collaboration with the Regional Transport Office (RTO), Jammu organized a First-Aid awareness programme for the commercial vehicle drivers at Warehouse, Jammu. This initiative was launched on the occasion of Road Safety Month, with the aim of equipping drivers with essential first aid skills to respond effectively to emergencies on the road.
Road accidents can happen unexpectedly, and the immediate response of individuals at the scene can often make a significant difference in saving lives. The partnership between IRCS and RTO seeks to empower drivers with the knowledge and skills needed to provide timely and effective first aid until professional help arrives.
The team of Red Cross includes Dr. Kavita Nijhon, Medical Officer and Smt. Kanchan Devi, Sup. Pharmacist imparted the awareness and covered topics like basic first aid techniques such as CPR, wound care, and handling emergencies.
3. First-Aid Training at Red Cross Bhawan, Kachi Chawni, Jammu:-
Indian Red Cross Society, J&K UT organized an eight days First-Aid training programme w.e.f 5th to 14th Feb., 2024 for the Commercial Vehicle drivers and for the youth of the society. During the 8 days training, different topics were covered like various techniques of Disaster Management during Earthquakes, Fires, Floods, First-Aid Kit, wounds, bandages, types of fractures, bleeding emergencies, burns etc. Emergency technique of handling bleeding patient, Fracture/accident victims was also emphasized. Highlights of the programme were how to resuscitate a patient of fainting and Cardiac Arrest. Emphasis was laid on the Management of injuries, fracture, burns, control of bleeding, practical demonstrations of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Choking.
The practical and theoretical lectures were laid by Dr. Kavita Nijhon Verma & Dr. Asia Noor, Medical Officers assisted by Smt. Kanchan Devi, & Sh. Ravi Kant Magotra, Sup. Pharmacists, Smt. Naziya Banoo, FMPHW and Sh. Joginder Kumar, Pharmacist, IRCS, Jammu.
During the last day of session, Sh. Rohit Khajuria, General Secretary, IRCS J&K UT interacted with all the participants and issued Provisional certificates to them. The training went quite fruitful and ended on a good note.

 

Indian Red Cross Society, J&K is a prominent and reputable organization that carries out a wide range of initiatives and activities to support the different sections of the society under the leadership of Hon’ble Lt. Governor, Sh. Manoj Sinha (Hon’ble President, IRCS, J&K-UT) and supervision of Sh. Rohit Khajuria, General Secretary, IRCS, J&K-UT. Today, on 30th Jan., 2024 IRCS, J&K has conducted two activities:

  1. Free Distribution of Sanitary Napkins and Menstrual Hygiene lecture:- Today, Indian Red Cross Society, J&K-UT has distributed free Sanitary Napkins to the female students of 8th, 9th and 10th class of Govt. High School, Greater Kailash, Jammu and offered Menstrual Hygiene lecture to them. This effort can help to ensure that girls have access to the necessary resources to manage their menstrual health with dignity and comfort.

          The camp was inaugurated by Smt. Neena Gupta, Principal, Govt.High School, Greater Kailash, Jammu. The                lecture was imparted by Dr. Aasia Noor, Medical Officer. The camp was co-ordinated by  Ms. Vironica          Marwah,  Field Officer, Indian Red Cross Society, J&K-UT.

In the end, Smt. Neena Gupta thanked the team of Red Cross and said that this kind of initiative can have a positive impact on the lives of the female children and promote their overall well-being and confidence.

  1. Drug De-Addiction Awareness Programme at “Sangharsh Vidya Kendra, Maratha Basti Slum School”:– IRCS, J&K-UT today has conducted an impactful comprehensive Drug De-addiction program at “Sangharsh Vidya Kendra Maratha Basti Slum School” run by Sh. Ramesh Chandra Khajuria since 2004. The initiative, aimed at providing support to vulnerable population, underscores the commitment of the organization to enhance the well-being of communities facing socio-economic challenges.

        During the session, a brief detail was given to children and youth of slum area. All teachers, volunteers, Red Cross team and resource person of the Maratha Basti were present. Informational session was conducted to educate individuals about the dangers of drug abuse, its impact on physical and mental health, and avenues for seeking help. Empowering individuals with knowledge is a fundamental step towards fostering healthier communities. By involving the community in the de-addiction process, the program seeks to build a strong support network. Besides that, Red Cross also provided nourishment, reinforcing their commitment to holistic well being.

Overall, initiatives like the one organized by the Indian Red Cross Society, J&K-UT is vital for creating a healthier and more supportive society, especially in areas facing socio-economic challenges.

This programme was fully sponsored by the office of Excise Commissioner, Jammu under CSR initiative to eradicate the menace of drug addiction from the society particularly from the youth. This endeavor will continue in the future too as our youth and students are under constant threat of Drugs. 

Indian Red Cross Society’s First Aid training programme gives the information and the skills one need to help adults and children during many emergency situations, First-aid care is the top most priority to help people at the times of disaster.
Likewise, Indian Red Cross Society, J&K UT organized an eight days First-Aid training programme for the Commercial Vehicle drivers and for the youth of the society. The training concluded today on 24th January, 2024. During the 8 days training, different topics were covered like various techniques of Disaster Management during Earthquakes, Fires, Floods, First-Aid Kit, wounds, bandages, types of fractures, bleeding emergencies, burns etc. Emergency technique of handling bleeding patient, Fracture/accident victims was also emphasized. Highlights of the programme were how to resuscitate a patient of fainting and Cardiac Arrest. Emphasis was laid on the Management of injuries, fracture, burns, control of bleeding, practical demonstrations of Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and Choking.
The practical and theoretical lectures were laid by Dr. Kavita Nijhon Verma & Dr. Asia Noor, Medical Officers assisted by Smt. Kanchan Devi, & Sh. Ravi Kant Magotra, Sup. Pharmacists, Smt. Naziya Banoo, FMPHW and Sh. Joginder Kumar, Pharmacist, IRCS, Jammu. A special lecture on Drug De-Addiction was also given to the participants by Ms. Manjari Singh.
During the last day of session, Sh. Rohit Khajuria, General Secretary, IRCS J&K UT interacted with all the participants and issued Provisional certificates to them. The training went quite fruitful and ended on a good note.
Eight days First-Aid training was organized by the Indian Red Cross Society, J&K UT at Red Cross Bhawan Kachi Chawni Jammu for the commercial vehicle drivers and others.
The lecture was delivered/ demonstrated by Dr. Kavita Nijhon, Dr. Asia Noor, Medical officers along with Smt. Kanchan Devi, Sup. Pharmacist, Sh. Ravi Kant Magotra, Supervisor Pharmacist, Smt. Naziya Banoo, FMPHW. The participants were trained about the ABC of First-Aid, Traumas, Bleeding and types of bandages, practical demonstration on Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Transportation of injured person etc. The trainees were also apprised of the various techniques of Disaster Management during Earthquakes, Fires, Floods, famine etc. Apart from this, a special Guest Lecture on Yoga and Meditation was given by Ms. Manjari. Besides that a special awareness session on Drug De-Addiction was given to the participants.
All the queries made by the students regarding the healthy lifestyle and other health issues were cleared by the Doctors and they also provided some tips regarding the healthy lifestyle. The training went quite fruitful and concluded with good positivity.
The exam was conducted by Dr. Kavita Nijhon along with Sh. Joginder Kumar, Pharmacist. In the end, Provisional Certificates were also distributed among the participants. The training was conducted under the guidance of Sh. Manoj Sinha, Hon’ble Lt. Governor (Hon’ble President, Indian Red Cross Society, J&K) and close supervision of Sh. Rohit Khajuria, General Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, J&K-UT.
As the winter chill turns harsh with each passing day, Indian Red Cross Society, J&K-UT is spreading warmth among the less privileged people of the society by carrying on blanket distribution drive to protect them from severe cold during nights. Various relief distribution activities are being carried out throughout the year under the guidance of Hon’ble Lt. Governor (Hon’ble President, Indian Red Cross Society, J&K) and under the supervision of Sh. Rohit Khajuria, General Secretary, IRCS, J&K-UT but blanket distribution is the most virtuous initiative.
With a commitment to humanitarian values and community welfare the initiative reflects the organization’s dedication to making a tangible impact on the lives of vulnerable population. Blankets, a fundamental necessity during cold weather, become a source of solace and protection for those who may not have access to adequate shelter or heating. Besides this, Red Cross is also providing free tea services in the morning to the patients and their attendants admitted in GMC Jammu outside its Emergency ward.
The distribution was carried out in different areas of, Gandhi Nagar, Vikram Chowk, Bus Stand, Railway Station etc. The objective of the initiative was to provide immediate help by way of giving some relief to the needy/ sufferer to protect themselves from this extreme cold wave, particularly during night hours.
These initiatives not only address immediate needs but also contribute to the overall well-being of the community by promoting compassion, solidarity, and humanitarian values. Blanket distribution is a simple yet impactful way to make a positive difference in the lives of those facing difficulties, especially during challenging weather conditions.
Junior Red Cross/ Youth Red Cross is a lifeline of the Red Cross, which works in schools & colleges. The IRCS, J&K-UT is doing yeomen service for humanity under the presidentship of Hon’ble Lt. Governor. To provide the Juniors and their Counselors of J&K-UT an opportunity to inculcate the spirit of selfless service, to understand the objective of Red Cross & Junior Red Cross amongst the students, recently a contingent of 24 students in two groups of 12 i.e. 6 Girls and 6 Boys each escorted by a Male and Female counselor of Jammu and Kathua District resp. participated in one week National Youth Exchange cum-Inter State Junior Red Cross Training Camps at Gita Gyan Sansthanam, Near Braham Sarover, Kurukshetra (Haryana) and at Sacred Heart School, Moga (Punjab) respectively. The camps were fully funded by Indian Red Cross Society.
The students participated in various exchange programmes had an opportunity to represent their culture, gained insights into diverse cultures from teams representing various states, discussed various topics and exchanged information about the activities of Red Cross and Junior Red Cross. In order to inculcate the spirit of humanitarianism among youth of the state, various competitions like quiz, painting, dance, folk songs, skit, extempore speech, exhibition, rangoli competition along with indoor games were organized. The students participated to imbibe and depict the selfless doings of Red Cross Society.
Under the guidance of Red Cross Secretaries, Smt. Ansuya Jamwal, JKAS (Jammu) and Sh. O.P Sharma (Kathua) the participants of J&K brought laurels to the state and became the highest prize winning state. From Jammu, Jatin got first prize in solo singing, Nitin got third prize in solo dance, Amrina bought best performer prize, in group singing, boys bagged first and girls bagged second prize, Rishu got herself first prize in extempore speech, in exhibition and rangoli, Jammu got second and third prize respectively, Mr. Parvana (counselor) got first in Lucky star game, Jammu got best team in male category and their counselors, Smt. Gopika and Sh. Parvana got best performers award.
From Kathua, the contingents secured victories in five out of six events. In quiz competition, Kathua bagged first prize whereas in folk song, the team bagged second place. Similarly in group song, the team bought second prize while in poster making, the team clinched third prize. The team got third position in poem recitation as well. The participants were Pranav, Vansh, Vishwas, Riya, Anamika, Preeti and Palak along with counselors Sh. Sunil Jasrotia and Smt. Monika Khosla.
The National Youth Exchange Programme has not only honed the participants skills but has also fostered a spirit of camaraderie and cultural exchange. Sh. Rohit Khajuria, General Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, J&K-UT extended heartiest congratulations to all the accomplished participants of the programme.
The Indian Red Cross Society, J&K-UT today organized a comprehensive Medical checkup camp and First-Aid Awareness under the guidance of Sh. Rohit Khajuria, General Secretary, IRCS J&K-UT for the employees of Welcomehotel by ITC Hotels, Katra demonstrating their commitment to promoting health and well-being in the community.
The Medical Camp, was aimed at providing a range of health services to the employees, ensuring early detection of potential health issues and promoting a proactive approach to healthcare. The event took place at their hotel premises and a team of qualified medical professionals from IRCS, J&K including Dr. Aasia Noor, Medical Officer, Smt. Kanchan Devi, Sup. Pharmacist, Sh. Mushtaq Ahmed, Sup. Lab Technician, Sh. Kuldeep Bhat, Sr. Ophthalmologist Technician were present to conduct thorough health examinations.
The employees of Welcomehotel by ITC Katra availed themselves of a variety of medical services, including general health checkups, blood pressure monitoring, blood sugar tests, blood grouping, eye check-up, HB and other relevant diagnostic assessments. The medical team also offered valuable advice on preventive measures and healthy lifestyle practices to maintain overall well-being. Besides that, a lecture on First-Aid awareness was also delivered by the team which included CPR, Food Poisoning, Choking etc.
The camp was supervised by Ms. Vironica Marwah, Field Officer, IRCS, J&K-UT.
Four days First-Aid training was organized by the Indian Red Cross Society, J&K UT w.e.f. 19th Dec. to 22nd Dec., 2023 at Red Cross Bhawan Kachi Chawni Jammu for the employees of M/S Crystal Crop protection Ltd, Dabur Indian Ltd., Zeventus Healthcare Ltd., Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd. and MVDL Polytech Pvt. Ltd.
The lecture was delivered/ demonstrated by Dr. Kavita Nijhon, Dr. Asia Noor, Medical officers along with Smt. Kanchan Devi, Sup. Pharmacist, Sh. Ravi Kant Magotra, Supervisor Pharmacist, Smt. Naziya Banoo, FMPHW. The participants were trained about the ABC of First-Aid, Traumas, Bleeding and types of bandages, practical demonstration on Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), Transportation of injured person etc. The trainees were also apprised of the various techniques of Disaster Management during Earthquakes, Fires, Floods, famine etc. Apart from this, a special Guest Lecture on Yoga and Meditation was given by Ms. Manjari, State Head, Childline Indian Foundation.
All the queries made by the students regarding the healthy lifestyle and other health issues were cleared by the Doctors and they also provided some tips regarding the healthy lifestyle. The training went quite fruitful and concluded with good positivity.
The exam was conducted by Dr. Kavita Nijhon along with Sh. Joginder Kumar, Pharmacist. In the end, Provisional Certificates were also distributed among the participants. The training was conducted under the close supervision of Sh. Rohit Khajuria, General Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, J&K-UT.
Espousing the vision of the Hon’ble Prime Minister Narendra Modi towards ensuring menstrual hygiene and affordable access to sanitary napkins, Sh. Rohit Khajuria, General Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, J&K-UT is continuously making efforts to distribute Sanitary Napkins to promote women’s health and break the stigma surrounding menstruation.
Indian Red Cross Society, J&K-UT today on 21st December, 2023 distributed sanitary napkins and delivered a comprehensive lecture on menstrual hygiene to the girl students of Govt. Girls Higher Secondary School, Rehari Jammu. Each girl was provided with a supply of sanitary napkins, emphasizing proper usage and disposal. The initiative aims to ensure that girls have access to essential hygiene products, contributing to their overall well-being.
Besides that, a lecture on menstrual hygiene was also delivered by the Medical Officer, Red Cross Dispensary, Dr. Kavita Nijhon assisted by Ms. Vironica Marwah, Field Officer, IRCS, J&K which covered the importance of maintaining good menstrual hygiene for overall health, dispelling myths and addressing misconceptions surrounding menstruation. Practical information on the proper use and disposal of hygiene products was also shared. The programme featured an interactive session encouraging girls to actively participate.
To enhance safety and well being within the Ayurveda College Community, Indian Red Cross Society, J&K-UT today organized First-Aid Awareness programme at Jammu Institute of Ayurveda and Research for their faculty members and Medical Staff. This initiative aims to equip students, faculty, and staff with essential life-saving skills and knowledge. The programme was inaugurated by Dr. Sharada, Principal JIAR.
The program included interactive sessions, practical demonstrations, and hands-on training, ensuring that participants gain a thorough understanding of first aid principles. Participants had the opportunity to learn and practice basic first aid skills, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), wound care, and proper response to various medical emergencies.
Practical and theoretical demonstrations were given by Dr. Aasia Noor, Medical Officer, IRCS J&K assisted by Smt. Kanchan Devi, Sup. Pharmacist. The camp was conducted under the close supervision of Sh. Rohit Khajuria, General Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, J&K-UT.
The camp was supervised by Ms. Vironica Marwah, Field Officer, IRCS, J&K-UT.