In connection with 49th National Safety Week celebration, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited with it’s Regional Head Quarter at Grid Bhawan, Rail Head Complex, Jammu organized a First-Aid ( Basic Life Support) Employee Relocation Council (ERC) Training on 4th of March 2020. It was done in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region.
The beneficiaries were the employees from Power Grid and their families. Active participation was shown by the children also.
The training was imparted by Dr. Shelly Mahajan (M.D. Anesthetic) Medical Officer, Red Cross Jammu Region. 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 were done with the active participation of children and ladies of the group.
The discussion proved quite fruitful. They showed interest in organizing such trainings frequently in future.
In the end, Sh. Vinod Malhotra, Hony. Secretary expressed his satisfaction and gave details on activities of Red Cross Society and how this training is going to help them for the rest of their lives while performing their normal duties by applying the knowledge of first-aid acquired by them during the training period

Jammu: Indian Red Cross Society, J&K Chapter today celebrated the International Volunteer Day, 2019 at Red Cross Bhawan, Jammu to to celebrate the power and potential of volunteerism with the theme “Volunteer for an inclusive future”. Mr. Kifayat Hussain Rizvi (IAS Retd.), General Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, J&K attended the event as Chief Guest and Mr. Dinesh Gupta, Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region was the Guest of Honour.
In his welcome address Mr. Imran Muzaffar welcomed all the dignitaries, guests & volunteers. Mr. Muzaffar expressed gratitude to all the volunteers associated with Indian Red Cross Society in J&K and serving people in many ways and wished them a Happy International Volunteer Day.
The dignitaries present during the occasion include Dr. Ranbushan Singh, Member, Regional Red Cross Committee, Mr. Rajinder Singh, Mr. O.P. Gupta, Ms. Uma Sharma, Mr. Kamal Kishore, Mr. Vijay Magotra, Dr. Shelly Mahajan, representatives from Tawi Welfare Society & Gram Vikas Sangh, volunteers & staff of Indian Red Cross Society.
In his speech, Mr. Kifayat Hussain Rizvi, General Secretary, IRCS-J&K Chapter said that the spirit of volunteering is engrained in the nature of human being irrespective of creed, colour or religion Those millions of vounteers who commit their time & skills for betterment of human beings, are basically inspired by this instinct. When they volunteer, they help to improve the lives of others. And when they volunteer, they also gain a greater sense of belonging to their communities”. Further, the General Secretary said, “On International Volunteer Day, we stand in respect of more than a billion Volunteers who build Resilient Communities around the world. As we recognize the collective efforts of volunteers globally, we reflect on the multitude of actions taken locally to help people, communities and neighbourhoods become better prepared to respond to the unexpected, and better positioned for a more sustainable future”. The General Secretary lauded the efforts of volunteers associated with Red Cross Movement.
Mr. Dinesh Gupta in his words stressed for the need of volunteering with Indian Red Cross Society. Mr. Gupta expressed the need of giving back to society by volunteering and in his speech he encouraged the youth to associate with the Red Cross Movement for delivering humanitarian service to the needy.
The event concluded with a vote of thanks from Mr. Dinesh Gupta, Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region. Mr. Gupta thanked all the participants in general and the volunteers in particular who always remain at disposal within their communities.

Sh. Sanjeev Verma, IAS, Divisional Commissioner (Chairman, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region) Jammu who is also the ex-officio Chairman of Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu region on 11th Oct., 2019 presented a Santro Era Car, 3 Platina Motor Bikes, Activa Scooty and Laptop to the remaining winners of prizes of Raffle Draw which was held on 26th May, 2019.

Sh. Etwa Baraik of 89 Bn BSF, Sh. Shub Karan, Sh. Ram Krishan Singh, Sh. Sharief Ahmed, Ms. Shagun Koul and Sh. Hariminder Singh received the prizes from the Divisional Commissioner, Jammu.

Sh. Dinesh Gupta, Hony. Secretary, IRCS, Jammu Region and Executive Committee Members of IRCS, Jammu Region S/Sh. Neeraj Anand, Vikram Gujral, Surinder Mahajan, R. Vijay Magotra were also present on the occasion.

To help the sick and suffering people of the society, to the maximum in saving their precious lives, the Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region is providing financial assistance to those poor patients who are suffering from different ailments specially like Cancer/ Kidney patients in their medical treatment for their Livelihood and Educational support on case to case basis as one of the main Philanthropic activity.
Cheques amounting to Rs. 2.5 Lac were distributed today to 8 persons besides medicines to a Cancer patient and cash financial assistance to villagers of Border area of Arnia by Sh. M.K.Sinha,IPS, IGP Jammu Zone. While distributing the cheques to the beneficiaries he complimented the efforts being made by the Indian Red Cross Society to identify, reach out to the poor needy and minimise their sufferings by extending them timely help by various means whether cash, medicines or the appliances and in certain cases regular financial assistance on monthly basis. He suggested that Red Cross should start livelihood project for the poor needy and quoted that “Give a Man a Fish, and You Feed Him for a Day, Teach a Man To Fish, and You Feed Him for a Lifetime”. Mr. Sinha also assured for his full support in all welfare activities of the Red Cross. 
Sh. Dinesh Gupta, Secretary, IRCS, Jammu Region informed that the Society is putting its best efforts with the guidance and kind support of Shri Sanjeev Verma, the Worthy Divisional Commissioner and the Executive Committee of the Regional Branch to reach out to the unreached and mitigate the sufferings of the poor members of public. 
Prominent persons present on the occasion were S/Sh. Neeraj Anand, Vikram Gujral, Surinder Mahajan, S.C. Bali, Executive Members, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region and R. Vijay Magotra, Social activist.
Red Cross seek the support and cooperation of all those Philanthropist who wish to be associated or want to contribute in the adoption of patients for their treatment.  

Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana is a noble initiative by Department of Pharmaceuticals, Government of India, is now making an impact on common masses in its endeavour to provide quality medicines at an affordable price, said Shri. Mansukh Mandaviya, Union Minister of State for Chemicals and Fertilizers.

As per Hon’ble Minister, the number of Stores has grown to more than 5050 and 652 districts are covered at present. Further, total sales in the financial year 2018-19 has crossed Rs. 256 Crore which led to total savings of approximately Rs. 1000 Crore of common citizens as these medicines are cheaper by 50% to 90% of avg. Market price. He stressed on the excellent quality of PMBJP medicines as these are procured from only WHO-GMP certified manufacturers and each batch is tested at NABL accredited independent labs.

Pradhn Mantri Jan Aushadhi Divas was today jointly celebrated at Jan Aushadhi Kendra, GMC Hospital Jammu on 7th March, 2019 by the Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region and Ms. Riffat Nazir, Nodal Officer, Jan Aushadhi, J&K. Prominent among others present were Mr.Dinesh Gupta, Honorary Secretary, IRCS, Mr. Iqbal Paul, Asstt. Drug Controller, Jammu and Mrs. Renuka, Asstt. Drug Controller, Samba, Dr. Shelly Mahajan, Dr. Sanjeev Dingra, Prof. (Ped.) ,Dr. Sachit Sharma, Sr.Resident, SMGS Hospital, S/Shri R. Vijay Magotra, Vinod Malhotra, Kamal Verma, Vikram Jain. On this occasion, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi interacted with owners of Janaushadhi Kendras and beneficiaries of the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana (PMBJP) across the country through video conference.

Various programmes organised at all PMBJP Kendras to increase the awareness about the scheme. These programmes witnessed participation of doctors, health experts, NGOs and beneficiaries.

The Janaushadhi Diwas aims to provide further impetus and create awareness about the use of generic medicines. The day also highlighted the initiatives undertaken by Government in the direction of making quality healthcare affordable for all, like Ayushman Bharat, PMBJP, etc.

The Government launched the Pradhan Mantri Bhartiya Janaushadhi Pariyojana to make affordable and quality generic medicines popular among the people. The Government aims to have atleast 1 PMBJP Kendra in each block of the country by 2020.

Although we all take safety precautions in our everyday lives, emergencies can always arise. For this reason, it is important to be knowledgeable about First Aid so you can be prepared to act if an accident were to occur. Similarly, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region is continuously making its efforts to create awareness amongst the people of every age group by giving them proper timely First-Aid training so that they can minimize injury and future disability in any disastrous situation. A mixed batch of 30 trainees participated in the 4 days First-Aid Training Programme concluded today.

The highlights of the training revolved around First Aid Kit, Traumas/ Accidents, Transportation of Injured patient, Management of massive bleeding, fracture, Shock, Heart attack, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) etc.

Theoretical and practical demonstrations were imparted by the Sr. Consultants namely, Dr. Shelly Mahajan, Dr. Ranbhushan Singh MD Anaesthesia, assisted by Smt. Kanchan Devi Sup. Pharmacist and Ms. Vironica Marwah, Field Officer. The exam was conducted by Dr. Kavita Nijhon, Medical Officer, Red Cross Society assisted by Sh. Joginder Kumar, Pharmacist.

Sh. Dinesh Gupta, Secretary Indian Red Cross society, Jammu Region while interacting with the trainees briefed them about the very purpose of this training and how they can be a great help to others in their normal day to day life by applying the knowledge of First-Aid acquired by them.

IMG-20181218-WA0005 (1) To encourage the students belonging to Rural areas, a contingent of 12 students i.e. 6 Girls + 6 Boys escorted by a Male and Female Teacher of Govt. Hr. Sec. School Saruinsar left for participation in one week Inter State Junior Red Cross Training-cum-Study Camp, Kurukshetra (Haryana). The Camp is totally free for them and the expenditure involved is to be borne by Jammu/Harayana Red Cross. The Camp will provide the children and their leaders an opportunity to inculcate the spirit of selfless service, the objective of Red Cross and Junior Red Cross amongst the students. Before their departure, they were fine tuned by Sr. Counsellor Mr. S.C. Bali and Mr. Sushant Rawal, Lecturer. During interaction by Mr. Dinesh Gupta, Hony. Secretary, IRCS, Jammu Region with the campers, they informed him that it is for the first time they are going out of state for any such activity and were thankful to the Red Cross Society for giving them this opportunity. They assured him that they will perform their best and bring laurels to the State. For another Inter-State JRC Camp being organized by Punjab Red Cross at Rayat & Bahra University, Mohali Campus from 30th December, 2018 to 6th January, 2019, the selection process is on and interested schools/students can approach Red Cross Office, Kachi Chawni, Jammu
48051441_2187300784870151_3320770839552458752_n47500375_2187297581537138_7010688874041049088_n     In connection with Preparedness for Disaster Management, the Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region organized a four days First-Aid Training Programme for Commercial Vehicle Drivers at Red Cross Bhawan, Kachi Chawni, Jammu which concluded today i.e. on 7th Dec, 2018. The Idea of imparting this training is to make them aware about “What to Do and What Not to Do” in case of any Disaster may be man made or natural. All the participants had undergone an exam on the last day and those declared successful shall also be provided a Training Certificate to be issued by the St. John Ambulance (India). Before the start of the training every participant is briefed about the very purpose and importance of the Training. The training was imparted by the Sr. Consultants namely Dr. Ranbhushan Singh, Dr. Rashmi Sharma, Dr. Shamim Akhter, Medical Officers, RC Dispensary assisted by Mrs. Kanchan Devi Sup. Pharmacist. The Exam was taken by Dr. Kavita Nijhon, Medical Officer, RC Dispensary assisted by Sh. Joginder Kumar, Pharmacist Sh. Dinesh Gupta, Hony. Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region also addressed the participants “About What First Aid is and Who can be a First Aider “ besides “What Red Cross Society is & What it Does”.
46935646_2181639422102954_6083146753249378304_n Sh. Sanjeev Verma, IAS, Divisional Commissioner cum Chairman, IRCS, Jammu Region provided utensils, Blankets, clothing and a financial assistance amounting to Rs.25000/- (Twenty five thousand only) to a poor differently abled couple i.e. Smt. Anita Devi & Sh. Jagdish Raj R/O Gurha Pattan Teh. Bhalwal District Jammu to solemnize the marriage ceremony of their daughter namely Miss Sushmita scheduled to be held on 13th Dec. 2018 as they do not any source of income. The Cheque of Rs.25000/- and material was handed over to the beneficiary today at Red Cross Office, Jammu by Dr. Shelly Mahajan, Medical Officer, Red Cross Dispensary in the presence of Sh. Dinesh Gupta, Hony. Secretary, team of Red Cross Officials and Volunteers, IRCS, Jammu.
IMG-20181115-WA0008IMG-20181114-WA0019 (1)             Red Cross provided financial assistance to the border firing victim’s family To help the family of Mr. Deepak Kumar who was working as a Porter with the Army unfortunately died on Nov. 9, 2018 due to sniper shoot from across the border, a team of Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu comprising Mr. Dinesh Gupta, Honorary Secretary, Mr. Neeraj Anand, President, Chambers of Traders Federation and Member Executive Committee, IRCS and an Intern Ms. Kunika Vashishta visited village Bhalwal Bharta, Pargwal, and in the presence of SDM, Khour Mr. Devinder Kumar and Tehsildar, Pargwal Sh. Ram Pal Sharma handed over two cheques of Rs.1.00 lakh each for and on behalf of District and Regional Red Cross Societies, Jammu to Mrs. Kunti Devi Mother of deceased Sh. Deepak Kumar for livelihood of the bereaved family.   
With Regards
(Dinesh Gupta)
Hony. Secretary,
Indian Red Cross Society,
Jammu Region