Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu celebrates World Red Cross Day & Holds Raffle Draw, 2023.

As a mark of respect to the founder of Red Cross Movement Sir Jean Henry Dunant, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region celebrated World Red Cross Day at Teacher Bhawan, Gandhinagar, Jammu on 8th May, 2023. Theme of World Red Cross Day 2023 is : “Everything we do comes # fromtheheart” which focuses on foregrounding the volunteers of the Red Cross and their contribution to the society.
The function started with hoisting of Red Cross Flag by the Chief Guest Sh. Ramesh Kumar, IAS, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu who is also Chairman, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region followed by lighting of the ceremonial lamp and floral tribute to Sir Jean Henry Dunant Founder of Red Cross Movement in the presence of Capt. Bana Singh Param Vir Chakra awardee, Sh Rahul Yedav IAS Commissioner, Jammu Municipal Corporation, Jammu,Sh Shareesh Sharma President J&K Bank Ltd, Sh Ashok Kumar Sharma Director School Education Jammu, Sh. Sandeep Seiontra, Addl. Deputy Commissioner(Adm.) Jammu , Ms Mamta Rajput District Social Welfare Officer, Jammu representative from CRPF BSF, J&K Police, Educational Institutions Prominent citizens ,Former Secretaries, IRCS, Jammu Region. Executive Committee Members of IRCS, Former Red Cross Executive Committee Members and Red Cross volunteers. .
While speaking on the occasion, the Chief Guest, Sh. Ramesh Kumar, IAS, Divisional Commissioner (Chairman Indian Red Cross Society) Jammu Region emphasized to hold Red Cross Mela and also take the imitative to conduct awareness programmes on drug addiction as most of the youths become habitual of drug addiction in addition to ongoing Red Cross Activities and appreciated the efforts made by Red Cross for generating funds through Raffle Draw tickets which were sold by BSF, CRPF, J&K Police, J&K Bank, Educational Institutions Govt. Departments and Corporate / Business Houses and briefed that, there is much more scope of doing activities in more coordinated and scientifically manner being a first responder so that we reach and cover the maximum number of people who need Red Cross support.
The programme started with Pledge by the students of Jain School, Jammu and Red Cross song by Sh. Yash Pal Yash Composer followed by number of Cultural item presented by Carmel Convent Hr Sec School Kunjwani, Jammu, Govt. Girls High School, Gandhinagar, Jammu, F BSF School, Paloura, Jammu, St. Peter Hr. Sec. School, Jammu, Govt High School Chal Largan, Jammu Shangrilla Public School, Jammu and SD Memorial Hr. Sec. School, Jammu respectively.
Sh. Sat Pal Sharma, Hony. Secretary, IRCS, Jammu Region in its address welcomed Worthy Chairman, IRCS, Jammu Region, distinguished guests, dignitaries and the audience and participants for making to this event successful, He also briefed about various programme/activities carried out by the Red Cross, Jammu Region during the year 2022-23 and defined its role and responsibilities during disasters and first –aid trainings in society. It is pertinent to mentioned here and place on record that in the year 2019-20 due to Covid 19 Pandemic and restrictions thereof imposed by the J&K Govt. from time to time, the Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region could not hold Red Cross Raffle Draw, however, this year under the able guidance of the Worthy Chairman (Divisional Commissioner), IRCS, Jammu Region, Red Cross has been able to generate maximum funds which is very higher as compared to all previous years and the same shall be utilized to carry out the activities for welfare of poor/needy people suffering f from different ailments such as cancer , kidney, Liver, Thalasemia and other.
Besides this, the Chief Guest alongwith executive Committee Members of IRCS, and other Prominent Dignitaries also announced Red cross Raffle Draw 2023 Result . There was winner of the first prize who won Wagon R VXI for ticket number 057285 while winner of second prize who won Alto K10 LXI with ticket number 309474 Besides, there were two winners of third prize who won Royal Enfield Bullet 350 CC with ticket numbers 079528 and 051636, Fourth prize was won by two persons with ticket numbers 526902 and 092850 who won Activa Scooty 6G , 5th prize (2) HP Laptop (13+8GB who won two persons with ticket Numbers 468935 and 187612 , 6th prize (2) LG Refrigerator (340 Ltr.) ) who won by two persons with ticket numbers 538457 and 189684, 7th Prize (2) Voltas Window AC (1.5 Ton (2) who won by Two persons with ticket Numbers 318823 and 396978 , 8th Prize (3) LG LED 32” who won by three persons with ticket Numbers 347110, 362884 and 370928, 9th Prize (3) Redmi 11 Prime who won three persons with ticket numbers 047221, 099361 and 116287 and 10th prize (3) LG Microwave (20 Ltr.) who won by three persons with ticket Numbers 488188, 446950 and 284839


Today Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu celebrated World Red Cross Day on 8th May, 2019 at Red Cross Bhawan Kachi Chawni Jammu, in capital cities and country towns across the nation to give a mark of respect to the founder of Red Cross Movement Sir Henry Dunant.
In a function at Jammu Head Quarters of the Indian Red Cross Society, Red Cross Day function started with a flag hoisting ceremony by Chief Guest Sh. Sanjeev Verma, IAS, Divisional Commissioner cum Chairman, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region followed by Red Cross pledge and Prayer by the gathering led by students of Jain Higher Secondary School, Carmel Convent Govt. Hr. Sec. School, Jourian and Surinsar besides Red Cross volunteers.
Floral Tributes were also paid by Sh. Sanjeev Verma, IAS, Dr. Bharat Bhushan, Director Social Welfare, Mr. J.K Sudan Joint Director School Education, Mrs. Parikar Addl. Director Health Services, Sh. Ajay Salaan, District Social WelfareOfficer, Sh. Dinesh Gupta, Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region, Sh. Neeraj Anand, Vikram Gujral, Surinder Mahajan, Dr. Ranbhushan Singh, Sh. S.C Bali, Dr. Rajinder Thappa Members Executive Committee, IRCS Jammu Region, S/Sh. Jugal Mahajan, Mahesh Gupta, R. Vijay Magotra, Vijay Jain, Rajinder Singh, O.P. Gupta, Bharat Gandhi, Former MLA and Dr. Harish Kalla.
No. of Items were presented which include Patriotic Group dance by the children of NGO Aaradhna-A Ray of Hope, items by Students of Carmel Convent School, Kunjwani jammu, Gojri Dance by student Govt. H.S.S. Saruinsar, Dogri Dance by campers Govt. H.S.S. Jourian. 
The Chief Guest, Sanjeev Verma congratulated on the occasion and briefed that, there is much more scope of doing activities in a coordinated manner and more scientifically so that we reach and cover the maximum number of people who need Red Cross support.
He said that this is a unique organization which with the Govt. support takes cares of every section of society especially the sick and the suffering and sought cooperation of all departments and members of public in reaching out to the unreached. He said that in a hospital team will visit to help the poor sick and suffering. Mr. Dinesh Gupta, Secretary brief about the activities being carried out and the future plan of action. He emphasizes that Red Cross is going to start a Health screening cum treatment of the students livelihood project, First-Aid for border area residents

On the eve of “World Red Cross Day – 8th May, 2019”, series of programmes are being organized in the entire Jammu Province as per the calendar of activities suggested by the Divisional Commissioner cum Chairman, IRCS, Jammu Region. The winners at District level competitions of the Painting Competition, Symposium and Paper Reading Contest all finally participated in the Province Level Competitions held at Red Cross Bhawan and at City Palace, Jammu on today 6th May, 2019. Theme of the Painting Competition was “Indian Army the Savior of Nation” whereas the Theme for Symposium was “WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT RED CROSS’ and the Theme for the Paper Reading Contest n as “WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT RED CROSS- WAYS AND MEANS FOR IMPROVING ITS WORKING FURTHER . ‘The Painting and Symposium activity was divided in three groups:

1st Group – Students from 11th & 12th Class

2nd Group – Students from 9th & 10th Class

3rd Group – Students from 6th to 8th Class

The participants were from different schools of Districts Jammu, Kathua & Udhampur.

Ms. Samya Sharma, Ms. Hanansi Devi and Ms. Sonia (Group I), Ms. Isha Thakur, Ms. Shriti Sharma and Ms. Tamanna (Group II) and Ms. Vanshika, Ms. Vineet and Ms. Nikita Koul (Group III) were declared 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prize winners respectively from Symposium Competition.

Likewise Ms. Jyoti Sharma, Ms. Meenakshi Sharma and Mr. Kuldeep Singh were declared 1st, 2nd & 3rd Prize winners respectively in Paper Reading Competition.

Ms. Divyansh Bharti, Ms. Ragini Tiwari and Ms. Shewta and Ms. Rititka Pathak (Group I) , similarly, Ms. Amrita Kumar, Ms. Shabhnam Sharma and Mr. Sukhdev Singh (Group ii), Mr. Aditya Kumar, Ms. Palak Bahsin and Ms. Ritika (Group iii) were declared 1st, 2nd and 3rd Prize winners respectively in painting competition.

The programme was conducted under the supervision of Sh. Dinesh Gupta, Hony. Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region. He was assisted by Sh. O.P. Gupta and Sh. Rajinder Singh. Other who extended helping hand to the whole programme were S/Shri Sh. Shashank Rawal, R.Vijay Magotra and Preet Dutta.,

Prominent among those who were also present to grace the occasion included Jt. Director Education J.K. Sudan, Dr. T.R. Raina, S. Dalir Singh, Dr. Renu Gupta, ex principal Army School (Judges for Paper Reading Competition), Ms Monika, Ms. Indubala, Ms. Taranjeet Kour, Smt. Puneet Kour, Smt. Dr. Sheetal Singh, Sh. Kuldeep Singh (Judges for Symposium), Sh. Neeraj Anand, Smt. Madhavi Sharma, Sh. Surinder Mahajan, Sh. R. Vijay Magotra, Dr. Ranbhushan Singh , Dr. Rajinder Thappa and Sh. S.C. Bali.


World Red Cross Day Celebrations on 8th May,  2018

Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region Celebrated “World Red Cross Day” on 8th May, 2018” at Teachers Bhawan, Gandhi Nagar, Jammu

Dr. Jatinder Singh, Hon’ble MOS PMO attended the said Event as Chief Guest.”

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World Red Cross Day Celebrations on 8th May,  2017

 As a part of World Red Cross Day Celebrations, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region organises  various  Medical Check up Camps in slum areas ( Viraj Bal Bhawan School, Khanpur, Nagrota, Govt. Middle School, Tange wali Gali,Kachi Chawni, Jammu, Canal Road for Morning Walkers and at  Red Cross Attendants Sarai, Maheshpura Chowk, Jammu   during the week to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of “ Sir Henry Dunant”  the founder of Red Cross Movement. The details of the camps are as under:-


  1. At Viraj Bal Bhawan, KhanPur,  Nagrota,  152 patients ( general, Eye & Immunization)
  2. Govt. Middle School ,  Tangewali  Gali, Kachi Chawni, Jammu 50 students  ( Eye)
  3. Canal Road, Jammu,  120  Diabetes detections  tests conducted of Morning Walkers of   the areas of Bhagwati Nagar, ShaktiNagar, Bakshi Nagar and  Talab Tillo, Jammui
  4. Red Cross Attendants Sarai, Mahespura Chowk, Jammu  more than 200 patients  of  Ortho, Neuro , General, Eye and  Diabetes patients in collaboration with Hartej Hospital, Amritsar.


In the   above said camps, Dr.Munish Manocha, Sr. Consultant of Ortho from Max Hospital, Amritsar, Dr.  Amit, Neuro Surgeon from Hartej Hospital,  Amritsar  assisted by Mr. Arjun, Multipurpose  Assistant , Dr.  Ranbhusan Singh, Anaesthetist  Specialist, Dr. Kavita Nijohn of Red Cross Dispensary, Jammu assisted by   Smt. Kanchan Devi, Supervisor Pharmacist,       Smt. Tripta Devi, LHV,Sh. Surinder Vermani, Supervisor Lab. Technician, Smt. Monica Sharma,  Sr. Lab. Technician, Sh. Mohd Anwar, Sr. Lab. Technician , Sh. Anil Kumar, Supervisor Ophthalmic  Technician and Sh. Kuldeep  Bhat, Sr.  Ophthalmic Technician    of Red Cross  rendered their services   for the purpose.


During  these  camps, a motivational  lecture was  also delivered by  its Hony. Secretary   in presence of   the gathering  including  S/Sh. Sita Ram Sharma, Dinesh Gupta ,S.C. Bali, Member Executive Committee , IRCS, Jammu Region and Sh. K.L.Verma  a Social Worker/ Life Member.

Further,  an impressive function was also organised by Carmel Convent  School, Kunjwani, Jammu in which Sh. R.C.Puri, Hony. Secretary was  the Chief Guest on the occasion. While speaking on the occasion  he appreciated the School  authority for  organising  the World Red Cross Day and hoped that   this  noble mission shall be carried out in  future too.  Sh. S. C. Bali, Member Executive Committee , IRCS, Jammu Region was also present on the occasion.


These  camps were organised under the  guidance and  supervision of Sh. R.C.Puri, Hony. Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region.

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As a mark of respect to the founder of Red Cross Movement, “ SIR HENRY DUNANT” World Red Cross Day is celebrated all over the World on 8th May every year. At Jammu Head Quarter of the Indian Red Cross Society, the Red Cross Day function started with a Flag hoisting ceremony by Dr. Pawan Kotwal, IAS, Divisional Commissioner, the Chief Guest,( Chairman, Indian Red Cross Society) Region Jammu followed by Red Cross Pledge and Prayer by the gathering led by Students of Lawrence Public School, Jammu and Red Cross Volunteers.
Floral Tributes were also paid by Dr. Pawan Kotwal, Sh. M.L. Raina, Director, Rural Development Department, Sh. Ashwani Khajuria, R.T.O, Jammu, Sh. R.C.Puri, Hony. Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region, Sh. Annil Suri, Sh. Dinesh Gupta, Sh. Sita Ram Sharma, Dr. T.R. Raina, Mrs. Navneet Kour, Members Executive Committee, IRCS Jammu Region, Mrs. Santosh Magotra, Former Secretary, IRCS, Jammu Region, Sh. Parmod Bakshi, Former Director, Rural Development Department, Sh . Farukh Qazi, Personal Officer, Director School Education, Jammu and other distinguished guests. The Theme of this year is “ EVERY WHERE FOR EVERY ONE “
Sh. R.C.Puri, Hony. Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Region Jammu welcomed all the Dignitaries and Distinguished Guests and briefed about the very importance of World Red Cross Day as also about the set up and the activities of Indian Red Cross Society.
Dr. Pawan Kotwal, the Chief Guest also commended the good work done by the Red Cross from time to time. However, he said that there is much more scope of doing activities in a coordinated manner more scientifically so that we reach and cover the maximum number of people who need Red Cross support.

Dr. Pawan Kotwal, honoured the following active volunteers and Social Workers of Red Cross on the occasion are:-Sh. M.L.Raina, Director, Rural Development Department,Jammu, Sh. Ashwani Khajuria, Regional Transport Officer, Jammu, Col. Romesh Daber, 162 Inf. Brigade, Dr. Rajinder Thappa, Causality Medical Officer, Govt. SMGS Hospital, Jammu, Dr. M.L.Sharma, District Medical Officer,Rajouri (Retd), Dr. Munish Manocha, Sr. Orthopaedic Surgeon, Max,Hospital, Amritsar, Prof. Ashiq Malik, Govt. College for Women, GandhiNagar, Jammu, , S.Ajit Singh, Zonal Incharge, Sant Nirankari Mandal, Jammu,Sh. Satish Gupta, Managing Director, Surya Milk, Jammu,Mrs. Rajni Jain General Secretary, Mahavir International Society, Jammu Centre, Dh. Amit Verma, Sr. Journalist, Amar Ujalla, Sh. R.Vijay Magotra, Social Activist, Journalist and First Aid Trainer,Sh. Vardhman Jain and Ms. Neha Thakur, Volunteer.
Mrs. Navneet Kour and Sh. Dinesh Gupta, Members, Executive Committee, IRCS, Region Jammu conducted the Programme and Shri Annil Suri, Member of Executive Committee Member of IRCS, Jammu Region presented Vote of thanks to all those who have directly and indirectly helped the Red Cross Society in making today’s programme a grand success

District Red Cross Committee, Reasi celebrated World Red Cross Day on 8th May, 2015

Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu celebrated “World Red Cross Day” on 8th May, 2014 to commemorate the birth anniversary of the founder of Red Cross Movement “Sir Jean Henry Dunant” the First Nobel prize winner with great enthusiasm and humanitarian zeal.

Sh. Shantmanu –IAS, Divisional Commissioner, Jammu (Chairman Red Cross Regional Committee, Jammu ) being the Chief Guest was received by the Officers of Red Cross and the distinguished dignitaries at Red Cross Bhawan, Jammu.

Later on the programme started with the flag hoisting of Red Cross by the Chief Guest in presence of the Executive members of the Red Cross Regional Committee, Jammu , District Red Cross Committee, Jammu and distinguished guests and students of private Govt. colleges/ Schools, officials of Red Cross and Childline , Jammu. The students recited the Red Cross Song and took pledge to strive to give assistance and protection to all those who suffer, wherever they may be.

Later on the Chief Guest flagged off the YRC students rally at Red Cross Bhawan, Jammu which proceed to Rajinder Chowk, Jammu by foot and boarded buses from there to Police Auditorium, Gulshan Ground, Jammu and reached there at 9.50 a.m.

The Chief Guest(Divisional Commissioner ) Guest of Honour (Deputy Commissioner) was presented with bouquet .

The programme started with lightning of the ceremonial lamp by the Chief Guest and the other dignitaries. Later on a documentary depicting this years Red Cross Theme “ My Red Cross Story “. Was presented to the august gathering.

Sh.Ajeet Kumar Sahu- IAS –Deputy Commissioner, Jammu (Chairman District Red Cross Branch, Jammu ) in its address welcomed the Chief Guest , distinguished guests, dignitaries, and the gatherings for making to this event. He also apprised about the various schemes and activities of Red Cross.

A sensational performance by Mythya Band which made the audience spell bound was appreciated by one and all.

Anne Vaid –student of Govt. Girls Hr. Sec. School, Mubarak Mandi, Jammu gave his/her thoughts about this years World Red Cross Day Theme “My Red Cross Story” which was appreciated by one and all which was followed by a cultural item presented by Jodhamal Public School, Jammu.

The Chief Guest while addressing the distinguished gathering emphasized upon all the participants to inculcate among themselves `the zeal to work for alleviation of human sufferings irrespective `of Caste, colour, creed and religion keeping in view the seven fundamental principles of Red Cross in mind and the sacrifices made by the man “Sir Jean Henry `Dunant “.

The distinguished guests, important dignitaries and others who participated in the event are:- Sh. Annil Suri President BBIA Association Jammu, Mrs. Seema Sekhar Khajuria Add. Advocate General, Mrs. Arunima Sinha IAS Officers Wives Welfare Association, Maj. General G.S. Jamwal (Retd.),Mr. Danial Adhikari DIG BSF, Brig M.M. Harzai, Wg. Cdr. M.M. Joshi (Retd.), Sh. Jugal Mahajan, Miss Sureshta Khajuria, Mrs. Santosh Magotra Ex-Secy. IRCS Jammu, Sh. O.P Sharma, Sh. O.P. Gupta, Smt. Sunita Pandit, Sh. Dinesh Gupta & Sh. Suresh Sharma Executive Secy. District Red Cross etc.

In the end Shri R.C. Puri- Hony. Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region, Jammu thanked the Chief guest for giving his valuable time to Red Cross and also thanked other dignitaries and distinguished gatherings for making this day special Mrs. Navneet Kour, Chairperson, NGO Support and Hony. Dir. IRCSJ conducted the program besides Sh. R.C. Puri also requested all the Institution Head to create a Red Cross Unit in their Institution involving the Youth to take up First Aid Training/Voluntary Activities and preparing them for any kind of disaster. In addition he lauded the role of the Volunteers of Govt. College of Engineering and Technology , Jammu and MIET College, Jammu who provided their Voluntary Service in organizing the “World Red Cross Day”