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World Blood Donor Day is celebrated around the world on 14 June to raise awareness about the need for safe blood to save lives. The day is also an opportunity to thank voluntary, unpaid blood donors for their life-saving gifts of blood.
This year, the World Blood Donor Day theme is “Donating blood is an act of solidarity. Join the effort and save lives”, and aims to draw attention to the roles that voluntary blood donations role in saving lives and enhancing solidarity within communities.
As a part of this event, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region in collaboration with Sant Nirankari Mandal, Pounichak, Jammu, Gurudwara Singh Sabha, Ramgarh Vijaypur and Hotel Ritz Manor, Channi Himmat, Jammu and Blood Transfusion Deptt., GMC, Jammu had organised series of Blood Donation camps from last 4 days. Following this trend, today on the eve of World Blood Donors day, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited, Railway Station, Jammu came forward and organised Blood Donation Camp in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society Jammu Region and Govt. SMGS Hospital, Jammu.
The camp was inaugurated by Sh. Sat Pal Sharma, Hony. Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region, Sh. Farooq Hussain Shah, Chief Depot Manager, HCPL, Jammu and Dr. Zulfiqar Ahmed, Blood Bank, Govt. SMGS Hospital, Jammu. While speaking on the occasion Sh. Sat Pal Sharma appreciated the spirit of discipline, devotion and dedication of all the volunteers and requested everyone to donate blood regularly in order to maintain adequate supplies and timely access to safe blood transfusion and human lives. He further made sure that the society will take giant steps to organise more and more camps to meet the requirements of needy people in the society. In the end, he lauded the initiative and praised the efforts of the donors who are giving blood for the last four days and continuously till today i.e 14th June World Blood Donors Day.
The camp was supervised by Vironica Marwah, Field Officer, IRCS, Jammu Region along with Red Cross Volunteers and Sh. Abhishek Karmani, Asstt. Manager, Hindustan Petroleum Corporation. The Blood Donation Camp ended on a good note and witnessed good response.
 
Blood Donation Camp was Organised by Sant Nirankari Mission in Collaboration with the team of Indian Red Cross Society where 80 Units of Blood donated by the devotees .
Sunday 12th June 2022, With the blessings of Her Holiness Satguru Mata Sudhiksha Ji Maharaj Sant Nirankari Charitable Foundation (Social Wing of Sant Nirankari Mission) the blood donation camp was organised in branch Ponichak(Zone 1- Jammu) celebrating the week of Blood Donor Day which stands on the 14 th of June . All the devotees devotedly donated blood selflessly . This camp is inaugurated by Hon. Mayor Jammu Sh. Chander Mohan Gupta. He encouraged the devotees who donated blood and admired their true service for the welfare of the people.
Zonal Incharge Ajit Singh thanked all the respected guests/ doctors, their team and all the blood donors. He told that first Blood Donation Camp was organized in Delhi in Nov, 1986, during Annual Sant Samagam and Baba Hardev Singh Ji inaugurated this Camp. And since then, for last 36 years Blood Donation Camps are being organized by this Mission. Baba Hardev Singh Ji gave the message to the world that our blood should flow in veins not in drains so devotees of our mission are always ready to render their selfless services and with the blessings of Satguru Mata Sudhiksha Ji and this way the Campaign is going on.
From time to time our Mission is organizing Cleanliness Campaigns, tree plantation, free eye check- up camps, medical camps and also helping people during natural disasters and mission is also organizing various schemes for women Empowerment and Children Welfare. For all these activities Mission is honoured by various State Govts. from time to time.
Speaking on the occasion, the Hony Secty of Indian Red Cross Society Sh Sat Sharma Jee appreciated volunteers for the noble act and underlined that it helps to save precious lives in emergency cases and normal occasions.He and his team motivated the volunteer blood donors and spread awareness of volunteer blood donation .
Dr Navneet Kour General Secretary of Indian Blood Transfusion and Immunohemothology J&K said that , “the celebration of this World Blood donors week , inspires everyone to come forward and donate blood to save lives. World Blood Donor Day aims to raise awareness of the need for regular blood donation, important to keep the health industry with a steady supply. This day we give thanks to donors for their service and determination to save lives and make the world a better place.”
Rattan Lal Mukhi branch Pounichak presented the vote of thanks for all the volunteer Donors &
Dignitaries presented on the occasion were Dr. Salve Sharma, Dr Anuradha Rajwal from Blood Bank GMC Jammu, Gian Chand (Khetriya Sanchalak Jammu), Ram Mehta, Sh Satpal Sharma (Secretory Indian Red
Cross Society), Dr. Navneet Kaur General Secretary Indian Society for Blood Transfusion and Immuno hemothology J& K , Ms Anu fitness trainer of Support NGO and several senior citizens and eminent social workers of the society.
The camp was held in collaboration with blood & transfusion dept. of Govt. Medical College Jammu, Indian Red Cross Society , ISBTI & JKSACS
 
As a part of World Blood Donor’s Day celebration on 14th of June ever year, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region has organized a Blood Donation Camp in collaboration with Hotel Ritz Manor and Govt. Medical College Hospital, Jammu on 13th June, 2022 at Channi Himmat, Jammu.
The Blood Donation Camp was inaugurated by Sh. Kavinder Gupta, Former Deputy Chief Minister, J&K. In his Inaugural speech he emphasized the need for more and more requirement of such Camps in the backdrop of vast population and expressed satisfaction that the employees of the hotel is humbly working towards a social cause. He expressed his heartiest thanks to the staff of Govt. Medical College Hospital, Jammu and Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region.
The camp was organized under the close supervision and guidance of Sh. Sat Pal Sharma, Hony. Secretary, IRCS, Jammu Region.
Jammu Region organized a one day First-Aid Awareness Programme in collaboration with Rashtrapati Scouts/ Guide for 120 male and female participants from all over Jammu Division at Youth Hostel Nagrota, Jammu on 3rd June, 2021.
The lecture was delivered/ demonstrated by Smt. Kanchan Devi, Sup. Pharmacist along with Vironica Marwah, Field Officer. The trainees were apprised of the various techniques of Disaster Management during Earthquakes, Fires, Floods etc.
Theoretical classes covered topics like First-Aid Kit, wounds, bandages, types of fractures, bleeding emergencies, burns etc. Emergency technique of handling bleeding patients, 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 were done with the active participation and interaction from the students. Apart from this there were some queries made by the students regarding the healthy lifestyle and other health issues. The discussion went quite fruitful and concluded with good positivity.

 

An Immunization Camp was organized on 20th May, 2022 by Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region in the slum areas of Khanpur nai Basti near Nagrota Bye Pass, Jammu. The team comprising of Medical staff namely Smt. Kanchan Devi, Supervisor Pharmacist, Smt. Sangeeta Devi, FMPHW and others provided their services to the poor and needy people on humanitarian ground. The camp has also provided no. of facilities like medical consultation, nutrition advise, immunization of children and ladies, advice on personal hygiene etc.

A Medical Health Check-up and Immunization Camp was organized on12th May, 2022 by Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region in the slum areas of Muthi and Roop Nagar, Jammu. The team comprises Medical staff namely Smt. Kanchan Devi, Supervisor Pharmacist, Smt. Sangeeta Devi, FMPHW and others provided their services to the poor and needy people on humanitarian grounds. The camp has also provided no. of facilities like medical consultation, nutrition advice, immunization of children and ladies, advice on personal hygiene etc.

 

To give a mark of respect to the founder of Red Cross Movement Sir Jean Henry Dunant, Indian Red Cross Societies celebrated World Red Cross Day on 8th May, 2022 at Red Cross Bhawan Kachi Chawni Jammu, in capital cities and country towns across the nation. Marking and celebrating the theme 2022 of World Red Cross Day “ #BEHUMANKIND” – endorsing the Power of Humanity of spreading the message on being human and be kind now and in the future as well with our social responsibilities. The function started with a hoisting of the Red Cross flag ceremony by Chief Guest Sh. Ramesh Kumar, IAS, Divisional Commissioner cum Chairman, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region, Sh. Sat PalSharma, Hony. Secretary, IRCS Jammu Region, Sh. Kuldeep Handa, SP Jammu, Sh.Rakesh Dubey, JKAS Assistant Commissioner General, Jammu followed by Red Crosspledge and Prayer by the gathering led by students of Govt. Middle School,Kachi Chawni, Jammu with team of Yash Paul Yash and emint people from the society including the team of Executive Members of Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region and other Districts.
Floral Tributes were also paid by Sh. Ramesh Kumar, IAS, Divisional Commissioner(Chairman, IRCS, Jammu Region), Sh. Sat Pal Sharma, Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region and the Executive Committee Members Sh. Sanjay Bansal,Sh. Anil Kapahi, Sh. D.K. Kapoor, Dr. Ramesh Gupta, Sh. Neeraj Anand, Sh.Deepak Khajuria, Prof. Sunil Uppal and Sh. Deepak Gupta. The Chief Guest(Divisional Commissioner) was presented with bouquet/ Sachet and Badge by Sh.Sat Pal Sharma, Hony. Secretary. .
The programme started with lightning of the ceremonial lamp by the Chief Guest and the other dignitaries. Sh. Sat Pal Sharma, Secretary, IRCS, Jammu Region in its address welcomed the Hon’ble Chief Guest , distinguished guests, dignitaries, and the august audience and participants for making to this event successful. He also apprised about the various Programmes and activities of Red Cross and defined its role and responsibilities during disasters and first-aid trainings in society. No. of Cultural Items were presented duringthe function which included Prayer Dance by Students of Carmel Convent School ,Kunjwani Jammu, Red Cross Song by Students of Govt. Girls High School, KachiChawni, Jammu, Skit on the World Red Cross Day theme #BEHUMANKIND by student Air Force School, Symposium on the theme by 5 different schools.
Doctors and Volunteers who attended 2 days First-Aid Orientation and TRIAGE programme were facilitated by the Chief Guest. Besides that 5 Sewing machines for further distribution to the widows of BPL families already identified by their respective districts along with Search/ Rescue kits were also distributed to all the District Branches of Jammu Division to make the Red Cross Volunteers well equipped enabling them to utilize their services during any disasters in their respective districts for disaster preparedness. Moreover, Sewing Machines were distributed to 15 beneficiaries/ women from Jammu District to give them financial independent enhancing their skill. Hon’ble Divisional Commissioner, Sh. Ramesh Kumar , IAS 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 to the masses who are in need by giving them Red Cross support. He added, “this is a unique organization which with the Govt. support takes cares of every section of society especially the sick and the suffering in times of disaster and accidents and sought cooperation of all departments and members of public in reaching out to the unreached. Hony. Secretary, Sh. Sat Pal Sharma, briefed about the activities being carried out and the future plan of action preparing the society for the impresedinted times. The Divisional Commissioner, Jammu also praised the programme organised by IRCS, Jammu Region and appreciated the steps taken by Sh. Satpal Pal Sharma, Hony. Secretary, for the welfare of the society. In addition to this day of World Red Cross Day Celebrations, Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region organized various First-Aid Awareness camps at SMVD University, Katra, in office of Hospitality and Protocol Jammu, SMVDU and BEE ENN Nursing students, Medical Check up Camp at Pragwal in collaboration with Indian Army, Medical check-up and Menstrual Hygiene camp was organized for the ladies of Maratha colony, Blood Donation Camps at Hotel Radisson Blu and Sant Nirankari Bhawan,Shastri Nagar, Jammu during the week to commemorate the Birth Anniversary of “ Sir Jean Henry Dunant” the founder of Red Cross Movement.Sh. Sat Pal Sharma presented Vote of thanks to the Chief guest forgiving his valuable time to Red Cross and also thanked other dignitaries and distinguished gatherings for making this day special and making today’s programme a grand success. The Programme was anchored by Dr. Navneet Kour Founder and Chairman NGO Support and Dr. Shelly Mahajan, M.D Anesthesia, Medical Officer, IRCS Jammu Region.

NSS Shri Mata Vaishno Devi University, in collaboration with Indian Red Cross Society, Jammu Region, organised a workshop on “First Aid Training” in which around hundred NSS volunteers participated.
The training session was conducted by Dr. Shelly Mahajan of Indian Red Cross Society in which she briefed about the basic characteristics of a first aider and discussed various scenarios, like injury due to an accident, heart attack, snake bite, heat stroke, etc.
Demonstration of CPR was conducted, that was practised by the NSS volunteers. Dr. Mahajan emphasized do’s and dont’s of the first aid.
Mr. Kiran Kumar, Teacher, Air Force School, Jammu, 4 times national awardee and Life Member Red Cross delivered a guest lecture, and motivated students to join higher level training programs on first aid.
Ms Vishally , an NSS volunteer, presented the vote of thanks. Dr. Rajiv Kumar, NSS Programme Coordinator, was also present during the session.
Vice Chancellor, Prof. R.K. Sinha, congratulated the NSS team for organizing the event.
 
Fifty Students of B.SC Nursing of SMVDU college of Nursing Jammu along with their teachers visited Red Cross Bhawan Jammu today to know about its core activities particularly during the period of disaster/ any eventuality like natural calamities.
Dr. Shelly Mahajan, M.D. Anaesthesia, Medical Officer, IRCS gave/ described the role of Red Cross Society in our day to day life and doing a noble cause for needy/ poor/ sufferers World-Wide including in India. Further, she gave them the basic knowledge/ training of First-Aid and explained to them how it can be useful for them in their day to day life. She was assisted by Vironica Marwah, Field Office, IRCS Jammu Region.
The team of students along with their teachers interacted with the Hony. Secretary, IRCS Jammu Region Sh. Sat Pal Sharma and queried about how they can become the member of Red Cross and get associated with this noble organization by extending their services to down trodden and those facing distress due to manmade or natural calamities. The secretary gave them a very supportive response and encouraged them to take part in the Red Cross Activities.

 

Keeping with the tradition of providing helping hand to the local population of Border Areas, Pargwal Battalion under the aegis of Chenab Brigade/ Tiger Division organised a Medical Camp at Caption Gandharav Singh Manhas Army School Pargwal. Three specialist Doctors from Indian Red Cross Society Jammu, Army Medical Corps and Dr. KD Multi Speciality Hospital, Jammu took the charge of amelioration of Medical Problems of Local Population. 156 local including ladies and children benefited from the camp.