Governor Acharya Devvrat said that the Red Cross was undertaking a pious movement in service of the suffering humanity and all sections of the society should come forward to contribute towards this noble cause. He said that a universal sense of solidarity towards all those in need of help and assistance was important. He appealed to associate more people with Red Cross activities to make it a mass movement.
The Governor was speaking during the inaugural function of State level Red Cross Fair organized at historic Ridge Maidan in Shimla today. He urged the people to donate liberally towards the State Red Cross so that humanitarian activities could be undertaken to provide succour to the under-privileged. He added that efforts should be made to mobilize resources for gearing up welfare activities and the responsible citizens should associate themselves with the activities of the Red Cross.
He also visited the stalls put up on the occasion and appreciated the efforts of the organizers.
Acharya Devvrat honoured life members, other members and students on the occasion.
A colourful cultural programme was presented by special children from Dhalli school and students of Government School Boileuganj and Government Senior Secondary school Totu .
Honorary Secretary, Red Cross Hospital Welfare Branch Smt. Poonam Chauhan welcomed the Governor and briefed about the activities of Red Cross society.
General Secretary, State Red Cross Shri Pushpendra Rajput, Secretary, Red Cross Shri P.S. Rana, Officers of District Administration, Members and Volunteers of District Red Cross and People of the town were present on the occasion.