World Red Cross Day today

Kathmandu, May 7:

On the eve of the World Red Cross and the Red Crescent Day, Nepal Red Cross Society has called one and all to unite to support humanity, work for sick, victimised, displaced and people in need.

Issuing a statement today, Sanjiv Thapa, president of the NRCS, said: “Working for the welfare of humanity is not possible by a single organisation or a single person and therefore the NRCS wants to call everyone to join hands in the humanitarian venture.”

“When the country has just come out of the conflict, the problem of disabled, displaced, economically downtrodden and the sick has intensified. Keeping this in mind, the NRCS will intensify its work more for the welfare of these people,” he said.

The NRCS was focused on health and natural disaster, but now it has taken a leap and has started working on conflict management, water and sanitation, tracing of missing persons and other similar activities, said Sangha Ratna Shakya, secretary of the NRCS, Kathmandu. Meanwhile, the NRCS is celebrating the day tomorrow by staging a rally from Khulamanch to Basantapur, child art exhibition, first aid simulation and blood donation programmes at Basantapur, it was informed. May 8 is celebrated as the World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day to mark the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, the founder of the Red Cross.

The NRCS was established in Nepal in 1963 and presently. Over 900,000 Red Cross members and 4,500 youth and junior Red Cross circles are engaged in humanitarian activities in the country.