Shri J.P. Nadda, Hon’ble Chairman, Indian Red Cross Society &
Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India visiting the Indian Red Cross Society stall
Shri J.P. Nadda, Hon’ble Chairman, Indian Red Cross Society & Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India alongwith Hon’ble Mrs. Mallika Nadda visited the Indian Red Cross Society stall set up at “Shauryanjali”- an exhibition organized by the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the Indo –Pak war of 1965.
The Indian Red Cross stall had several photographs of it’s work done for the displaced persons from the war torn border areas and the injured jawans as well as for repatriation of the Prisoners of War held by India and Pakistan , along with it’s movement partner the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC) during the war.
The exhibition, formally inaugurated by the Minister of Defence, Mr Manohar Parrikar, on 15 September 2015, was visited by the Hon’ble President and Vice President, the Hon’ble Prime Minister as well as by several cabinet ministers and other dignitaries. Dr S.P. Agarwal, Secretary General of IRCS, delegates from the ICRC and from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) also visited the exhibition.
The exhibition had exhibits including the vehicles, arms and armaments used, artistically recreated battle sites and showcased various important engagements by the Army, Navy and the Air Force.
Indian Red Cross had on display photographs as well as a video presentation of its work including relief camps set up for war displaced persons, collection & packing of amenity stores and gift parcels for the Indian prisoners of war, exchange of lists of prisoners of war & their repatriation, psycho-social support by Red Cross lady welfare officers to jawans admitted in service hospitals, training in home nursing to lay ladies as well as dispatching blood collected from voluntary blood donors to treat injured personnel.
Dr S P Agarwal, the Secretary General of IRCS
with officials of IRCS and IFRC at the Red Cross Stall.