A meeting was held at the IRCS National Headquarters to pay homage to Dr S P Agarwal, Secretary General, IRCS, and St John Ambulance (India), who passed away after a brief illness on the morning of 17 November, 2015. All the staff members and officers of the National Headquarters, Dr Kamla Gidwani [Vice Chairperson of the National Council of St John Ambulance (India)], Mr Suresh Deora (Member, National Managing Body), Heads of Delegations of the ICRC, IFRC, CRC and Belgian Red Cross (Flanders) their delegates & officers were present. Ex staff/officers and students of the PG Diploma Course in Disaster Preparedness & Rehabilitation also joined the meeting.
Chairing the assembly, Dr Veer Bhushan, Joint Secretary of IRCS and St John Ambulance (India) shared the vision of Dr Agarwal and recalled his astute leadership. Several participants, including Dr Gidwani, Mr Deora, Ms Mary Werntz, ICRC and Ms Susan Johnson, CRC remembered the passion and compassion with which Dr Agarwal worked.