ITANAGAR, May 8 - Arunachal Governor Brig (Dr) BD Mishra (Retd) participated in the World Red Cross Day commemoration at Raj Bhavan here today, a press release said.
A blood donation programme was organised on the occasion by the Indian Red Cross Society, Arunachal Pradesh Branch in collaboration with Raj Bhavan, Itanagar, Ramakrishna Mission Hospital, Itanagar and Tomo Riba Institute of Health and Medical Science (TRIHMS).
The Governor, who is also the President of Indian Red Cross Society, Arunachal Pradesh Branch said that World Red Cross Day is observed on the birthday of Henry Dunant, founder of Red Cross Society. He appealed to the people of the State, particularly the youth and students to voluntarily donate blood and save the life of needy people.
A large number of volunteers, including personnel from NDRF, ITBP, CRPF and State police and NCC, NSS, Scouts and Guides, students from colleges and university, NGOs, government officials, and the public turned up to donate blood.