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World Red Cross Day observed in Kohima
Correspondent KOHIMA:
Published on 9 May. 2010 12:11 AM IST
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Minister for Health and Family Welfare, Kuzholuzo Nienu on Saturday lauded the Nagaland Branch of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) for its humanitarian work done during the Thursday firing incident at Mao Gate.
The minister speaking as chief guest on World Red Cross Day said that the Nagaland branch of IRCS had done a commendable job by extending aid to the people at the firing site despite many troubles and harassment.
He encouraged them to continue with their good work for humanity.
Speaking on the theme “Urbanization”, the chief guest said that urbanization was associated with many challenges such as increased population in cities, lack of housing or infrastructure services, slum living, improper hygienic living and other environmental problems. Nienu stated that the pressing need to address these issues was through urban planning and intersectional action.
He expressed hope that marking the day would trigger long term commitment to approaching the issues from a social determinant point of view. He also asserted that the theme encourages cities and individuals to work across multiple agencies with a wide range of partners to have lasting impact on issues relating to urbanization.
The occasion was also attended by a group of members from IRCS Senapati branch from Manipur led by its secretary Benjamin T. Benjamin thanked the IRCS Nagaland Branch for their help and support towards IRCS Senapati branch. He also thanked IRCS Nagaland branch for their constant help during several incidences in the past, and the recent firing incident at Mao gate.
Songs were presented by Junior Red Cross students from Baptist High and Youth Red Cross students from St. Joseph’s College, Jakhama. The programme was chaired by H. Hesso, vice chairman, IRCSN.

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