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Governor urges DCs to play proactive role

Governor Nikhil Kumar lighting the lamp at the Ceremonial function of 24th IRCSN meet while minister Kuzholuzo Nienu looks on, Wednesday. (NP)
Correspondent KOHIMA, JUNE 16 (NPN):
Published on 17 Jun. 2010 12:58 AM IST
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State Governor and President, IRCSN, Nikhil Kumar on Wednesday called upon deputy commissioners (DCs) to pay more attention and play proactive role so that more people would come forward for enrolment to Indian Red Cross Society .
Delivering the presidential address at ceremonial function of 24th annual general meeting of Indian Red Cross Society, Nagaland State Branch (IRCSN) at Durbar Hall, Raj Bhavan Kohima, the Governor complimented the Indian Red Cross Society, Nagaland State Branch under the chairmanship of minister for health and family welfare Kuzholuzo Nienu for taking out various humanitarian and welfare activities for the needy people in the state.
Governor expressed happiness to IRCSN for organizing the medical camps particularly in the remote areas of the state and stated that the ambit of the society needed to increase and expand in wider phase. He also suggested that the society conduct training camps and prorgammes both at the state and districts level on the issue relating to disaster management.
On the enrollment drive of the society in various districts, the Governor complimented the DC Mon for the exemplary work in enrolment drive, at the same called upon all DCs to pay more attention and play a proactive role so that more number of person come forward for enrolment.
On the financial front, Governor felt that quantum of fund was important for any agency, and expressed happiness that corpus fund of Red Society Nagaland had reached to the tune of Rs 60 lakhs.
The Governor also informed the gathering that he would request the Chief Minister of Nagaland for increased funding.
Chairman, IRCSN read out vice presidential address, as the vice president chief minister Neiphiu Rio could not attend the programme due to official engagement in Delhi. Rio in his written speech mentioned that IRCSN had been continuously progressing since inception and noted that its main project is to alleviate human sufferings and uphold human values. He also expressed happiness over the progress of enrollment during the year which stood at 361, though noted with regret that there was no new enrollment from Mokokchung district. Rio urged the DCs to play more pro active role in the enrollment drive.
Earlier, the function was chaired by Minister for Health and Family Welfare and Chairman IRCSN, Kuzholuzo Nienu, while Pastor, Konyak Baptist Church Kohima, H. Moba Konyak said the invocation and M.C. member, IRCSN, Helena Yepthomi delivered the welcome address. The report of the business session was presented by Zakie Kire, general secretary IRCSN.
Other highlights of the programme included decoration of Patrons and Vice-Patrons, nominations of Chairman and members of the State Council for Junior and Youth Red Cross and presentations of songs by YRC students, Mt. Olive College Kohima and Alder College Kohima and vote of thanks was delivered by Kholie Dolf M.C member IRCSN.
Meanwhile, at the business session, obituary references of prominent Red Cross members who died in the intervening period of 2009-10 were given and a one-minute silence was observed in their memory. Treasurer IRCSN, R.F. Lotha presented the budget for 2010-11which was also unanimously approved by the house
Other agendas discussed during the business session of IRCSN, included enrolment drive, greening Nagaland, medical camp from district branches, visit of state managing committee members to the district and sub-divisional branches and Youth Red Cross.
Further, IRCSN has thanked all participants of the programme including Konyak Baptist Church Kohima pastor, H. Moba Konyak; MC members, Helena Yepthomi and Kholie Dolf; newly enrolled patrons and vice-patrons; chairman and members of state council for junior/youth Red Cross; JRC students from Bayavü Hill High School and YRC students from Mt. Olive College and Alder College Kohima.

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