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Junior Red Cross Unit introduced at Vidhya Bhawan school, Dmu
Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, FEB 28 (NPN):
Published on 1 Mar. 2011 12:09 AM IST
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Vidhya Bhawan School, Kire colony, Kuda village Dimapur on Monday introduced the Junior Red Cross Unit in the school with general secretary Indian Red Cross Society Nagaland (IRCSN) Zakie Kire formally launching it. Branch Manager SBI Old market branch P K Dey was the guest of honour for the programme.
Delivering the keynote address, Kire in his speech underscored the importance of introducing extra co-curricular activities in schools like the JRCU etc. He also lauded the newly joined members of the schools for joining JRCU.
While pointing out that JRCU will inculcate ideals of peace and service among the students, Kire said it will also bring about a sense of civic responsibility among the students.
He also urged the head of institutions to introduce JRCU in their respective schools.
Elucidating on the history of Red Cross movement, Kire pointed out that the movement started off to serve the mankind and society. He also further went on to say that the movement had no discrimination for humanity.
Informing about the JRCU, Kire said more 187 countries across the world have inducted JRCUs with more than 83 million members.
MC member IRCSN Kholie Dolf read out the pledge of oath for the newly inducted unit members.
While brief presentation on the history of Red Cross movement, Red Cross emblem and the seven fundamental principle delivered by APO IRCSN Lucy Merry, MC member IRCSN Kholie Dolf and ICRC project- coordinator Aja Zinyou respectively.
The other highlights of the programme included a bomb disaster response demonstration by the Cubs and Bulbuls of the school, Angami folk song by the teachers, shades of VBS by the students and a special number by Class 10 students.
It may be added that JRCU consisting of children and adolescent also represent a substantial part of the membership of Red Cross for its humanitarian commitment.
It has been designed to involve young people as much as possible in the movement and its activities not only as workers but also as beneficiaries, and as partners in management.
The programme focuses on the following areas: promote life and health through training and education on safety, primary health care and healthy living, encourage community service through training and education.

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