By our Staff Reporter
GUWAHATI, Feb 27: Assam Governor and president Indian Red Cross Society, Assam State Branch Banwarilal Purohit attended the annual general meeting (AGM) 2016 of Indian Red Cross Society, Assam State Branch at the conference hall of Assam State Museum, Guwahati today.
Attending the function Purohit urged the office-bearers of Indian Red Cross Society to follow the seven fundamental principles of society. He also asked the members to extend their cooperation so that Indian Red Cross Society can live up to its motto that is extending its service to the cause of humanity.
Purohit called upon the volunteers of society to develop strong determition, will power and dedication and work on mission mode for the needy and the distressed segments of the society. He also exhorted the need of maintaining accountability and transparency in all activities of Indian Red Cross Society.
The Governor also lauded the efforts of the Indian Red Cross Society, Assam State Branch for its service during tural and manmade disasters and wished success in all its endeavours and assured them that he would render all possible support and guidance to the society to pursue its mandate.
The meeting passed the resolutions of the Indian Red Cross Society which was forwarded by the State Maging Committee. The IRCS resolved to request the State Government for an annual grant from the State fund. As Assam is located on the earthquake zone, the IRCS resolved to prepare for earthquake and for that purpose the old and abandoned warehouse at Noonmati, Guwahati would be converted in to Shelter Home or Hospital with the help of State Government and Disaster Magement Authority.
The IRCS also resolved to organize a Standard Old Age Home at Guwahati on the land earmarked by the State Branch at Noonmati Warehouse and for this purpose the Assam State Branch would be allowed to collect fund from different agencies, individuals, corporate sector, State Government, local industrialists etc. The IRCS State Branch also resolved to set up a hostel for working girls in Guwahati. It also resolved to request the Social Welfare Department to set up an institute for the differently able persons centrally at Guwahati. The IRCS also resolved to set up a paramedical training centre at Guwahati for both boys and girls for which the Health Department be requested for the necessary permission.
The IRCS also resolved to request the Government of Assam for annual fincial assistance to run two orphages at Jalukbari and Sishugram.
Chairman of Indian Red Cross Society Assam State Branch Renuka Devi Barkataki said that for a voluntary service organization like IRCS, fund raising is an important activity to strengthen its service activities and reach out to the vulnerable communities. The Indian Red Cross Society Assam State Branch solicits active participation of general public and youth by way of taking membership and dotions, joining as volunteers.
Vice Chairman of IRCS Miti Choudhury, fincial advisor of IRCS RS Joshi and a host of other members were also present at the annual general meeting.