'IRCS known for peace, community service'

Kits were given to the victims of natural calamity by IRCS Kodagu, in Madikeri, on Wednesday.

International Red Cross Society (IRCS) has played a vital role in spreading humanitarian values, opined Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences Principal Dr Vishal Kumar.

He speaking after inaugurating the World Red Cross Day programme, organised by Indian Red Cross Society and Youth Red Cross of Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences here, on Wednesday.

Kumar said the organisation was known for peace and community service and has been inspiring youth for voluntary service.

He meanwhile opined that every responsible citizen should register with the Red Cross Society.

IRCS Kodagu branch Head B K Ravindra Rai said that the Kodagu unit of Red Cross has planned various programmes in future. The unit has already provided assistance to many villagers during the natural calamity last year.

Youth Red Cross units have been initiated in many colleges in Kodagu. The IRCS is also organising blood donation and health check-up camps.

Kodagu Institute of Medical Sciences Chief Executive Officer Mary Nanaiah said that the Youth Red Cross units in the colleges will create awareness among youth on social service.

Institute’s Community Medicine department Assistant Professor Dr B M Shivaraj, Indian Red Cross Society - Kodagu Honourary secretary H R Muralidhar, Vice President Anil H T and IRCS District Director K D Dayanand were present during the programme.

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