Dimapur, May 10: World Red Cross Day was observed at Wokha on May 8 to commemorate the birth anniversary of Jean Henry Dunant, the founder of Red Cross Society. The day also signifies appreciation for the volunteers who are always ready to help the needy.
Speaking on the occasion, Guest of Honour, MLA, Dr Chumben Murry urged the Red Cross Society members to rededicate themselves in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic and also create awareness among the people.
Murry called upon the members to reach out to all sections of the people and sensitize them with knowledge on Covid-19. He also emphasized on providing necessary requirements and information to the village level, frontline workers and drivers carrying passengers, students, elderly people and people with co-morbidities, maintaining that Covid-19 pandemic is predominantly centered in urban areas as of now.
Murry expressed apprehension of an unpleasant situation if the virus reaches rural areas as the people have less understanding about the disease. In this regard, he called upon Red Cross Society members to create awareness and sensitize the people in villages.
Principal of Don Bosco Higher Secondary School, Wokha, Fr. Manuel Paikada said that the day is celebrated to make people aware of the importance of being concerned about the welfare and wellbeing of fellow human beings.
Delivering the welcome address, DC Wokha Orenthung Lotha encouraged every individual to contribute in their own capacity, without solely depending on the Department of Health & Family Welfare, administration or frontline workers in the fight against COVID-19. (Page News Service)