The NSS (National Service Scheme) cell of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU) on Wednesday observed International Red Cross Day and 24th World Thalassaemic Day to commemorate birth anniversary of founder of Red Cross Organisation Jean Henry Dunant.
The programme was held under the supervision of NSS programme coordinator Syed Shabih Hassan.
Hassan talked to NSS volunteers about 'Save Thalassaemic Children' programme and briefed them about the workings of Red Cross Organisation in helping to protect people in conflict, to find missing families, to protect people in emergencies, natural calamity, natural and anthropogenic disasters and food shortage.
It also provide emergency response, first-aid services, refugee services, social care, prevent or alleviate sufferings from hunger and poverty, enhance human dignity, unity, humanity, impartiality, universality in the society.
The NSS cell of the university is working actively to create awareness in promoting blood donation deeds and organise blood donation camp in the city and encouraging NGOs or organisations and residential societies to organise camp in their vicinity.
He emphasised on the sense of responsibility among the volunteers and need of active participation in donating blood.