Hyderabad, Oct 24 : Telangana Governor and Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) president on Thursday appealed to the Red Cross Society state branch to organise a special membership drive from November 1 to Dec 31.
Speaking at 3rd annual general body meeting of the IRCS at Rajbhavan here, IRCS president Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan said all educational institutions, students, their parents and other private, public institutions, and voluntary organizations should be invited to enroll themselves as members of the IRCS to take up various voluntary services.
She said Red Cross Society has been synonymous with several voluntary activities and pioneer in organizing blood banks, Nature cure centers, and Old age homes to serve the poor in the state.
The Governor underlined the importance of organizing blood donation camps in districts and directed the district collectors to actively participate to help the poor and needy.
IRCS should aim that “nobody in the state should die because of want of blood”, she said.
The Governor felicitated the District Collectors and Police Officers with a gold medal and memento who have been adjudged for their yeoman service in different IRCS activities in their respective districts.
Earlier, the Governor presented a special award to Minister for Tourism and Culture Srinivas Goud for his services for Red Cross Society in Mahaboobnagar district.
IRCS (Telangana Branch) Chairman, Desai Prakash Reddy, Hon.Chairman (Warangal Branch) Dr P. Vijaya Chander Reddy, Secretary to Governor K. Surendra Mohan, IRCS General Secretary K. Madan Mohan Rao and others attended. (UNI)