AR observes World Red Cross Day in Tamenglong
Taking advantage of the World Red Cross Day, the unit medical officers, nursing staff and other para medical staff of 44 Assam Rifles under the aegis of 22 Sector Assam Rifles IGAR (E) conducted a COVID Awareness Programme in Tamenglong town.

ByTamenglong Correspondent

Updated on 8 May 2021, 3:51 pm

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 The 44 Assam Rifles under the aegis of 22 Sector Assam Rifles IGAR (E) on Saturday observed the World Red Cross Day in Tamenglong. All rank and files of 44 Assam Rifles paid tributes to the humanitarian agency for their great contribution in helping the people in need.

On the occasion, 44 Assam Rifles adjutant major D Singh Gusain said that the World Red Cross Day is celebrated every year on May 8 to commemorate the principles of International Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, and also to draw attention of the public to the humanitarian activities carried out by Red Cross and its affiliated organisations. The day is also the birth anniversary of Red Cross founder Henry Dunant, the Swiss humanitarian who won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1901, he said. 

The Red Cross Society mission works to alleviate human suffering, protect life and health, and uphold human dignity, especially during armed conflicts and other emergencies, he added.

“It is not only about alleviating the dignity of an individual but also about protecting the lives of the people from natural disasters like an earthquake, floods, storms, epidemic disease etc. It is celebrated worldwide by the Red Cross organisations to assist people keeping in mind the fundamental principles of the Red Cross organisation such as Independence, Humanity, Impartiality, neutrality, universality, unity and voluntary,” he said. 

The adjutant further said that the nationwide second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic has been even more severe with cases spiking to thousands, bringing life to standstill. With the launch of Phase-3 of the COVID 19 vaccination, awareness campaign by the government, frontline workers and other agencies have speeded up. 

The doctors, nursing and other Para medical staff are working harder than ever to take the situation in control and curbing the spread, he said. This year, World Red Cross Day is being observed amid the biggest challenges humanity has ever faced in recent times, he added. 

Taking advantage of the World Red Cross Day, the unit medical officers, nursing staff and other para medical staff of 44 Assam Rifles under the aegis of 22 Sector Assam Rifles IGAR (E) conducted a COVID Awareness Programme in Tamenglong town. 

The unit displayed vehicle mounted posters, aiming at spreading more awareness about the importance of COVID vaccination and following COVID appropriate behaviours. 

The vehicle traversed through various roads and by lanes of the town in its endeavour to reach out to the society even better than before. 

The main objective of the awareness programme included providing prompt, simple and focused communication on vaccine safety and timelines; ensuring understanding of the importance of vaccination and building public confidence on the safety and efficacy of the vaccine.

Audio messages through parody of Hindi songs were also played to attract the attention of all residents of the town. 

The unit COVID care Helpline Numbers were also displayed for wider publicity of the same. Helpline numbers 9862053455, 03877267227 are operational 24x7 for anyone wanting help through Telemedicine or seeking medical expert advice related to COVID. Through these efforts, the unit is ready to support the civil administration and public in spreading awareness about the pandemic.

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First published:8 May 2021, 3:51 pm

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