Governor and President of Indian Red Cross Society, (IRCS) Dr Tamilisai Soundararajan has appealed to all IT and other corporate institutions to encourage their employees to enrol themselves as Red Cross members.
Addressing them here at Durbar hall today, the Governor asked the IT professionals to download the Red Cross Society “App” which was released recently by the President of India at Rajbhavan during his southern sojourn recently. She informed that President has also written a DO letter appreciating her efforts of the membership drive for IRCS. Red Cross Society’s “App” is user-friendly and requested the young IT professionals to utilize the services of the Red Cross Society, she said.
Red Cross Society has been synonymous with several voluntary services and pioneer in organizing blood banks, Nature cure centres, and Old age homes to serve the poor in the state. The governor underlined the importance of blood banks and organizing blood donation camps to save the lives of many, she said.
Red Cross Society has been supplying blood regularly to all government hospitals, Military and Railway Hospitals in the state, she said adding that IRCS aims that “nobody in the state should die because of want of blood”.
Over one hundred IT officials who have attended the meeting appreciated the Governor’s call and assured that they would definitely take up the issue with all interested employees considering it as a Corporate Social Responsibility.
Emphasizing the importance of Red Cross Society activities she said, in a special membership drive taken up in all over Telangana state from November 1st, over 30 lakh youth and students have enrolled themselves as members, Before the membership drive it was only 16 lakhs, she added.
Secretary to Governor, K Surendra Mohan, General Secretary, IRCS, K Madan Mohan Rao, and others attended.