September 01, 2008 :Smt. Sheela Dhumal, Chairperson, H.P. Red Cross Hospital Welfare Branch, while presiding over the Executive Committee meeting of the H.P. Red Cross Hospital Welfare Branch said here today that the Branch would provide all possible assistance to the sufferers of Bihar floods and added that the Branch would function as nodal agency and has setup a centre in Red Cross Building at Shimla.
She said that the Branch would send clothes, blankets and other essential commodities as assistance to the flood victims of Bihar and appealed the business class, NGOs and others to come forward to help the victims. She said that the objective of the Red Cross was to provide assistance to sufferers of natural calamities.
Smt. Sheela Dhumal said that Red Cross was playing a significant role in serving the suffering humanity and efforts were being made to expand the activities upto grassroot level. She said that women were playing effective role in education, poverty alleviation and welfare and Red Cross activities. She said that the members of Red Cross Hospital Welfare Branch were also helping needy people residing in various Ashrams.
She said that the Branch has decided to hold blood donation camp every month all over the State besides regularly organizing multipurpose camps to boost the activities of the Branch. She said that a committee has been constituted under the chairmanship of Smt. Malika Nadda for the purpose. Sub Committees were also constituted in the meeting to expand the activities of the Red Cross upto grassroot level, which would visit hospitals and Ashrams to assist the needy persons.
Sh. Uttam Singh Thakur, Secretary, H.P. Red Cross-Hospital Welfare Branch welcomed Smt. Sheela Dhumal and detailed out the activities of the Branch.
Smt. Nirta Akre, Honorary Secretary also spoke on the occasion.
Smt. Madhu Bindal and Smt. Nirja Shukla, Vice Chairpersons of the Branch Smt. Malika Nadda, Smt. Pushpa Bragta, Smt. Sudha Bhardwaj, Smt. Rupa Sharma, Smt. G.P. Kapoor, Smt. Anju Minhas, Smt. Tripta Verma, Smt. Uma Baldi and Smt. Bimla Kashyap Members, Executive Committee of the Branch were present on the occasion.