PANAJI, SEPTEMBER 29, 2017 … “Cleanliness is service, too,” said Governor, Dr (Smt) Mridula Sinha while addressing the members of the Indian Red Cross Society, (IRCS) Goa at their annual general body meet held at the Raj Bhavan in Dona Paula. Dr (Smt) Mridula Sinha, who is the president of the IRCS-Goa, while speaking of the ongoing ‘Swachhata Hi Seva’ Campaign, said that we must ensure our surroundings are clean because if the place around us is clean then diseases and problems decrease.
Dr (Smt) Mridula Sinha said that the direction in which the IRCS-Goa Chapter is going is commendable. Acknowledging that financial constraints are present whenever one undertakes any voluntary work she said that fundraising activities should be held. “There is no lack of people wanting to support. People are willing to help. We only have to ask for assistance, without hesitating.”
The Hon. Chairperson of the Indian Red Cross Society, Goa, Shri Gaurish Dhond said that volunteering is important for community-based approach and for providing quality health programs. He said that the IRCS is a forum to rise and collectively work for humanity.
The Annual Administrative Report for the year 2016-17 was presented. The issues of the IRCS premises in Margao, Ponda and Mapusa were discussed at the meet.
Present on the occasion were General Secretary, IRCS, Maria Shanti Reveredo, Hon. Vice Chairperson, Shri Manguirish Pai Raikar, Hon. Treasurer, Shri Mario Pinto De Santana and members of IRCS.
Dr Digamber Naik proposed the vote of thanks while Dr Suvarna Fonseca compered the function. Earlier, the students of Progress High School, Panaji sang the Red Cross geet. The gathering concluded with the Dr (Smt) Mridula Sinha administering the cleanliness pledge.