Panaji, October 22,2015 …. Governor of Goa and President of Indian Red Cross Society, Goa State Dr. Mridula Sinha appealed to the Voluntary Organisations to strive hard to serve the people with higher sense of dedication and social responsibility.

 Voluntary organization are the fifth pillar of democracy, she said and stressed the need for increase in number of social workers, which will help to remove the problems and difficulties in the society. Serving needy gives immense satisfaction, she added.

Governor Dr. Mridula Sinha was speaking at the Annual General Body Meeting of Indian Red Cross Society held at Raj Bhavan, recently.

Speaking further Governor urged the social workers from Voluntary organization to actively work as per the requirement of the society. We have to change the mind set of society, she said suggesting to analyse the requirement of the society through a survey. We have to change the activity as per the need of the society, she remarked.

Governor pointed that the there are several challenges and problems faced by our society. Government is implementing various schemes and programmes for the betterment of the society, she mentioned and  urged all NGO’s to supplement the government efforts to implement or to popularize various schemes meant to fulfill the aspiration of the people. Peoples participation with Government is need of the hour and Indian Red Cross Society she hoped will take initiative to change the mindset of the people.

Governor Dr Sinha also released the Annual Administrative Report for the year 2014- 15 on the occasion. Dr. Sinha also felicitated Shri I.J. Virani who have served Mapusa Branch for more than 24 years.

Governor Dr Sinha also felicitated earlier patron Shri Manoj Caculo, Dr. Vinaykumar Pai Raikar, Shri Gaurish Dhond,  Shri Govindraj Dempo and Smt Pallavi Dempo including late Vishwasrao Dempo posthumously.

Governor also presented Honour pins to new Patrons members Shri Mangurish Naik Raikar, Shri Stanaley Joseph and Shri Rakesh Agarwal.

Shri Raghu K. Pikale, Vice Chairman IRCS presented the budget report on the occasion.

Shri Gaurish Dhond welcomed the guests and presented the annual report on the occasion,

Earlier, Governor garlanded the portrait of Jean Henry Dunant, the founder of Red Cross movement in the world.

Dr. Suvarna Fonseca Antao, Principal of Santo Minguel Higher Secondary and Managing Committee Member IRCS compered the function.


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