A three day State level Refresher Training Programme for trained Youth Red Cross Counsellors has been organized by Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha State Branch(IRCS-OSB) from 4th to 6th February, 2016 at Red Cross Bhavan Bhubaneswar where in 64 YRC counsellors of 22 districts of Odisha has participated. The objective of the training programme is to refresh the activities & core areas of Youth Red Cross with a view to strengthen the Youth Red Cross movement in the State.
Dr. Ajay Kumar Nayak,OAS Joint Secretary, Higher Education graced the inaugural session as the Chief Guest. By inspiring the YRC counsellors rather than doing Red Cross activities in routine duty in our life, we should conduct the Red Cross programmes as our goal in life, then only the true spirit of volunteerism sand humanity will be explored within us.
Dr. Chakradhar Panda, Secretary, Youth Red Cross, Odisha extended a warm welcome to all the guests & participants. In his speech Dr. Panda highlighted various examples of disasters and climate change and it has been impacting the lives of the globe. He also praised the emerging role of Youth Red Cross counsellors for their remarkable contribution in Disaster Risk Reduction activities.
He also opined that, the Youth Red Cross counsellors can guide the Youth Red Cross Volunteers in the right direction inculcating in them a true sense of social responsibility and commitment to alleviate the suffering of most vulnerable groups of our society.
During the session Major Dr. Kalpana Das, Youth Red Cross Officer, IRCS,OSB explained the aim & objective of the training and suggested the present members to replicate the noble endeavors of Red Cross in their locality and colleges.
Sri Dillip Routray, OSD to Chief Secretary, presented a brilliant talk on “ABC of life” in the inaugural class, which was highly appreciated by each and every participant.
During the training camp training will be imparted on History of Red Cross, Fundamental Principles, Emblem of Red Cross & its use, awareness on HIV/AIDS & RRC Activities, Voluntary Blood donation by YRC & Club -18, Road Safety and Role of YRC, Water Health & Sanitation, Disaster Risk Reduction, Climate Change & Safe Campus, Environment Protection & Role of Youth Red Cross Volunteers. Mr. Lokannath Mohanty, YRC Counsellor, Anchalika Mohavidyalaya, Jagannath Prasad, Ganjam presented the vote of thanks, assisted by Sri Lingaraj Panda.