The Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) on Wednesday celebrated World Humanitarian Day to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others.
World Humanitarian Day is also an opportunity to celebrate the spirit that inspires humanitarian work around the globe.
The day calls people from all walks of lives to play an active role in serving the Humanity.
Speaking on the occasion, PRC Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi speaking on the occasion said that the day reminds us to pay tribute to those who lost their lives for humanitarian cause. He said that due to these sacrifices, the humanitarian workers without any discrimination are reaching to the vulnerable be it anywhere in the world.
Dr Saeed Elahi said that Red Crescent being the leading humanitarian of the country is committed to serve the humanity and our staff and volunteers are always in the forefront to help the natural or man- made disasters victims.
The Chairman said that those who sacrificed their lives for this noble cause of serving the humanity are a beacon light for us as they gave their lives for the others. He said that PRC staff and volunteers will continue to serve those who need the most in a more effective way.
The Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) Managing Board comprising representatives from five provinces, AJK and FATA approved new strategic initiatives for the Red Crescent.
The new strategic initiatives includes Implementation of PRC drive – Safe and Healthy Pakistan (an integrated Preventive Health Care/Risk Reduction Program with the RC/RC Movement and through Charter of Humanity with Ittehad Tanzemat Madris, Initiation of the Road Safety Program, Activation of Restoring Family Links Program and changing PRCS motto to “Saving Lives, Changing Minds & Uniting People”, Prisoners’ Blood Donor Program for Major Emergencies, Initiation of National Ambulance Service, Initiation of National Ambulance Service and Establishment of National Ambulance Service College.
The Managing Board meeting chaired by PRC Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi was attended by Arshad Ahmed, Senior Joint Secretary Ministry of Finance, Qaiser A Sheikh, Mujeeb ur Rehman Shami, Qamar Zaman, Dr Jamal Nasir, Najeeb Ullah Malik, Mumtaz Haider Rizvi, Ms Farzhana Naek, Mian Muhammad Hanif (SI), Zahid Ali Shah, Ikram Ullah Jan Kukikhel, Muhammad Wali, Bashir Ahmed and Dr Talat Jabeen representative of Ministry of National Health Services and Regulations.
The Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) 1.7 million volunteers across the country will spearhead Healthy & Safe Pakistan Movement for the betterment of the society.
This was stated by PRCS Chairman Dr Saeed Elahi while addressing a function held to mark National Day Celebrations at the PRC National Headquarters.
Dr Saeed Elahi said through this Movement PRC is accepted to mobilize individual, communities, youth, involving organizations like Press Club, Chamber of Commerce and Industries and Law Enforcement Agencies to promote health education and awareness. The PRC focuses on successful infusion of spirit of selfless service to needy people without discrimination of class, color and creed through youth volunteers and Youth at PRC enhances the ability to deliver its service to vulnerable in an efficient manner by bringing enthusiasm and a fresh perspective to the activities of the Society.
The Healthy and Safe Pakistan Movement includes Restoring Family Links, Emergency Ambulance Service, Ambulance Service College and establishment of Disaster Management University.
He urged the volunteers let’s contribute to make the country an abode of peace, tranquility and harmony for the people to live together.