Jammu – Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) Jammu Region is going to hold the yearly 2-day Red Cross Mela from December 1 , 2012
The information was given by Divisional Commissioner Jammu, . Pradeep Gupta, who is also Chairman Regional Red Cross Society, while chairing a meeting convened to review the functioning of the society and discuss the arrangements for the annual mela, here today.
Speaking at the meeting, . Gupta said that the objective of organizing the Red Cross Mela was to create awareness among the general masses regarding Red Cross Society and generate funds for the welfare activities of the society.
He stressed for greater involvement of social organizations and youth in extending service to downtrodden and those facing distress due to manmade or natural calamities, besides providing services to destitute, orphans and needy people.
He appreciated the efforts of Regional Red Cross Society for holding the mega event every year by involving the civil administration, educational institutions, NGOs and general masses.
Detailed discussions were held with regard to arrangements for uninterrupted power and water supply, security, sanitation, fire services, medicare at the venue during the mela days. . Gupta directed the Municipal authorities to make available mobile toilets units and deploy additional safai karamcharies to ensure cleanliness in and around the Kala Kendra. The SSP Traffic Jammu was asked to ensure smooth flow of traffic to contain congestions/traffic jams in the area.
The meeting was told that 50 stalls would be installed and offered to various government and private agencies for displaying their products during the mela days. For the purpose a subcommittee was to oversee the process of layout and allotment of space for stalls.
To make the event more attractive, various government and private schools and other organizations would put up Joy Rides and organize Magic Show, cultural items, Photo Exhibitions and Bhajan Sandha etc. Song Competition, Baby Show, BSF, CRPF, JKP Bands, Sham-e-Gazal , Photo Exhibition on rich cultural heritage of Jammu and Kashmir etc would be some other highlights of the Mela.
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