Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Thursday assured that the State Government would extend all-out support to strengthen the Arunachal Pradesh branch of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) so that it can build its organisational capabilities to promote health care and provide assistance during relief and emergencies in the State.
This assurance from Khandu came when members of the IRCS of Arunachal led by its honorary secretary Dr Emi Rumi and vice-chairman Tomi Ete, called on the former at his office here.
The Chief Minister assured that IRCS would be made operational in all districts and the Deputy Commissioners, who are the district presidents of IRCS in their respective districts, would be instructed to carry out the task at the earliest.
He said the IRCS would be of great assistance especially during natural calamities and emergencies with the creation of its district branches.
The CM further assured to provide financial support for repair and renovation works of an old type IV quarters identified at Naharlagun to be used as office building for IRCS.
He said the organisation urgently requires an office building to carry out its daily activities smoothly.
The IRCS vice-chairman earlier briefed the Chief Minister on the recent activities of the organization.
IRCS is a voluntary humanitarian organisation to protect human life and health based in India. It is part of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, and so shares the fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
The society’s mission is providing relief in times of disasters and emergencies and promoting health and care of vulnerable people and communities. IRCS has a network of over 700 branches throughout India.