Div Com Jammu discusses arrangements for Red Cross Mela
STATE TIMES NEWS
JAMMU: Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) is organising the annual two-day Red Cross Mela from 10th January, 2015 at Police Gulshan Ground, Jammu.
This was informed by Divisional Commissioner Jammu, Shantmanu who is also Chairman Regional Red Cross Society, Region Jammu while chairing a meeting convened to discuss the arrangements for the annual Mela here.
Speaking on the occasion, Shantmanu said that the objective of organising 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 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.
A detailed discussions were held with regard to arrangements for uninterrupted power and water supply, security, sanitation, fire services, medicare, other arrangements at the venue during the Mela days.
He directed the municipal authorities to make available mobile toilets units and deploy additional Safaikaramcharis to ensure cleanliness in and around the venue. The Traffic Department was asked to ensure smooth flow of traffic to contain congestions/traffic jams in the area.
To make the event more attractive, various government and private schools and other organizations would put up joy rides and organise magic show, cultural items, exhibitions, etc would be some other highlights of the Mela.
The meeting was attended by Secretary Red Cross Society Jammu, DIG Jammu Shakeel Ahmed Beig, DIG CRPF Preveen, CE PWD, SSP Traffic Mohan Lal, Joint Director Tourism Dr. Narupa Rai, Joint Commissioner JMC Kapil Sharma, Deputy Director Information (PR) Jammu Afshan Masood, Deputy Director Handloom Namrita Dogra besides Member State Committee Y V Sharma, Chamber of Commerce, Rakesh Gupta, President BBIA Annil Suri and representatives of various degree colleges and schools.