Indian Red Cross Society today inaugurated three (03) days (16 hrs) First Aid Training Programme for the Border Areas of Jammu Region. Under this program 100 participants residing alongside the border areas of Jammu Region shall be trained on Basic First Aid in phased manner. 20 participants from School Education Department and local Red Cross Volunteers are participating in this training.
The objective of this training is to enhance the capacity of the volunteers who shall act as First Responders in times of emergencies, cross border escalations and educate the community to make them more resilient to disasters to which the community is vulnerable. The aim of training is to reduce disaster risks and build resilient communities alongside the International Border of Jammu Region.
The training programme was inaugurated by the Honorary General Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, J&K State Chapter. In his welcome speech Mr. M.S. RATHER welcomed the guests, participants and resource persons and commended the Red Cross Society for rendering humanitarian services to the people in distress. He further stressed the need to develop coordination between Red Cross and the educational institutions to take the mission to the grassroots level. He particularly appreciated the degree of level and commitment of the participants.
The Programme was attended by Mr. Dinesh Gupta, Honorary Secretary, IRCS, Jammu Regional Branch and in his speech Mr. Gupta briefed the participants about the very purpose of this kind of specialised training especially designed for the residents of border areas of Jammu region. Mr. Gupta also stressed the need for creating a cadre of trained First Aid volunteers who shall utilise their skill and expertise in giving First Aid and saving lives of the people especially during the cross border escalations.
This program is being held under the supervision of Dr. Itinderpal Singh Bali, Master Trainer, Ms. Utplakshi Kaushik, F.A Manager, Mr. Imran Muzaffar, Program Manager from Indian Red Cross Society and Ms. Rizwana Rashid and Mr. Manash Mohan from the ICRC and the resource persons from IRCS, State Headquarters and Jammu Regional Branch.