World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day is an annual celebration of the principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement. World Red Cross Day is celebrated on 8 May each year. This date is the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant, who was born on 8 May 1828. He is the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and the recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize.
The idea for an ‘annual action [that] could take hold in the whole world … [which] would be a major contribution to peace ‘was introduced just after World War I and evolved out of the ‘Red Cross Truce’, an initiative that was studied by an international commission established at the 14th International Conference of the Red Cross. Two years later, the proposal was adopted and the first Red Cross Day was celebrated on 8 May 1948. The official title of the day has changed over time, and it became “World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day” in 1984.
Emphasising and stressing on the importance of World Red Cross Day the students of The Modern School, Rajnagar, celebrated World Red Cross Day in a special assembly organised for the same.The special day was celebrated to spread awareness among people about the significance and momentousness of blood donation.
The assembly commenced with a brief history of the Red Cross Society, by Divanshi of P5 and Atharv of S1.The students also intensified the substance of celebrating the day and its objectives aiming at saving the lives of the wounded and the sick.
A short skit was presented by students of S1 and P5 to emphasise upon the significance of blood donation. The vital role played by the volunteers of the Red Cross society in saving the lives of thousands of people around the world, was the most consequential one. Our honourable Principal Mrs Vinita Roy also addressed the event and motivated the students towards voluntarily contribution for mankind through Red Cross Society. Thus, its rightly said ‘You don’t have to be a doctor to save lives. JUST DONATE BLOOD.’