Leh, May 08: The Red Cross Society, Leh observed Red Cross Day by organising an ‘Anti-Smoking and Alcohol’ programme in Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Leh and a ‘Blood Donation’ camp at Post Office, Leh today.
Additional Deputy Commissioner, Leh, Sonam Chosjor was the chief guest for the occasion.
Speaking on the occasion at Govt Girls Higher Secondary School, Leh, ADC Leh shared that the Red Cross Society is the world’s largest humanitarian network focused on protecting human life, health and dignity. He informed about the District Level Committee formed under Narco Coordination Centre (NCORD) and added that within a 100 meters radius of schools there is a complete ban on the selling of tobacco and related products.
ADC Leh, Sonam Chosjor also appreciated the student participants who presented speeches and skits highlighting the theme of Anti-Smoking and Alcohol.
Principal, Govt Girls Higher Secondary School, Leh, Sohail Khan in his vote of thanks, spoke on the vices of tobacco and alcohol. He also highlighted the significance of this year’s theme of Red Cross Day which is ‘Be Human Kind’.
The students from both Girls and Boys Higher Secondary Schools, Leh participated in the event. Various students from both schools presented speeches and performed skits based on the theme of Anti-Smoking and Alcohol.
Secretary, Red Cross Society, Leh, Skalzang Chospa; Principal, Girls Higher Secondary School, Leh; Teachers and staff; Members of the Red Cross Society, Leh and other concerned officials were also present.
Similarly, people from different walks of life came forward to donate blood at the Blood Donation Camp organised by the Red Cross Society on the premises of the Post Office, Leh.