On the morning of November 21, at the Intellectual Property Center in Hanoi, the Ha Noi Red Cross celebrated the 72nd anniversary of the founding of the Vietnam Red Cross, the 61th anniversary of the founding of Hanoi Red Cross and the final contest of excellent red Cross staff of the city in 2018.
Attending the ceremony were Mr. Tran Quoc Hung, Vice President of VNRC; Mr. Nguyen Kim Hoang, Deputy Head of Public Relation Department of Ha Noi Party Committee; representatives of techical departments of VNRC; representatives of departments of the city and more than 400 representatives of Hanoi Red Cross's staff, members, volunteers and youths.
Regarding the tradition of the Red Cross in the past 61 years, Nguyen Sy Truong, Chairman of Hanoi Red Cross, said that over the past 61 years of construction and development, the Red Cross has always received the leadership of VNRC, the Party Committee, the People's Council, the People's Committee and the effective coordination of departments, departments and efforts of the entire organisation.
So far, the whole city has 584 Red Cross communes, wards and towns; 128 school branches, 1,177 Red Cross branches in schools; 17 branches in enterprises; 3 vocational training centers; 01 Hanoi People's Basic School for the Deaf; 01 Hanoi Anti-Doping Clinic - Sunny Korea; 01 Red Cross Youth Club. The total number of Red Cross members, volunteers, and youth is 727,232. The activities, movements are implemented in the same way, bringing positive results.
Mr. Nguyen Sy Truong said that the performance of the organisation in the following year is always higher than last year, in 2018 the total value of activities reached over 398.1 billion VND, up 173.7% over 2017. It has been awarded 122,283 gifts in the year 2018 to poor households and victims of Agent Orange, the disabled, the poor ... with a total value of over 74 billion 906 million VND, awarded 331 cows worth more than 2.29 billion VND; Construction and repair of humanitarian works to help the poor, the poor, families of war invalids, martyrs, victims of Agent Orange, temporary houses, houses dilapidated 959 houses, the value of VND 31.4 billion.
Speaking at the anniversary, Mr. Tran Quoc Hung, Vice President, highly appreciated the achievements of the Hanoi Red Cross over the past years. All over the country. Hanoi Red Cross often actively support the provinces, cities in difficulty and participate in international humanitarian activities.
Vice President also urged Hanoi Red Cross to effectively implement the tasks and projects approved by the Prime Minister, carrying out many activities to honor individuals, groups, business people, businesses and donors who contribute to humanitarian cause, so that humanitarian activities can spread not only in Hanoi but also across the country.
Mr. Tran Quoc Hung also proposed that the organisation join five projects that VNRC will submit to the Prime Minister recently: Project on caring for the elderly based on the community; Community safety adaptation to the climate environment; Improve community-based first aid and injury prevention capacity; Constructing a fixed blood donation center and Red Cross Operation Center.
Mr. Nguyen Kim Hoang, Deputy Head of the Hanoi People's Committee's Department for Public Relations, praised efforts made to overcome the difficulties of all levels of the Red Cross Association and all officials and members; the collective and individual, the donors who have made many contributions in the humanitarian movement over the past time. These achievements have contributed significantly to the implementation of social security policy in the city, while affirming the position and role of the Association in humanitarian activities.
Mr. Nguyen Kim Hoang suggested, the Red Cross levels from the city to grassroots continue to promote the tradition of solidarity; constantly renewing the mode of operation; To build a strong and professional association; mobilizing officers, members, volunteers, chapters, donors to continue effective implementation of programs, campaigns and humanitarian and charitable activities; Continuing to implement the Campaign "Each organization, every individual associated with a humanitarian address"; Effective implementation of the campaign "Tet for the poor and victims of Agent Orange".
Also at the ceremony, the Red Cross celebrated 30 Red Cross families representing 30 Red Cross branches in districts, towns over the past years which have made a lot of spiritual, material and financial contributions to humanitarian activities of the Association.
In the exciting atmosphere of welcoming the founding day of the Red Cross. Hanoi Red Cross organised competition ceremony of the good Red Cross staff of Hanoi in 2018 with the participation of 6 groups.
The teams competed in three parts: Greeting, Talent and eloquence. This is a chance for the Red Cross staff to exchange experiences and share experiences, thereby contributing to improving the quality, leadership capacity and skills to handle practical situations of the grassroots cadres in the current situation. After the exciting competition, the organizers awarded 1 first prize, 2 second prizes, 3 third prizes for the contest teams and prizes for the most impressive contest teams.
Mr. Tran Quoc Hung, Vice President of VNRC, received support from Hanoi Red Cross, supporting Khanh Hoa people to overcome the aftermath of floods.
At the ceremony, Hanoi Red Cross, through the VNRC, has donated 50 million VND to support Khanh Hoa people affected by floods.
Theo Hồng Loan (baonhandao.vn). Ảnh bìa: Quỳnh Anh
Translated by Nguyen Vinh Hoa