Assam Governor hands over ALS ambulance to Red Cross, Assam branch

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GUWAHATI, Sept 13: Assam Governor Jagdish Mukhi symbolically handed over an Advanced Life Support Ambulances (ALS) to the Indian Red Cross Society, Assam state branch at a function held at Raj Bhavan here on Monday.

The ALS Ambulance has been donated to the Indian Red Cross Society, Assam state branch by Airbus and Samarthanam Trust for the disabled, Bengaluru, an NGO, with the initiative of Indian Red Cross Society National Headquarters New Delhi and International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC).

Later, the Indian Red Cross Society further handed over the ambulance to Red Cross Hospital Karimganj, under Indian Red Cross Society Karimganj district branch.

Addressing a gathering at the Conference Hall of the Raj Bhavan, Governor Mukhi lauded the effort of the non-governmental organisations across the country for overall growth of the nation. The Assam Governor also thanked the Samarthanam Trust for their support.

“NGOs across the states are playing an important role for the overall growth of the country. Our governments are doing a lot for the welfare of the masses. NGOs are also playing pivotal roles which must be appreciated at all levels,” the Assam Governor, who is also the president of Indian Red Cross Society, Assam state branch, said.

Lauding the efforts of the Indian Red Cross, Mukhi said that Red Cross, Assam state branch is doing a lot to minimise the human sufferings and creating congenial climate for peace, which should be appreciated.

Addressing the gathering, Satish K from the Samarthanam Trust for the disabled reiterated their commitment to help the needy.

“Today, Samarthanam Trust stands to be a complete solution provider by supporting education and livelihood needs of specially-abled persons and those from underprivileged backgrounds,” Satish said.

Manalisha Gowami, commissioner, health and family welfare, government of Assam, who is also the vice president of IRCS Assam state branch; Biren Sonowal, vice chairman, IRCS Assam state branch; Chandra Kumar Chakraborty, treasurer, IRCS Assam state branch; Bindu Aggarwal, IRCS, NHQs, New Delhi; Antony SR Gnanamuthu, IFRC, New Delhi; Monami Bora, state consultant; other officials of Governor secretariat; staff and volunteers of Red Cross, Assam state branch also participated in the meeting.


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