Shimla: V.S. Kokje, Governor inaugurated the Annual Red Cross Mela-2007 organized by Himachal Pradesh State Red Cross Society Hospital Welfare Section, Shimla here today.Governor lauded the role of Red Cross Society which was rendering yeoman service towards the cause of suffering humanity. He stressed upon the need to expand the activities of Red Cross in educational institutions in the State and added that students should also be associated with the Red Cross activities which would ensure its effective functioning. He also appealed the people to donate liberally to Red Cross Societies.
A colourful cultural programme was also presented by the students of
Deaf and Dumb School, Dhalli, Udan, New Shimla, Senior Secondary Schools, Chhota Shimla and Portmore on the occasion.
Kokje announced Rs. 1000 each to the schools for presenting cultural programme.
Earlier, Governor visited the stalls put up by various departments, organizations and associations.