Bhatnagar International School, Vasant Kunj observed 8th May as World Red Cross Day. The day marks the birth anniversary of founder of the Red Cross and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) Henry Dernant.
Born on 8th May 1828, Sir Jean Henry Dernant established the Red Cross Committee International in Geneva, Switzerland. He is also the winner of the Noble Peace Prize.
On this momentous day, the principles of IRC is celebrated, discussed and talked about. It is dedicated to the people who suffer from shortage of food, natural calamities, wars and from epidemic diseases.
Special morning assembly was held where the role of the governments and private organisations in alleviating the pain and distress of the suffering population was highlighted.
The students were motivated to develop empathy towards the suffering brethren of the world.
How basic amenities and essentialities be provided to people in need was the highlight of the entire morning forum.
The seven main principles of Red Cross Society were touched upon in details. Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and establishing universality in all societies and people’s having equal status and sharing equal liabilities and duties in helping each other worldwide – was the focus of all spirited deliveries made from the dias.