The opening ceremony of the 80th Central Council Meeting of the Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) kicked off yesterday in Nay Pyi Taw, with the opening address by Union Minister for Health and Sports Dr. Myint Htwe.
In his speech at the headquarters of the MRCS, Union Minister pledged that the ministry will carry on its support of the MRCS, as it plays an important role in emergency situations in the country.
The union minister also called on the MRCS for laying down work plans and objectives with innovative visions as part of efforts for speeding up its works and for readiness for quick response to emergency situation as the society is cooperating with the ministry.
“Red Cross members are for the people and from the people. The visions, missions and performances of the Myanmar Red Cross Society should be disseminated to the people through the Red Cross roundtable talks”, said Dr. Myint Htwe.
The Union Minister also lauded the members of the Myanmar Red Cross Society for their selfless contributions in providing aid and support during the current flooding. He also recounted that the State Counsellor also praised the MRSC for their help during the Htein Bin garbage dump fire in Hlinethaya Township. Prof. Dr. Mya Thu, the president of the MRCS, also delivered speech.
Vice President of MRCS Professor Dr. Nang Htawn Hla explained the implementation of the decisions made at the 79th Central Council Meeting of Myanmar Red Cross Society, and General Secretary U Khin Maung Hla read the report of the executive committee.
Afterwards, executive committee member U Kim Bawi read the financial report and the report of the Audit and Risk Committee, after which fellow executive committee member Dr. Amaya Maw-Naing explained the works of the headquarters of MRSC from October 2017 to June 2018, and upcoming works.
Secretary General U Khin Maung Hla then explained the programmes of MRCS being implemented in Kachin, Shan and Rakhine states, after which legal adviser Professor Dr. May Htar submitted the amendments of MRCS laws and its bill.
On behalf of the ministry and members of the central committee, Director-General Prof. Dr Tha Tun Kyaw explained the cooperative works between the ministries and the Red Cross Society. On behalf of the central committee representatives of the civil service society, one of the representatives explained the completed works of the central committee.
Yesterday afternoon, Red Cross supervision committees from Nay Pyi Taw Council Area, regions and states reported on their work. The 80th Central Council Meeting of Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) will be held until 26 July.