MRCS celebrate World Red Cross Day online

Myanmar Red Cross Society President Dr Maung Maung Myint delivered a speech at a video conference to mark the World Red Cross Day at its Yangon branch office yesterday.
The video conference was attended by MRCS Vice President Dr Amara Maung Naing, full-time and part-time executives, secretary-general and deputy secretaries-general, ICRC Myanmar representative Mr Stephan Sakalian, Head of Country Office (Myanmar) International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies Mr Joy Singhal, officials from affiliated red cross societies, chairpersons of state/region red cross supervisory committees and other officials.
Firstly, Dr Maung Maung delivered an address on World Red Cross Day and the representatives from ICRC and
IFRC delivered separate speeches.
Next, a video on red cross societies across the nation assisting in COVID-19 prevention was played and everyone applauded the efforts of everyone working on the front lines to prevent the spread of the virus.
World Red Cross Day is celebrated on the anniversary of the birth of Henry Dunant, the founder of the ICRC, 8 May every year. The theme for this year is ‘keep clapping’.—Myanmar Red Cross Society (Translated by Zaw Htet Oo)

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