Bhubaneswar: On the auspicious occasion of Nabakalebara Bahuda Yatra and Sunabesa 2015, Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha State Branch has organised Social Service Camp at Puri Grand Road in association with volunteers from different sections of Red Cross to provide health & care services to the pilgrims and visitors from 25th to 27th July 2015.

The prime objective of such camp is to provide Health & care services, cleanliness and most importantly to present an opportunity for the YRC and JRC volunteers across the state to congregate and exchange ideas. Through this social service camp safe drinking water, generic medicine, stretcher services, Ambulance service, First Aid service etc. was provided to the pilgrims & visitors.

In collaboration with Govt. of Odisha, IRCS-OSB has opened 10 First Aid centers at Grand Road, Puri including Lions gate, Utkal Hindi Vidyapitha, Bada Akhada Matha, Bagadia Dharmasala, Market Square, Akhyapatra Foundation, Mousima Temple square, Hotel Subhadra, Gundicha Mandir main entrance, and near Malatipatapur Bus Stand with the supervision of Dr. Chakradhara Panda, Honorary Secretary, IRCS-OSB where First Aid services were provided to more than 1000 persons. Besides, 24 First Aid centers has opened in different routes of National Highway from Bhubaneswar to Puri, Pipili via Konark, Khordha via Nirakarpur where Youth Red Cross Counsellors & Volunteers of different colleges provided basic first aid services to pilgrims.

During the Bahuda Yatra, more than 500 volunteers including YRC Volunteers, Counsellors, Red Cross Members, Red Cross Cyclone Shelter Volunteers and staff of Red Cross have rendered the stretcher services, water sprayer services, drinking water distribution and first aid treatment to the pilgrims
Sri Govinda Chandra Mahunta, Honorary Joint Secretary, IRCS-OSB, Sri Ranjan Kumar Mohanty, Project Coordinator, Maintenance Management Unit and Staff of Red Cross have coordinated the camp.

Source: IANS