Bhubaneswar: The Junior Red Cross wing of the Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha State Branch has been organized a State level JRC Counsellors Training Programme for the Trainer(New Resource Persons) from 21st to 22nd March 2016 at Red Cross Bhavan, Bhubaneswar.

In this Training Camp 48 Junior Red Cross Counsellors from 24 districts of Odisha have participated. The training Programme has been organised to inspire the Junior Red Cross Counsellors & acquaint them with the values & Principles of Red Cross, so that they can guide the Junior Volunteers in the right direction on the right path by inculcating in them a true sense of social responsibility and commitment to alleviate the suffering of vulnerable groups.

During these two days training camp the Counsellors will be trained on History, Development and Fundamental Principles of Red Cross Movement, Junior Red Cross objectives and activities, Disaster Preparedness and Disaster Risk Reduction, First Aid, Road safety & Traffic Control, Blood Science, Motivation for organizing Blood Grouping and Blood Donation, Volunteerism & Leadership, Global Warming & Climate Change along with Fire Fighting & Rescue Operation etc.
The Training Camp was inaugurated by Sri Ratnakar Rout, Director, Secondary Education, Odisha as Chief Guest. In his address he said that the counsellors are the great motivators who can inspire the younger generation to play the crucial role in expediting the Junior Red Cross activities in the state and to disseminate the principles of Red Cross.

Dr. Chakradhar Panda, Honorary Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha State Branch (IRCS-OSB) extended a warm welcome to the Guests & participants. He said that the counselors are the conscience keepers for the younger generation and Teachers are the guide and philosopher of the Students who can inculcate them a sense of humanitarian values for the betterment of the society.

Sri Brundaban Satpathy, DEO, Khurda joined as guest of honour and congratulated the Junior Red Cross Counselors for their interest to work as a social worker.

Sri Rajkishore Mohapatra, Junior Red Cross Officer recorded the vote of thanks & Smt. Gourimani Biswal coordinated the programme.