The Sindh Branch of Pakistan Red Crescent (PRC) organised an event in a local hotel in Karachi to commemorate World Red Cross Red Crescent Day.
The event paid tribute to humanitarian organisations, journalists, and volunteers for their valiant efforts during the Cove 19 pandemic.
According to the press release issued by PRC-Sindh that commendation awards were given to humanitarian organization including Edhi Foundation, Chhipa Welfare Association, JDC Foundation, Al-Khidmat Foundation, Al-Mustafa Welfare Society, Saylani Welfare Trust, Indus Hospital and Sindh Boy Scouts Association (SBSA).
In addition, commendation awards were also presented to eight senior journalists belonging to print and electronic media for reporting issues related to COVID-19.
Apart from external organizations, PRC-Sindh also presented commendation awards and certificates to its staff, Emergency Response Force (ERF) volunteers and First Aid responders.
Addressing the event, Chairman Pakistan Red Crescent Shahnaz S. Hamid said that these are the staff and volunteers of Pakistan Red Crescent that has enabled the organization to serve humanity and deal with disasters efficiently.
Today, we all would like to pay the tribute to all these staff members and volunteers for performing commendable work during COVID-19 emergency.
Chairman Shahnaz Hamid further said that during the epidemic, PRC-Sindh undertook many activities, including raising awareness about COVID-19, providing facilities for free coronavirus tests to the general public, providing PPE kits and disinfectants to hospitals and jails, distributing food and cash grants to the families affected and recently operating mobile vaccination units for COVID-19.
“Together we are #Unstoppable”, is the theme of World Red Cross Red Crescent Day 2021, and today I believe that by working together, we can help the most deserving and vulnerable people of our society, stated Chairman PRC-Sindh.
Haji HanifTayab, Chairman & Chief Patron, Al-Mustafa Welfare Society, Zaffar Abbas Jaffri, General Secretary JDC Foundation, Qazi Syed Sadaruddin, Director Community Services, Al-Khidmat Foundation,