World Red Cross Day: Significance And Theme

May 08 2019 07:00 AM
World Red Cross Day: Significance And Theme

World Red Cross day means 8th of May is celebrated every year as the birthday anniversary of founder of the Red Cross. The day is celebrated on this day because it marks the birth anniversary of Henry Dunant, founder of the Red Cross and International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC).  It is used to celebrate the Birthday of the Dunant Henri who made the Red Cross Committee of the International which is called as the (ICRI) IN 1863 in the Country of Switzerland of Geneva. World Red Cross Day is used to provide the people who suffer from any Food Shortage, Natural Calamities, War as well as Diseases of the Epidemic.

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World Red Cross Day is an annual event celebration, celebrating the principles of “International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement”. It is celebrated every year to pay tribute to the volunteers participated in the event as well as welcome their precious contribution for helping people in need.

The permission to make World Red Cross Day an annual event was by the International Federation of the Red Cross Societies (IFRC) General Assembly to League of the Red Cross Societies (LORCS). The day was first celebrated in 1948, when it was officially named as World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. During World Red Cross Day local heroes that have made an invaluable impact on life protection are recognized in various categories such as law enforcement, military, fire and rescue, community champion, and humanitarian awards. 

As part of the celebration of the day, International Committee of Red Cross and its members organise programmes and events that encourage volunteers to promote their humanitarian activities. The volunteers are supposed to help people who are suffering from any kind of problem. The day motivates people to protect their own lives and ensure dignity of victims. World Red Cross Day 2019 theme is “#love”. The theme will mainly focus on asking people on what they love about Red Cross and Red Crescent.

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