The Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) Thursday kicked off a week of countrywide celebrations in connection with the World Red Cross/ Red Crescent Day.In this regard, a grand function was held at the PRCS National Headquarters here in which members of the Red Crescent Corps were administered oath. UAE Ambassador’s representative Abdul Aziz, Chairman FATA Branch Farid Khan Wazir, Member Managing Body Brig (r) Abdul Hadi,Head of IFRC Delegation Thomas Gutner, Reto Stocker from the International Committee of Red Cross, Head of Delegation Partner National Societies Mr Ibrahim, PRCS officers and other prominent figures attended the function.Addressing the participants, PRCS Chairman DrSaeedElahi said the Society has been putting out all stops to serve the humanity since its birth in 1947.”Wherever a manmade or natural disaster hits, the Red Cross Red Crescent movement workers waste no time in reaching there to serve the suffering humanity,” he said. Umbrellas distributed among ITP and Rawalpindi traffic police personnelHe said under the Movement’s banner, national societies were active in 194 countries of the world. He said the purpose behind the week of celebrations was to pay tribute to the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement founder Henry Dunant’s vision and human-friendly approach and to inculcate and promote a spirit of volunteerism among the youth.”Youth make 64 per cent of our population and we look towards them as our future and the biggest sources of strength. Every religion enjoins its followers to love and serve humanity, and being the followers of Islam we also have to work towards this end. The PRCS represents the suffering humanity and prompt response is one of its attributes,” he said.Secretary General Khalid Bin Majeed expressed the PRCS’s determination to continue its journey of serving and succoring the humanity. He said the Red Crescent Corps like always would never fail in giving a prompt response during any disasters. Oath administered to Red Crescent Corps membersOn this occasion, the PRCS volunteers presented an impressive tableau reflecting Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah’s principles and his vision of Pakistan. As many as 50 umbrellas were distributed among the Islamabad Traffic Police (ITP) personnel, and another 100 among the Rawalpindi traffic police personnel in a simple ceremony held at the KutcheryChowk, Rawalpindi. SSP Traffic Police Muhammad Bin Ashraf was present on this occasion.DrSaeedElahi said the PRCS would arrange blood donation camps at the Rawalpindi Police Lines and continue to liaise with the traffic police in future.