|World Red Cross Day|
World red cross day 2021: May 8, the birthday of John Henry Dinant, is celebrated every year as World Red Cross Day. The Red Cross institution was started by John Henry Dinant after which World Red Cross Day is celebrated on the occasion of his birthday. This year the Red Cross has chosen a theme to celebrate this day. The theme is named 'We are Ajay'. The theme has been chosen by the International Committee of Red Cross, International Federation, and Red Crescent Societies.
Its office is in Geneva
The Red Cross is an international organization. Its headquarters is located in Geneva, Switzerland. The International Committee of Red Cross and several national societies co-operate this institution.
What is the main objective?
Henry Dinant, the founder of the Red Cross, received the first Peace Nobel Prize in the year 1901 for his work in human service. The main objective of the Red Cross Society is to provide relief to the people from the difficulties faced during the time of war or calamity.
In addition to first aid, emergency help, health, and social service, this institution makes an important contribution in serving charities. Apart from this, this institution plays its role in many types of services ranging from the blood bank.
Red Cross Theory
More than 200 countries of the world are connected with this institution. There are 7 major principles of the Red Cross Society. These include - fairness, humanity, freedom, neutrality, unity, voluntary, universalism.