Do you know?

 World Red cross day is celebrated every year as the birthday anniversary of founder of the Red Cross “Henry Dunant“,He was the founder of International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is well, born in the Geneva.

When & Where?

Red Cross was introduced as a major contribution to the peace after the World War I by an international commission at 14th International Conference of the Red Cross.

The principles of the Red Cross Truce was presented and approved on 15th International Conference at Tokyo to get applicable all across the world in different regions. The possibility of its annual celebration was asked to the “League of the Red Cross Societies (LORCS)” by the International Federation of the Red Cross Societies (IFRC) General Assembly.

And just 2 years later the proposal of celebrating this day annually was adopted and was first celebrated as the Red Cross Day on 8th of May in 1948. Later, it was officially named as the “World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day” in the year 1984.

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