ISLAMABAD: President Asif Ali Zardari has reiterated support to the Pakistan Red Crescent Society (PRCS) in all its humanitarian endeavours and efforts to make the Country strong and vibrant.
In a message on the World Red Cross (Crescent) Day on May 8, the President said the day is a reminder of the great value of efforts, both at individual and communal levels, which can make the country and the world a better place to live.
He commended the Red Crescent (Cross) Movement for its pioneering role in uniting efforts in different parts of the world aimed at serving the humanity in accordance with its fundamental principles of humanity, impartiality, neutrality, independence, voluntary service, unity and universality.
President Zardari appreciated the Pakistan Red Crescent Society for helping people in distress in the country without any discrimination.
He said the role it played in flood relief and rehabilitation and in preventing outbreak of diseases in the wake of floods and earthquake had been most commendable.
He paid tribute to Jean Henri Dunant, the great social activist, for pioneering the idea of establishing an organization dedicated to alleviating the sufferings of people regardless of considerations of national boundaries, race, or religion etc.
Zardari said the theme 'Youth on the Move' for this year is most appropriate as it brings into focus the role of the youth in meeting the challenges of alleviating the sufferings of humanity exacerbated by extremism on the one hand and the vagaries of climate change on the other.
The thought of motivating the youth to rise and serve the humanity regardless of all biases and prejudices is a noble thought indeed, he added. (APP)