President’s Award for Odisha Red Cross

Bhubaneswar: Odisha State Branch of Indian Red Cross Society has been honoured by President Pranab Mukherjee for securing First position in Fund Raising and Membership as well as in collection of highest numbers of voluntary blood donation during 2010-11 and 2011-12.

The running shields and award were presented at a function held recently at Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi by the President, a release from Red Cross said on Monday.

Mangala Prasad Mohanty, Honorary Secretary of the Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha State Branch received two running shields and award from the President, it said.

Apart from this Mohanty received the Award of Merit 2011-12 in appreciation of his devoted service to the humanitarian cause of the Red Cross from the President, the release added.