first_imgChandigarh, Sep 10 (PTI) Haryana Governor Kaptan Singh Solanki today lauded the role of social workers, especially those of Red Cross, in mitigating human suffering and assisting in the progress of the community.The Governor, who is also the President, Haryana State Branch of Indian Red Cross Society and St John Ambulance (India), was presiding over the 31st annual general meeting of these organisations at Haryana Raj Bhavan here.Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar was also present on the occasion.Appreciating its good work, Solanki said the Haryana branch of Indian Red Cross Society was one of the most active branches in the country.It has been striving hard to achieve the objectives of Red Cross since its inception, he added.With a view to provide rehabilitation services to the differently-abled, the branch is running 11 rehabilitation centres where workshops are organised, besides physiotherapy services being provided at 13 centres.Solanki said Haryana Red Cross had also provided relief material worth Rs 18.95 lakh to Jammu and Kashmir Red Cross for flood victims and Rs two lakh to Andhra Pradesh Red Cross for the victims of Cyclone Hudhud.The staff of Haryana Red Cross also donated Rs 50,000 for the flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir, he added.The Governor said Red Cross was also running three old age homes at Ambala, Panipat and Panchkula, two family counselling centres at Yamunanagar and Faridabad, three drug de-addiction-cum-counselling centres at Faridabad, Rohtak and Jind to provide free treatment to drug addicts and nine working womens hostels. PTI SUN DKS RC RG RCadvertisementlast_img read more