Iyarkai Mission 2012
St. John Ambulance, Tamilnadu, conducted a programme on "Iyarkkai Mission -2012" at Pavai Instituions on 07.12.12. Dr. D. Jagannathan, the district collector, Namakkal was the chief guest.
Presiding over the programme, the chairman, Shri. CA.N.V. Natarajan, said, offering first aid to people at fire, illness or natural calamities is a good gesture; but an untrained effort would complicate matters. Therefore, to avoid the harmful results of rendering unskilled first aid service he insisted that students should come forward to get trained by experts in that field. The Chairman stated to the gathering that every year students, from B.Ed., Teacher Training Institute and Polytechnic colleges have been trained in the first aid service and this year, to cap it all; the institutions would field a team of 1000 student volunteers for the training programme. Following the presidential address, the district collector spoke on the need for the first aid service.
The collector appreciated the initiative of the Chairman to promote the concept of first aid to save human life. The Chief guest thanked the selfless services of St. John Ambulance, one of the worldwide service organizations which continuously and untiringly serves humanity. The chief guest advised the students that unmindful of the changing views of the passers-by, one should stick to one's conviction to relieve the sufferings of the victims of disasters.
Mt.M.G. George, the coordinator of St John Ambulance, explained that the volunteers would be trained by experts, doctors and other personnels who are specially trained in first aid service. After 15 hours of training, each volunteer would be given a special jacket(uniform) identity card and a kit. Above all, St. John Ambulance would issue First Aid Certificates, which are valid by the TamilNadu State Centre, to the volunteers. He concluded that the team of 1000 student volunteers from Paavai should ever be lying in wait to serve the helpless victims of accidents and war irrespective of caste, creed, community, country, race and languages. He concluded that all should unite in the campaign of saving the precious lives of people, who knowingly or unknowingly get into calamitous situations.
Mr Kumaraguru gave a video presentation which showed the ferocious Tsunami destroying a village in 2.53 minutes. He said man is powerful but nature is all powerful. Henceforth, man should learn to live in harmony with nature.
Mr Kumaraguru and Mr. Soundararajan, Trainers of St. John Ambulance gave training to the students and clarified their doubts.