The A.P. branch of the Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) has bagged the IRCS Fund Raising and Membership Running Shield, having achieved the first position in the two said areas for the year 2009-10. A press release said two doctors, P. Durga Raju, Honorary Chairman, East Godavari district branch and Ch. Chalamaiah, Secretary of the Prakasam district branch had received gold medals, for services rendered.

-Special Correspondent.