Staff Reporter

Junior Red Cross Society conducts awareness camp on first-aid

TIRUCHI: Academics might not always equip students with an ability to apply to real-life situations. To teach them life-based skills in a matter-of-fact way, Junior Red Cross Society, Tiruchi District Branch, organised a one-day awareness camp recently. Traffic and environmental awareness apart, the camp taught people the ways to save lives during emergencies and fight against life-threatening diseases.

The camp aimed at creating awareness among schoolstudents on precise methods of first-aid. R. Subramanian, teacher of First Aid Training at St. John Ambulance, demonstrated the methods by calling on the students to experiment. From treating burns to providing artificial respiration, the demonstration had it all.

Following it was a host of seminars on traffic awareness, environmental protection, importance of blood and eye donation. Edmund Williams, an Indian Red Cross Society member, lectured on self-improvement and development of leadership quality. The penultimate seminar on cancer awareness took students through a series of facts on the increasing carcinogenic agents in the atmosphere and ways to prevent them from affecting people.

The students of Government Girls Higher Secondary School and R. C. Higher Secondary School presented a variety entertainment, bringing the camp to a close. Three other schools Government Higher Secondary School, Holy Redeemer Girls Higher Secondary School and Ponnaiya Higher Secondary School took part in the programme, which was inaugurated by V. Jayapal, Director of GVN Hospitals.