Macedonia’s Red Cross marks 70 year anniversary

Macedonia’s Red Cross marks 70 year anniversary

Skopje, 17 March 2015 (MIA) – The Macedonian Red Cross (MRC) marked the 70. establishment anniversary and 20 years of its full-fledged membership in the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) with a formal academy, being held late Tuesday under the auspices of President Gjorge Ivanov.

At the ceremony MRC bestowed Ivanov with a ‘Golden Wreath’ for his humanitarian work.

Humanity is God-given privilege and all people should do is to nourish and promote it, Ivanov said at the ceremony.

Genuine kindness surpasses all divisions, erases all differences and brings unity, Ivanov said, pointing out that humanity doesn’t start with declarations, conventions, but the self-sacrifice of men and women ready to help any time and anywhere to those injured, sick, hungry.

Highlighting MRC work, Ivanov extended gratitude to the organization for all of its humanitarian activities over the years.

“There is no sufficiently valuable award to express the importance of each and every humanitarian act. However prestigious, the three Nobel Prizes, numerous national and international recognitions are just a reflection of the tacit public appreciation of IFRC work,” Ivanov said.

MRC President Milco Trajkov said the organization offers opportunity to people to express their humanity and solidarity.

“Together we are building a better, more-inclusive society, capable to deal with the present challenges. We have been trying to inspire people to join MRC and experience the joy of volunteering,” Trajkov said.