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20,000 volunteers on standby to help Nowruz travelers in Iran

Published: 19 March 2014 10:36 CET

As millions of Iranians are preparing for celebrating the Nowruz Festival (Persian New Year starting March 21st), the IRCS Youth Organization will implement its National Nowruz Travelers' Safety and Health Plan in 31 provinces as of March 16th to April 6th, 2014. The main objective of the plan is the guidance of all internal travelers who journey to all provinces during the 15 days of Nowruz holidays particularly in the historical and monumental places, as well as raising awareness of general public on reducing accidents and promoting safety behaviours. The theme of this year is "Do not move on roads rashly, drive carefully".

Dr. Vahid Ghobadi Dana, Head of the Iranian Red Crescent Youth Organisation noted that the IRCS is deploying 20,000 youth members to its 1000 road relief posts to put fourteen phase of this Plan into practice for further safety and health of Nowruz Travelers.

20,000 young members consisting of 12,000 female together with 8000 male members of the IRCS Youth Organisation will render services such as blood pressure control and diabetes tests as well as distribute the brochures, maps and catalogues of relief, humanitarian and traffic subjects to the travelers to help the promotion of the humanitarian culture.

Furthermore, Dr. Ghobadi Dana explained that all travelers can visit the following website www.safaresalem.ir to get adequate information on disaster relief, safety and traffic, first aid achieving disaster prone points, tourism and geographical areas.  

Referring to the conduct of first National Photo and Film Festival for the age of 5 to 29, Dr. Ghobadi Dana added that all travelers can share their photos and films with the Festival Secretariat which have taken from humanitarian and relief behaviours during their trips. The valuable prizes will be awarded to 80 selected persons.

On the other hand, one of the priorities of the plan for the Nowruz travelers is to increase the drivers 'awareness to preserve the travelers safety. Furthermore, the teams are formed in two members, on foot or by bicycle, and will deploy to the crowded areas to render their services in line with the System for Relief and Humanitarian Acts, known as Sahab project. 




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