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Our world. Your move. Events in Nepal.

02-07-2009 Event

Event Info

Where: Geneva

The ICRC and the Federation on the same page, as usual! 
The Nepal Red Cross Society carries the message. 
Just in case anyone still doesn’t know the campaign URL … 
Secondary schools got into the spirit of the day. 
Honouring the man who started it all. 
Procession through the streets of Kathmandu. 
These schoolboys know what they want! 
Balloons bearing the text of one of the Fundamental Principles. 
The balloons rise into the sky above Kathmandu. 
Schoolchildren study their documents. 

World Red Cross/Red Crescent Day on 8 May began with a rally in Kathmandu involving over 1500 people. Schoolchildren, representatives of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement, UN and international organizations covered a distance of 3 km, carrying banners with the campaign slogan “Our world. Your move.”

The first “move” was when the adults were asked to vacate the shady tented area so the children could get out of the sweltering heat. The request was greeted by cheers. Perhaps not from the adults, but they did “make their move”!

Ballons with pieces of paper bearing the Fundamental Principles of the Red Cross/Red Crescent Movement were released into the sky and there were prizes for those who found them and brought them back.

Other parts of Nepal joined in the celebrations, with events from Rupandehi to Kailali to Kanchanpur. These included rallies, street theatre, a radio programme, a drawing competition, poetry and an exhibition of photos about missing families.


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