Jean Henry Dunant (May 8, 1828 – October 30, 1910), was a Swiss business man and social activist. During a business trip in 1859, he was witness to the aftermath of the Battle of Solferino in modern day Italy. He recorded his memories and experiences in the book A Memory of Solferino which inspired the creation of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in 1863. The 1864 Geneva Convention was based on Dunant’s ideas. In 1901 he received the first Nobel Peace Prize together with Frederic Passy.
The man whose vision led to the creation to the Worldwide Red Cross and Red Crescent movement. He sent from riches to rags but became joint recipient of the first Nobel Peace Prize.
Henry Dunant was born on 8 May, 1828. After complete secondary schooling, he was apprenticed to a Geneva Bank. He wanted to approach Napoleon III to obtain the business documents he needed. At the time, Napolean III was commanding the Frnaco-Sardinian troops fighting the Austrians in northern Italy. Henry Dunant decided to meet him and this was how he came to be present at the end of the battle of Solferino, in Lombardy. Read More
The Official web site of the District Red Cross Society, Jhajjar is being updated. Needless to say, the Internet is now being widely accepted as prime source of information dissemination and communication. This Web site contains information about the red cross society along with other relevant information. All activites has also been included. I appreciate the efforts put in by Red Cross Society Jhajjar for developing and hosting this web site. I wish them all success in future. I would also request the users to suggest improvements, if any.Sonal Goel, IAS.