The Red Cross established in 1863 in Geneva, by Jean Henry Dunant, is an International Organization meant for humanitarian Services. Its head quarters is in Geneva, Switzerland with many affiliated National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
It is a non-religious, non-political and non-sectarian International body. Regardless of either frontiers or race, the Red Cross remains a voluntary organization and also an independent one having considerable welfare activities to its credit. It is the biggest relief organization in the world with two hundred million members and ten thousand of employees. Though, at the beginning, it aimed at taking care of the people affected by ear, in due course of operation was extended to the prevention as well as relief of human suffering during natural havocs and at other times. The YRC is the most important constituent of its mother organization in IRC. It is a group movement organized for students in colleges.
YRC - FUNCTION
To enable the YRC Unit to function effectively the faulty members who are in charge of YRC Units as Programme Officers will be trained to promote the YRC work on right time. Orientation Training Programme will be periodically conducted as follows
- One Day Level Study Camp
- Zonal Level Seminar
- Three days Orientation Program
MAIN OBJECTIVES OF THE YOUTH RED CROSS MOVEMENT
The YRC movement is based on the following three principles:
- Protection of health and life.
- Service to the sick and suffering.
- Promotion of national and international friendship, to develop the mental and moral capacities of the youth.
Voluntary and statutory welfare agencies such as community centers, correctional agencies, hospitals, residential institute for children, women and the aged are settings that provide a wide scope of choice of service opportunities to YRC volunteers.
The unit of YRC of the college is affiliated to RED RIBBON CLUB and membership is open to all students. Blood Donation Camps conducted by YRC and NSS are held regularly.