Youth Red Cross Club (YRC)

 

 

Chief Advisor

Dr.A.Siluvai Muthu,Principal

Advisor

Prof.M.Periyasamy,Assistant professor/Tamil

Faculty Co-ordinator

Prof.R.Ranjithkumar,Assistant professor/Physics

 

INTRODUCTION

The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) was established in 1920 under the Indian Red Cross Society Act and incorporated under the Parliament Act XV of 1920 (as Amended by Act No. 22 of 1956 and the Adaptation of Laws (No 4) order of 1957 and the Act. No. 14 of 1992). It is a member of the International Federation of the Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies and is recognized by the International Committee of the Red Cross.

It was established in 1863 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Father of Red Cross movement and recipient of noble award for peace in 1901 was “Jean Henry Dunant”, who was a successful businessman. Dunant was horrified and moved by the sight and plight of the wounded soldiers.

In accordance with the Fundamental Principles of the international Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, namely: Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity, and Universality the Indian Red Cross Society acts as an auxiliary to the state in the carrying out of humanitarian activities. It also provides a range of services, including disaster relief, health and social welfare programmes in the country. During wartime, the society works as auxiliary to the armed forces medical services and also assists the affected civilian as per the Geneva Conventions.

OBJECTIVES OF YRC

  • To act in case of armed conflict and in peace to prepare to act in all the fields covered by the Geneva Conventions within the scope of International Humanitarian Law and on behalf of all war victims, both civilian and military.
  • To contribute to the improvement of health, the prevention of disease and maternity and child care in the community.
  • To educate the population on how to prepare for and respond to disasters.
  • To organize emergency relief services for the victims of disasters and mitigation of their suffering.
  • To promote the Fundamental Principles of the Movement and the International Humanitarian Law in order to inculcate humanitarian ideals among the population, and in particular among children and youth.
  • To recruit, train and develop volunteers/personnel as necessary for undertaking humanitarian responsibilities.

PRINCIPLES OF YRC

  • Youth Red Cross has the following three principles
  • Protection of health and life.
  • Service to the sick and suffering
  • Promotion of National and International friendship

SEVEN FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF YOUTH RED CROSS

Humanity

            “The International Red Cross and Red Crescent (RCRC) Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.”

Impartiality

“It makes no discrimination as to nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavours to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.”

Neutrality

“In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.”

Independence

 “The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliary in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement.”

Voluntary service

“It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain”

Unity

“There can be only one Red Cross or one Red Crescent Society in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.”

Universality

“The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all Societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.”

UPCOMING EVENTS:

Youth Red Cross Society of DON BOSO COLLEGE DHARMAPURI has planned to conduct the following activities

  • Blood donation camp
  • Road safety awareness programme
  • Awareness on sugar and diabetes disease