YOUTH RED CROSS CLUB
The Red Cross, established in 1863 in Geneva, by Johan Henry Dunant, is an International Organization meant for humanitarian services.
Its headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland. It is a non-religious, non-political and non sectarian International body
In Our College Youth Red Cross Club was inaugurated in the year of 1996-1997 Youth represent a substantial part of the membership of Red Cross for its humanitarian commitment.
Young volunteers can make a significant contribution to meeting the needs of the most vulnerable people within their local communities through Red Cross youth programme.
- Encourage community service through training and education Disseminate
- The seven fundamental principles of Red Cross and Red Crescent movement through activities that encourage the Red Cross ideals
- Promote international friendship with activities that cultivate a humanitarian spirit,
- Technical support in the development of youth programmes, fund-raising, identification of material and human resources, The youth unit aims to have young people recognized by Societies leadership as equal partners who address the needs of the most vulnerable.
Our Vision is to provide opportunities to the youth – the makers of the future, to inculcate healthy living habits and to contribute their values to uplift our society.
To inspire, encourage community service through training and education and initiate all forms of humanitarian activities at all times so that human sufferings can be minimized and even prevented and this contribute to create climate for peace.
- To inculcate Unity in the Youth of our country
- To create an awareness on the care of their own health and that of others
- To Understand and acceptance of civic responsibilities and acting accordingly with humanitarian concern, to fulfill the same
- To enable the growth and development of a spirit of service and sense of duty with dedication and devotion in the minds of youth
- To foster better friendly relationship with all without any discrimination.
Seven Fundamental Principles of Youth Red Cross
1. Humanity : The International Red Cross and Red Crescent 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..
2. Impartiality : It makes no discrimination as to nationally, race, rich and poor, religious beliefs, sex, class or political opinions. IRCS offers its services equally, for those who are in need. It endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals, being solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.
3. Neutrality : In order to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.
4. Independence : The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries 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.
5. Voluntary service : It is voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.
6. Unity: There can be only one Red Cross Or Red Crescent in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory
7. 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.