The ‘Red Cross Society’ is a worldwide, well known, universally accepted, admired and internationally identified humanitarian service organisation. It is the biggest, independent non-religious, non-political, non-sectarian and voluntary relief organisation treating people equally all over the world without any discrimination as to their nationality race and religion beliefs. It was established in 1863 in Geneva, Switzerland. The ‘Father of Red Cross Movement’ is ‘Jean Henry Dunant’, who was a successful businessman. While going on a business mission, Dunant came on 24th June 1859 to Castiglione. It was on the same day, the battle of Solferino was fought nearby between French and Austrian armies. Dunant was horrified and moved by the sight and plight of the wounded soldiers. On witnessing the pathetic scene he forgot his business and started relief operations to all the wounded soldiers without any discrimination taking the help from people in villages nearby. For his great service to the society, he was awarded with Noble Prize for Peace in 1901.
The ‘Seven Fundamental Principles’ of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are:
• Voluntary Service
To inspire, encourage and initiate all forms of humanitarian activities, so that human suffering can be minimized and prevented, thus contribute to creating friendly environment for peace.
The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), through its ‘Junior’ and ‘Youth’ programmes, plays a significant role in channeling and guiding the young energy in the cause of humanitarian action. The ‘Youth Red Cross’ (YRC) is the most important constituent of its parent organization Indian Red Cross Society.
The main purpose of the YRC movement is based on the principles of 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 youth.
The hope of every country in the world is its youths. We, in our university, train our students to be caring citizens, so that they have an opportunity to help the needy.
Prof. Vijayalakshmi Shigehalli
Dept. of Mathematics,
Rani Channamma University,
Sumanth S. Hiremath
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Youth Red Cross, in Rani Channamma University, Belagavi, was established from the academic year 2010-11, as per the order of the Government of Karnataka. From the time of inception it started organising various programmes like:
• Organising Blood Donation Camps.
• Organising a talent hunt programme to students and make them to participate in State/ National Level Quiz competitions.
• Organising Orientation Programmes, Meetings, Camps and etc. for YRC Volunteers as well as to Programme Officers and Principals of the degree colleges affiliated to the university.
• Awareness rally on road safety, tree plantation, health and hygiene, discipline, cleanliness, etc.
The University YRC observes the following commemorative days with lectures, camps and awareness campaigns:
• World Health Day
• World Red Cross Day
• World Environment Day
• Geneva Convention Day
• Voluntary Blood Donor’s Day
• World AIDS day
• International Volunteers Day
Rani Channamma University - Youth Red Cross has and continues to collaborate with the following institutions:
• Indian Red Cross Society, Karnataka State Branch, Bengaluru.
• Indian Red Cross Society, District Branch, Belagavi.
• Educational Institutions.
• Government Departments.
• Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)
World Environment Day Celebration
Rani Channamma University Youth Red Cross had conducted world Environment Day Programme in the campus on 14-06-2016.
One Day Orientation Programme
One Day Orientation Programme for ‘Youth Red Cross - Programme Officers’ of RCU’s affiliated colleges of Belagavi district and Celebration of International Geneva Convention Day. The event jointly organised by the Indian Red Cross Society, District Branch, Belagavi, in association with Maratha Mandal’s Degree College, Belagavi on 13-08-2018.
National Voluntary Blood Donation Day & Voluntary Blood Donation Camp:
On the eve of “October 1st - National Voluntary Blood Donation Day” in India, RCU’s Youth Red Cross, in association with KLE’s Dr. Prabhakar Kore Hospital, Blood Bank, Belagavi, organised “Voluntary Blood Donation Camp”, on 01st October, 2018 university campus.
Distribution of Masks and Sanitising Materials:
RCUB’s Youth Red Cross along with NSS and Student Welfare Department distributed Masks and Sanitizing Materials to Corona Warriors to Sanitary Workers, Home Guards and to the Police Department on 18-04-2020.
Youth Red Cross Girls Motivation Camp, Mysuru- 2019:
Representing Rani Channamma University, Belagavi, ‘Five’ (05) Girl Volunteers participated in the ‘YRC Girls Motivation Camp- 2019’, held from 08-01-2019 to 12-01-2019 at Sree Nataraja Residential First Grade College for Women, Near Mysuru Palace, opposite to J.S.S. Hospital, Mysuru.
Youth Red Cross State Level Orientation & Training Camp, Moodabedri- 2019:
‘Sixteen’ (Boys-08 & Girls- 08) YRC- Volunteers represented Rani Channamma University, Belagavi (RCUB) for the ‘YRC State Level Orientation & Training Camp-2019’, held from 18-01-2019 to 22-01-2019, at Alvas Degree College Campus, Moodabedri, Dakshina Kannada District.
Youth Red Cross Motivation Camp, Kalaburgi- 2019:
‘Three’ (03) YRC Volunteers represented Rani Channamma University, Belagavi at the ‘YRC Motivation Camp’, Kalaburgi- 2019, held from 08-02-2019 to 12-02-2019 at the Gulbarga University, Kalaburgi Campus, Kalaburgi.
Annual State Level Youth Red Cross Orientation & Training Camp, Udupi- 2019:
‘Seven’ (07) YRC- Volunteers represented Rani Channamma University, Belagavi (RCUB) for the ‘Annual State Level Youth Red Cross Orientation & Training Camp-2019’, under Youth Red Cross, IRCS Udupi District Branch, Udupi, held from 23-02-2019 to 27-02-2019, at National Institute Self Help Groups Training (NIST), Sri. Kshetra Dharmastala Gramabhivruddhi Yojane (R), Pragatisoudha Building, Ambalpady By-pass, Udupi.
National Youth Red Cross Camp, Hampi- 2019:
‘Three’ (03) YRC Volunteers represented Rani Channamma University, Belagavi at the ‘YRC National Level Camp, Hampi- 2019, held from 23-03-2019 to 27-03-2019 at the Hampi (World Heritage Place), Karnataka.
3rd State Level Quiz Competition:
Indian Youth Red Cross Society, Bengaluru had organised 3rd State Level Quiz Competition at IRCS, Function Hall, Bengaluru, on 12-01-2019. RCUB’s YRC volunteers Mr. Dundappa Badagi and Mr. Sanju Wodeyar of 2nd Year, from the Dept. of Botany participated and won 2nd place.
• The understanding and acceptance of civic responsibilities and acting accordingly with humanitarian concern, to fulfill the same.
• Propagation of the Red Cross Movement.
• Awareness on the care of one’s own health and that of others.
• To maintain a spirit of friendliness and helpfulness towards others without any discrimination.
• To enable the growth and development of a spirit of service and sense of duty with dedication and devotion in the minds of youth.
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Rani Channamma University, Belagavi
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