RED CROSS CELL:
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.
PURPOSE OF YOUTH RED CROSS:
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.