The Red Cross is an international organisation meant for humanitarian services. It is a non-religious, non-political and a non-sectarian international body.YRC is a part of the Indian Red Cross Society; it was inaugurated in August, 2003 with well defined objectives such as Protection of Health and Life, Service to the sick and the suffering by organizing, Various health camps such as Eye Camps, Vaccination Camps, health awareness and AIDS Eradication Programmes
Our college secretary Dr.Harish.l.Metha is the Chairman of Indian Red Cross Society, Tamil Nadu Branch. Our college YRC programme officer Mr.M.D.Palanivel. Students 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. This has been designed to involve young people as much as possible in the movement and its activities not only as workers and also as beneficiaries, but as partners in management.
Seven basic principles are followed by Youth Red Cross in our college
- Voluntary service
YRC ACTIVITIES IN OUR COLLEGE
- AIDS Awareness Programme-Celebrating Life
- Disaster management programmes
- Voter awareness
- Blood Donation Camp
- Eye Camp
- Orientation Programme to newly admitted students about YRC
- HIV/AIDS Awareness Programme
- Blood Donation awareness programme to students
- First Aid & Fire Safety Training programme
- Drive Safely Awareness Campaign
- Blood Donation Awareness Rally
- Road Safety Rally
- Tree Plantation
- Swachh barath programmes
- Child labour awareness
- General medical camp
- Students development skills programme
LIST OF EVENTS
Organized special programme for seven days at Alathur village with 250 volunteers,2011
Attended three days zonal level orientation training programme at IRCS, Egmore,2012
Organised Geneva Convention day in our college,2012
Participated in Human Chain for International Day against Drug Abuse and illcit trafficking with 150 volunteers from our college.
Organized VIGEYE for anti –corruption programme on 12.07.2013
Organized various programmes like medical camp,adoption of village , blood donation camp
Orgnaised ‘ Free Dental Screening Camp’ at Sathyabama University ,Chennai on 05 & 06 August 2013.
Organized Blood Donation Camp with the help of Indian Red Cross Society on 17-10-2013 with 200 volunteers.
Cancer institute organsied an Awareness Programme about Cancer ,Chennai on 20-08-2013
Organized free Eye Camp and Eye Donation.
Hundreds of saplings were planted around the campus in the name of “ Go Green”.
Human chain was conducted for Pallikaranal Marsh
Rally was conducted for voting rights.
SKIN CARE CAMP was conducted by YRC volunteers on 28-01-2014
Participated “ Swatchh Bharath Abhiyan” with 1 YRC volunteers on 07-04-2015
On 12-8-2015,15 YRC volunteers have taken part in Blood Donation camp at Red Cross premises
Conducted orientation programme with our chief guest Shri.Dr.Sathiyanarayanan, Shri.Dr.Balaji, Shri.Dr.Paramanandan [Yoga masters] 100 YRC volunteers
Inaugurated Blood Donation Camp by Mr.T.S.Krishna Rao,Manager,Indian Bank,Chennai on 25-02-2016
Conducted First Aid Training programme in our college on 09-03-2016
Conducted Disaster Management Training programme with our college secretary Shri.Dr.Harish L.Metha ,Chairman,Indian Red Cross, Egmore.
Participated in Yoga Day celebration at Indian Red Cross Society ,Egmore on 27-06-2016
Organized campus cleaning programme “ Swatchh Bharath Abhiyan” with 50 volunteers on 02-08-216
Participated in Inter State Youth Red Cross Training Camp for Boys on 18-10-2016 at Harayana .
Participated 67TH anniversary of Geneva conventions competitions at IRCS,TNB ,Egmore from 23-08-2016 to 27-08-2016
Participated in Blood Donation Camp at VHS Hospital,Adyar with 15 volunteers
Two volunteers donated blood to Cancer Hospital, Chennai on 19-09-2016