YOUTH RED CROSS
Anna university, Chennai-600025
FORMATION OF RED CROSS
The famous quote by Jean Henry Dunand "by Thy Power, let there be peace, O God!" after witnessing the battle Solferino, leads to the formation of Red Cross Society. Every tree grows from a small seed likewise the Red Cross society grows like a tree in stages. Initially a International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is formed to service throughout the world to protect an assist victims of armed conflicts and strife.
INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF RED CROSS AND RED CRESCENT SOCIETIES
The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) is an international humanitarian organization with a unique worldwide network. It is federation of all National societies recognized by ICRC. IFRC commands an immense potential because it can mobilize local volunteers through National society world over. It's mission is to improve the situation of the world’s most vulnerable people and to assist National societies in their work with the most vulnerable to promote co-operation between them.
Fundamental principles of the societies are:
- Voluntary Service
INDIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY
The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) was established under provision of the section 8 of the IRCS Act XV of 1920 with its National Head Quarters in New Delhi. The core focus of IRCS is to promote Humanitarian Principles and Values, Disaster Management, Health and Care in Community and Blood Services
INDIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY TAMIL NADU BRANCH
IRCS, Tamil Nadu Branch was formed on 27th November 1920 with its State Head Quarters in Egmore, Chennai. Some of the activities that are carried by Tamil Nadu Branch are:
- Disaster Relief
- Health and Medical Services
- Tracing Cell
- Training Courses
- Rehabilitation Centre
- Human Resource Development
- MRRC canteen
- Child Protection
YRC ORGANISATIONAL SETUP
YRC College Level Sub-Committee:
- Programme Officer
- Senior Teaching Faculty
- YRC Student Volunteer (Officer Bearers)
University YRC Co-ordinator:
The Vice-Chancellor of the University nominates a dynamic, devoted, energetic, enthusiastic and service-minded faculty member of the University as the University YRC Co-ordinator.
The University YRC Co-ordinator takes up the responsibility for the growth and development of YRC in the University. The University YRC Co-ordinator will sensitize, induce, encourage, guide and train the young, active, selfless, sacrifice-filled and service-minded YRC Programme Officers nominated by the respective principals of the colleges taking the help, assistance and co-operation of the YRC District Organisers / Joint District Organisers in each district in the University.
YRC District / Joint District Organiser:
The YRC District Organisers / Joint District Organisers are nominated by the University YRC Co-ordinator from among the YRC Programme Officers, who have excelled in their Red Cross activities with dedication, commitment, enthusiastic involvement, sacrificing nature and service mind.
The University YRC Co-ordinator, District Organisers / Joint District Organisers and the Programme Officers of YRC form the pillars of the Red Cross Movement in the University level firmly founded on the young active, energetic and ready to serve YRC Volunteer groups in the colleges forming the very foundation of the Red Cross Movement in the grass root level.
ROLE OF DIFFERENT FUNCTIONARIES
University YRC Co-ordinator:
- Liaison between the State Co-ordinator and District Organisers / Joint District Organisers.
- Organizing training camps for District Organisers / Joint District Organisers / Programme Officers / YRC members.
- Guiding District Organisers / Joint District Organisers / Programme Officers for proper functioning of YRC.
- Issuance of certificates to District Organiser / Joint District Organisers / Programmer Officers / YRC Volunteers.
- Convening Meeting of College Principals in connection with YRC activities.
- Organizing University Level camps / competition for YRC members.
- Submission of Half Yearly Reports to State Branch about the YRC activities in Respective Zones.
District Organisers / Joint District Organisers:
- Starting of YRC Units in all the Colleges (Arts & Science, Engineering) and Polytechnic in the respective districts.
- Helping / guiding Programme Officers in conducting YRC Programme in Colleges.
- Liaison between Colleges and University / University YRC Co-ordinator / State Co-ordinator / District Branch.
- Organizing training course for Programme Officers.
- Organizing yearly District Level Camps for YRC Students.
- Organizing yearly District Level Seminars for Programme Officers.
- Recommending Participants for State Level Programme to the concerned University YRC Co-ordinator.
- Organizing District Level Programme like rally, competitions, sports, exhibition for YRC students.
- Celebration of Geneva Convention Day, World Red Cross Day, World Health Day, AIDS Awareness Day etc.
- Collection of Annual Reports from the YRC Units of Colleges and sending them to State Branch with a copy to the University YRC Co-ordinator.
- Preparation of Annual Action Plan at District Level.
The Principal of the College will function as a friend, philosopher, guide and facilitator, without whom YRC Units will not be able to function.
Formation of the Unit, monitoring its performance, helping the Office-bearers to chalk out programmes, maintenance of records / accounts, liaison with District / Joint District Organisers / University Co-ordinator, sending activity reports to State Branch / University Co-ordinator.The YRC Programme Officer is expected to motivate the student youth to understand the values and philosophy of YRC. The overall functions of YRC Programme Officer are to help the student to plan, implement and evaluate the activities of YRC under his/her charge and give proper guidance and directions to the student volunteers.
College YRC Unit:
YRC Unit will be attached to the Colleges. Both male and female students can join YRC. One YRC Unit could consist of 100 Student Volunteers (50 First Year Volunteers + 50 Senior Volunteers) guided by one YRC Programme Officer who will be a faculty member (Teaching Staff). Depending upon the students strength willing to become YRC volunteers, any number of YRC Units could be started in the colleges. For effective functioning of the college YRC unit, it would be better if YRC unit has a separate room with adequate furniture. A name board for YRC unit with College Name, Youth Red Cross, properly drawn (Red Cross emblem is formed from five equal red squares with one red square at the centre and the other four red squares on four sides of the centre square on a white back ground) and YRC Unit No. as shown may be prepared and put at the a College Main Gate. YRC Unit No. will be given by YRC HQ (State Branch) on submission of Pro-forma and Registration Fee. A Red Cross flag, the photo of Jean Henry Dunant, the Father of Red Cross Movement and Red Cross badges for the YRC Volunteers should be obtained (from the YRC HQ). Red Cross apron, Red Cross Cap or arm band, will be useful for identification and protection of the YRC Volunteers while they are in action. These may be prepared locally as per the design approved by YRC HQ. In any YRC function in the college level the Red Cross flag will be hoisted in the presence of VIPs, by a VIP and the assembled YRC Volunteers will sing the YRC song. One of the items of the function will be the unveiling / garlanding the photo of Jean Henry Dunant.
Registration of YRC Unit with IRCS Tamil Nadu State Branch:
YRC Units in colleges need to be registered with the Indian Red Cross Society, Tamil Nadu Branch (IRCS, TNB) by paying Annual Institution Registration Fee of Rs.20/- per college as per the GOVERNMENT ORDER. A Proforma in ANNEXURE is to be duly filled and submitted for registration purpose.
YRC Annual Membership Fee:
As per the G.O. No.293, Higher Education (J1) Department dated 31-08-2005 the Engineering Colleges will have to collect Rs.10/- per student from all the students every year along with the tuition fees. Out of this amount of Rs.10/- an amount of Rs.4/- is to be sent to
- Principal: Chairman
- YRC Programme Officer: Vice-Chairman
- One Staff member with Interest in Social Work: Member
- YRC Student Chairman: Member
- YRC Student Secretary: Member
- Enrolment Register of Volunteers
- Cash Register
- Stock Register (Consumable & Non-Consumable)
- Attendance Register for Volunteers
- Register of Project Reports
- Register of Progress Report
- Minutes Book
- Visitors Book
- Blood Donors Directory
by drawing a Demand Draft in favour of the INDIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY, TAMIL NADU BRANCH payable at CHENNAI. The balance amount of Rs.6/- will be retained by the respective Colleges for YRC activities. The enrolment form is given in the Annexure. In addition to the students subscription the colleges will have to be pay Rs.20/- per year as Annual Institution Registration Fee (Registration fee should not be collected from the students) as stated above.
Darthi karo nirmal karo beeda prabu hey
Jeevan karo vujval nava jyothi baro hey - (2)
Dukki janonki seva hum kare - (2)
Baththali thonko gale lagale - (2)
Shanthi badha shanthi kaarya shanthi varada hey!
Jeevan karo vujval nava jyothi baro hey!
Nava jyothi baro hey, nava jyothi baro hey!
YRC SONG IN TAMIL TRANS LITERATED VERSION
YRC Programme Officer's Pledge:
As a Programme Officer of Youth Red Cross, I Promise to serve, to work loyally for the promotion of Health and the relief of suffering and distress, wherever I may find it and to hold in friendship youth of all Nations.
YRC Member Pledge:
I Pledge myself to care my own health and that of others, to help the sick and suffering specially children and to look upon the youth allover the world as my friends.
College Level Advisory Committee for YRC:
It is advised that each college shall have a college level advisory committee consisting of
The over all function of the YRC Advisory Committee at the college level is to advise on the various activities of YRC Unit based on the immediate and urgent needs of the students and the community. It should meet regularly at lease four times during the year.