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Introduction:

The Youth Red Cross (YRC) in Government Polytechnic Gadag is one of the avenues available to the students to be pursued under Personality and Character Development Programme.

The Red Cross, established in 1863 in Geneva, by Jean Henry Dunant, is an International Organization meant for humanitarian services. Its headquarter is in Geneva, Switzerland with many affiliated National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. It is a non-religious, non-political and non sectarian International body. Regardless of either frontiers or race, the Red Cross remains a voluntary organization and also an independent one having considerable welfare activities to its credit.

The seven fundamental principles of the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement are:

  • 1.Humanity
  • 2.Impartiality
  • 3.Neutrality
  • 4.Independence
  • 5.Voluntary Service
  • 6.Unity
  • 7.Universality

Red Cross Society functions with the one and only aim of serving people in distress without any consideration of caste, religion, language and nationality. The Indian Red Cross Society serves as an auxiliary to the State authorities engaged in social welfare activities accepting the rules and regulations of the State, but at the same time maintaining its autonomy so that it can act always in accordance with the fundamental principles

What is Youth Red Cross?

The Youth Red Cross is the most important constituent of its mother organization, Indian Red Cross. It is a group movement organized at the initial stages for students between 18 and 25 years of age within the colleges.

Main Objectives of Youth Red Cross:

The main purpose of organizing the Youth Red Cross is

  • To inculcate in the Youth of our country
  • An awareness on the care of their own health and that of others
  • The understanding 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

Principles of Youth Red Cross:

Youth Red Cross has the following three principles:

  • Protection of Health & Life
  • Service to the Sick & Suffering
  • Promotion of National & International Friendship, to develop the mental and moral capacities of the youth

Activities:

No hard and fast rules are laid down regarding Youth Red Cross activities. The Programme should be adapted to the particular needs of the unit under Programme Officer's guidance. Youth should be encouraged to manage their own affairs and choose their own activities. Their programme should as far as possible include something under each of the following heads:

  • Promotion of Health and Hygiene.
  • Service to others.
  • Relief work during emergencies like flood, fire and other natural calamities.
  • National integration.
  • World Friendliness.

Activities by our Youth Red Cross Cell - so far

Academic year 2014-15

  • 2014-15 YRC inauguration programme on 04/08/2014.
  • Rules and discipline awareness programme on 01/11/2014.
  • One day workshop and swatch bharath abiyana on 24/03/2015 and 25/03/2015.
  • 4. 2014-15 valedictory programme on 09/04/2015.

Academic year 2013-14

  • Blood donation awareness programme on 08/08/2013.
  • 2013-14 YRC inauguration programme on 05/08/2013.
  • Engineers day and technical awareness program on 21/09/2013.
  • Blood donation camp on 15/02/2014. 9 students and 3 staff members of our college participated and donated blood.
  • World womens day celebration. Health and womens rights awareness programme on 08/03/2014.
  • 2013-14 valedictory programme YRC unit 04/04/2014.

Academic year 2012-13

  • Blood donation awareness programme on 28/09/2012.
  • Blood donation camp conduted through IMA blood bank on 01/10/2012 and 17/10/2012. Total 8 students from our college and donated blood participated.
  • “YRC unit” GPT Gadag inauguration on 18/10/2012.
  • Awaraness program on discipline in students on 01/11/2012.
  • AIDS awaraness program on 01/12/2012.
  • World womens day celebration, rights and security for ladies conducted through police department in our college on 08/03/2013.
  • “Blood group identification” for Nagasamudra village people conducted in collibration with NSS unit on 22/03/2013.