Youth Red Cross
The Red Cross Society is a worldwide, well-known, universally accepted, admired, and internationally identified humanitarian service organization. It is the biggest, independent non-religious, non-political, non-sectarian, and voluntary relief organization treating people equally all over the world without any discrimination as to their nationality race, and religious beliefs. It was established in 1863 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Father of the Red Cross movement and recipient of the Noble Award for Peace in 1901 was “Jean Henry Dunant”, who was a successful businessman.
Red Cross logo
The emblem of a red cross with arms of equal length on a white background is the visible sign of protection under the 1949 Geneva Conventions. As such, it is the emblem of the armed forces’ medical services.
The Red Cross logo was designed by Henri Dunant in 1863.
The main purpose of the Youth Red Cross is:
• Informing youth members and others of the role and responsibilities of the Red Cross and encouraging them to contribute
• Awareness of the care of their 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 relationships with all without any discrimination
Youth Red Cross Activities:
• Protection of Health & Life
• Service to the Sick & Suffering
• Promotion of National & International Friendship, to develop the mental and moral capacities of the youth
• Organizing Blood Donation Camps
|Dr. A. Siva Kumar
|AP / Tamil