JEAN HENRY DUNANT, known as the father of the RED CROSS, was born on May 8, 1828 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Red Cross was established in 1863 in Geneva. It is an International organization meant for; humanitarian services. Though at the beginning it aimed at taking care of the people affected by war, in due course, its area of operation was extended to the prevention as well as the relief of human suffering during natural havocs and at other times. The Youth Red Cross is the most important constituent of it mother organization Indian Red Cross. It is a group movement, organized for students in colleges and Technical institutions.
The YRC movement is based on the following three principles.
Protection of Health and suffering
Service to the sick and suffering
Promotion of National and International friendship.
Youth Red Cross was started with 50 students in the year 2002-2003. Every year the student strength has increased. It has provided various services like donating goods to needy people. AIDS Awareness Programme, Tree Plantation, First Aid Training Programme, Blood grouping, Temple cleaning, Personality Development Programme, Entrepreneurial Development Programme, etc.