The Indian Red Cross is a voluntary humanitarian organization having a network of over 700 branches throughout the country, providing relief in times of disasters/emergencies and promotes health & care of the vulnerable people and communities. It is a leading member of the largest independent humanitarian organization in the world, the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement.
The Mission of the Indian Red Cross is to inspire, encourage and initiate at all times all forms of humanitarian activities so that human suffering can be minimized and even prevented and thus contribute to creating more congenial climate for peace.
Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) was established in 1920 under the Indian Red Cross Society Parliament Act XV of 1920. The Act was last amended in 1992 and rules were framed in 1994.
The IRCS has 35 State / Union Territories Branches with more than 700 district and sub district branches.
Indian Red Cross Society, Tamil Nadu Branch derives its existence from the above IRCS Parliament Act XV of 1920.
The Governor of Tamil Nadu is the Patron-in-Chief of the IRCS –TN State Branch.
The State President is the nominee of the Governor of Tamil Nadu.
The State President shall nominate the Vice-President, the Chairman, the Secretary and the Treasurer.
The affairs of Tamil Nadu Branch is managed by the committee consisting of the above office-bearers on the advice of the General Committee, Executive Committee and the respective sub-committees.
The Secretary is at the helm of affairs of the Society.