Indian Red Cross








   “The Youth Red Cross” is the most important constituent of its parent 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.  A qualified lecturer is recognized as the leader and he is called the programme officer under his guidance, the students are trained and encouraged to manage the affairs of the group, electing their own office-bearers.




Main Objectives

  • To create an awareness on the care of their own health and  of others.

  • To understand and to accept 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.




  • Protection of health and life.

  • Service to the sick and suffering.

  • Promotion of National and International friendship.

  • To develop the mental and moral capacities of the Youth.


In Tamil Nadu


   Youth Red Cross (YRC) in Tamil Nadu has seen a tremendous and phenomenal growth in a short span of six year.The  membership has increased from a meager 37,000 to 7 lakhs, the number of colleges to start YRC unit has grown from 140 to 852.  Now the Number of Universities are 13 including Arts & Science Colleges, Engineering Colleges, Polytechnic Colleges, Para Medical Colleges, Law & Agriculture Colleges .Under the each university the Vice-Chancellor will be the monitor.  Under whom the Co-ordinators (University Level) District Organizers (District Level) Programme Officers (College Level) will be the functionaries of the YRC unit.



No. of colleges enrolled:   Over 800 &

Membership:    Seven Lakhs.



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