"Youth Red Cross" is one of the wings of Indian Red Cross Society. It is a movement organized at the college level for students between 18 and 25 years of age. A qualified Lecturer is recognized as the leader and he is called the Programme Officer under whose guidance, the students are trained and encouraged to manage the affairs of the group, electing their own Office-Bearers.
Jean Henry Dunant, also known as the "Father of the Red Cross," was born in Geneva, Switzerland, on May 8, 1828. The Red Cross was founded in Geneva in 1863. It is a non-profit organisation dedicated to humanitarian aid. Though it began by focusing on the needs of those impacted by conflict, it eventually expanded its scope to include the prevention and relief of human suffering during natural disasters and other periods. The most essential component of its parent organization, the Indian Red Cross, is the Youth Red Cross. It is a student-led initiative for students in colleges and technical schools.
To be the most effective and dependable instituition in this remote area for improving the lives of patients with humanitarian concerns and, as a result, making a man whole by providing unselfish service.
As a Youth Red Cross Programme Officer, I pledge to serve, to strive tirelessly for the development of health and the alleviation of pain and distress wherever I am stationed, and to hold youth of all nations in friendship.
I pledge to look after my own and others' health, to assist the sick and suffering, especially children, and to regard youth from all over the world as my friends.
Prof. J. Joy Faith, YRC Programme Officer, Dept of English, AVASC, Thanjavur.