The Red Cross Society is a worldwide, well known, universally accepted and admired and internationally identified humanitarian service organisation.

It is the biggest, independent non-religious, non-political, non-sectarian and voluntary relief organisation treating people equally all over the world without any discrimination as to their nationally, race and religious beliefs. It was established in 1863 in Geneva, Switzerland.


Jean Henry Dunant, the ‘Father of Red Cross movement’, was born on 8th May 1828 in Geneva, Switzerland.

The fundamental principles of Red Cross Movement are:

  • Observation of Rashiriya Sankalp Diwar on 31st October 2010
  • Humanity
  • Impartiality
  • Neutrality
  • Independence
  • Voluntary Service
  • Unity
  • Universality

Principles of Youth Red Cross: [Motto]

Youth Red Cross has the following three principles:

  • Protection of health and life – Health
  • Service to the sick and suffering – Service
  • Promotion of National and International friendship to develop the mental and moral capacities of the Youth – Friendship


No hard and fast rules are laid down regarding Youth Red Cross activities. The programme should be adapted to the particular needs of the unit under Programme officer’s guidance. Youth should be encouraged to manage their own affairs and choose their own activities. Their programme should as far as possible include something under each of the following heads:

  • Promotion of Health and Hygiene.
  • Service to others.
  • Relief work during emergencies like flood, fire and other natural calamities.
  • National Integration.
  • World Friendliness.

Programme Officer:

Dr.Sethu Raman.O.S,

Assistant Professor,

PG & Research Department of Zoology.