The youth Red Cross is the most important constituent of its mother organization, Indian Red Cross Society. It is a group movement organized at the initial stages for struggle between 18 and 25 years of age within the colleges. A qualified lecturer is recognized as the leader and he is called as the Programme Officer. Under his guidance, the students are trained and encouraged to manage the affair of the group, electing their own office – bearers.
An awareness on the care of their own health and that of others.
The understanding and acceptance 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 – Health
Service to the sick and suffereing – Service
Promotion of national and international friendship to develop the mental and moral capacities of the youth – Friendship
The fundamental principles of Red Cross Movement are
» Voluntary Service
The following are the YRC Activities
» Promotion of Health and Hygiene
» Service to others
» Relief work during emergiencies like flood, fire and other natural calamities
» National Integration
» World friendliness
Organisational set up of YRC
Our College Youth Red Cross
Our College Youth Red Cross was started during the year 1990 under the leadership of Prof. V. Parthasarathy, Associate Professor of Zoology as the Programme Officer followed by V. K. Ramakrishnan, Assistant Professor of Tamil as a Programme Officer. In their period so many programme such as AIDS awareness, Road safety, Area Clealiness and Health Programmes were conducted.
» Campus Cleanliness
» Health, Nutrition, AIDS Awareness campaign
» First Aid Camp
» Blood Donation
Duration : 2 Years
Programmes - Participation in zonal, district, sate and national level study cum training
Strength of the unit
Strength (Year wise)
2005 - 06
In this year, YRC volunteers have done the campus cleanliness programme and participated zonal and district camps conducted by Madurai Kamaraj University.
2006 - 07
During this year YRC volunteers participated Health service perogramme, zonal level study cum training programme conducted by Madurai Kamaraj University.
2007 - 08
In this year YRC volunteers have involved campus cleaning programme, health awareness programme and participated in the zonal level study camp conducted by Madurai Kamaraj University.
2008 - 09
During this year onwards the volunteers have given special importance and involved them in various activities such as health activities and cleanliness programmes in the college and in the near by villages. YRC volunteers participated zonal and district level study camp conducted by Madurai Kamaraj University.
2009 - 10
YRC Unit volunteers S. Nithiyananthan of II B.Com, and P. Balamurugan of II B.A Economics attended a One day Seminar on “Global Warming” organized by Senthamizh College, Madurai, on 27th August 2009 in observation of the 15th Anniversary of Salfornio, the 60th Year of Geneva Convention and the 89th Year of the beginning of the Indian Red Cross Society.
Four YRC volunteers accompanied by Prof P. Pattinathar, Programme Oficer, participated in the One Day Seminar on the “Role of Red Cross Society in the Emerging Era of Environmental Disaster” organized by Thiagayajar College, Madurai on 18th February 2010.
Dr S Pari Parameshwaran, Zonal Coordinator, Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai delivered a lecture on “Role of YRC volunteers in Society and In National Disaster” in the One Day Orientation Programme organized by the YRC unit of our college on 26th February 2010.
Four YRC volunteers of our college participated in the three days district level orientation programme held at Madurai Kamaraj University on 20th March 2010 – 22nd March 2010.
2010 - 11
Thirty Youth Red Cross Volunteers from our College participated in one District and one State Level Youth Red Cross Study Camp at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai from 20-03-2010 to 23-03-2010 and from 06-04-2010 to 09-04-2010 respectively.
Youth Red Cross of our College organized a One Day First Aid Training Camp with St. John’s Ambulance, Madurai for 50 selected YRC volunteers of our College on 23-12-2010 at our College premises.
Four Youth Red Cross Volunteers from our College Viz: Mr. S. Nithyanantha, III B.Com., Mr. Gowtham III Physics, Mr. Gowsihan, II Economics and Mr. Prasanna, II B.Com. participated in 7 Day State Level Youth Red Cross Field Training Camp at Annamalai Univeristy, Chidambaram from 26-01-2011 to 02-02-2011.
Twenty eight volunteers with one Programme Officer of our College participated in 5 Day National Level Youth Red Cross Study cum Training Camp at Madurai Kamaraj University from 24-02-2011 to 28-02-2011.
Ten YRC volunteers participated in three days zonal level YRC training cum study camp at MK University premises on 23rd March 2011 to 26th March 2011. In the same year our Programme Officer Prof. P Pattinathar was promoted as the District Organiser of Madurai and he has attended the State Level meeting for District Organisers and Zonal Coordinators conducted by the YRC State Office at Chennai.
2011 - 12
Madurai District Youth Red Cross conducted a contest on How to Use Social Networking Sites for Social Activities at our college premises. Three YRC volunteers from our college were participated and Selvan S. Balamurugan of II B.Sc. Computer Science got III Prize in this contest.
Madurai District Youth Red Cross Organized Indian Red Cross Society TamilNadu Branch Sponsored A One Day District Level Study Camp for YRC Volunteers and Programme Officers held at our college campus on 31.1.2012. Twenty of our college YRC Volunteers were participated and rendering a wonderful service in the study camp.
Our college YRC Programme Officer and Madurai District Organizer of Youth Red Cross Assistant Prof. P.Pattinathar delivered a felicitation address in the Innaugural function of A State Level Seminar On Youth Empowerment for YRC Volunteers, Organized by Joint District Organizer Madurai Youth Red Cross and Youth Red Cross of Sourastra College Madurai on 10.02.2012.Our college YRC Volunteers D. Sathiyamoorthy of III B.A. History and T. Kubendrapandian of II B.Sc. Physics have also participated in this seminar.
Our College YRC Volunteers are dedicatively involved in the campus cleanliness Work and in Sports day & Jayanthi day functions this year.
2012 - 13
Madurai District Youth Red Cross organized Indian Red Cross Society Tamil Nadu Branch sponsored “A One day District Level Elocution Contest on Revamping Agricultural Economy in Indian Context” on 3.08.2012, Friday in our college premises. Four volunteers from our college participated and Selvan K.Athithyasundar, III B.Sc. Computer Science got I prize in English Contest and he got the 4th place in the State Level Elocution Contest.
Three youth red cross volunteers from our college participated in the 5 day Interstate Training Cum Study Camp for YRC Volunteers and Programme officers from 11th to 15th October 2012 at Periyar University, Salem.
Madurai District Youth Red Cross organizer, Asst. Prof. P. Pattinathar of our college organized “IRCS Sponsored Two Madurai District level one day First Aid and Disaster Management Orientation Programmes” at Thiagarajar College and our college campus on 26-02-13 and 28-02-13 respectively. 350 YRC Volunteers and 8 Programme Officers from 14 colleges participated.
Our college YRC Volunteers also participated in the Voters’ Awareness Rally, Swami Vivekananda’s 150th Birthday celebrations procession held at Sholavandan and Vadipatti.
2013 - 14
Youth Red Cross conducted a District Level Elocution Competition for the YRC volunteers of Madurai District on the topic of “இளைஞர்களும் சமுதாய விழிப்புணர்வும்” in Tamil and “A Role Model’s -Impact on Youth” in English on 1st August 2013 on the eve of 64th Geneva Convention Day Celebrations. Fifteen Volunteers from Seven colleges in Madurai District participated in this contest.
Sri P.Pattinathar, YRC District Organiser and Programme Officer of our college
participated in the 64th Geneva Convention Day Celebrations and 150th Annual Day of YRC and received Best YRC Programme Officer Award 2012-2013 given by the IRCS, Tamil Nadu Branch held at YRC Head Office, Chennai on 16th August 2013.
gave a felicitation address in the One Day First Aid Camp held at Arul Anandar College on 19th September 2013.
gave a Special Lecture on YRC Origin, Development and its Activities at Fatima College, Madurai and ASOFA College of Education, Silarpatti on 11th October 2013 and 21st January 2014 respectively.
participated in the One Day State Level Orientation Programme organized by IRCS, Chennai on 29th January 2014.
Organized a One Day Madurai District Level Study Camp on Road Safety for YRC Volunteers and Programme Officers at MTN College, Madurai on 18th February 2014.
attended as the special invitee for the inauguration of IRCS Branch Office at Tirrupparankunram, Madurai on 22nd February 2014.
Five YRC Volunteers participated in the introduction of ‘Accident Safety Insurance’ organized by the Madurai Meenakshi Mission Hospital and National Insurance Company held at the Hotel Sangam, Madurai on 18th September 2013.
YRC Volunteers Senbagaraman, II B.Sc.Chemistry and Karthikeyan, II B.Sc.Zoolgy participated in the Five Day Inter-State Level Study cum Training Programme held at Annamalai University, Chidambaram from 23rd to 27th January 2014.
2014 - 15
Youth Red Cross conducted a District Level Elocution Competition for the YRC volunteers of Madurai District on the topic of “இன்றைய நிலையில் மனித உயிர்களின் மதிப்பு” in Tamil and “Health Youth is Healthy India” in English on 5th August 2014 on the eve of 65th Geneva Convention Day Celebrations. Fifteen Volunteers from Seven colleges in Madurai District participated in this contest.
Thirty YRC Volunteers participated in the Rally on Conservation of Rainwater jointly organized by the our college and Taluk Office Vadipatti on 27th August 2014.
Sri P.Pattinathar, District Organiser and Programme Officer gave a Special Lecture on YRC Origin, Development and its Activities at Fatima College, Madurai on 19th September 2014.
Sri P.Pattinathar, District Organiser and Programme Officer received Best YRC District Organiser Award 2013-2014 given by the IRCS, Tamil Nadu Branch held at Madurai Kamaraj University, Madurai on 29th October 2014.