YOUTH represent a substantial part of the membership of Red Cross for its humanitarian commitment. Young volunteers can make a significant contribution to meeting the needs of the most vulnerable people within their local communities through Red Cross youth programme. The Youth Red Cross Unit of Our College has been designed to involve young students.
The activities for the YRC unit for the academic year 2010- 2011 was inaugurated by Prof. A. Khader Basha Honorary Secretary Indian Red Cross Society on 22nd July 2010.He stressed the salient features of the YRC and urged the students to participate in the services of humanity. Dr. K. Palanikumar, Principal and the Program Coordinator of YRC at Sri Sairam Institute of Technology welcomed the gathering.
Seminar on Waste Material Management
A seminar on “Waste material Management and Environmental awareness” was conducted on 27th October 2010. The presentation by Mr. S. Indra Kumar, an environmentalist from ExNoRA enthralled the students on the safety of our environment. The programme dealt with the conservation of the resources in environment and recycling wastes. The programme was very helpful for the students who attended the seminar.
OBJECTIVES OF YRC
- Promotion and protection of health and life
- Selfless services to the sick and suffering
- Promotion of national and international friendship
- Disaster relief to the victims
- Donate Blood & Save Life
SEVEN FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF RED CROSS
Humanity : The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found. Its purpose is to protect life and health and to ensure respect for the human being. It promotes mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all peoples.
Impartiality: It makes no discrimination as to nationally, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals, being solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.
Neutrality : In orders to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.
Independence : The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement.
Voluntary service : It is voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.
Unity : There can be only one Red Cross Or Red Crescent in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory.
Universality : The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.