Youth Red Cross


The Red Cross is an International Organization meant for humanitarian services.  The Red Cross was established in 1863, in Geneva.  Though at the beginning it aimed at taking care of the people affected by war, in due course, its area of operation was extended to the prevention as well as the relief of human suffering during natural havocs and at other times. We are reminded of the famous quote of Late Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru the former Prime Minister of India that “The youth of today is the driving force of tomorrow”.   It is our duty to mould the youth to become socially useful citizens of the country.

Government of Karnataka has visualized the need for grooming the youths for the new generation and as come out with a historic order to enroll the youths by all colleges by affiliating to Indian Red Cross Society under the banner of Youth Red Cross.  Each college is having a Youth Red Cross Unit and thereby the students of affiliated colleges become the ‘Ambassadors’ of Indian Red Cross Society, Karnataka State Branch.
Youth Red Cross it is a group movement organized for students in colleges.
  • Member’s age group is 18 to 30 years, Registration fee for colleges is Rs.1500 (One time payment).
  • Student membership fee is Rs.50/- per annum.
  • Colleges have to send 30% of the Membership Fee collected to the Indian Red Cross Society, Karnataka State Branch.
  • 70% of the membership fee Collected has to be retained by the respective colleges to carry out the Youth Red Cross Activities.
  • Every College has a Programme Officer.
  • Each University has a Nodal Officer.
  • Each College has to open separate Bank Accounts for Youth Red Cross, to be jointly operated by the Principal and Programme officer.

Youth Red Cross is a platform where youth can exhibit their talent, skills, knowledge, ability towards the welfare of the people and Primarily Youth Red Cross focuses on Health, Service & Friendship.


No hard and fast rules are laid down regarding Youth Red Cross activities.  Youth should be encouraged to manage their own affairs and choose their own activities.  Their programme should be, as far as possible based on the following heads, which are the objectives of Youth Red Cross.

  • Promotion of Health & Hygiene, Service to others, National Integration, World friendliness
  • Relief work during emergencies like flood, fire and other natural calamities
  • Literacy campaign, Avoidance of drugs, AIDS awareness, Communal harmony-Conflict resolution
  • Hospital services to the wounded and sick both in war and peace, Community service
  • Blood Donation, Maternity and Child welfare, Get involved in Pulse Polio / Health Checkup Camps
  • International Women’s Day, Children’s Day, Girl Child day


VISION:  To develop among youth sustainable approaches in addressing three key areas: Disaster,  Health,  Social exclusion
To cope with spreading social turmoil requiring a change in the mind sets and attitudes to how we live and relate to each other.


The Indian Red Cross Society works for the benefit of the humanity to save the world from any calamity and the benefit of the people.  It elevates the human suffering and the blood donation along with developing generosity among people for the future.

APPEAL: The Indian Red Cross Society, Blood Transfusion Services, has shouldered the responsibility jointly with the Government of Karnataka and other Non-Governmental organizations to provide safe blood to the poor and needy since 1969. We urge everyone to consider donating blood at blood donation camps conducted by us or at blood center.  Your sincere donation of each one unit of Blood, May Serve those who are Your Near and Dear to You.


“I pledge myself to take care of my own health and that of others,
to help the sick and suffering, especially children and to look
upon all over the world as my friends”


YOUTH RED CROSS WING AT JSS PDA: Youth Red Cross Wing has started in the year 2012-13 at JSS PDA and organizing many activities under this wing from the inception.  In this Academic Year we have the strength of 565 students and conducted the following activities recently: 

  1. Youth Red Cross Wing and Samarthanam has jointly organized Ophthalmology Test Camp on 07-06-2022 for the Visually Impaired students.  Total 55 Students were participated in this Camp.

Organized ‘Save Soil’ an Awareness Programme in collaboration with Isha Foundation Volunteers, Mysuru Branch for all the Students and Staff of JSS PDA on 10-06-2022.

Organized Guest Lecture on “Health Hygiene and Feminine” for all the First Year girl students of JSS PDA on 13-08-2022 by Dr. Sushma V Dev, Associate Professor, Department of OBG, Cheluvamba Hospital, Mysore Medical College and Research Institute, Mysore.

World Environment Day has been celebrated on 10th June 2023 in collaboration with EQUIBEING, Bangalore (Equity with Well-being”) 

  1. On the occasion of 108th Jayanthi Celebrations of Srimanmaharaja ‘Rajaguruthilaka’ H.H Jagadguru Dr. Sri Shivarathri Rajendra  Mahaswamiji, National Service Scheme and Youth Red Cross of JSSPDA and JSS Medical College, Mysuru  has jointly organized a Dental Camp on 01-09-2023.  In this camp,  75 students were attended  and 15 treated.