The Red Cross Society is a worldwide, well known, universally accepted, admired and
internationally identified humanitarian service organization. It is the biggest, independent nonreligious, non-political, non-sectarian and voluntary relief organization treating people equally all
over the world without any discrimination as to their nationality race and religion beliefs.
It was established in 1863 in Geneva, Switzerland. The Father of Red Cross movement and recipient of
noble award for peace in 1901 was “Jean Henry Dunant”, who was a successful businessman.
The main purpose of organizing the Youth Red Cross:
Informing youth members and others the role and the responsibilities of the Red Cross and
encourage them to contribute.
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.
Principles of Youth Red Cross:
Protection of Health & Life.
Service to the Sick & Suffering.
Promotion of National & International Friendship, to develop the mental and moral
capacities of the youth.