Young Swiss businessman, Jean Henry Dunant was appalled by the conditions of the wounded soldiers in the battle at Solferino in the year 1859. So he arranged relief services immediately. He wrote the book ‘Memory of solferino’ suggesting a neutral organization for wounded soldiers. An international conference was held in Geneva and thus the Red Cross was started in the year 1864. In our campus (Madras Institute of Technology) YRC activities were started in the year 2002.
Theme of YRC
FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES OF RED CROSS:
The international Red Cross and Red Crescent movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battle field, endeavors in its international and national capacity. The most significant role of Red Cross is its deep concern and caring for the human being.
It makes no discrimination as to the nationality, race, religious beliefs, class or political opinions. It endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals, being guided solely by their needs and to give priority to the most urgent case of distress.
In order to continue to enjoy the confidence of all, the movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage at any time in controversies of a political, racial or ideological nature.
The movement is independent. The national societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their government 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 movement.
It is a voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manner by desire for gain.
Red Cross involves people with different backgrounds, knowledge and ideas. Humanity unites different contributions from all people without any discrimination.
People wherever they live, find this movement a source of comfort in distress, hope in despair and strength to overcome the agony caused.
some of the activities of YRC MIT includes,
Organ Donation Camp
Promote awareness about donation of organs among the students of MIT.
Blood Donation Camp
We the volunteers of MIT donate blood as an act of charity by donating to whosoever needs.
our most prestigious activity, Vision Companions-reading for visually challenged is feather on our cap.
"UNGAL VIZHIYAI NANGAL"
Vision companiosn successfully launched the first fest for visually challenged people on 8th Feb, 2015. Several events like quiz, speech, poetry, etc are conducted to exhibit the talents of visually challenged people.