Youth Red Cross
The Youth Red Cross, an enthusiastic student wing of Ethiraj College with 150 student members from the aided stream has co-ordinated and organised many activities for the year 2014-15, under the head in-charge Dr. Mrs. D. Uma, Associate Professor the Department of Economics, President, Abhinaya K. II. B.Com and Vice President, Suganthi of II B.Sc. PBPB.
The events for the year began with an orientation programme for the first year students. On 26/06/2014 the students went on a rally on the Marina beach from the light house to the University to observe the “International Day” against drug abuse and illicit trafficking. Students actively participated in the commemoration of the 65th anniversary of the Geneva Convention by actively participating in the competitions held by the Indian Red Cross Society. Blood donation camp was organised in the Indian Red Cross society. The Governor of Tamil Nadu Dr. K. Rosaiah inaugurated the function. Students voluntarily donated blood.
Joining hands with the other extension clubs of Ethiraj College, a Human Chain was formed to create awareness of the importance of mother’s milk. On 10/06/2014 the Loyola College, Chennai organised a district level inter-collegiate YRC Meet on the topic “Human Rights” in which our students actively participated. Awareness on organ donation was conducted by the YRC students at Loyola College where our student volunteers created awareness among youth.
On 17/01/2015 an award for the best participation in the Indian Red Cross Society activities was given to the YRC wing of Ethiraj College by the Vice Chancellor of the University of Madras, Dr. R. Thandavan.
On a regular basis the students of the YRC wing visit and render service to orphanages and old women. They also help the needy within their reach. They visit the Government Eye Hospital at Egmore and render help at the helpdesk to patients and regulate traffic during peak hours. Our YRC members are very ambitious and aspire to achieve great goals in the near future.