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.
Health, Service, Friendship
Activities of YRC
"There is no higher religion than human service. To work for the common good is the greatest creed"-Woodrow Wilson
This is a social activity in our college that goes on every day from 5-7 pm with the help of MITians, that focus on helping visually challenged with their academics by reading and recording lessons for them. We also work as scribe when there is a requirement. Interacting with our visually challenged brothers and knowing their experiences serves as a revelation.
Blood Line and Blood Donation Camp
The most important and life-saving activities of Youth Red Cross-MIT is BLOOD DONATION. Our organization pays much importance and endurance to this part of activity, by immediately responding to the requirements by arranging donors. We also conduct blood donation camps twice a year, one during odd and another during even semester.
It is one of the active processes carried out by the volunteers to keep our college environment green and to ensure a very peaceful atmosphere for the students. Every year around 50 plants are planted and nutured by GREEN TEAM of YRC.
Weekly sessions are conducted to enrich volunteers with knowledge about social activities by arranging a motivational speech every week by an expert in any desired field. Sometimes interactive and campus cleaning sessions are carried out.
Helping one person might not change the whole world, but it could change the world for one person. With that noble motto YRC plans two home visits, every academic year, one during odd semester and another during even semester. We some fruitful time with the kids by conducting events and encouraging them with small gifts.
Youthfest, is an cultural activity that is carried out for our visually challenged brothers and sisters to motivate them and help them to identify their hidden talents. YouthFest was introduced in 2014, and the fifth edition of Youthfest took place this year on March 10,2019. We sincerely thank our staffs, seniors and sponsors for helping us to organize this successful event.
- Unit-1 : Dr.G.Anand Kumar(Assitant Professor, Department of Automobile Engineering,MIT)
- Unit-2 : Dr.M.Vijay Karthick(Assistant Professor, Department of Instrumentation Engineering,MIT)
- Unit-3 : Ms.S.Sridevi(Teaching Fellow, Department of Production Technology,MIT)
For more information, reports and contacts visit http://yrc.mitindia.edu/