Youth Red Cross Unit

The Red Cross is an international humanitarian service organization dedicated to the cause of suffering humanity both in times of war and peace since 8 decades. its Headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland. Jean Henry Dunant , known as the father of the RED CROSS. The Youth Red Cross is a unit that is meant to involve the youth in working towards building a better society with the principles followed by that of the International Red Cross Society.


“The Youth Red Cross ” is the most important constituent of its mother organization, Indian Red Cross Society. it is a group moment organized for students in colleges and technical institutions. the students are trained and encouraged to manage the affairs of the group, electing their own office bearers.


“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”


To develop among youth sustainable approaches in addressing three key areas.

  1. Disaster
  2. Health
  3. Social Exclusion
Youth Red Cross has the following three principles:
  • Protection of Health & Life
  • Service to the Sick & Suffering
  • Promotion of National & International Friendship, to develop the mental and moral capacities of the youth
With these in mind, the YRC unit of our college involves students in the following activities regularly:
  • Blood Donation Camps
  • Free Dental Check Up Camps
  • Cleanliness and awareness programs
  • Promotion of Health and Hygiene
  • Service to others
  • National Integration
  • Relief work during emergencies like flood, fire and other natural calamities
  • Literacy campaign
  • Avoidance of drugs
  • AIDS awareness
  • Communal harmony
  • Community service
  • Girl Child care

“Cleanliness is next to Godliness”


    “Someone is sitting in the shade today because someone planted a tree a long time ago”

YRC volunteers planted saplings along the road dividers from Chokkabettu to Surathkal nearly 5kms.

                    “Environmental revolution begins with greening motherland”

YRC volunteers celebrating VanMahotsav

“Yoga is a light , which once lit will never dim. the better your practice, the brighter your flame.

YRC volunteers celebrating International Yoga Day

Redcross Activities Report for the year 2023-2024
Staff Coordinators: -Mrs. Poornima J Gokhale , Department of Computer Science

                                            Mr. Ashwin M ,  H.O.D , Department of Sanskrit

Student Coordinator:

Ms. Janya (II B.C.A)

Damodar (II BCA)

Haresh Warekar  (II BBA)

Diya Ravi Honni (II BSc)

Total YRC volunteers: 150


Youth Redcross  Activities Report for the year 2023-2024 Date Description
1. 02/10/2023  “Gandhi Jayanthi Swachattha programme” held at Wenlock Hospital Mangaluru. Diya ravi honni and Sharanya, II Bsc.  Participated in the programme.
2. 03/10/2023 Orientation program for Youth Red Cross volunteers of the year 2023-2024. Student  Coordinator Ms. Pallavi , III  & Prithvi III B.Com ,enlightened the YRC volunteers about activities of  Youth Red Cross.
3. 7/10/2023 Orientation program for Youth Red Cross programme officers  of the year 2023-2024, Conducted by Youth red cross Mangalore university. Officers  Poorrnima Gokhale and Ashwin M. Participated in the programme.
4. 01/11/2023 “Drug free Mangaluru, Walkathaon” Organized by Mangaluru Police. Sahil, Rishab, Keerthan, Likith,Dwithil, Karthik of I BCA, Diya and Pooja of II BSc Participated and represented the college.
5. 03/11/2023 General health checkup camp in association  with Rotract club, Surathkal, Inner Wheel Club Surathkal for 1st year UG students.
6. 27/11/2023  Blood Donation Camp in association with Lady Goschen Hospital, with Rotract club, Surathkal, Inner Wheel Club Surathkal, sponsored by HDFC bank Mangalore. 67 units of blood was collected  nearly 80 students have enrolled the name.
7. 28/11/2023 Inauguration of  Youth Red Cross Unit activities for the year 2023-2024 .
8 28/11/2023 A talk on Eradication of Leprocy by Khadarsab Nadaf. D.H.F.W.D, Mangalore.
9. 7/12/2023 A talk on HIV/ AIDS awareness by Dr. Kishor Kumar , Principal D.H.F.W, training center Surathkal.
10 10/02/2024 Volunteers  of youth red cross participated in Sanvidgaana jaatha organized by government of Karnataka , at tanniru Baavi beach.
11 08/05/2024 World  red cross celebration day- organized by YRC Mangalore university and Indian red cross society.5  student volunteers participated in the programme.
Redcross Activities Report for the year 2022-2023
Staff Coordinators: -Mrs. Pratheeksha , Mrs. Babitha NaveenchandraStudent Coordinator: Ms. Rashitha (IIB.C.A), Pallavi (II BCOM), Prithviraj (II BCOM)Total YRC volunteers:150
Sl. No Date Description
1. 15-11-2022 Orientation program for Youth Red Cross volunteers of the year 2022-2023. YRC coordinator Mrs. Pratheeksha enlightened the YRC volunteers about RedCross.
2. 1-12-2022 Inauguration of  Youth Red Cross Unit activities for the year 2022-2023 and  Celebration of World AID’s Day. Dr. Annayya Kulal, Medical officer, Department of  Palliative Medicine, Wenlock Hospital, Mangalore was the resource person. 
3. 11-12-2022 General health checkup camp in association  with Rotract club, Surathkal
4. 3-01-2023  Blood Donation Camp in association with KMC
5. 12-01-2023 Youth Day Celebration and Award function. Our proud YRC volunteer Mr. Varun from III BBA honoured with best YRC Volunteer of Mangalore University YRC Unit.
6. 17-01-2023 Awareness on E-waste Management
YRC Activities for the year  2021-2022

Staff coordinators: –Mrs. Pratheeksha , Mrs. Babitha Naveenchandra

Student Secretaries:-

Mr. Pranav(2nd B.Com), Ms. Deepa (III BCOM), Mr. Manju(IIBCOM), Ms.Swathi(III BCOM)

Total YRC volunteers:156

Date Description
09-03-2022 Inauguration of Youth Redcross Unit and  Orientation program is organized on 9th March 2022. All the YRC members participated in the program. Resource person of the programme is  Sacheth Suvarna , MC member & Director Sub Committee First Aid, IRCS, DK District
10-04-2022 Organized Health Check up programme for the Public in association with different organization from near by Surathkal
Govinda Dasa College Youth Red Cross Wing jointly organized a four-day Annual camp for YRC volunteers of our college from 8th May 2022 to 11th May 2022.
Day 1: –
Resource Person: – Mr. Sacheth Suvarna The MC member & Director Sub Committee First Aid, IRCS, DK District

  1. Morning Session: – Introduction to Redcross Society and its activities.
  2. Afternoon Session: -Outdoor activity : Tent Pitching

Day 2:
Resource Person:-Mr. K. Jagadish Adapa,Chairman and Managing Director, Usha Fire Safety Equipments Pvt. Ltd

  1. Moring Session: Introduction to Life Saving Skills and Disaster Management
  2. Afternoon Session: Practical session about Life Saving , Firs Aid and Disaster Management

Day 3:
Session 1:
Resource Person:-Mrs. Nithyashree B.V., Nodal officer, YRC , Yenepoya  deemed University
Topic: – Awareness on general Cancer and person Hygiene
Session 2: –
Resource Persons: Mr. Vinod and Group
Topic: – Awareness on Blood Donation through Skit
Day 4:
Different Competitions held for YRC volunteers.

15-05-2022 Served as volunteers in General health checkup camp in different villages of DK
28th July 2022 to 29th July 2022 Officers attended Two  day’s workshop for Youth RED Cross Programme Officers (ToT)
06-08-2022 Awareness and Program Pledging On Organ Donation
YRC Activities for the year  2020-2021

Staff coordinator: -Mrs. Babitha Naveenchandra

Student Secretary: Ms. Swathi, 2nd

Total YRC volunteers:98

Date Description

An awareness on Oral Health was conducted to the students and volunteers of the college on 13/02/2021. All the YRC members participated in the programme. Resource Person Dr. Betina Ashwini and Dr. Suhani Shetty, Senior Lecturer, Srinivas college of Dental Science gave the information and awareness regarding the Oral Health to the gathering.

19th March 2021 to 21st March 2021 Our five youth YRC members rendered valuable service as Youth Red Cross Volunteer in State Disaster Response Team (SDRT)-2021 Training.
23-03-2021 Covid awareness programme was organized by NSS in association the Youth Red Cross Unit on 23-3-2021. The awareness was created among the people of Surathkal by distributing the pamphlets. Students with all care and attention went door to door creating awareness among people regarding precautionary measures to be taken and aroused awareness on vaccination given to the senior citizens.
09-08-2021 Vaccination drive conducted in our college in association with NSS.
17-09-2021 The Indian Red Cross Society Karnataka, Dakshina Kannada District; Mangalore University Youth Red Cross Society and Govinda Dasa College Youth Red Cross Wing jointly organized a one-day awareness and training programme on basic first-aid for physical directors/ physical education teachers from different schools on 17th September 2021. 125 physical directors are attended
17-09-2021 Five YRC members participated in Lasika Mithra programme as data entry workers at Surathkal PHC.
10-10-2021 Cleaning programme in public garden at Chokkabettu in association with Rotary club.
31-10-2021 Beach cleaning program conducted in association with NSS, NCC and Rotract club on 31st October 2021. 25 YRC members actively participated in mission of Swacha Bharath Abhiyana

Student Secretaries:

  • Yashaswini, 2nd ‘A’
  • Chithra , 2nd ‘B’

Total YRC volunteers:62 Date Program  Description
01 30-6-2019 Swachh Surathkal Campaign -01 16 YRC volunteers participated in cleaning campaign under the Swachh Bharath campaign of Ramakrishna mission and Virat Surathkal
02 21-6-2019 International Yoga day 8 YRC volunteers participated in Yoga day celebration
03 1-7-2019 Vanamahotsava YRC secretaries actively participated in Vanamahotsav celebration
04 4-8-2019 Swachh Surathkal Campaign-02 12 YRC volunteers participated in cleaning campaign under the Swach Bharath campaign of Ramakrishna mission and Virat Surathkal
05 19-7-2019 ‘Divyas Diploma Inner Value Course’ training program Resource persons Psychologist  Hari Kumar and Vice President in Divyas Trust Smt. Shobha Baskaran trained students about various inner values. All YRC volunteers participated in this training program.
06 30-7-2019 Dengue Prevention Camp 5 YRC volunteers participated in dengue prevention camp. Students destroyed mosquito larva in college surroundings.
07 9-8-2019 ‘Swachh Manasu’ Seminar 10 YRC volunteers participated in clean India ‘Swachh Manasu” seminar at Ramakrishna muth, Mangaluru.
08 22-9-2019 Swachh Surathkal campaign -03 16 YRC volunteers participated in cleanliness drive at Vishnumurthy temple.
09 28-9-2019 Swachh Surathkal campaign -04 17 YRC volunteers participated in cleanliness drive in Surathkal area.
YRC REPORT 2017-2018

YRC Officer: Mr. Athul Bhat

Total YRC volunteers: 65 Number of Participant Program Description
01 97 blood donors Blood donation camp The program was co-ordinated with the help of 20 volunteers and 10 KMC staff along with 3 college staff
02 250 students received dental treatment Dental Check-up camp In association with NSS UNIT OF Yenepoya Dental College, a dental check-up was conducted for the students of our college.
03 All the students and staff Dental Check-up camp-Guttakadu In association with NSS UNIT OF Yenepoya Dental College, a dental check-up was conducted for the students  staff of Govt. Primary School , Guttakadu, Kinnigoli and the public residing in the area. The event was held in association with GDC NSS unit during the Annual Special Camp.
04 35 students Beach Cleaning- Tannirubavi The district YRC  wing along with MU conducted a beach cleaning capmaign under the Swachh Bharath Abhiyaan.
Staff In-charge:

Mrs. Pratheeksha, Dept. of Commerce
Mrs. Babitha Naveenchandra, Dept. of Computer Science