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Youth Red Cross

     The Youth Red Cross is a service oriented movement. It was launched in our college in the year 2009. The focus of the YRC is to provide service through YRC camps and other programmers and educate the people on health, hygiene and other social aspects of life. The wings of the YRC movement of the college with a strength of more than 500 students and 2 YRC Programme Officers work steadfastly preparing the youth for responsible citizenship. Our students have distinguished themselves through their commitment and service. We feel extremely proud to say that our college received Best Performance Award from Indian Red Cross Society, Thoothukudi District Branch for rendering services in the year 2014 - 2015 and 2015 - 2016 by our YRC students at Thoothukudi Government Hospital under the service "May I Help You."


  • To inculcate in the youth an awareness on the care of their own health and that of others.
  • To understand and accept civic responsibilities with humanitarian concern.
  • To maintain a spirit of service and to cultivate helping tendencies to the needy people
  • To promote the qualities of leadership and traits of personality among the youth.
  • To promote the spirit of self-reliance and dignity of labour among the youth.

  • Motto

  • HEALTH - the idea of protecting health and life.
  • SERVICE - to the sick and suffering
  • FRIENDSHIP - Promotion of National and International friendship of the youth.

  • Principles

    The Fundamental Principles of the Youth Red Cross movement are as follows

  • Humanity
  • Impartiality
  • Independence
  • Voluntary Service
  • Unity
  • Universality

  • Activities of the YRC:

  • Encouraging the YRC students to serve for the needy people in Thoothukudi Government Hospital under the service centre "May I Help You"
  • Orientation classes for the first year YRC students
  • Blood Donation and Blood Group Identification Camp
  • Camp on disaster management
  • Visit to the home for the aged, mentally and physically challenged etc.
  • Visit to Juvenile Prison
  • Conducting Free eye check-up and General Medical Check-up
  • Organizing First - Aid Training camp
  • Initiating Awareness Programmers on Cancer, Health and Hygiene
  • Relief work during emergencies like flood, fire and other natural calamities

  • YRC Working Committee

    The following are the working committee of the Youth Red Cross in the College.

    Chairman - The Principal, Dr. Sr. Mary Gilda,
    YRC Programme Officer - Ms. A. Leela Thomas, Asst. Prof, Dept. of English
    YRC Programme Assistant - Ms. P.S. Anu Priyanka, Asst. Prof, Dept. of Commerce
    YRC Student Representatives - Ms. Lidiya Raglin, III B. Sc Food Science and Nutrition, Ms. Nishanthini. A, II B.A English Literature

    Photo gallery 2016

    Photo gallery 2017