The Junior Red Cross was established in 1922 in the hope of encouraging younger generations to cultivate their humanitarian spirit by understanding the Red Cross principles and ideas, and by participating actively in the Movement. The overarching idea behind the Junior Red Cross is to enable the country’s youth, so that they may one day contribute, in their own way, to the establishment of world peace and the welfare of Mankind.
Junior Red Cross. The Junior Red Cross is the student's wing of the Red Cross Society.It is a students's movement organized within schools.Pupils who are actively involved in Junior Red Cross activities are known as 'Juniors'.The Teachers guiding the pupils in JRC activities are called "COUNSELLORS"
“I pledge myself to care for my own health and that of others, to help the sick and suffering, especially children and to look upon other children all over the world as my friends.” This motto should be displayed at some catchy place in the schools along with Red Cross emblem.
The Red Cross Society aims to inspire, encourage and initiate at all times, all forms of humanitarian activities so the human suffering can be minimized, alleviated and even prevented, and thus contribute to creating a more congenial atmosphere for peace.
Red Cross Flags in correct dimensions, at least two in number should be in the possession of the school JRC executive committee and its counselor(s). The flag should be unfurled at JRC meetings and functions. The Red Cross Emblem may be made by making four squares on all sides of a central square. Flag Length – 122 Cms. – Width – 184 Cms. (White Background Red Emblem Blue Letters)
The Indian Red Cross is a voluntary humanitarian organization having a network of over 700 branches throughout the country, providing relief in times of disasters/emergencies and promotes health & care of the vulnerable people and communities. It is a leading member of the largest independent humanitarian organization in the world, the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement. The movement has three main components, the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), 187 National Societies and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The Mission of the Indian Red Cross is to inspire, encourage and initiate at all times all forms of humanitarian activities so that human suffering can be minimized and even prevented and thus contribute to creating more congenial climate for peace.