Youth Red Cross (YRC)

Youth Red Cross (YRC)

The Indian Red Cross Society is a voluntary humanitarian organization, established by an act of the Indian Legislature in 1920, having on its rolls the states, the union territories, the districts and the sub-district branches. Its activities are being directed forward to the “Prevention of Diseases, Improvement of Health and Mitigation of Suffering”. The Indian Red Cross Society realized the importance of the youth way back in 1925 and established Junior Red Cross (JRC) in schools and Youth Red Cross (YRC) in colleges.

Objectives of YRC

  • Promotion and protection of health and life.
  • Selfless services to the sick and suffering.
  • Promotion of national and international friendship.
  • Disaster relief to the victiMs.

The PSG College of Nursing established its YRC Local Unit in the academic year of 2004-2005.The unit has a total membership of 246 students. The Youth Red Cross wing of our College is proud to reveal its activities that took place during the academic year 2010 – 2017.

YRC Programme Officer: Mrs.Rajeswari.S.

Activities of Youth Red Cross

2017

  • 10.07.2017- World Population Day : In view of World Population Day on 10-07-17, the awareness programme was created based on the “Gender Sensitization” through the role play in Vedapatti. Around 80 students benefited by this programme.
  • 27.06.2017- International Yoga Day : As part of International Yoga Day 2017 on 27.06.2017 Dr Karpaga Rajkumar, Yoga and Naturopathy Physician from PSG Hospitals demonstrated stress relaxation yoga techniques to B.Sc Nursing I year students. Nearly 77 students participated in the session and were benefitted. The students assured that they will practice it in their day to day life.
  • 08.03.2017- International Women’s Day: International Women’s Day was observed on 08-03-17 at Vedapatti Rural and Urban Health Centres. In Vedapatti, an awareness campaign was conducted. Based on the theme “Be Bold For change” The YRC Programme Officer gave a talk on “Happy Family”. Around 40 mothers were attended and benefitted by the lecture.
    In addition to this, health screening camp was conducted in Tidal Park along with medical officers from Urban Health Centre, Peelamedu. Eighty three employees of Techno Park were benefited the camp and they referred to PSG Hospitals. One faculty and 4 YRC volunteers participated in the programme.
  • 30.01.2017- Leprosy Eradication Day: NSS Unit of PSG College of Nursing observed Leprosy Eradication Day on 30.01.17 along with YRC Unit and Deputed Director of Medical Services (Leprosy), Coimbatore. Thirty NSS Volunteers have participated in the rally organized by the Deputed Director of Medical Services (Leprosy), Coimbatore. The rally was flag off by the District Collector. The rally was from collectorate office to Deputy Director of Health Services Office, Coimbatore.
  • 2016

    • 01.12.2016: World AIDS Day , The World AIDS Day was observed on 1-12-2016. YRC & RRC Unit of PSG College of Nursing was organized various activities based on the theme “Hands Up for HIV Prevention”. The activities were Hand up campaign, poster presentation, essay competition. Both English and Tamil prize winners were awarded. In addition to this stationeries and provisions were donated to AIDS home children.
    • 19.09.2016: Geneva Convention Day, Geneva convention day was observed by conducting an Elocution Competition on the topic ’Youth Employment in India’ (Tamil & English). Six students were participated and Ms.G.Sathana, III year B.Sc(N) student won II prize for English and Ms.T.Pandiselvi, IV year B.Sc(N) student got II prize in Tamil elocution competition.
    • 04.08.2016: World breast feeding week celebration: YRC Unit Observed World breast feeding week celebration along with PSG Rural Health centre vedapatti on 04-08-16. The programme was organized based on the theme “Breast feeding A Key to Sustainable Development”. Healthy baby contest was conducted in the morning session. 31 babies were screened based on the various criteria’s. Best three babies were selected and awarded with prizes. Participants were given consolation prizes. Awareness programme for mothers on Breast feeding and its benefits was organized in the afternoon for the same mothers. Nearly 35 mothers were benefited. The Mothers expressed that the sessions was informative they gained new information regarding the benefits of breast feeding. Health talk was given regarding Breast feeding and its benefits on our PSG Fm and the same were broad casting on 6th august. 2016.
    • 01.08.2016: International Drug abuse and Illicit Trafficking Day: International Drug abuse and Illicit Trafficking Day was Observed in sundapalayam Government Higher secondary School at Vedapatti. The sensitization programme was given to create awareness on ill effects of drug abuse to 50 adolescent were benefited by our YRC volunteers.
    • 08.07.2016:Certificate of Appreciation Award PSG College of Nursing was honored with the Certificate of Appreciation for the Best performance in YRC Movement in the Year of 2015-2016. Dr.G.Malarvizhi,Principal i/c, and Mrs.Rajeswari.S. Programme officer received the award from Dr.Harish.L.Metha, Chairman, Indian red cross society Tamilnadu branch.The Certificate of Appreciation was given to 2 faculty & 18 students who actively participated in the Deaf Project phase –II.
    • 28.03.2016:Certificate of Appreciation Award PSG College of Nursing was honored with the Certificate of Appreciation for the Best performance in YRC Movement in the Year of 2013-2014. Dr.G.Malarvizhi, Principal i/c received the award from Prof Dr. A.Ganapathy, Vice Chancellor of Bharathiar University, Coimbatore on 28th March 2016.
    • 30.01.2016: YRC & NSS unit jointly observed World Leprosy Day on 30.01.16. Rally and elocution competition was organized by Mr.Palanisamy, Deputy Director of Medical Services (Leprosy), and Coimbatore & Tirupur District. Thirty students were actively participated in the rally programme. The rally started from Collectorate Office to DDHS Office in Race Course Road. The news was published in Dhinamalar, The Hindu and Dhina Thanthi. Ms.Pandiselvi of B.Sc(N) III year student won the second prize in the elocution competition on the topic “ Role of the students in eradication of Leprosy”.
    • 2015

      • 01.12.2015: On Dec 1, 2015 International AIDS Day was observed at Mercy Home, Coimbatore (Home for HIV Children and Adolescents). Ten YRC Volunteers participated and gave health education on hygienic practices and management of respiratory problems. YRC and RRC sponsored Rs.3,500/- for the purchase of provisions to the home.
      • 13.11.2015: YRC along with Pediatric Nursing Department in PSG College Nursing and Department of Pediatric Surgery in PSG Hospitals have observed the ‘Children’s Day’ at Fun Mall on 13th November. 15 YRC Volunteers have participated in Mime show based on the theme “Importance of Folic Acid.
      • 01.10.2015: Voluntary Blood donation day was observed among PSG College of Nursing faculty. Three volunteers have donated blood. The camp was organized in PSG Hospitals Blood bank. Donors were appreciated with certificates.
      • 12.09.2015: International First Aid Day’ was observed in PSG Hospitals. Twenty YRC volunteers have participated in the rally.
      • 26.06.2015: World Drug Abuse Day was observed at Government Higher Secondary School, Vedapatti.Fifteen YRC volunteers have participated and role play was organized based on ‘Ill effects of drug abuse’.
      • 07.04.15.: World Health Day, II and III year B.Sc (N) three students are given health talk to the public through PSG Community Radio FM based on the theme ‘Food safety and its importance’ on 07.04.2015.
      • 09.03.15: International Women’s Day was observed at Vedapatti Rural Health Centre on 09.03.2015. Five B.Sc(N) students participated and had given health talk regarding anemia and menopausal symptoms and its management. Around 40-45 women actively participated in the programme.
      • 23.01.15: National Youth Day was observed at Vedapatti. A rally and skit was organised based on the ‘Swatch Bharath Abhiyen’. Around 50 volunteers are participated. Rally was started from PSG Rural Health Centre to HFC Colony.
      • 2014

        • 01.12.14: World AIDS day was observed at Nagarajapuram. Along with Red Ribbon Club YRC organized awareness programme (rally, street play and skit) based on the theme “Stop AIDS, keep the promise- zero new HIV infection, zero discrimination, zero AIDS related death”. Around 50 YRC volunteers participated.
        • 01.10.14: Voluntary blood donation day was observed at PSG Hospitals. Blood donation camp was organized at PSG blood bank. Twenty two YRC volunteers donated blood.
        • 05.08.14& 20.08.14: World Breast feeding week was observed at Rural health Centre, Vedapatti. Well baby contest was conducted and Healthy babies and proud mothers awarded. Health education was given based on Importance of breastfeeding, benefits of breast feeding both mothers and babies, Breastfeeding techniques, diet for maternal mothers etc.,
          On 20th August 98 YRC volunteers along with four faculties attended the safety training programme in IMS&R campus.
        • 09.05.14: World Red Cross Day was observed at Thoomanur. We have organized a health check up. Around 100 adults and 20 children are benefited. Health education was given on various topics such as Alcoholism, Tobacco chewing, Hypertension, Personal hygiene, Environmental Hygiene etc.,
        • 07.04.14: World Health Day was observed by having lecture on vector borne disease by Dr.Esther Jerold, Chief Entomologist, District Health Office, Coimbatore.
        • 2013

          • 10.12.2013: 10th World Human Rights Day was observed based on the theme ‘Working for your rights’. Poster presentation was conducted among the students and best posters were awarded.
          • 06.08.2013: 6th World Breast Feeding Week was celebrated based on the theme ‘Peer Counseling – close to mothers in MMH, Saibaba Colony. Around 40 mothers participated. peer counseling was given to all the mother and poster presentation was done based on the theme. III year B.Sc Nursing students 2010 batch given poster on open field defecation to the maternity centre.
          • 24.05.2013: On 24th May 2013 World Red Cross Day was observed based on the theme ‘Together for humanity’ in CMC Colony, Peelamedu. Stationery, accessories, clothes, notebooks were distributed to the public. Health awareness on environmental sanitation and personal hygiene was given through posters and flashcards. Around 60 people were participated.
          • 08.04.2013: As part of the Youth Red Cross Society, World Health Day was observed on 8th April 2013 at Primary Health Centre, Thudialur. The programme was inaugurated by BMO (BlockMedical Officer).
            As per the theme ‘High blood pressure’ the II year B.Sc Nursing students organized exhibition, health education on hypertension. They also conducted screening programme to identify clients with hypertension. There were nearly 100 beneficiaries who participated in the programme.

          • 08.03.2013: The International Women’s Day was observed on 8th March 2013. As a part of women empowerment, ‘Women welfare and awareness programme’ was organized by PSG College of Nursing and PSGR Krishnammal College for Woman jointly with Indian Red Cross Society, Coimbatore District Branch at Indian Red Cross Society Building, Coimbatore.
          • Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham inaugurated the session. She emphasized about empowering women to protect their rights and remain as a unified force to achieve this. She made the students to take women’s day pledge. Nearly 83 students from different colleges of Coimbatore took part.
          • Mr.Rajendran, M.A., B.L., Advocate and Author of Kovai Satta Vizhipunarvu’ monthly magazine discussed and explained about the women rights, legal issues and ways to approach it legally.
          • Mrs.Christy Christopher, M.A., Ph.D, Board member of YWCA, Coimbatore explained detail on the importance of self-awareness to prevent girls from falling into unfair love affairs, handling pre-marital and marital issues, problem solving skills and emphasized about the importance of a good family system.
          • Mrs.Latha Sundaram, Managing Trustee, Aram Foundation Charitable Trust stressed the importance of self-vigilance and her team-mates gave training on self-defence and trained the participants to protect themselves from the persons who abuses them at various situations.
          • 05th& 06.02.2013: The YRC Programme Officer Mrs.Kalaiarasi participated in two days seminar arranged by the Coimbatore District Branch – IRCS emphasizing the theme ‘Value of Human’ on 5th and 6th February 2013.
          • 2012

            • 04.12.2012: Mrs.Indra Devi, District Human Rights Women Co-ordinator, Ex-Counsellor, Teacher shared her experience about the human rights of HIV/AIDS affected children and their education in schools. It was broadcasted in PSG FM Radio on 04.12.2012.
            • 25.11.2012: International Day for ‘Elimination of violence against women’ was observed. Mrs.Indra Murugesa, M.A.,M.Phil, Teacher, District organizer of Human Rights for Women, Ex-Councellor of Kurichi Unit, Lion’s Club – District Co-ordinator of Government relations shared her valuable views and thoughts along with Mrs.Kalaiarasi, YRC Co-ordinator about women, women empowerment, violence among women and how to eliminate it. It was broadcasted in PSG FM Radio at 7.30 p.m. on 25th November 2012.
            • 05.10.2012 Tree plantation was done along with alumni association during alumni reunion.
              YRC Annual membership registration for the year of 2012-2013 was done both for the institution (Rs. 20/-) and 315 students (Rs. 1260/- both UG and PG students). A DD drawn for the amount of Rs.1280/- and was sent on 15.10.12 addressing to the Tamil Nadu State Brach Red Cross Society, Chennai.
            • 10.09.2012 & 11.09.2012: Geneva Convention Day was celebrated for students by conducting competitions like elocution, quiz, essay (Tamil and English) cultural in IRCS, District branch on 10.09.2012 and 11.09.2012 and the students from PSG College of Nursing won the following prizes.
              Quiz : II place
              Tamil essay writing : I and II prize
              English essay writing : II prize
              Tamil oratorical : Consolation prize for 2 students
              Mime : Consolation prize
              Group dance : I prize
            • 13.09.2012 First Aid Training Programme
              As per the request of Nirmala College for Women, ‘First Aid Training Programme’ was arranged on 13.09.2012 and conducted by the health education team of PSG IMS&R.
            • 07.08.2012. A taluk level dissemination workshop on Indian Red Cross was conducted in IRCS for the YRC Co-ordinator and YRC – Co-ordinator of PSG College of Nursing took part in it.
              District Disaster Response Team member formation training was conducted by the local unit on 09.08.2012 and 10.08.2012. One faculty and five I year B.Sc(N) students took part in it and trained.
            • On 6.7.2012 ‘Foreign Exchange for you’ Programme was conducted by Reserve Bank of India in Chithra Auditorium, Coimbatore. Rules and regulations, policies, money exchange, transfers, loans etc. of a bank was explained and like quiz and oral quiz was conducted by them. 46 IV year B.Sc(N) students and 5 faculty participated in this programme. 27 students and 2 faculty got certificates in on line quiz and 7 students and 1 faculty got prize for stage quiz.
            • 26.6.12 Observation of International Drug Abuse Day: “International Drug Abuse Day” was observed on 26.6.12. A video was shown to III & IV year B.Sc(N) students on ‘Drug abuse’.
            • Dengue Awareness Programme: A Dengue Awareness Programme was taken by Mr.Suresh, Health Inspector from SS Kulam Primary Health Centre. The II year B.Sc(N) students had attended the programme. Indian Red Cross Society had appreciated Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham for her active participation in the project DEAF 2nd phase. She was awarded by Thiru M.Karunagaran, I.A.S. , the President / District Collector of Coimbatore
            • 24.5.2012: ‘World Red Cross Day’ was celebrated by Indian Red Cross Society, Coimbatore District Branch on 24.5.2012 and honoured the best functioning of YRC at District Level. Prof.Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal was honoured by Mr.Karunakaran, IAS, District Collector for her volunteer meritorious support in rendering her service in ‘DEAF’ project – phase 2” and Mrs.Kalaiarasi, Assistant Professor has been selected as the best YRC Programme Officer and appreciated in rendering her service in ‘DEAF’ project – phase 2” for the year 2011-2012.
            • 29.05.2012 Celebration of World Red Cross Day: Also ‘World Red Cross Day’ was celebrated in PSG College of Nursing on 29.05.2012 by conducting poem, competitions and one page (100 words) story writing competition based on the topic ‘Youth on the Move’. Doing more, Doing better and reaching further.
            • 2011

                World Aids Day Awareness Program

                World AIDS Day awareness program was scheduled by and organized by Coimbatore Corporation (Govt of Tamilnadu) on 1st December. The program was inaugurated by the Coimbatore District Collector Mr.Karunakaran, IAS with a Oath taking Ceremony followed by a rally participated by various College students, NGO’s, 150 HIV/AIDS patients under the theme “Stop AIDS, keep the promise – Zero new HIV infection, Zero discrimination, Zero AIDS related deaths”.

                16 YRC volunteers from PSG College of Nursing took part in this programme and were guided by Mrs.Gandhimathi R, Associate Professor. The students distributed pamphlets and handouts to the public regarding HIV/AIDS and its theme of 2011.
                On 19.11.2011 along with NSS, National Integration Day had been celebrated in P.U. Elementary School at Kollupalayam. Essay, speech and drawing competitions on national integration, safe drinking water in rural and rural mass were conducted. The prizes were sponsored by Field Publicity department and distributed by Mr.Chandrasekar, Field Publicity Officer.

                International First Aid Day

                International First Aid Day was celebrated on 24.09.2011 at Shanthi Ashram, Kovaipudur. 15 Ankanvadi Teachers and 6 members from Shanthi Ashram took part in this programme. Along with YRC Co-ordinator 4 II year M.Sc(N)students participated and took class on basic first aid measures and child safety with demonstration. 2 first aid boxes were donated to Shanthi Ashram.
                Received donation books from IRC-Coimbatore Unit for “Deaf and dumb Screening Project” (Fund raising) in Coimbatore. The books were handed over to YRC student representatives Ms.Cibi Esther Varghese and Ms.Lekha.

                Demonstration on Rescue Operations and Fire Fighting

                A “District Level Dissemination Workshop of Indian Red Cross Activities” was conducted for the YRC Co-coordinators, by the Local Unit, Coimbatore on 19.7.2011.Mrs. Kalaiarasi, Asst.Professor, YRC Coordinator of PSG CON had participated the workshop.

                On 19.07.2011 Mrs. Kalaiarasi, Assistant Professor, YRC Coordinator of PSG College of Nursing had participated in the District Level Dissemination workshop which was organized by IRC – Coimbatore Unit for all the local unit YRC Coordinators. Ms. Cibi Esther Varghese and Ms. Lekha, III year B.Sc. Nursing 2008 batch had participated in the workshop on 20.07.11 ‘Volunteer Forum Training’ which was organized by the IRC – Coimbatore unit for students of the local unit volunteers.

                Volunteer Forum Training :

              • “Volunteer Forum Training “was conducted for the YRC volunteers, by the Local Unit, Coimbatore on 20.7.2011.Two students Ms. Cibi Esther Varghese and Ms. Lekha K had participated in the training.

              • The YRC and NSS unit organized a rescue operation and fire extinguishing programme at PSG Paramedical block on June 25th 2011.
              • Mr. A Murugesan, Superintendent of Prison presided over the function. Prof. Elizabeth Jean Abraham, Principal, PSG College of Nursing in her welcome address highlighted on the importance of rescue operation and fire extinguishing activities. She stressed the fact that each and every individual should be prepared to actively involve in the rescue operation as at any time any kind of disaster may out break.
              • Mr. Mani, Representative of Home Guard department described the organization and functions of home guards and extended the invitation to the students to join hands with them during rescue operation.
              • There were 450 students & faculty from Nursing, Pharmacy and Physiotherapy and 30 home guards & fire service personnel participated. Security force from PSG also participated in this programme. The home guards exhibited on rescue of person caught under vehicle and buildings. They also demonstrated the skill in bringing the victims from most elevated buildings. They demonstrated on various techniques in safe transport of victims to the ground level and also to the ambulance.
              • Mr. Douwlath, Deputy Fire Service Officer explained the causes of fire and how each needs to be handled. And also a live demonstration on extinguisher fire over a burning hut was shown. He explained about ABC written on fire extinguisher. He detailed as how it should be prevented from spreading. The students and Security personnel of PSG Institutions actively participated in redemonstration of rescue operation.
              • With a gesture of acknowledgement Ms. Kondal Devi, Asst.Professor, PSG College of Nursing extended vote of thanks to all the members gathered. Mrs. K.Vidhya, Asst.Professor NSS Programme Officer of PSG College of Nursing felicitated the team spirit exhibited by the members from home guards and fire service department. She also acknowledged the cooperation extended by the members from the media in covering and publishing the programme through their media.
              • The programme was telecasted in UTV, Sky TV and DTV and also published in The Hindu, The Times of India, Dinakaran and Malaimalar.
              • District Level Students’ Study Camp:

                “District Level students Study Camp on YRC Activities” was held at Sri Krishna Arts and Science College, Kunniamuthur, Coimbatore. Mrs. Vimala.V, Asst.Professor and two students Ms. Keerthana and Ms. Leelavathi had participated in the camp on 10.2.2011.

                Visit to School For Children with Impaired Hearing and Speech

              • As a part of YRC, we had taken eight San Diego Summer University students and two faculties to visit the Local Red Cross Unit and School for Children with Impaired Hearing and Speech on 13.1.2011.

              • District level dissemination workshop of Indian Red Cross activities

              • The YRC Coordinator and two B.SC(N) students had participated in the District Workshop on ‘Disaster Management team formation and training’ conducted by the Indian Red Cross Society, Coimbatore Branch from 29.09.2011 to 01.10.2011. Based on the training, ‘Disaster management team formation’ and training to the team members was planned.
              • 2010

                Innisai Paatu/ Pattimandram :

              • In commemoration of World AIDS Awareness Day, Indian Red Cross Local Unit had conducted a “INNISAI PAATU PATTIMANDRAM” on December 2010. YRC volunteers from PSG CN participated as viewers in this programme.
              • The INDIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY of Coimbatore Branch had organized a Fund Raising Musical Programme to support projects of acute importance (i.e.Thalir- a home for HIV positive who have been abandoned by their parents/society as well as additional Infrastructure for Deaf children) on 23.1.2010. Entry Tickets were distributed & PSG College of Nursing Faculty had contributed towards the same. Thus the YRC of our college actively rejuvenates the young spirits to serve the society voluntarily.

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