Each generation passes on the torch of development to the next. Hence it becomes the challenge for the present generation to groom the future of tomorrow and that is the ‘Youth’.
Youth Red Cross it is a group movement organized for students in colleges. Members age group is 18 to 30 years, Registration fee for colleges is Rs.1500 (Onetime payment).Student membership fee is Rs.50/- per annum. Colleges have to send 30% of the membership fee Collected to the Indian Red Cross Society, Karnataka State Branch. 70% of the membership fee Collected has to be retained by the respective colleges to carry out the Youth Red Cross Activities. Every College has a Programme Officer. Each University has a Nodal Officer. Each College has to open a separate Bank Accounts for Youth Red Cross, to be jointly operated by the principal and programme officer.


Youth Red Cross is a platform where youth can exhibit their talent, skills, knowledge, ability towards the welfare of the people and Primarily Youth Red Cross focuses on Health, Service & Friendship.

Activities of Youth Red Cross

  • Promotion of Health, Awareness about HIV / AIDS
  • Awareness campaign on hazards of drug addiction
  • Awareness about Health programs, Service to others
  • Providing First Aid for wounded / sick, Relief work during emergencies
  • Dissemination of Red Cross Movement, Developing Friendship, State & National Integration Camps
  • Communal harmony, Literacy campaign / youth exchange program
  • Understanding & accepting of civil responsibilities.

Other Activities


Youth Red Cross wing of Karnataka conducts YRC quiz competition at state level every year since 2016. During 2017 quiz competition were held at college & university level. All together 17 winning teams (2 members each) representing various universities have participated in state level quiz competition held at Bengaluru. Preliminary written quiz (Elimination rounds) was conducted out of which 6 top teams have been shortlisted for the final round.
The State Level Quiz Competition was conducted by the famous Quiz Master Dr. NaaSomeshwara on 05/12/2017 at Yavanika, Karnataka State Youth Centre, Nrupatunga Road, Bengaluru.

Sri PramodhMadhvaraj, Hon’ble Minister for Youth, fisheries & Sports, Govt. of Karnataka has distributed the Trophies & Cash prizes to winning team members & congratulated all the participants in the event.

Interstate Youth Red Cross Motivation Camp-2017 in association with YRC, Bangalore University

Inter State Youth Motivation camp was held in association with Bangalore University, Bengaluru from 1st December to 5th December 2017 at NSS Bhavan, JnanaBharathi Campus, Bangalore University. Which was participated by 93 volunteers from the states of Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha. The camp was inaugurated by Dr. H.N. Ramesh, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor of Bangalore University in presence of office bearers of IRCS, KSB.ShriBasrur Rajeev Shetty, Chairman, IRCS, KSB presided the function

The objective of the camp was to inculcate the spirit of volunteerism and brotherhood among the youths. The camp had various sessions on various topics like Essentials of First Aid and Medical Emergency, Disaster Preparedness-Response-Management, Eyeing on – Importance of Eye Donation, cancer care and other social programmes.


The participants conducted an awareness programme on social welfare and allied programmes. The YRC wing had invited many resource persons who are well versed in different areas. The camp had cultural programmes every evening wherein volunteers belonging to different states had to showcase their cultural heritage and explain about the same.

Noida, 12th February 2018- The Indian Red Cross Society organized a three day National Youth Festival from 12th to 14th February 2018 with support of Amity University in Noida, New Delhiwhich saw participation of 400 Red Cross volunteers from all states of the country. Indian Red Cross’s objective is to help the youth of the country understand their potential and urge them to contribute to the society in a more effective manner. The National Youth Festival attempts to help give the youth volunteers of the Indian Red Cross Society direction towards self-sufficiency and sustainability. This interactive festival will see exchange of thoughts between the volunteers and the experts from Red Cross and other sectors as well.

The sole purpose of this “National Youth Festival (NYF) -2018” is to bring a youth momentum within the cadre of the Red Cross in India at each level i.e. right from the National-State to District. The Festival has attracted participation from every level, and so is an ideal representation from the country to celebrate the Youth Festivities.

“Indian Red Cross identifies with the Spirit of the Youth and wants to bring the reflection of this vibrancy in our Red Cross Programes, so that it connects well with the Young generation. In India the Red Cross Movement is keen to bring in youth power and the Movement partners International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are playing a key in supporting this objective”

The NYF, is a short term booster to not only create a platform wherein the Youth Red Cross (YRC) volunteers interact with their counterparts from different parts of the country, but also to create a SYNERGY between them to complete various knowledge building tasks. These sessions have been planned in random order and also the participants are grouped randomly with criteria of being a mix group along with a Gender Balance.

The YRC volunteers got an opportunity to visit The President House and met the President Shri Ram NathKovind and also met youth icons like Ritesh Malik entrepreneur, UmeshVikram Kumar, Para Badminton Athlete, NipunMalhotra, Nipman Foundation, Angad Singh Bedi, Film Actor and Cricketer, Fazilpuria, Singer and Rapper meeting them would give them encouragement to recreate the magic and thus transform their own lives, from our states 13 volunteers from 5 university has participated in this National Youth Fest -2018.