The Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) was established in 1920 under the Indian Red Cross Society Act and incorporated under Parliament Act XV of 1920. The Act was last amended in 1992 and rules were framed in 1994. It is a voluntary humanitarian organization having a network of over 700 branches throughout India providing relief in times of disaster/emergencies and promoting health and care to the vulnerable sections of societies and communities. The IRCS is a leading member of the largest independent humanitarian organization in the world, the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement.
Shillong College set up the Youth Red Cross Society on May 16th, 2012. Its primary aim is to develop among the students the spirit of humanitarian and social service through active and direct involvement in Red Cross activities. The college constituted a Youth Red Cross committee comprising of 15 members with the Principal as the chairman. The students in the Colleges are encouraged to become members and faculties are recognized as Counsellors and Programme Officers of YRC.Objectives: The main objective of Youth Red Cross, Shillong College is as follows:
- To inculcate in the Youth an awareness on the care of their own health and that of others.
- To inculcate the understanding and acceptance of civic responsibilities and acting accordingly with humanitarian concern.
- To enable the growth and development of a spirit of service and sense of duty with dedication and devotion in the minds of youths.
- To maintain a spirit of friendly relationship with all people over the world without any discrimination.
Jt. Convener: Smt. K. Lartang and Shri B. Nongbri
Counselors: Shri. L. Khongiang, Dr. M. B. Lynser, Shri. T.S. Warjri, Smt. Dona R. Diengdoh, Smt. A. Diengdoh, Smt. K. M. A. Kharsohtun, Smt. S. Khongwar, Shri M. Rynjah, Smt. Dakerlin Kharlukhi, Smt. L. M. Hek and Smt. Indadaplin M. M. Umlong.