YOUTH RED CROSS

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.
  • Disaster relief to the victims
  • Service to others such as First Aid and Home Nursing.
  • Promotion of Voluntary Blood Donation & Eye Donation Movement

The programme focuses on the following areas

  • Encourage community service through training and education Disseminate
  • The seven fundamental principles of Red Cross and Red Crescent movement through activities that encourage the Red Cross ideals
  • Promote international friendship with activities that cultivate a humanitarian spirit
  • Support in the development of youth programmes, fund-raising, identification of material and human resources, The youth unit aims to have young people recognized by Societies leadership as equal partners who address the needs of the most vulnerable

Vision

Our Vision is to provide opportunities to the youth – the makers of the future, to inculcate healthy living habits and to contribute their values to uplift our society.

Mission

  • To inspire, encourage community service through training and education and initiate all forms of humanitarian activities at all times so that human sufferings can be minimized and even prevented and this contribute to create climate for peace
  • Improve the learning experience for the students
  • Implement required systems and processes for delivering consistent quality
  • Inspire endeavors towards achieving Dr. Abdul Kalam’s Vision.

Seven Fundamental Principles of Youth Red Cross

1. Humanity

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, born of a desire to bring assistance without discrimination to the wounded on the battlefield, endeavors, in its international and national capacity, to prevent and alleviate human suffering wherever it may be found.

2. Impartiality

It makes no discrimination as to nationally, race, rich and poor, religious beliefs, sex, class or political opinions. IRCS offers its services equally, for those who are in need. It endeavors to relieve the suffering of individuals, being solely by their needs, and to give priority to the most urgent cases of distress.

3. Neutrality

In order to enjoy the confidence of all, the Movement may not take sides in hostilities or engage in controversies of a political, racial, religious or ideological nature.

4. Independence

The Movement is independent. The National Societies, while auxiliaries in the humanitarian services of their governments and subject to the laws of their respective countries, must always maintain their autonomy so that they may be able at all times to act in accordance with the principles of the Movement.

5. Unity

There can be only one Red Cross Or Red Crescent in any one country. It must be open to all. It must carry on its humanitarian work throughout its territory

6. Universality

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement, in which all societies have equal status and share equal responsibilities and duties in helping each other, is worldwide.

7. Voluntary service

It is voluntary relief movement not prompted in any manager by desire for gain.

MEMBERS OF YOUTH RED CROSS SOCIETY

S.NO NAME OF THE MEMBERS DESIGNATION POSITION
1. Dr. M.Sumathi Principal Chairperson
2. Dr. M.Geetha Vice principal Co-chairperson
3. Mrs.P.Indira Nursing Tutor Coordinator
4. All students of VCON Students Volunteers

Academic Year 2021

PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED DURING - 2021

S.NO DATE ACTIVITIES
1. 05.09.2021 Teachers day
2. 11.09.2021 World Suicide prevention day
3. 14.09.2021 World First Aid Day
4. 21.09.2021 World Alzheimer’s day
5. 26.09.2021 World Environmental Health Day
6. 04.10.2021 Medical Camp
7. 17.10.2021 World Food Day
8. 29.09.2021 World Heart Day

WORLD CANCER AWARENESS DAY

The day was first announced in September 2014 by the union health minister Dr. Harsh vardhan. It is observed on November 7th every year to coincide with the birth anniversary of Marie Curie, known her contribution in the fight against cancer. Campaign theme: “I am and I will/Together, all our actions matter.”

2021- The ultimate year of the ‘I am and I will’ campaign- shows us that our actions have an impact on everyone around us, within our neighborhoods, communities, and cities. And that more than ever, our actions are also being felt across borders and oceans. This year is a reminder of the enduring power of cooperation and collective action. When we choose to come together, we can achieve what we all wish for: a healthier, brighter world without cancer. Together, all of our actions matter.

In our college, world Cancer awareness day is conducted by Medical Surgical Nursing Department faculties. II-GNM & B.Sc and III-B.Sc Nursing students are actively participated in this celebration. The program was organized by YRC members.


WORLD PNEUMONIA DAY

This year, World Pneumonia Day on 12 the November 2021, is held during cop 26- the UN Climate change Conference. This is a critical moment to bring together the health, air quality and climate community to tackle the biggest infectious killer on the planet. The need for clean air action is clear. Reducing air pollution will deliver significant benefits to health and the environment.

This World Pneumonia Day, Every Breath Counts is calling on governments with heavy burdens of pneumonia and air pollution to commit to reducing air pollution-related pneumonia deaths by 50 per cent by 2021. The theme for world Pneumonia Day 2021- “Stop Pneumonia – Every Breath Count.”

In our college, world health day is conducted by Medical Surgical Nursing Department faculties. II-GNM & B.Sc and III-B.Sc Nursing students are actively participated in this celebration. The program was organized by YRC members.

WORLD TSUNAMI DAY

World Tsunami awareness day was observed every year across the global on 5th November. In December 2015, the United Nations selected 5th November as the world Tsunami awareness day to call on international bodies, civil society and counties to raise awareness about the nature disaster. The theme of world Tsunami awareness day 2021 is “Enhancing International Cooperation for Developing Counties to Raise Tsunami Awareness”

In our college, world Tsumani day is conducted by Medical Surgical Nursing Department faculties. II-GNM & B.Sc and III-B.Sc Nursing students are actively participated in this celebration. The program was organized by YRC members.

WORLD HEART DAY

World Heart Day is celebrated on September 29 every year. The day is celebrated to spread awareness about the cardiovascular disease which causes nearly half of all the non communicable disease in the world. In May 2012, world leader committed them to reduce the death caused by non communicable disease by 25% by 2025. According to the world health organization (WHO), cardio vascular disease take the lives of 17.9million people every year which is 31% of all the global deaths.

This year, the theme for World Heart Day is “Use Heart to connect”; it aims to highlight the power of digital health to improve awareness, prevention and management of CBD globally.

In our college, world health day is celebrated by Medical Surgical Nursing Department faculties. II- GNM and III-B.SC Nursing are actively participated in this celebration. The program was concluded by student’s feedback. The program was organized by YRC members.

LEPROSY TRAINING & SURVEY PROGRAM

In India, a national programme of Leprosy, entitled the National Leprosy Control Programme (NLCP) was started by the Government of India (GOL), in 1955. Wherein dapsone domiciliary treatment was given through vertical units and survey, education and treatment activities were implemented to control Leprosy. Leprosy is an infectious disease caused by a bacillus, Mycobacterium leprae, which multiplies slowly. On average, the disease incubation period is 5 years but symptoms may occur within 1 year. It can also take as long as 20 years or even more to occur. Leprosy mainly affects the skin, the peripheral nerves, mucosa of the upper respiratory tract, and the eyes.

In our college, Leprosy survey programme training and survey awareness was organized by Dr. Jayanthini, Deputy Director of Leprosy, Namakkal, Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan, Health Educator, Mr.K. Boovaneshwaran, Non-Medical Supervisor, Mr.N. Manokaran NMS and M. Sivashamnugam NMS were also explained about how to identify the Leprosy causes while doing home visit. I-ANM students were actively participated and in the program and gained more knowledge about Leprosy.

Leprosy survey training program conducted from 25.10.2021 to 29.10.2021 at Manickampalayam and Tiruchengode. They have identified 3 causes and advices them to go to follow up care.

WORLD FOOD DAY

Every year, World Food Day is to appreciate the amazing food we eat, but also to tackle world hunger. This day is celebrated on October 16 which marks the creation of FAO in 1945. World Food Day was established in November 1979, suggested by former Hungarian Minister of Agriculture and Food Dr Pal Romany. It is celebrated by more than 150 countries around the world.

The theme for world food day 2021 is “Safe food now for a healthy tomorrow”. The idea is to celebrate the food heroes or individuals who have made significant contribution to build a sustainable world where no one has to stay hungry. This year the emphasis of world food day is to build a hungry free world. In our college, the students were motivated not to waste food as wasted food means wastage of money and efforts which is never good for anyone. It is important to eat a variety of fresh fruits and vegetables that are loaded with significant nutritional value and health benefits.

The teachers encouraged them to adopt healthy eating habits as eating well is fundamental to good health and well-being. Healthy eating helps us to maintain a healthy weight and reduce the risk of many diseases. The program was organized by YRC members.

WORLD ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH DAY

World Environmental Health Day is observed globally on 26th September every year. This day is celebrated to shed the light on important work of environmental health around the world. The theme for the 2021 “Prioritizing environmental health for healthier communities in global recovery”.

In 2011 the International Federation of Environmental Health (IFEH) declared to promote the awareness of different issues surrounding the environmental health. Environmental health is considered as the health issues outside the human body and the environmental factors that can pose a threat to human health in form of disease and sickness.

There are many environmental issues like pollution, Green house effect, climate change, urbanization etc.., which is deteriorating the quality of the environment, air, water, food, etc. This is essential for human survival in day to day life

The Guest lecture was given by Mr. N. Ganesan, Demonstrator of Health Inspector and Mr. A. Ranjith Kumar, Assistant Professor/Health Inspector in Vivekanandha Institude of Health Science and Research, Elayampalayam, Tiruchengode. The Principal Dr. N. Sheelavathi and Vice Principal Dr. M. Geetha were presided the function. The students of I ANM and I GNM were actively participated in the guest lecture. The event was concluded by memento given to the guest by Dr. M. Geetha, Vice Principal, VCN.

ALZHEMER’S DAY

In India, 21st September is celebrated as world Alzhemer’s Day. This report focuses on the crucial and timely subject of diagnosis. Diagnosis is still a major challenge globally, with those who seek a diagnosis often experiencing long wait times, if they are able to receive a diagnosis at all. Societal stigma, self stigma and clinician related stigma also exacerbate what is already a difficult journey.

With this report we explore this diagnosis journey through the lens of those living with dementia and carers, clinicians, researchers and academic and Alzhemer and dementia association, as well as what can and must be improved. The Guest lecture was given Dr. T.Sandhya MBBS., MD., (Psy) Senior Resident, Department of Psychiatry, Swamy Vivekanandha Medical College Hospital and Research Institute, Elayampalayam, Tiruchengode. The Principal Dr. N. Sheelavathi RNRM., PhD., and Vice Principal Dr. M. Geetha. RNRM., PhD., were presided the function. The students of III B. Sc Nursing and II GNM were actively participated in this programme.

The quiz program regarding Alzhemers Day was conducted by Mrs. V. Nirosha, Head of the Department(Psychiatry) and the event was concluded by prize distribution given by Dr. M. Geetha, Vice Principal, VCN.

FIRST AID DAY

World First Day is observed on 14th of September. So, this year the day is being celebrated today. The special day marked to encourage people in First Aid Training, which helps in preventing injuries and saving lives in critical situation. First Aid can save people lives in everyday situation. It provides an opportunity for citizens to understand and they can quickly skills that could say someone’s life.

The theme for World First Aid Day 2021 is “First Aid and Road Safety”.

First Aid is emergency care given immediately to a needed person. The purpose of first aid is to minimize injury and prevent further disability. The First Aid Day programme was celebrated by our Students at Mallasamutharam PHC at Namakkal District. The students of III- B.Sc (N) and staff were actively participated in various first aid activities and first aid camp. The programme was organized by YRC AND SNA members and conducted by Mrs. A. Suganya, Nursing Tutor, Department Medical Surgical Nursing.

SUICIDE PREVENTION DAY

The day represents a global commitment to focus attention on suicide prevention. One in every hundred deaths across the world is the result of suicide. The day provides an opportunity to spread awareness of suicide and to promote action proven means. It will reduce the number of suicide globally.

World Suicide prevention Day is organized by the international association for suicide prevention on 10th September. The main objective of the day is to raise awareness across the globe that suicide can be prevented. The theme of world suicide prevention Day 10.09.2021 is “Creating Hope through action”.

The world suicide prevention day was celebrated on 11th September and it was organized by Principal Dr. N. Sheelavathi RNRM., PhD., and Vice Principal Dr. M. Geetha. RNRM., PhD., The students of III B. Sc Nursing and II GNM were actively participated and gained awareness regarding suicide prevention. The event was concluded by valuable feedback given by the students.

Academic Year 2022

PROGRAMMES CONDUCTED DURING - 2022

S.NO DATE ACTIVITIES
1. 13.01.2022 World Leprosy Eradication day
2. 04.02.2022 World Cancer day
3. 08.02.2022 International Epilepsy day
4. 06.03.2022 Medical Camp
5. 08.03.2022 International Women’s Day
6. 24.03.2022 World Tuberculosis Day

World hepatitis Day

Vivekanandha College of Nursing, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing conducted the World Hepatitis Day awareness programme on 28.07.2022 at Vivekanandha Medical Care Hospital, Elampalayam, Tiruchengode. The objectives of the program were to create awareness among people regarding causes, signs and symptoms, mode of treatment which is used for hepatitis patients, prevention of hepatitis and dietary management through mime and poster presentation. Mrs.C.Priya, M.Sc(N), HOD, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing educated regarding the importance of prevention of hepatitis and how the public need to lead healthy lifestyle for their betterment, and also she spoke about the theme “BRINGING HEPATITIS CARE CLOSER TO YOU”. Health Education was Given By “MIME SHOW”AND POSTER PRESENTATION regarding hepatitis by Ist year B.Sc.(N) and IInd year DGNM students. The participants observed the programme and interacted with the students. Their doubts were cleared by students and also the faculty in the event. Mrs.Gayathri.V, M.Sc(N), concluded the event by vote of thanks.

Around 30 patients participated in the program and they benefited by the program and got awareness regarding various aspects of Hepatitis and understood about screening. This was a great opportunity for the Ist B.Sc.(N) and IInd year GNM students to bring out their innovative ideas about hepatitis.

WORLD BLOOD DONOR DAY

We Vivekananda College of Nursing have conducted World Blood Donar Day in seminar Hall, Vivekanandha College Of Nursing, Elayampalayam, Tiruchengode, Namakkal(dt). All our IDGNM & Ist year ANM students are actively participated. The programme was started with Tamilthai vazhthu by I ANM Students. A Skit regarding World Blood Donar Day have been performed for the students presented at seminar hall. Mrs.S.Shanmugapriya M.Sc.,(N) Nursing Tutor explained about importance of Blood Donation to the Students. Finally the programme ended with National Anthem.

All the I Year ANM, DGNM are gained knowledge regarding Blood Donation. They also got awareness regarding importance of Blood Donation.

INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY

Vivekanandha College of Nursing conducted International Yoga Day programme on 21/06/2022 at Institute Of Mental Health Chennai of Dr.Saravanan.,MD Psychiatrist., presided over the function. The Student representative has welcome the address. The objectives of the program was to create aware of physical and mental disease and its solutions through practicing yoga, Do’s and Don’ts, mode of treatment, special therapy, family and individual counseling, psycho education which is used for epilepsy patients, prevention of epilepsy and dietary management through mime show. Mrs. Ambika.,PBBSc.,(N) Nursing Tutor Spoke regarding the importance of international yoga day and also, about the theme “YOGA FOR HUMANITY”,. Dr.Saravanan.,MD Psychiatrist., Institute of Mental Health Chennai, highlighted Importance yoga and available yoga Activities in institute of mental health Chennai for psychotic and neurotic patients. The programme was coordinated by Mrs.V.Nirosha M.Sc.,(N).,Associate professor Department of Mental Health Nursing, Vivekanandha College of Nursing.

Around 65 patients participated in the program and they identified the program as effective, got awareness about various aspects of yoga. This was a great opportunity for the II M.Sc.,(N)students And III B.Sc.,(N) students to create awareness by yoga activities and poster which included vital information about Yoga.

WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY

We Vivekanandha College of Nursing conducted World Environment Day awareness programme at Manickampalayam, Tiruchengode (Tk), Namakkal (Dt). All our IIYear ANM students, and the area people residing at the Manickampalayam area are actively participated in this awareness programme. The beginning of the programme was started with creating the awarness about removal of Prosopis Juliflora Tree (SeemaiKaruvelam Tree) and its hazardous effects by our students and the area people gained Knowledge about the hazards of Prospis Juliflora tree. The effects of plant Parthenium (rashes on skin, pollen allergy, itching) was explained to them. It was also emphasized about the Bio Fertilizers and its excellent effect on growth of plants.

The residing people in Manickampalayam area gained knowledge about the importance of removing ProsopisJuliflora Tree, Parthenium Plant and the use of Bio Fertilizers.The earth saving measures have been educated to the public by the blooming nurses.

WORLD CANCER DAY

Vivekanandha College of Nursing conducted World Cancer Day Programme on 8/2/2022 at Swamy Vivekanandha Medical College Hospital & Research Centre. Dr.Nivethana Krupanidhi MBBS. DGO, Excutive Director, Vivekanandha Educational Institutions & Swamy Vivekanandha Medical College Hospital & Research Centre was the chief guest for the occasion. Dr. M. Prakasam. M.S.. D.Ortho, D.Sc. Medical Director, Swamy Vivekanandha Medical College Hospital & Research Centre, presided over the function. The Student representative welcomed the gathering. The objectives of the program were to create awareness among people regarding cause, signs and symptoms, mode of treatment, special therapy which is used for cancer patients, prevention of cancer and dietary management through Role play. Dr. Prakasam M.S. D. Ortho, Medical Director explained regarding the importance of world cancer day, about the theme is “Close the Care gap”, Cancer Prevention and how the public need to lead healthy lifestyle for their betterment. Dr. Kavin MBBS, MD, Community Medicine, Associate Professor, SVMCH, highlighted on the supportive schemes, and services available for cancer patients. Dr. K. Jeganatha Athiveera Ramapandian MBBS, MD, Medical Superintendent Incharge, SVMCH, Dr.Somasundaram, M.S, Assistant Residential Medical Officer (ARMO), SVMCH, Dr. Kavin MBBS, MD, Community Medicine, Associate Professor, SVMCH and Mrs. Malarvizhi DGNM. Nursing Superintendent, SVMCH, Physicians, Staff Nurses participated in the programme. The programme was coordinated by Mrs. Priya. C, M.Sc. (N)., M.Sc (Psy), Associate Professor, Head of the department, Department of Medical Surgical Nursing, Vivekanandha College of Nursing.

Around 50 patients participated in the program and they identified the program as effective, got awareness about various aspects of cancer and motivated about screening. This was a great opportunity for the III B.Sc.(N) students to create awareness by designing posters and pamphlets which included vital information about Cancer.

International Epilepsy Day

Vivekanandha College of Nursing conducted International Epilepsy day programme on 14/2/2022 at Manickampalayam primary health centre. Dr. Subashini.,MBBS Medical Officer, presided over the function. The Student representative has welcome the address. The objectives of the program was to create awareness among people regarding cause, signs and symptoms, Do’s and Don’ts, mode of treatment, special therapy, family and individual counseling, psycho education which is used for epilepsy patients, prevention of epilepsy and dietary management through mime show. Dr. Sreeja.,MBBS Medical officer Spoke regarding the importance of international epilepsy day and also, about the theme “FRIENDSHIP AND INCLUSION”,epilepsy Prevention Dr. Subashini MBBS..(medical officer), Manickampalayam primary health centre ,highlighted the supportive schemes and services available for epilepsy patients. The programme was coordinated by Mrs.V.Chitra M.Sc.(N).,Nursing Tutor Department of Mental Health Nursing, Vivekanandha College of Nursing.

Around 45 patients participated in the program and they identified the program as effective, got awareness about various aspects of epilepsy and motivated about screening. This was a great opportunity for the III B.Sc students to create awareness by mime show which included vital information about epilepsy.

World Leprosy Eradication Day

Vivekanandha School of Nursing Students of I-ANM went for awareness programme on Leprosy and educated the people about the cause, treatmement and prevention. Leprosy awareness programme took place in Manickampalam area started at morning 8.30am on 31.01.2022.

Around 500 people gained awareness regarding importance of Leprosy treatment. Everyone came to know about the people who experience leprosy has the right to a dignified life free from disease-related stigma and discrimination.