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East Singhbhum (Jamshedpur)


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Donate Blood Save Lives ! Secretary Red Cross
Mr. Ravishankar Shukla I.A.S.
Mr. Bijay Kumar Singh
Honorary Secretary

History of Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement

Jean Henry DunantYoung Swiss businessman, Jean Henry Dunant was appalled by the condition of the wounded soldiers he happened to see in the battle field of Solferino , Italy in 1859 during the Franco - Austrian war. He arranged relief services with the help of the local community immediately. He wrote the book 'Memory of Solferino' suggesting that a neutral organization be established to aid the wounded soldiers in times of war. Just a year after the release of this book, an international conference was convened in Geneva to consider the suggestions of Henry Dunant and thus the Red Cross Movement was born. International Red Cross Movement was established by Geneva Convention of 1864. The name and the emblem of the movement are derived from the reversal of the Swiss national flag, to honor the country in which Red Cross was found.

Origin of Indian Red Cross Society

During the First World War in 1914, India had no organization for relief services to the affected soldiers, except a branch of the St. John Ambulance Association and by a Joint Committee of the British Red Cross. Later, a branch of the same Committee was started to undertake the much needed relief services in collaboration with the St. John Ambulance Association in aid of the soldiers as well as civilian sufferers of the horrors of that great war. A bill to constitute the Indian Red Cross Society, Independent of the British Red Cross, was introduced in the Indian Legislative Council on 3rd March 1920 by Sir Claude Hill, member of the Viceroy's Executive Council who was also Chairman of the Joint war Committee in India . The Bill was passed on 17th March 1920 and became Act XV of 1920 with the assent of the Governor General on the 20th March 1920 . On 7th June 1920. The act was last amended in 1992 and of rules was formed in 1994.The Indian Red Cross Society has 35 State / Union Territories Branches with their more than 700 districts and sub district branches.


Indian Red Cross Society, East Singhbhum (Jamshedpur)

Indian Red Cross Society, East Singhbhum (Jamshedpur)  District Branch run under direction of Indian Red Cross Society National Branch and Red Cross Society Jharkhand State Branch. His Excellency the President of India is the President,  Hon'ble Union Health Minister is the Chairman and Dr. S. P. Agrawal is the General Secretary of the Indian Red Cross Society, National Branch. Her Excellency Dropadi Murmu the Governor of Jharkhand is the President and Chief Secretary of his Excellency I.A.S.  is the Secretary of Jharkhand state Branch.
Indian Red Cross Society, East Singhbhum District Branch established in 1.1.1970. The Indian Red Cross Society East  Singhbhum is regarded as the top branch in Jharkhand as well as in India. The Deputy Commissioner East Singhbhum   Mr. Amit Kumar I.A.S. is the Chairman of District Branch. Mr. Chandan Kumar I.A.S., S.D.O. Dhalbhum, S.D.O. Ghatshila Sub Divisions and one Elected Mr. Balmukund Goyal is Vice Presidents of District Branch. Mr. Bijay Kumar Singh is Honorary Secretary of District Branch. Mr. Ashutosh Parik is Joint Secretary cum Treasurer of District Branch.


The basic constituent part of the Red Cross Red Crescent is the volunteer. Without this single most valuable building block, the organization simply would not exist. Without the volunteer, the Red Cross Red Crescent would not be able to achieve the excellence which characterizes its work worldwide.
The first foundations of the Red Cross Red Crescent Movement were laid by a single volunteer, Henry Dunant, a businessman from the city of Geneva, almost 150 years ago. By definition, ever since the days of Henry Dunant and the Battle of Solferino, the ownership of this exceptional Movement has been with the unpaid individuals who form the basis of its ability to act.
Globally, there are 100 million individual volunteers and members who can say with justifiable pride: “I am Red Cross Red Crescent.” The International Federation, together with its membership of 185 National Societies, is unchallenged in its unique ability to work from within communities. Red Cross Red Crescent people design and generate change for themselves and, most importantly, they live with the results.
The simplicity of the Red Cross Red Crescent approach to its work lies in its talent to match a beneficiary with the familiar face of another individual from the same community wearing the famous red-on-white badge. By doing so, it is bridging the important person-to-person gap that governments cannot easily cover.
The Red Cross Red Crescent does not do things alone, in isolation. It works together with other members of the community. At country level, the Red Cross Red Crescent operates in concert with other civil society actors, but also acts as an independent auxiliary to government – a position based on the national laws of the country. The Red Cross Red Crescent is in a position to provide a bridge between communities as well as between governments and civil society.
Volunteering has been at the very heart of the Red Cross since its inception in 1920.Volunteers are the backbone of all Indian Red Cross activities, helping branches to run successful programmes and assisting millions of vulnerable people in need. IRCS reward and recognize volunteers whenever possible and appropriate and provides appropriate personal development opportunities.
IRCS recruits volunteers irrespective of their race, ethnicity, sex, religious belief, age, and disability or membership.
All volunteers are entitled to choose to become a Member of Indian Red Cross Society, can have appropriate training or personnel development to be able to undertake their agreed tasks or role; and accept or refuse any task or role in accordance of a code of ethic or fundamentals of a voluntary service.
If one wants to become a Volunteer,

Please contact: Red Cross, East Singhbhum, 20 M Road, Bistupur, Jamshedpur. Ph. No.- 0657-2320306


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