NSS is an extension dimension to the higher education system to orient the student youth to community service while they are studying in educational institutions. It is being implemented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. http://vikaspedia.in/education/childrens-corner/national-service-scheme
Students of KCLAS who are members of KCLAS work with the moto “NOT ME BUT YOU”.They aim to
Students are encouraged to take up community enhancing projects that are impactful and sustainable. Students of any program can register in the NSS
The Indian Red Cross is a voluntary humanitarian organization having a network of over 700 branches throughout the country, providing relief in times of disasters/emergencies and promotes health & care of the vulnerable people and communities. It is a leading member of the largest independent humanitarian organization in the world, the International Red Cross & Red Crescent Movement. The movement has three main components, the International Committee of Red Cross (ICRC), 187 National Societies and International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
The Mission of the Indian Red Cross is to inspire, encourage and initiate at all times all forms of humanitarian activities so that human suffering can be minimized and even prevented and thus contribute to creating more congenial climate for peace.
Junior/Youth Red Cross development plan with approach of peer education
This is a project based on YPEP (Youth Peer education approach) where youth is being trained on different topics such as RC/RC movement, fundamental principles, humanitarian values, climate change, disaster risk reduction, road safety and Hygiene & sanitation
Leaders of tomorrow project
The program under IPCD (Integrated Program for Community Development) programme is called "leaders of tomorrow". The project focuses on Health, Disaster Preparedness, Humanitarian Values and Be safe, Outreach community programme.
Junior& Youth Red Cross -Youth peer education programme on HIV/AIDS
In India people in the age group of 15-29 years comprise almost 25 percent of the country's population; however, they account for 31 percent of AIDS burden. This clearly indicates that young people are at high risk of contracting HIV infection. Peer education has proven to be the most effective method to impart knowledge and skills among adolescents and youths of such a sensitive issue.
National /State Level Camps
The Indian Red Cross state branches organize Junior & Youth Red Cross interstate and inter- district camps to create a friendly environment for interaction and cultural exchange. The camp allows youth to share their Red Cross experiences and learn many activities.
The Indian Red Cross Society provides opportunities to the youth to visit international camps and participate in youth exchange programmes.
Red Ribbon Club-ARIBAS is envisaged to instill among all the students in the educational institutions values of service, develop healthy life styles, and increase availability of safe and adequate quantities of blood to all the needy. we also aim at harnessing the potential of the youth by equipping them with correct information on mental health, substance abuse, nutrition and reproductive health: and building their capacities as peer educators in spreading message on positive health behaviour in an enabling environment.
The Red Ribbon is the international symbol of HIV and AIDS awareness. It stands for:
Care and Concern
It is being worn by increasing numbers of people around the world to demonstrate their care and concern about HIV and AIDS - for those who are living with HIV, for those who are ill, for those who have died and for those who care for and support those directly affected.
The Red Ribbon is intended to be a symbol of hope - that the search for a vaccine and cure to halt the suffering is successful and the quality of life improves for those living with the virus.
The Red Ribbon offers symbolic support for those living with HIV, for the continuing education of those not infected, for maximum efforts to find effective treatments, cures or vaccines, and for those who have lost friends, family members or loved ones to AIDS. But the Red Ribbons are not enough. The Red Ribbon is only a useful symbol in the long run when attached to words and deeds that actually make a difference.
If you are offered a Red Ribbon, you are asked to take it and wear it as a tribute to the millions of people living with or affected by HIV and AIDS worldwide.
Anyone can wear a Red Ribbon to support the cause.