Red Cross Unit
Youth Red Cross
- Is a group movement organized for students in Colleges.
- Members age group is 18 to 30 years
- Registration fee for colleges is Rs.1500 (One time 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 Prinicipal and Programme officer.
- 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
- National Integration Camps
- Communal harmony
- Literacy campaign / youth exchange program
- Understanding & accepting of Civil responsibilities
Red Cross has started in ATME from the year 2013-14 onwards. Mr. Shashidhar S Gokhale, Asst. Professor, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering is its Programme Officer with a department coordinator for each department.
The main events conducted so far under the aegis of Red Cross are:
A Blood donation camp for students in association with Red Cross, Bangalore and Eye Check up camp in association with Dr. Agarwal’s Eye Hospital, Mysore was arranged on Wednesday, 24th April, 2017 at ATME College of Engineering, Bannur Road, Mysuru. It was organized by Mr. Shashidhar S Gokhale, Red Cross/NSS officer, Asst. Professor, Dept. of ECE, ATME. Enclosed are some of the pictures of the camp.
A Blood donation camp for students in association with Red Cross, Bangalore was arranged on Wednesday, 25th April, 2016 at ATME College of Engineering, Bannur Road, Mysuru. It was organized by Mr. Shashidhar S Gokhale, Red Cross/NSS officer, Asst. Professor, Dept. of ECE, ATME. Cerificates were distributed to all donors.
Enclosed are the samples of certificates issued to the donors as well as volunteers.
A Blood donation camp for students in association with Red Cross, Bangalore & Health check-up camp for public in association with Brindavan Hospital, Mysuru was arranged on Wednesday, 22nd April, 2015 at ATME College of Engineering, Bannur Road, Mysuru. It was organized by Mr. Shashidhar S Gokhale, Red Cross/NSS officer, Asst. Professor, Dept. of ECE, ATME.
The camp was inaugurated by the honorable guests by lighting the lamps.
Speaking on the occasion, L Arun Kumar, Chairman of ATME said that despite the advancements in science and technology, we still have been unable to create artificial blood. Therefore, donated blood is still the only option for saving lives when conditions are critical. He also mentioned that ATME was not founded with the intention to create just Engineers, but with the intention of creating socially and morally responsible Engineers.
Indian Red Cross Society officer Shyamsundar added that Donation of Blood is a moral responsibility of all citizens and that degradation of health due to blood donation is a misconception.
Dr. Meghana from Brindavan hospital who had come for the health check-up camp mentioned that with daily exercise, better food habits, we can maintain good health nullifying the need to visit doctors constantly, but the significant increase in stress levels due to today’s lifestyle has brought about a call for more and more doctors.
Dr. L. Basavaraj, Principal, ATME welcomed the gathering. The function began with the invocation by Asst. Professor Kumudha and ended with the vote of thanks by Asst. Professor Mr. Shashidhar S Gokhale. The function was anchored by C. Chandrashekhar.
The students of the college turned up in large numbers to donate blood. Hundreds of rural folk from nearby villages such as Mellahalli, Vajamangala, Varakodu etc. participated in the health check up camp.
The above picture shows students donating Blood