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 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 the more congenial climate for peace
Indian Red Cross Society is a Worldwide, well known, universally accepted and admired and internationally identified humanitarian Voluntary Service Organization. It organizes relief and assistance without discrimination to the victims of armed conflicts, endeavors to mitigate and alleviate the human sufferings, wherever and whenever the naturals/man-made disasters cripple the society, work to ensure respect and dignity for human being and serves to promote mutual understanding, friendship and co-operation among all peoples.
Indian Red Cross Society is constituted under the enactment of Parliament Act XV of 1920 and is governed by the New Uniform Rules circulated by the National Headquarters of Indian Red Cross Society at New Delhi. His Excellency the President of India, is the President of the Indian Red Cross Society at National Level. The Hon’ble Union Minister for Health is the Chairman of the Managing Body of the Indian Red Cross Society at the National level. At the State level, His Excellency the Governor of Tamil Nadu is the President of Indian Red Cross Society Tamil Nadu Branch and at District level the District Collector is the President for District Red Cross Branches
The Tamil Nadu Branch of the Indian Red Cross Society was formed on 27th November 1920. The Indian Red Cross Society Tamil Nadu Branch has 38 Districts Red Cross Branches and 89 Taluk Sub Branches throughout the State.
The Indian Red Cross Society serves as an auxiliary to the State authorities engaged in Social Welfare activities