OVERVIEW - INDIAN RED CROSS SOCIETY, DELHI BRANCH
Indian Red Cross Society was formed in 1920 by an Act of Parliament. In 1962, the then Prime Minister Late Pt. Jawahar Lal Nehru laid foundation of Red Cross Bhawan, Golf Links, New Delhi-110003. It was inaugurated in 1963 by then President of India late Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Hon'ble Lt. Governor Delhi is President of Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS) Delhi Branch.
IRCS, Delhi Branch is undertaking the following key activities for the welfare of poor and the needy: -
- Running of 40 bedded Red Cross Charitable Hospital at Seemapuri (East Delhi).
- English Medium School for lower socio economic segments of society at Jhilmil (East Delhi).
- Regular health check-up and Blood Donation camps
- Distribution of clothes to the needy in slums & night shelters
- Awareness and prevention of Drug Abuse Programme in schools and colleges.
- Providing Charitable and Humanitarian services to the weaker sections of the society.
- Relief to victims of natural and man-made disasters in NCT of Delhi.
IRCS, Delhi Branch runs its activities from donations generated from the general public and does not get any grant in aid from any government department etc.