The Red Cross Society is an International
Organization, which aims at promoting mutual understanding, friendship,
co-operation and lasting peace among all the people. This is one of the
largest voluntary organizations in the world, which works for the welfare and
help of poor people and suffering humanity. The idea of Red
Cross was conceived by Henry Dunant in 1859 when he saw more than forty
thousands dying and wounded soldiers uncared in the battle field of Sulferine.
As a result of his sincere efforts, this organisation came into existence in
1863 as an International body for taking care of the sick, helpless and
suffering humanity. Tended with help, care and devotion; this organisation has
now become a great International Institution, and its primary function is to
provide relief to resource less suffering people.
in our country, the Indian Red Cross Society was established under the Red
Cross Society Act XV of 1920. Thereafter, its branches gradually spread out in
every nook & corner of the country. The welfare activities of the Society
have proved to be beneficial, especially in Himachal Pradesh where a State
endowed with natural scenic beauty but difficult terrain. Number of people are
being benefitted in many ways through this institution.