Indian Red Cross hosts national youth festival

ANI | Updated: Feb 12, 2018 18:02 IST

Noida (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb.12 (ANI): The Indian Red Cross Society is hosting a three-day National Youth Festival from February 12 to 14.

The objective of the festival is to help youth of the country understand their potential and urge them to contribute to society in a more effective manner. Young volunteers of the Indian Red Cross Society will be given direction towards self-sufficiency and sustainability. This interactive festival will see exchange of thoughts between the volunteers and the experts from Red Cross and other sectors as well.

The sole purpose of this event is to bring a youth momentum within the cadre of the Red Cross in India at each level.

Manish Choudhary, Joint Secretary, (IRCS), said,t "Indian Red Cross identifies with the spirit of the youth and wants to bring the reflection of this vibrancy in our Red Cross programmes so that it connects well with the young in India. In India the Red Cross Movement is keen to bring in youth power and the movement partners International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) are playing a key in supporting this objective."

The event is a mix of educational-cum-cultural extravaganza with each state performing live either through dance forms, theater or vocal music. This rendezvous would culminate in a grand award winning ceremony during the valedictory function.

YRC volunteers would also be given an opportunity to meet with youth icons like Ritesh Malik (entrepreneur), Umesh Vikram Kumar (Para Badminton Athlete), Nipun Malhotra of the Nipman Foundation, Angad Singh Bedi (actor and cricketer) and Fazilpuria (Rapper).

The Indian Red Cross is a voluntary humanitarian organisation with a network of over 700 branches across India. (ANI)