Red Cross units in polytechincs

All polytechnics (technical diploma institutes) in the State will have Red Cross units from the next academic year.

Each government, aided, and unaided polytechnic would have to deposit Rs 1,500 with the Indian Red Cross Society and take steps to set up a Red Cross Society unit on its campus, said H U Talawar, Director, Technical Education.

While a few degree colleges have set up Red Cross units as part of the National Service Scheme (NSS) initiative, it is for the first time that all polytechnics are required to open humanitarian service wings on their campuses.

Out of Rs 50 collected from every student, Rs 35 will be spent on conducting humanitarian programmes and the rest will be donated to the Indian Red Cross Society, Karnataka State Branch, No 26, Red Cross Bhavan, 1st Floor, Race Course Road, Bangalore-560001.

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