Indian Red Cross Society to offer internship to students every year
Buoyed with the positive response received from student community to an internship programme Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), have planned to conduct similar programme in every summer.
Warangal: Buoyed with the positive response received from student community to an internship programme Indian Red Cross Society (IRCS), have planned to conduct similar programme in every summer.
As many as 22 students studying medicine, engineering, graduation (arts and science) and intermediate have taken part in a 15-day internship programme wherein the participants were given first-hand information on the IRCS activities and other social issues.
The students enthusiastically took part in the internship programme, a first of its kind initiative, in view of such response from them it was decided to offer internship every year, informed the IRCS chairman Dr P Vijaychander Reddy here on Tuesday.
The participants, hailing from Warangal district and studying at places like Bengaluru, New Delhi, Hyderabad and others have attended the programme. They were explained about the Thalassemia patients, grouping of blood collected from donors and cross matching of blood groups, organising blood donation camps and motivating donors.
The students also visited old age homes and senior citizens clinic and learnt the conditions of elderly people who were abandoned by their children or away from the children. They were taught first aid techniques as part of social emergency response volunteer programme, explained the IRCS State Managing Committee Member EV Srinivas Rao, who coordinated the programme.
“The internship programme has helped us to learn many new things about IRCS, which hitherto we are unaware of. The visit to an old age home in Hanamkonda told us the importance of taking care of our parents when grown old” said Sattvika EV, a student at Delhi University.
The same was the feeling of an MBBS student P Bhavisya, an engineering student E Sai Sujith Rao and an intermediate student B Sohan Sidha. “We are able to learn about the history of Red Cross Society, generic medical shops that are beneficial to the society” they noted. The participants were presented certificates by the district collector Amrapali Kata.