The Indian Red Cross Society is a voluntary humanitarian organization, established by an act of the Indian Legislature in 1920, having on its rolls the states, the union territories, the districts and the sub-district branches. Its activities are being directed forward to the “Prevention of Diseases, Improvement of Health and Mitigation of Suffering”. The Indian Red Cross Society realized the importance of the youth way back in 1925 and established Junior Red Cross (JRC) in schools and Youth Red Cross (YRC) in colleges.
The Mount Zion College of Engineering and Technology established its YRC Local Unit in the academic year of 2004-2005.The Youth Red Cross (YRC) of Mount Zion College of Engineering and Technology is a part of the Indian Red Cross Society. It is a voluntary relief movement whose purpose is to protect life, health and to ensure respect for the human life.