About Us

The Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha State Branch has been rendering humanitarian services to the people of Odisha since 1936. The IRCS was established in 1920 through an Act of the Parliament, the bill passed on 17th March, 1920 and became Act XV of 1920 with the consent of the Governor General on 20th March, 1920 and established on 1st April, 1936. All its humanitarian activities are based on the four core areas i.e Disaster Response, Disaster Preparedness, Health & Care in the community and Promotion of Humanitarian Values & Fundamental Principles. Binding by seven Fundamental Principles i.e. Humanity, Impartiality, Neutrality, Independence, Voluntary Service, Unity and Universality the Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha State Branch has promoted mutual understanding, friendship, cooperation and lasting peace amongst all people. It has 30 District Branches, 1 City Branch, 1 Regional Branch and 3 Block Branches, besides Junior Red Cross and Youth Red Cross units in most of the schools and colleges of Odisha.

Key People

Prof. Ganeshi Lal

Hon’ble Governor of Odisha

President, IRCS-OSB


Sj. Naba Kishore Das

Hon’ble Minister, Health & Family Welfare, Odisha and Chairman Working committee, IRCS-OSB


Dr. Arun Kumar Sahoo

Hon’ble Minister, Higher Education, Odisha and Chairman Working Committee, Youth Red Cross, Odisha


Sj. Samir Ranjan Dash

Hon’ble Minister, School & Mass Education, Odisha and Chairman Working Committee, Junior Red Cross, Odisha


    Miss. CTM. Suguna; IAS(Retd)

Honorary Secretary, Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha State Branch










Current News


captureSocial Service Camp On Rath Yatra

On the auspicious occasion of Rath Yatra Indian Red Cross Society, Odisha State Branch has organised a Social Service Camp on Rath Yatra, at Puri by involving the volunteers from different sections of Red Cross in association.

Statue Unveiling Ceremony Of Sir Jean Henry Dunant

Red Cross is the largest Humanitarian Organisation was formed founder Sir Jean Henry Dunant in the year 1863. Since 1920 the Indian Red Cross Society has  been working for the people of Indian by rendering humanitarian services through it’s 700+ branches


TOT Programme for YRC & JRC

TOT Programme for YRC & JRC counsellors on Disaster Management and Disaster survival Skills in collaboration with OSDMA (2018-19)


Police: 100
Ambulance: 108
Disaster: 121
Fire: 101


humidity: 89%
wind: 2m/s SSW
H 29 • L 29
Weather from OpenWeatherMap

News: Corona virus my be leading us towards a new crisis

Many water management experts are concerned that corona virus  can lead to water crisis.
Here’s how:
❌If your tap is left running during your 20 seconds hand wash, 1.5-2 liters of water will go  waste.
❌So you end up wasting around 15-20 liters of water because of frequent hand washing.
❌Hence, a family of 5 will need 100 liters of water everyday.
❌We already have  warning that 21 cities in India will not have any underground water in 2020.
But washing your hands is very important else the virus cannot be stopped.
So, what to do?
✅ If you consider yourself a responsible citizen, turn off the water tap during those 20 seconds. Wash the tap with your soapy hand each time, so that is also getting cleaned and water is not wasted. So for each hand wash the tap will be touched at least 4 times. So the sequence will be:
*Open tap – wet your hands – close tap – soap on hands and tap – lather for 20 seconds – open tap – wash hands and tap – close tap.*
✅ If you think a single person can bring no change. Convince your family to do this, you will be saving 100 liters of water everyday.
✅ Please follow this and share this message with as many people as possible so we don’t add to another crisis unknowingly while battling this one

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