Youth Red Volunteers of Shift-II conducted an awareness campaign on Heat wave on 19.03.2019. The focus of the effort was to create awareness on the impact of heat waves, Heat waves often lead to dehydration, heat exhaustion, stress and even a fatal heat stroke. With advance planning and preparedness, the illnesses to be induced by heat waves can be brought down.
Vellore district has touched 40.6 degrees Celsius. The weather was between 95 degree Celsius and 98 degrees from third week of February. Public have been advised to drink lots of fluids such as water, buttermilk and consume fruits that are high in water content. They have also been advised to use umbrellas and caps, footwear and cotton clothes.
To create awareness about this heat wave the Youth Red Cross Volunteers of Auxilium College prepared charts and displayed in various places inside and outside the college. They also mentioned about the dos’ and don’ts at the time of heat wave. A stall to distribute buttermilk and watermelon was arranged with the guidance of our respected Principal Dr. (Sr.) Regina Mary R.around 12.00 PM, Dr. (Sr.) Regina Mary. Rour Principal and Dr.Sr. Mary Sheila Susai Raj, Vice Principal (Shift-II) distributed the butter milk and watermelon to the workers and students. Youth Red Cross Volunteers also went in person to distribute to the butter milk to the people who are working in fields and construction sites within the campus. Ms. Priyadharshni. V.R Asst. Prof of English and YRC Programme officer (Shift- II) organized the whole program.