There are several social service organizations in the
district which function on a voluntary basis with or without support of
government. They perform varied activities of public welfare. A brief
account of important organizations in the district is given below:-
District Red Cross Society, Jind.
The activities of the Red Cross Society are directed mainly towards the
improvement of health, prevention of diseases and mitigation of sufferings.
These include an extended sphere of social service like hospital welfare,
community health and sanitation relief to defence personnel, maternity and
child welfare, emergency relief of all kinds, training of doctors, lady
health visitors, mid-wives, nurses, dais, etc.
The District Red Cross Society, Jind, was established in 1967. It is
affiliated to the Haryana State Branch of the Indian Red Cross Society.
It has started two maternity and child health centres at Safidon and Uchana.
Besides, it maintanins 5 trained dai centres at Siwana, Kelram, Sanghan,
Safidon and Uchana. The society takes keen interest in blood collection and
its donation to the needy and deserving persons in the district.
The Society maintains Ambulance Car each at Jind and Narwana for the
transportation of serious case from one place to another. It provides free
lift to persons who cannot pay the charges of the van on the recommendations
of the Medical officer in-charge of the hospital. It arranges first-aid
training classes regularly.
Hospital Welfare Section.-
This section established in 1967, is affiliated to the District Red Cross
Society. It is also affiliated to State Hospital Welfare Section. In 1975,
it had 710 members, it undertakes hospital welfare work which includes free
supply of medicines, food, clothing, magazines, books, etc. to needy
patients in hospital/health centres. The members visit the hospitals off and
on and render necessary help to the needy indoor patients. The difficulties
experienced by the patients are brought to the notice of hospital
authorities. Artificial limbs are also arranged. During the Indo-Pakistan
War of 1971, the members collected cash donations and gifts worth Rs. 8,000
for the welfare of the military personnel. During 1972,18 sewing machines
were arranged for the widows of war heroes of the district and a sum of Rs.
5,000 was given to the Dharmarth Netra Chikitshala, Uchana as donation for
District Relief Fund Committee.-
The District Relief Fund Committee, Jind, was constituted during 1967-68.
Besides the Deputy Commissioner as its Chairmen, there are six official
members and two non-official members. Its aim is to raise funds on a
voluntary basis and render service to other institutions engaged in the
service of humanity and also to the deserving needy individuals. It renders
financial assistance to the District Red Cross Society, Saket Council, Chief
Minister’s Fund, Kusht Nirvan Sangh, Haryana Child Welfare Council and the
poor, blind, dead and needy persons and other deserving institutions. The
assistance given to the individuals varies according to the needs of each
case. It contributes to associations and institutions for the purpose
approved by the government. It extends help to ward off some natural
calamities like floods, famines, fire, etc. to raise funds, it organizes
sports meets, functions and other events. Some cultural programmers are also
arranged by it for the purpose.
District Council for Child
The District Council for Child Welfare, Jind, was established on April 1,
1971. It is a branch of the Haryana State Council for Child Welfare,
Chandigarh. Its main objectives are to promote the welfare of the children
up to the age of six years and to educate the public in child welfare work.
It encourages children through competition in story writing, art, sports and
celebrates the Children’s Day. The main sources of the income of the council
are subscriptions, donations and grants from Haryana State Council for Child
Welfare, Chandigarh, Indian council for Child Welfare and the District