Regional Red Cross Society Jammu started functioning w.e.f. Oct 1963 under the dedicated leadership of the then 1st Hony. Secretary Col. Hiranand Dubey who dedicated nearly 15 yrs of free service for creating and activating the regional Red Cross Branch Jammu which was followed by S. Sohan Singh (IAS) (Retd.) former Divisional Commissioner Jammu who remained Hony. Secretary w.e.f. 20-7-1978 to 5-10-1990.

The regional branch operated from a old building at Kachi Chowni Jammu & the prominent among those Hony. Secretaries who not only strengthened the activites of Red Cross but also gave a facelift by creating 2 storeyed building of Red Cross Bhawan, include Sh. K.L. Dubey former D.I.G (CRPF) & Brig. Jagmohan Singh. The other Hony. Secretaries who contributed to the activities of Red Cross include L.T. Col. Sunit Singh Pathania, Sh. D.R. Gandotra (Retd. C.E.), Sh. R.S. Parihar (IAS)(Retd.), Sh. N.L. Bakshi (IAS)(Retd.) and Mrs. Santosh Mangotra.

The present Hony. Secretary Sh. Anil k. Padha (Founder Chairman Young Blood Association) who took over the charge on 1st oct 2007 Has given a priority in srengthening the district level Red Cross Committees and creating a volunteer base for training them on First Aid And Disaster Management Programmes.

A Red Cross Auditorium has recently been ceated at Red Cross Bhawan Kachi Chowni with the MPLAD fund received fund Dr. Farooq Abdullah. Besides a critical care Ambulance is in the process with the help of MPLAD fund received from Ch. Lal Singh (Hon’ble MP). Reviving of the Red Cross Mela after a long gap of 14 yrs was also made possible in the year 2008 with the kind intervention of the then Divisional Commissioner Jammu Sh. Sudanshu Pandey who took pains and extended full administrative support.

Now this Red Cross Mela ia an annual event which is held at Kala Kendra Jammu in the month of February involving youth and children from various schools and colleges and is an oppurtunity for Red Cross Volunteers to understand and further disseminate the aims aand objectives of The Red Cross Movement. the Red Cross Bhawan now houses the shopping complexat the ground floor, two banks i.e.

Vijaya Bank and State Bank Of India on the 1st floor and 2nd floor is occupied by a Red Cross Dispensary, a Clinical Laboratory, an Opthomology clinic, Family Welfare centre, District Red Cross office, Childline centre, Red Cross Auditorium and offices of Regional Red Cross Society Jammu, besides Darbar Move office of State General Secretary of Red Cross.