Rashtriya Life Saving Society (India)
The Rashtriya Life Saving Society (India) came into being on 2 August 1998 through an understanding signed between representatives of the Royal Life Saving Society (Commonwealth), the Royal Life Saving Society (Australia), the Indian Maritime Foundation and RLSS (India)
At the time, Pune was experiencing deaths by drowning at regular intervals. RLSS India first learnt about lifesaving and then for the next two years set about showing people elements of first aid and Lifesaving, and how simple skills acquired by people could equip them with the ability to save lives.
Observing RLSS (India)’s work and thrust towards safety, Pune Municipal Corporation General Body appointed it Honorary Consultant for safer swimming in Pune in December 2000.
In twelve years of existence RLSS (India) has expanded to become a pan-India Organisation. It provides leadership in lifesaving activities through training and operations by its four zones (North, East, South & West) and trainers with international accreditation, the latest training equipment and techniques.