JNRM -NSS camp concludes with call for empowerment of women

Port Blair
13 Mar 2018

National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit No. 1 of Jawaharlal Nehru Rajkeeya Mahavidyalaya organised a week-long Special Camp at Birsa Nagar, Atam Pahad from March 6-12 on ‘Healthy Youth for Healthy India’. The volunteers conducted door to door survey, heard problems and sensitized people about the government schemes. They advised villagers on cleanliness and gave tips to rid of mosquitoes. They cleaned streets, drains, the temple and church premises. They spread awareness on ODF, AIDS and Importance of girl child. Medical teams from DHS, and ANIIMS, and Health Educator and Community Health Officer from DHS visited the Camp and conducted classes and sensitized the volunteers about the prevention of diseases. A rally on Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and Health for All was held. On 8th March, a sports competition for local children and women was held where  Dr. Poonam Arora spoke on Women and Youth Empowerment through Community Services. Volunteers were formed into six teams supervised by Programme Officer, Dr. Kandimuthu.
At the valedictory function Ms. Rashmi Singh, Secretary, Social Welfare and GA said activities for NSS volunteers were designed in such a way that they help them develop a strong personality, complimenting the volunteers, the Programme officer and the Principal, JNRM, Dr. N. Francis Xavier for the camp. He said being a part of NSS would make students disciplined with a strong commitment towards Social causes. Dr. Kandimuthu said the volunteers created awareness on the importance of literacy, swacchta, seasonal diseases and their causes. Dr. P. M. Murali, Member Secretary, SPCA and his team conducted a session on Animal Welfare, Mr. Gyan Singh, Assistant Director from Disaster Management on Disaster Management, Mr. K. Venkatesan, Assistant Professor, JNRM on Personality Development, Ms. Kulsum Bibi and Ms.Farida Bibi from ICDS, Dr. Savita from AYUSH, Dr. Sidharaju Deputy Director DHS, Dr. S Ganesh, Associate Professor from ANIIMS, Dr. E. Muthukumaran from DBRAIT, Dr. Utpal Sharma, Principal DBRAIT, faculty and Resource persons from different fields interacted with volunteers. Dr. Kandimuthu said in this camp the volunteers cooked food for themselves. 
The Volunteers shared their experiences with the dignitaries. At the campfire, a cultural programme and a community feast was organised by the volunteers and the villagers, in which Ms. Rubana Aziz, Ward Councillor PBMC, Mr. Kundanlal, DYC, NYK, Principal JRNM, Dr. N. Francis Xavier, Mr. Shambhu Nath and Mr. Poorna Soreng, village elder was also present. Dr. N. Laxmi, Assistant Professor, ANCOL conducted the Cultural and Chart Making Competition. The winner were given prizes by the Chief Guest. Ms. Maria Tirkey and Mr. Tarun Tamang were given the Best Girl and Boy Volunteer Prize, while Ms. Gracy Tripathy and Mr. Saurabh Debnath won the best prizes for Best Supporting Girl and Boy Volunteer, and Mr. Shubanker Halder was given a special appreciation prize. The Yamuna, Ganga and Kaveri teams were given the 1st prizes for skit presentation – Beti Bachao, Beti Padao, Ghoomar Dance and Mera Andaman Song.  Volunteers in association with NYK, South Andaman District contributed in the rejuvenation of a village well. Vote of thanks was given by Dr. Kandimuthu, who said that the Camp was special as it is the Golden Jubilee year of JNRM.