Updated: Jan 16
A seven days NSS Special Camp was held from 25th December to 31st December 2022 at ALP School Kilingaar. The theme of the camp was “Youth of Kerala against drugs for better future” and "Digital literacy". Totally 40 NSS volunteers of the unit took active part in the camp.
The NSS volunteers reached the camp venue on 25th evening. The camp was officially inaugurated on 26th by Shri. K.N Krishna Bhat, Manager of ALP school Kilingaar by hoisting the NSS flag. Rev. Fr. Anil Avild Lobo the Principal, St mary's college Bela presided over the inauguration ceremony. Mrs. Shreevidya (H. M of A. L. P School Kilingaar, Mr. N. Subraya Bhat (Retired H. M and President of Old Students Association A. L.P School Kilingaar ), Mr. K. Ramakrishna Bhat (Retired H. M and Member of management committee), Mr. Padmanabha Rai (P. T. A President), Mr. Praveen (President, Yuva Kesari Club), Mr. Vincent D'souza (Vice Principal, St Mary’s college, Bela) were the chief guests for the occasion.
The camp was scheduled into three parts; input sessions by the resource persons, contributory service to the society and the recreational activities in the evening. The sessions were conducted by Mr Janardhana (Civil officer Badiadka), Mr Mahesh Yethadka (HSST, SSHSS Kattukukke Best volunteer award winner), Mr. Karthik Padre and Prof. A Sreenath (State level NSS award winner). All the four sessions enlightened the volunteers with Knowledge regarding hazardous drugs, personality development and community development concepts.
As a contributory service to the society volunteers undertook the activities such as cleaning the surrounding by picking plastics, wrappers, waste materials and removing weeds from both the sides of the local road. With the help of local people, the NSS volunteers also painted the old school and built a beautiful flower garden.
As a part of the recreational activities along with the villagers the volunteers organized cultural events. This helped in building a good rapport with the local people and to expose their talents through various stage performances. The various cultural activities such as comedy skits, dances, solo and group singing etc. entertained the audience.
On 30th December 2022 evening, the camp ended with a valedictory function. It was presided over by Rev. Fr. Anil Avild Lobo, the Principal of St Mary’s College, Bela. NSS programme officer Mr.Ravindra Pai presented the report of activities held. The school committee members appreciated the volunteers and the assisting staff members for their vibrant participation in the camp and making it a successful and memorable one. Ms. Jenita , the NSS Volunteer proposed the vote of thanks and specially thanked the villagers, local club members and Kutumbashree for their commendable helping and caring nature.
Through the camp the students enriched themselves by experiencing real life situation of the people of in remote areas. They could understand the hurdles faced by the villagers and their fraternity and love for the nature. Nevertheless, the NSS volunteers also learned to face the real-life situation by themselves, to stand with each other and to cope up with the situations of their life that they may encounter in the future days to come.