NSS-Unit, Patkai Christian College (Autonomous) conducted a special camping programme for higher secondary student volunteers from November 17 to 23 under the theme “Nature Care”.
The camp was inaugurated by Dr. Jyoti, vice-principal of Patkai Christian College. In her inaugural speech, Dr. Jyoti encouraged volunteers to have a concern for the welfare of community and weaker segment. She described NSS as a holistic approach towards education, and also encouraged volunteers to protect environment and engaged in innovative and constructive social work.
Bendangnungsang, programme officer, NSS, along with 30 volunteers attended the camp to inculcate environmental care among student volunteers and to keep the neighbourhood green and clean.
The first five days camp was fully devoted to social work in the campus and Seithekema ‘C’ village. The last day was devoted to seminar presentation, group discussion and question hour amongst the volunteers and participants.
In the seminar, Kahoshe Sumi, department of Zoology, Patkai Christian College spoke on ‘Pollution’, Kilangbenla, dept. of Mathematics on ‘Peer Pressure’ and Vichukho Neikha, Chaplain, on ‘Status of women in India’.
One-day sightseeing programme was also organized under the activity of the camp where campers were taken in and around Dimapur under the guidance of programme officer.
The campers visited Green Park, Nagaland science centre, Nagaland zoological park and Niathu resort.
The volunteers conducted cleanliness drive in the adopted village of Patkai NSS-Unit. Kenneth Punyu, state liason officer, NSS, directorate of youth resource and sports, Kohima and John Sangma, programme officer, NSS regional centre, Guwahati were the resource persons at the concluding day. The resource persons gave ample guidelines to the volunteers about profundity and objectives of NSS and value of being an NSS volunteer.