A seven day annual camp of N.S.S volunteers was held at MIER campus on the theme ‘Save Environment to Save Life’. The Valedictory Session was organized today at MIER College of Education. The Chief Guest was Dr. Vishav Raksha, Programme, Coordinator NSS, University of Jammu. Dr. Renu Gupta, Director MIER was the Guest of Honour whereas other dignitaries present on the occasion were HOD CER, Dr. H.R.Shan, HOD B.Ed Special Education, Mr. Rajendra Praveen along with the faculty and the students of the college.
Dr. Vishav Raksha addressed the volunteers and said that it is always a pleasure to visit MIER. She said that the NSS Unit of MIER is the oldest unit and has been so vibrant and active. She suggested that the unit should adopt an area and be the ambassadors of change. The volunteers of B.Ed are even more significant as they pass on the values of selfless service to the school children which is the noblest cause. She appreciated the efforts of the NSS unit for instilling the sense of community service in the youth.
The programme concluded with an impressive cultural programme comprising of song, dance, skit, sharing of experiences by the volunteers. The report of the camp was presented by Ms. Rohinika Sharma, NSS Programme Officer.
Earlier the camp was formally inaugurated by Dr Renu Gupta, Director MIER and Principal MIER College of Education wherein she blessed the volunteers and interacted and provided an interesting energizer. She appreciated their zeal for social service.She hoped that the camp will provide them with the necessary training and initiative to shape the future of the country.
A training programme on ‘What to do: Before, during & after earthquake’ and First Aid was organized in collaboration with Directorate of Civil Defence. The programme was attended by the NSS campers and the students of Model Academy. Mr. Sudarshan Saini, Instructor, Civil Defence gave the orientation to the volunteers regarding how they can tackle a natural calamity like earthquake. A live demonstration of first aid was also given by Mr. Alok Nanda Deputy Divisional Warden, Ms. Tajinder Kaur, Deputy Controller and Mr. Vijay Mangotra,, deputy Divisional Warden were also present on the occasion.
A guest lecture on the theme ‘Donate Blood for a Noble Cause’ was held. Dr. Rajiv Gupta, Associate Professor, P.G. Department of Community and Medicine, Government Medical College, Jammu.
The camp was organized under the guidance of Ms. Rohinika Sharma, NSS Programme Officer, MIER. Fifty volunteers participated in the camp. The volunteers were made aware about the objectives of N.S.S and the purpose behind organizing the camp. To fulfill the main theme, different kinds of activities were conducted like clean-up campaign within and outside the college campus, maintenance and preservation of the lawns of the college, environment awareness campaigns etc.
A number of visits were organized during the camp for different places in Jammu like Old Age Home and Mother Teresa Home for Destitute & Home for Mentally Retarded Children. The volunteers interacted with the dwellers and made them aware about environmental and other issues through recreational programmes.
The volunteers participated in various activities like games, yoga, chess, collage making, poster making, painting, slogan writing, poetry recitation, essay writing and quiz competitions on various themes like Health, Hygiene and Environment etc.