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NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME
Report from 2016-2017
Mount Carmel College, Autonomous
#58, Palace Road, Vasanth Nagar
Bangalore - 52 Report 2016-2017 Activities during the year are as follows: 1. Registration of new volunteers
Enrolment of fresh volunteers for the year 2016-17 was on 23rd June and 27th June; over 600 volunteers enrolled. This year we started online registration for NSS.
2. Fresher’s week events conducted by the NSS unit on 1st July NSS organized a quiz and there were 18teams (2 member in each) which participated in the quiz
3. Inauguration of NSS
Inauguration of NSS was held on 12th July. The new volunteers were told about the aim of NSS and what activities our unit of NSS does. They were also introduced to the core team members.
4. Free Eye Screening
NSS with physics department in association with Pradnya Nethralaya conducted free eye check up on 14th July for support staff, non-teaching staff, teaching staff and students. The main focus was on the support staff on the college, they were also given a discount for their further treatment if require and family member’s eye checkup. Free eye drops and Glasses were at an affordable rate of rs200. Over 100 people got their eyes checked and 3 of the support staff members purchased glasses.
5. Cul-week events conducted by NSS unit on 22nd and 23rd August 2014: Day 02: Awareness race: Students had to go around the basketball court and find bags which had trash and segregate waste. 8 teams (2 members each) had participated. Day 03: Youth awareness skit: Students had to pick up any social issue related to youth and present a short skit. 5teams (5 members each) had participated 6. India HAATBEAT/ Pre-Independence day celebrationNSS volunteers
performed garba flash mob during pre-independence day celebration on 11th August. 25-30 volunteers took part and the performance was appreciated even in the newspapers.
7. Independence day celebration
NSS volunteers presented a mime on Independence Day regarding how we give so much importance to a cricket player and forget the soldier who sacrifices so much for our safety.
8. Celebration of centenary of Devraj Urs at Kanteerava stadium NSS had celebrated centenary of Devraj Urs at Kanteerava stadium there were several cultural performances. CM and other ministers had also come to take part in the celebration. 60 volunteers from our unit had taken part in the celebration.
9. Genderlogue-digitalization for a social change
NSS and Fes, India organized a panel discussion on genderlogue - digitalization in social change on 22nd August 2016.
NSS volunteers from different colleges were invited to attend and join the discussion. The panelists were Sunil Abraham from mahiti, Maureen from Mount Carmel College, Anita gurumurti from IT for change, Anurag Shankar from NASVI New Delhi and the moderator was Rakhee Bakshi from women's feature service.
It was a very informative interactive session.
10.Digital India- University workshop 10 volunteers took part in digital India workshop held on 24th August. Our
team participated in quiz on digital India and won the 1 st prize.
11. Flash Mob for Cul-ah
NSS volunteers had performed a flash mob in college on 12th September for our
national level fest cul-ah. Over 20 volunteers participated.
12.Cul-ah Promotion- Flash mob Flash mob was one of the ways of doing promotion. NSS has done flash mob in new bell road, St. Joseph College of Commerce, MG Road Metro Station, Socials (Church Street) and Truffles (New Bell road). NSS did Cul-ah promotion till evening in the last week of November.
NSS did two events. Those were Strategy Planning and Road show. For each event one judge came to host the programme. Strategy planning was on Day1, 1st December 2016 and the external judge was Mar. Nouman Road show was on Day2, 2nd December 2016 which was judged by an internally faculty of college Mar. Nagarjun G. 14. NGO Visits Throughout the year, NSS girls visited Karnataka State Council for Child Welfare in Jaymahal Extension Road and RT Nagar on Saturday. Always the different set of girls used to visit the place. Almost 5-6 times NSS has visited the place and each time 15 girls in each place went with the secretaries and
core team. Girls distributed old clothes, chocolates and candies. NSS volunteers played educational games, taught them, organised competition and distributed prizes .
14. 15.Social Entrepreneurship Lecture
The social entrepreneurship lecture was organised in Mount Carmel College on 5th December 2016. It was regarding entrepreneurship course through social responsibility
16.Blood Donation Camp & Bone Marrow The blood donation camp and Bone Marrow was organised in Mount Carmel College NSS Unit along with Lions Blood Bank and Victoria Hospital on 14th December 2016 contributes 380 units of blood. Over 900 girl students were participated and they were provided with the certificates, refreshments and smiley balls.
17.Rise of Dalit’s Community Lecture
The lecture on Rise of Dalit’s Community Lecture was organised by Indian Social Institute. It was regarding the rights of Dalit minorities. Many speaker regarding this issue raised their voice.
18.National Integration camp Sneh Bhardwaj and Sandhya A had been to Himachal Pradesh for National Integration Camp (NIC) along with other 5 volunteers from other colleges to represent Karnataka. The value unity in diversity was inculcated in us there.
19.Freedom Diaries The Freedom diary programme was held on 12th January 2017 in Mount Carmel College. Soldiers came from Army and NSS performed a mime for them.
20.Rashtriya Yuva Saptah NSS had celebrated Rashtriya Yuva Saptah. On 18th January there was a celebration on palace grounds and over 100 volunteers took part in celebration on Swami Vivekananda’s Birthday celebration.
21.Buffalo Vs Cow-The New Nationalism Lecture The lecture on Buffalo Vs Cow-The New Nationalism was organised by Indian Social Institute on 20th January 2017, Friday. The speaker was Prof. Kancha Ilaiah.
22. Mannequin Challenge
On 26th January 2017 Republic Day programme NSS volunteers did a
mannequin to make the youth realize that it is our duty to rise against any
kind of injustice and not be a mannequin. We took the issue of molestation
as it has become as common as someone breaking traffic rules which should
not be the case. we should not be a mannequin.
23. Blind Walkathon
A blind walkathon was organised by Smarami on 26th January 2017. It was
from MG Road, metro station to Trinity Circle. It began with the speech by
Smarami’s Director and other officials. 22 girls volunteered from Mount
Carmel College and all the girls were given certificates.
24. Gandhi Rally
Gandhi Rally was organised by Bangalore University on 30th January 2017,
Gandhi’s Death Anniversary. Rally was against anti-alcohol and anti-smoking.
Rally started from Anand Rao Circle and ended in Ghandibhavan which further
preceded with the workshop on Gandhian philosophy . Our college has
efficiently participated and volunteered and girls were given certificates for the
25.NSS Special Village Camp- 26th February, 17 to 04th March, 2017
NSS Special Village Camp organised at Koramanagala Village, Avathi (Po), Devanahalli (Tq) Bengaluru Rural District, from 26th February, 2017 to 04th March, 2017
NSS Programme Officer Mr. Govinda Gowda HG Successfully Completed NSS Programme Officers training from 20-7-2016 to 26-7-2016 at Mysore University.
NSS Programme Officer Mr. Govinda Gowda HG Represented Bangalore University for TOT Training from 8th to 12th September, 2016 organized by Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Central Govt. at Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
NSS Programme Officer Mr. Govinda Gowda HG Attended Workshop on Planning of NSS activities for the Academic Year 2016-17 for NSS Programme Officers, Organised by Bangalore University, Bengaluru
NSS Programme Officer Mr. Govinda Gowda HG Organised & Participated in promoting Digital India program organised by Dept. of Information Technology, Govt. of India at Jnanajyoti. And many more.
NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME (NSS)
SPECIAL CAMP REPORT 2016-17
National Service Scheme (N.S.S) Camp Report2017
NSS special village camp (NammaHalli) was held from 26th February 2017to 4th March 2017 at KormangalaVillage,Avathi(Po), Devanhalli (Tq) Bengaluru Rural
Activities of the Camp DAY 1- 26th February 2017 The village camp started on 26th on a pleasant Sunday morning. All the volunteers were asked to assemble in the college by 8 am so that we can load the luggage and proceed towards the village by 9am. We reached the village by 11:30am. Volunteers were allotted government school classrooms to stay. All the volunteers cleaned the whole school campus and adjusted the luggage and had lunch. After lunch there was a brief orientation for all the volunteers where they were instructed about the rules of the camp and told about the activities. Dr. Ramesh (Dean PG Dept of MCC) addressed the volunteers in the evening and guided all the volunteers as he himself was a NSS volunteer and NSS programme officer earlier. All the volunteers then got ready for the inauguration function which was at Gram panchayat karyalaya. All the volunteers went to invite all the villagers for the inauguration function of the special camp, and many villagers attended the inauguration. During the inauguration Dr. R. Srinivas, Co ordinator, Bangalore University was the chief guest and Dr. Sr. Aparna, Principal, Sr. Anupama, Dr. S. Ramesh, Mr. Narayanaswami, M.Parijatha, Mr. Byregowda, Mr. Janaradhan and Mr. Veerappa had come to grace the occasion Mr. Govinda Gowda HG NSS programme officer hosted the programme. The villagers welcomed us and they were happy to see us, and had a hope that we will bring in positive change in the village. To quote some of the speakers, Mr. Veerappa said “Work is worship” and Mr.Narayanaswami told us that he will
always be there for us if we have any problem during our camp. Our principal Sr. Aparna showed her great support and encouraged us. All the NSS volunteers were motivated from the speakers. After the inauguration Dr.Srinivas NSS co ordinator, Bengaluru University, addressed all the volunteers and spoke about what kind of life a NSS volunteer should lead, with discipline and selflessness. NSS volunteers were then divided in 6 groups and were allotted jobs such as cleaning, cleaning washrooms, flag hosting, kitchen duty, maintenance, hospitality for the next day and briefed about the schedule for next day.
The first day motivated all the volunteers to give their service whole heartedly for the lifetime and specially the next 6 days. CONSTRUCTION OF TOILETS
Day 2- 27th February 2017 The day started with full enthusiasm at 5 am and our NSS flag was hosted at 6am by our guest Janardhan sir (President of JCI) for the first time in the camp followed by prayer and refreshing yoga by Anusuya Sharma, one of our NSS volunteer. Volunteers then had their breakfast and got ready for taking the survey from villagers. Volunteers were divided in groups such that all 380 houses could be covered by afternoon. Volunteers proceeded for the survey and this was the first interaction of the volunteers with the villagers. Survey consisted of 27 questions which made us understand the economic and social condition of the village. Villagers were very patient and answered all the questions and they also told us about their problems such as water scarcity, no medical facility in village etc and they wanted us to bring in change. Villagers were very keen to show the volunteers what they do, they displayed their silk worms and explained the process of getting silk from silk worms;Volunteers had studied the process theoriticallly and never seen the process practically. The interaction of volunteers with villagers and getting to know the kind of life the villagers lead made nss volunteers of Bangalore city realize how they never appreciated the luxuries they get. The volunteers now had a different kind of spirit to help the villagers how much ever they can in these days and make their lives a little better as now the volunteers considered the villagers as their own. Volunteers were also offered lunch by the villagers and few volunteers were also invited for wedding in village.Now, it was our village for NSS volunteers and not some village they had been to for a camp.
Evening we had a motivational and inspirational speech on “LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL” by Pradeep International Trainer of soft skills. He told stories about important lessons of life such as how important education is, how we should not give up on life; He motivated us by the real stories of Steve Jobs, Arunima Sinha and Bill Marris. He said “defeat the defeat, before the defeat, defeats you”. He said how we women should come up and fight against all the odds and should not think about what society thinks about us, we should follow our dreams as we are no less than men. Our NSS volunteers enlightened and entertained the villagers by their mime on female foeticide and dance. After the dinner their was a report presentation by all the groups and then the volunteers were briefed about the next day schedule and then the duties were alloted for next day. DAY 3- 28th February 2017 Day started with flag hosting by our guest Govindappa sir and followed by prayer, yoga and breakfast. As health is wealth, to make our village prosper NSS conducted a free health camp at Gram Panchayat Karyalaya with the doctors from Akash hospital for all the villagers. The health camp was inaugrate by Dr.Ms.Haradya and Dr.Mr.Ramesh.
Volunteers made arrangements with the doctors for the health check up and went to the village to call all the villagers. we provided free health checup and medicines to villagers and almost 600 villagers came for the check up. Villagers gave very positive feedback for the camp and blessed us for our service. For NSS volunteers bleesings are all they need to keep them motivated for doing service to the society. After the successful health camp all the volunteers had their lunch and took rest for sometime. A lecture on cervical and breast cancer was then conducted by Dr. Lakshmi. She made us realize how important it is for women to lead an organised life, women are supposed to follow a healthy diet and take care of their health or else it can lead to a very serious issue. Women should approach doctor as soon as they feel that there is an health issue. Dr Lakshmi enlightened all the volunteers about this very serious issue and answered our doubts very patiently. In the evening after the snacks and tea, our programme officer Mr Govinda Gowda held a meeting and discussed about the Enterprenuership Skills Development Programme (EDP) we were going to conduct for the villagers the next day. All the volunteers gave in their suggestions and sir considered all of them. Sir supported entirely for the innovative ideas and then arranged for the material required for the EDP. The crafts finalized were quilling, mehendi, kalamkari, crochia, dreamcatcher making, photo frame and penholder making from ice cream sticks, making garland from fishwire, embroidery, paper bag making. All day work and no play makes Jack a dull boy, and NSS volunteers cannot be dull. All the NSS Volunteers played games such as kho-kho, seven stones, tug of war and re-energized themselves. After the games volunteers started preparing the samples to display to the villagers for the EDP on the next day. After the dinner their was report presentation by all the groups and then the volunteers were breifed about the next days schedule and were alloted the duties for next day. The enitre day was dedicated to health and now the volunteers were all set to help the villagers grow their wealth with their craft skill.
DAY 4- 1st March 2017 Day started with flag hosting by our guest Mrs.JC Kavya Ramesh, State level Trainer of JCI and followed by prayer, yoga and breakfast. NSS conducted Enterprenuership Skill Development Programme for specially village women to help them start their own small scale business. Volunteers taught them crafts like quilling, mehendi, kalamkari, crochia, dreamcatcher making, photo frame and penholder making from ice cream sticks, making garland
from fishwire, embroiery, paper bag making. Around 400 women were benefitted from this program. Inaugration function was held in the morning. Mr. Pillamunshamappa, MLA inaugurated the progamme. Mr.Gopala Gowdru(State Krishi Pandit Award Holder), Mrs Kavya & Mrs. Googliya (state level trainers of JCI), Mr. Prakash (Bank Manager) were the guests. Mr. Gopala Gowdru spoke about how to increase ones standard of living and how to generate employment from small scale industries such as poultry, sheep/goat farming. Mr. Prakash he explained about the bank loans and which loans bank offer villagers and how they can avail them. Mrs. Kavya told her life story how she struggled to get the master degree and how supportive her family especially her husband was. She made us realize how we can achive anything if we have the determination and we should never give up no matter how difficult the situation is. After the inauguration we started our Enterprenuership programme.The villagers were very keen to learn new things and they grasped everything very fast, things like quilling, kalamkari, dreamcatcher were new to them, but the intrested they showed was more than expected. Due to lack of time volunteers were not able to teach them but promised them to teach them the crafts the next day. In the afternoon after the lunch volunteers prepared themselves to conduct games for school students. . Volunteers conducted biscuit eating competition for 1st grade students, frog race for the 2ndgrade students and balancing book with glass for 3rd grade students. The kids prepared themselves before the competition and showed how we should compete everytime even if it is a small game. The kids made us realize what a true sports spirit is. NSS volunteers were taken to grape yard for the field visit. Mr. K V Byre Gowda showed his field and explained the whole process of farming and also gave us delicious grapes.
DAY 5- 2nd March 2017 Day started with flag hosting by our guest Nanjappa sir and followed by prayer, yoga. Trees are very important for human beings to survive NSS volunteers planted 200 saplings to help the villagers breathe more fresh air.
After the breakfast, Volunteers went to the houses of the villagers to teach them crafts and continued the EDP as all villagers couldn’t learn due to lack of time. Volunteers returned to the school at lunch time, had their lunch. games for 5th, 6th and 7th grade students were conducted; for grade 5th and 6th sack race was conducted and for 7th grade Kabbadi. Students participated with great enthusiasm due to which we decided to give prizes for the runner team also in Kabbadi. In the evening after the snacks and tea our NSS volunteers played games with village yelders & womens such as kho-kho, seven stone(lagori) and tug of war. After that we had a speech on Kannada Sahitya Parishath by Mr.Chandrashekar Adpad and Mr.Parmesh the secratery of devanhalli. He spoke about the importance of kannada language. Everyone who lives in Karnataka must know kannda so that it becomes easy for them to communicate, people should know the basic theasures so that their day-to-day life becomes more easy. After the program we had dinner and their was a report presentation by all the groups and then the volunteers were briefed about the next day schedule and then the duties were alloted for the next day.
DAY 6- 3rd March 2017 Day started with flag hosting by our guest Byre Gowda sir and followed by prayer, yoga and breakfast. Cleanliness is Godliness. NSS volunteers conducted a cleanup drive all over the village. May be it was the most difficult task of all as villagers did not use dustbins at all, we did not realize this in thsese days but the whole village was a dump yard, there was all kind of waste from gutka wrapper& diapers to clothes & toys. Everything was a mess, a literal mess. NSS volunteers picked up everything they found on their way the tracter in which the waste was being dumped was getting filled faster than it was emptied at the dump yard. NSS voluteers ignored the sun and cleaned the village because it was like their home now and we can’t keep our home so dirty. In between we took a break and our programme officer treated us with cold drinks;he knew everyone needs an incentive to work . We carried on with the clean up drive further and returned back by the lunch time. NSS conducted rangoli competion for the village females, they were divided in two age groups below 15 and above 15. The enthusiasm in villagers is unbeatble, be it giving answers for survey, playing games, learning crafts or rangoli competion. We had 20 participants in total. The rangoli they drew made the decision very difficult for the judge our programme officer Mrs. Sunanda B V. After the rangoli competion the villagers conducted games for MCC such as bindi game and keeping maximum biscuts on the scale. Volunteers presented report after returning and shared their experience about the whole camp. It was the most tiring day of the camp but it was all worth it and in the end non-vegetarians were treated with biryani and vegetarians with gulab jamun and tomato rice. All camps are incomplete without a bonfire. Our programme officers arranged a bonfire after dinner and we all enjoyed to our fullest, we were now like a family and village was our home. The feeling that the camp is going to end in a day made us feel nostalgic. NSS volunteers were satisfied with service they did but wanted to contribute more and surely they will contribute to the society and make the world a better place to live in.
DAY 7- 4th March 2017 Valedictory function was held on the last day. Mr. Srinivas Sub Inspector graced the vocation, Dr. Ramesh(Dean Pg Department of Commerce,MCC) were the chief guest. Mr. Srinivas congragulated NSS volunteers for completing the camp and he aslo praised volunteers for the service they provided to the villagers. He also wanted us to continue the social service and make permanent changes in the society. Programme Officer Mr. Govinda Gowda HG told about the activities conducted at the village and thanked all the villagers who helped us to smooth functionning of the camp and their well supported. The prizes for the games conducted earlier were then distributed to the villagers by Sub Inspector Srinivas and prizes for NSS volunteers were distributed by Mr. Janardhan(President of JCI). After the valedictory function volunteers cleaned the school premises and arranged the classrooms as they were earlier. All the NSS volunteers took a group picture and proceeded towards the college. Volunteers gained new friends, new outlook to life, new understanding to problems, some very important lessons for life during the camp. Everyone promised each other to stay in touch and promised themselves to contribute to the society whenever possible and make each day count.
Highlights of the camp:
Construction of 4 bathrooms and 4 washrooms. 1.5lakhs were spent.
Drinking Water Facility to School & Villagers 80,000 were spent.
Health camp: around 600 patients were benefited, free medicines were distributed.
Entrepreneurship skills development programme: Volunteers trained about 32 Self-help group members and over 400 women. Volunteers taught them crafts like quilling, mehendi, kalamkari, crochia, dreamcatcher making, photo frame and penholder making from ice cream sticks, making garland from fishwire, embroiery, paper bag making.
200 saplings were planted by NSS volunteers.
NSS volunteers cleaned the sanitary drainages and roads of the whole village.
Conducted various games for the villagers and distributed prizes for the winners.
Our volunteers taught english, rhymes, dance and drama to government school students.
Our volunteers learnt the process of silkworm rearing, cocoon making and farming of grapes.
Our volunteers visited houses in slums and backward areas of the village, and motivated the people for overcoming from poverty and spread awareness about their rights and schemes of government.
Lecture on breast cancer, legal, safety, hygene, Govt. schemes etc. was held to create awareness.
Lecture by Kannada Sayithya Parisadh
Free Distribution of Note Books
Drinking Water Facility to School