National Service Scheme (NSS)
NSS is a part of the Youth Welfare Programme of the Government of India and its main objective is the development of the personality of students through community service.
- The student, who volunteers to participate in a 7-day special camp (work camp) and a mini-camp as well as devotes 280 hours to community service within a period of two years in the course of study, gets a national merit certificate, signed by the Vice Chancellor and issued by the University.
- NSS volunteers who have certificates are eligible for a grace mark of 10 for their University examination.
In-charge : & Dr Shoniya Thomas & Ms Sherin Babu
Orientation class was conducted on 14/12/2020 Monday for the 1st year students of the NSS unit of Assumption College Changanacherry. The meeting was held via Google meet at 3:30pm. The meeting began with the Welcome Address of DrShoniya Thomas, Program Officer, NSS unit. More than 90 students attended the meeting. The class was led by Dr. MeeraBhaiAmma, a member of the NSS Advisory Committee and NSS Program Officer of previous years. Dr. Meera, who is the Sanskrit Professor of Assumption College, shared her experience with the NSS volunteers. She spoke about the formal and informal education and the elements required for our personality development. She reminded that each NSS volunteer has a responsibility to work for the community. She also shared about the activities carried out by the NSS units in college in the previous years. All the volunteers attended the meeting with great enthusiasm and interest.
Mask And Sanitizer Making
The NSS unit decided to distribute facemasks and hand sanitizers to the residents of the Mattom colony, nearour college.All the first year NSS volunteers were directed to make at least10 masks each on the days 26/12/2020 and 2/1/2021. A total of 750 masks were made. The second year NSS volunteers participated in the process of making hand sanitizer at the Chemistry lab on 11/2/2021. About 200 bottles of sanitizer was prepared.
National Youth Day
The NSS unit celebrated the National Youth day on 12/1/2021 via Google meet at 2:30pm. The Program Officers Ms. SherinBabu and Dr. Shoniya Thomas led the meeting.Ms. Reshma Mariam Roy, AruvappulamPanchayath President in the 2020 local self-government elections, and the youngest Panchayath President in Kerala was the chief guest of the day. She spoke on the topic “Role Of Women In Nation Building”. Miss. Reshma shared her experience in working as NSS volunteer during her college days. She said that attitudes should be adopted to move forward with actions rather than words, thereby creating positive changes in the society and making the ideas a reality.
Parakram Diwas– January 23, 2021
The National Service Scheme (NSS Unit 4) of Assumption College Autonomous, Changanacherry celebrated the 125th birth anniversary of NetajiSubhas Chandra Bose on January 23, 2021 at 10am, via online mode with various activities.
The NSS unit organized an invited lecture on “Legacy of Subhash Chandra Bose and the Women warriors of Indian National Army”. The keynote speaker of the day was DrPoulamiAich Mukherjee, the Director of Research and Assistant Professor, Research and PG Dept. of History, Assumption College Autonomous. She is also the Academic Advisor of the FundaçãoOriente, Portugal. DrPoulami elaborated on Netaji’s life and his contributions to the nation.
As he was one of the most well known Indian leaders during the independence movement, he has become a great legendary figure in the history of India. In remembrance of his valuable contributions, the students conducted the video shows and patriotic songs. The programme concluded at 11.30am.
NATIONAL GIRL CHILD DAY – January 23, 2021
National girl child day was celebrated on 23rd January by the NSS unit of Assumption college,Changanassery. The meeting was held under the leadership of program officers Smt.Sherin miss and Dr.Shoniya miss. The meeting was started at 11.30am with a silent prayer. About 90 students attended the meeting. KumariSojiya Mariam Joseph delivered the welcome speech. The chief guest at the meeting was Mrs.TeenaJuby, a fashion designer, owner of Zuzanne kids Apparel, mom preneur and mother of five girls. She is also the Alumni of Assumption college. She shared the values that she had instilled in her life and she is happy to be as a women and mother of five girl child. These words really inspired and motivated the NSS volunteers. After that KumariJijaThankam Mathew offered thanks. The meeting was adjourned at 12.30pm. Everyone left the meeting after filling the attendance form.
National Voter’s day – Jan 25, 2021
On 25thof January, National Voter’s Day was celebrated by the NSS unit of Assumption college ,Changanassery. The meeting was held through Google Meet at 2:30pm under the leadership of program officers Dr.Shoniya Miss and Smt.Sherin Miss. The anchors were Aleena Lawrence and AkhilaMonichan from BA Malayalam. After that Aleena Benny from BA History delivered welcome speech. Then Sona Thomas from BA History delivered Malayalam speech on the Importance of Voting and why it is done. Navya Joseph from BA Malayalam presented a video on voting and its importance. Lakshmi Mohan from BA Malayalam sang NSS theme song. There held a quiz competition as part of National Vote’s Day celebration at 9:30 am through Google docs. 1st price winners were Jisha Susan Jinu from BACE and ShijinShaji Thomas from BSc Maths. 2nd price winners were Amrita Palathara from BSc Maths and Salvia Maria Joseph from BSc Maths. The winners list is announced by Aparna.S and Arathi.P from BA History. After that Rianne Sara from BSc Physics offered thanks. The meeting was adjourned at 3:30pm.
Republicday special programme was conducted on 26th January through Google Meet. The meeting was held under the leadership of Dr.Shoniya miss and Smt.Sherin miss. As per the instructions given by program officers NSS volunteers were grouped into five. So Republic day programs were organized by group 1 volunteers. The meeting was held through Google Meet at 10:30am. Gopika Krishna Jayan sang NSS anthem. The anchor was Chrismol Tom. Blessy Mariam George delivered the welcome speech. The presidential speech was delivered by Dr.Anita Jose vice Principal Assumption college, Changanassery. She spoke about it is the day on which the constitution of India came into effect. Republic day special speech was given by KumariSojia Mariam Joseph. She remained that Republic day gives us the message that “ One India One People”. Patriotic song was sang by Krishnapriya EA, Nirupama S, Gopika Krishna Jayan, Earlene Bibby Benjamin, Noorja S Anand, AlkaUmesh&SwatijaParvathy. Gayathri KG delivered the speech on Republic day. She reminded about the soldiers and their heroic works. Republic day message was delivered by Akshara Suresh and ShalmiyaShaji.
There held Republic day competitions that contained quiz competitions, poster making, and video presentation.Quiz competition was held on 24th January from 2:30-3:30pm. Contestants were provided with a Google docs link.Contestants of poster making were requested to prepare posters in chart paper on the theme “Cultural diversity of India”. Its deadline was on 23rd January till 5:00pm.Contestants of video making competition were requested to make a 3/5 min video on the theme “Evolution India over the years”. Contestants were not allowed to do malpractices such as use photo from external websites, use other audio and videos from external websites. Winners of quiz competition were Angel TressaVargheese who got 1st prize and she is from Maths department and 2ndprize winner is Angel Ann Joseph from Maths department. 1stprize winner of video presentation was Sandra Elsa from BA English literature.1stprize winner of poster making competition was RiyaJyothy from Botany department. 2ndprize winner was Flite Tess Lonappan from Botany department.Winners of competitions were announced by HaseenaMuhsin. Angel Jose K offered vote of thanks. After National Anthem, the meeting adjourned at 11:30 am.
On 30thJanuary, Martyrs day was celebrated by NSS unit of Assumption College Changanacherry. The meeting began at 1:30pm via Google Meet. Prayer song was sang by Fathima from BSc Home science. Anitta K George from BSc home science delivered the welcome speech. Jisha Susan and Merin Ann both from BA communicative English sang the NSS theme song. After that Malayalam speech was delivered by GopikaHari from BSc home science, she reminded that this day enables us to remember those who their lives to the nation and that this day marks the 73rd death anniversary of our Father of Nation, Mahatma Gandhi. AmaluVijayan from BA communicative English presented a video. Aleena from BSc home science delivered English speech on Martyrs Day, she reminded that the date was chosen as it marks the assassination of Mahatma Gandhi in 1948 by NathuramGodse. After that Fathima from BSc home science sang patriotic song. Firdous S from BA communicative English and Anjali from BA English literature conducted quiz competition on Martyrs day and they announced winners too. Winners are Akhila from BA Malayalam, Sandra from BACE. AmithaKalesh from BSc home science offered thanks. The meeting was held under the leadership of program officers Dr.Shoniya miss and Smt.Sherin miss, who were the backbone of NSS unit. The meeting ended at 2.30 pm after national anthem.
Pulse Polio Immunization Program
The NSS unit of our college actively participated in the Pulse Polio Immunization Program, which was conducted on Sunday 31st January. The main aim of this campaign, which was established by the Government of India, is to eliminate poliomyelitis (polio) in India by vaccinating all children under the age of 5 years against the polio virus the Government had given certain directions for the active involvement of all the NSS units on that program. Each NSS volunteer contacted their local Asha worker or Anganwadi worker and participated in the event on 31st January. NSS volunteers motivated the people to take the children for vaccination. Each of us prepared a report which contained the total number of children in the specific area , number of children immunized etc. along with action photographs. Everyone uploaded their works on Google Classroom. The volunteers were grouped on the department basis and each group prepared an awareness-cum-motivation short video for spreading the popularity of Pulse Polio Immunization program. Everyone participated in the program with enthusiasm and sincerity.
International Day for Women & Girls In Science
On February 7th, the International day for women and girls in science was celebrated by the NSS unit of Assumption college. The programme was held under the leadership of programme officers Dr.Shoniya miss and Smt.Sherin miss. The program started at 4pm viaGoogle Meet. The program started with a prayer song by Ms. Vaishnavi G from BSc Mathematics & Ms. Diya from BCom Taxation. Shijin and Staniyafrom BSc Mathematics sang the NSS theme song. Ms. Amrutha delivered welcome speech from BSc Mathematics, she reminded that the day recognizes the critical role of girls and women in science and technology. The aim of the day is to motivate girls and women to come forward and contribute to the science and technology field. MsJosmi and Ms. Archana from BCom Taxation presented a video on 10 famous women scientists. Ms. Aparna and Ms. Athira from BCom Taxation presented a video on KalpanaChawla’s life and her contribution to the world of Space Technology. Ms.Karthika and MsJayalekshmi from Bcom Computer Application shared a video on the South Indian famous scientists Dr.RajeshwariChatterjee and Dr.Tessy Thomas. Dr. RajeshwariChatterjee was the first Indian woman engineer from Karnataka. Dr. Tessy Thomas, the missile woman of India is a Keralit who works as the Director General of Aeronautical systems and she was the former project director for Agni-IV missile in DRDO. She is the first woman scientist to head a missile project in India. Ms.Nandana Raghu and MsNandanaPramod jointly conducted a quiz based on the event of the day. Ms Salvia from BSc Mathematics offered the word of thanks. Sruthy, Anjana, Catherina fromBCom Taxation sang the National Anthem. The meeting ended at 5pm.
Webinar on Cancer Prevention and Healthy Life
Assumption College Changanacherry in association with SANJEEVANI – life beyond cancer (SLBC), an NGO, conducted a webinar on cancer prevention and healthy lifestyle on 5th February. The meeting started at 2:30pm through Zoom. The program was organized by NSS and Department of Computer Science. Mr. Libin Joe Mathew who is the eventco-ordinator, welcomed the gathering and Ms.Sumki Begum delivered the awareness speech on cancer preventation and healthy life. She is the counsellor and program coordinator – Outreach, SLBC. She said that the founder of Sanjeevani, Miss. Ruby Ahluwalia was a sufferer from a triple –ve stage 3 breast cancer. The pain she felt and others spurred her to start ‘Sanjeevani’. Sumki mam said about the Flagship projects of Sanjeevani, most common form of cancers, Do’s and Don’ts, and forms to live along with a cancer free life. In between she shared videos by the founder, Miss Ruby about Sanjeevani and how to lead a cancer-free life. Dr Anitha Jose, the vice-principal of Assumption College offered the felicitation. Ms. HaseenaMuhsin from Zoology department offered the word of thanks. After that a short Quiz competition was conducted on the topic that was delivered. Sanjeevani awarded the prizes to the winners. Everyone left the meeting after submitting the feedback form. The meeting ended at 3:45pm.
National Road Safety Month Celebration
The National Service Scheme (NSS Unit 4) of Assumption College Autonomous, Changanacherry, Kottayam celebrated the “National Road Safety Month” by conducting an awareness sessionto the NSS volunteers via online mode. The one-month-long campaign on “National Road Safety Month” is observed from 18th January 2021 to 17th February 2021. The theme of this year is, “SadakSuraksha- JeevanRaksha”. The Chief guest of this programme was Shri. Mathew Paul, the Sub Inspector of Police, Chanagancherry. Shri Mathew Paul spoke that we are witnessing increase in traffic accidents these days. The main reasons are increase in traffic and ignorance of traffic rules. He spoke about the importance of obeying traffic rules for the general safety of everyone who uses the roads. He mentioned about the various rules that are to be obeyed by while driving the vehicles.The programme officers Dr. Shoniya Thomas and Ms. SherinBabu hosted the online session and it began at 10.30 am. 80 volunteers participated in the event. The session concluded at 11.30am.
World Social Justice Day – Feb 20, 2021
On February 21st, the NSS unit of Assumption College celebrated the World Social Justice day. The theme of the year 2021 is “A Call for Social Justice in the Digital Economy”. The chief guest of the programme was Adv. Vineetha Narayanan, Advocate, Family Court – Kottayam and Ernakulam. The program started at 2.30pm viaGoogle Meet. She reminded that this day’saim is to propagate equality as much as possible on various grounds and eradicate discrimination and injustice. The aim of the day is to make aware of the people to find ways through which we can achieve poverty eradication, ensure gender equality and access to social well-being and justice for all.
International Mother Language Day – Feb 27, 2021
The NSS unit of Assumption College celebrated the international mother language day on Feb 27th 2021 at 5.30pm. The students of BSc Computer Science, Chemistry, English Literature and BACE organized the programme. This day is celebrated every year to promote linguistic and cultural diversity and multilingualism. This event recognizes that languages and multilingualism can advance inclusion, and the sustainable development Goals focus on leaving no one behind. The students presented talks and songs on “Amma Malayalam”. The program ended at 6.30pm.
On the occasion of International Women’s day,a webinar was conducted by the Field Outreach Bureau,Ministry of information and broadcasting , Government Of India, Kottayam. The webinar was inaugurated by Cheif guest Dr. Sajimol Augustine M(Senior Administrator and former principal of St. Teresa’s College,Ernakulam). In the inaugural speech, she talked about the importance of women in the society and about the strong role they play in the social circle. Then the guest speaker Dr. Raji Unnikrishnan(Repoter, Gulf Daily News,Kingdom Of Bahrain) talked about her experience as a journalist. She also talked about the situations and the experiences of women who to foreign countries seeking employment and how journalists play significant role in helping them in many ways. She also conducted an small interactive question and answer session. The vote of thanks was delivered by Revathy Krishnan (volunteer Secretary).
Women’s Day – Face Mask Distribution to Women Cancer Patients
The National Service Scheme of Assumption College Autonomous, Changanacherry contributed to the Facemask Collection Campaign, conducted as a part of International Women’s Day, by Sanjeevani – Life Beyond Cancer, a registered Public Trust, on Monday, March 8, 2021. The NSS unit contributed 419 facemasks and they were distributed to 100 underprivileged women cancer patients.
The National Service Scheme functions with the twin objectives of personality development and community service. The two NSS units of our college had an active and resourceful academic year in 2019-20 with 200 newly enrolled volunteers under the ample guidance of Sr. Elizabeth Joseph and Dr Shoniya Thomas.
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
For healthy living, environment plays an important role. It provides us air, food, etc. It is correctly said that ‘ the difference between animals and humans is that animals change themselves for the environment, but humans change the environment for themselves’. Environment is just like our neighbourhood; its surrounding conditions influence us and modify growth and development.
As part of the environment day celebrations, the NSS volunteers of Assumption Autonomous College; Changanacherry assembled in the college campus. Dr.Shoniya Thomas welcomed the gathering. College Principal Rev. Sr. Cherukusumam CMC has planted the tree saplings and gave a short message on the importance of environment day; NSS volunteers Sandra Suresh thanked the gathering.
The main decision was to distribute seeds in the whole campus. Seeds were arranged and the volunteers were divided into different group according to their departments. They distributed the seeds to their respective departments.
WORLD BLOOD DONATION DAY
All the volunteers were assembled in the college campus at 9 am on 14th June and exhibited the posters and charts regarding the importance of the day. NSS volunteer secretary Sandra Suresh gave an awareness talk about blood donation.
WORLD YOGA DAY
World Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June 2019. The trained volunteers of our college, Ms.Dayana Thomas, Ms.ChinnuMol Sebastian and Ms. Sandra Suresh gave awareness of practicing yoga every day and all the volunteers practised yoga for about one hour.
ECO FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES
As part of NSS jubilee year and Birth centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi the volunteers of our college planted many tree saplings in the college premises.
ZERO WASTE CAMPUS, ADOPTED VILLAGE AND TOWN
The inauguration of “ValicheriyalVimukthaCapmus, Village, Town” programme was held on 13th Saturday at 9.30 am at college auditorium. NSS volunteer secretary Ms. Sandra Suresh welcomed the gathering. Principal, Rev.Sr.Cherukusumam CMC presided over the meeting. Dr. C N Manoj, CEO, and Dr.Priya Manoj, Director, Pelican Boitech and Chemicals labs were the officials of the day. Dr. C N Manoj, inaugurated “ValicheriyalVimukthaCapmus, Village and Town” programme and gave awareness about the consequences of wastes in our day to day life. Then he divided the students into groups and they discussed about different types of wastes generated by human activities and suggested remedies for the discussed problems by conducting a ”participatory research appraisal”. After the lunch break; we discussed the action plan and suggested to prepare a standard operating procedure for ”ValicheriyalVimuktham” and ”SamboornaShuchithuaSaksharathaYanjam”.
PLANTING OF TREE SAPLINGS
On August 30, at 1.00pm, the NSS volunteers of Assumption College gathered at NSS office and planted the tree saplings in various grow bags. They placed all those grow bags in the college premises in order to achieve the goal of green campus. Students were divided into groups according to their departments so that each group can look after those saplings each week. By 2.00pm, all the grow bags had been placed.
Sr Elizabeth Joseph, NSS Programme Officer attended a seven day orientation programme in Rajagiri College, Kalamaserry from 14th to 20 th August 2019.
FLOOD RELIEF ACTIVITIES
NSS volunteers contributed their services to the community who suffered in the flood. Volunteers put baskets in super markets labeled as flood relief contribution and collected useful commodities from various super markets in Changanacherry and distributed in the affected areas of Kuttanadu.
THREE DAY CAMP FOR NSS VOLUNTEER SECRETARIES
The college NSS Secretaries Sandra Suresh and Chinnumol Sebastian attended the three day camp for unit secretaries held at St. Mary’s College, Manaracadu from 30th August to 1st September.
Standing just next to the parents in the lead, teachers are truly an indispensable part of everyone’s life. They mould and nourish each individual’s talent and capabilities.On every September 5, Teachers’ Day was celebrated all over India as an occasion to appreciate and acknowledge the efforts and hard work of our teachers in making us sophisticated and responsible individuals.
On 5th September the NSS volunteers and college union led the teachers day celebration at Assumption college in a colorful manner and the NSS volunteers distributed the greeting cards and toffees to the teachers of the college.
AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ON ANTI-NARCOTICS.
Asst. Director of CHASS, Changanacherry gave talks on different types of drugs, their sources and how they become misused and how the youth get addicted to it. Two short films were also displayed. All the students who had attended it really benefitted from the class as it was an eye opener to many realities.
On September 7ththe NSS volunteers of Assumption College were given an orientation class to first year and second year NSS volunteers by Mr. O.V. Shynoj, a social worker and a higher secondary NSS PO. Through various activities he demonstrated different lessons of life. The main idea conveyed by him was that NSS provides an open stage where we will be ready to help others every time. His words were really inspiring. The class ended at 1.30pm.
NSS DAY CELEBRATION
The motto ‘NOT ME BUT YOU‘underlines the fact that the welfare of an individual ultimately depends on the welfare of the society. Therefore, NSS shall work for the benefit of the whole society. National service scheme was started on 24 September in 1969. Hence, every year; 24th day of September is celebrated as NSS day.
This year is the Golden jubilee year of NSS. On 24TH September 2019, NSS volunteers of Assumption College celebrated the day in a meaningful manner. On this special day, NSS flag was hoisted by Principal, Rev. SrCherukusumam CMC and delivered a message and appreciated the volunteers for their selfless services. On this day, volunteers honoured the previous NSS Programme Officers of the college. Indeed, it was an inspiration and memorable moment for them. During the official meeting; Dr Shoniya Thomas and Sr Elizabeth Joseph delivered speech. Volunteers distributed medicinal plants to the Ex –programme officers and college authorities. After the official session, volunteers conducted a rally from college campus to Changanacherry town to give awareness to the community regarding the Golden Jubilee Year of NSS. Then we visited the Paral, Anganwadi, which was one of the adopted village of the college.
150th birth centenary year was celebrated by the volunteers in a special manner on 2nd October 2019. The volunteers conducted a cleaning work in the Jose road along with the locals of the area. A seminar was organised on this day and the session was led by Sri. V J Laly, HSS, St Theresas Higher secondary School, Vazhappally. He narrated the life history of Mahatma Gandhi to the volunteers.
BLOOD DONATION CAMP
NSS volunteers of Assumption College organised a blood donation camp in association with HDFC Bank, Changanacherry with the help of Blood Bank, Medical college Kottayam on 19th November 2019. The camp was a great success and 45 students donated blood.
Every year; India celebrates 26 November as Constitution day. The day is celebrated to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India on 26 November 1949 by Indian Constituent Assembly.70th Constitution Day of our country was celebrated by the NSS volunteers in the College on 26th November 2019. The volunteers assembled in the basket ball court and read the preamble of the Indian constitution.
NSS Volunteers with the NCC students of the college actively participated in the celebration of Republic Day at Assumption College Campus. The ceremony began with the hosting of national flag by our beloved principal hosted the flag by Rev. SrCherukusumam CMC at 7.30 am on 26th January 2020. It was followed by inspiring speeches on the significance of occasion. The students took pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity and brotherhood. NSS volunteers sang a patriotic song during the occasion.
FIT INDIA MOVEMENT
As part of Fit India Movement a seminar on “Fitness and its benefits” was organized for the volunteers of our college on 18th January 2020. The session was handled by Dr Unnikrishnan, Sports coach, Physical education department, Assumption College for the volunteers. After the session volunteers were taken up to the college gymnasium and trained in the equipment.
NATIONAL INTEGRATION CAMP
It was a proud moment for us that our first year NSS volunteer Ms Annie Susan attended National Integration Camp at Marian College Kutiikanam, Idukki, Kerala from 21st to 27th February, 2020.
ORIENTATION CLASS ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT
NSS volunteers attended a disaster management class arranged by Physical education department. The classes were taken by Mr.Sijgy Antony and Mr.Joji. It was quite an interesting class.
AWARENESS CLASS ON CORONA VIRUS
First year NSS volunteer secretory Ms Annie Susan Jennings attended an awareness on Novel Corona Virus which had almost threatened to spread through outKearala at Baselius College Kottayam. Dr Ajay Mohan took class about the Corona Virus and told us about its symptoms and precautions.
SEVEN DAY SPECIAL CAMP
Suvaranam 2019, the seven day special camp of NSS unit ofAssumption Autonomous college, Changanacherry was held at St Shantals High School Mammoodu from Dec.20- 26, 2019.The camp focused on environmental energy conservation activities. The volunteers were instructed to conduct a survey on energy conservation methods in houses in the MammooduPanchayathu. The volunteers participated in the eco friendly activities at various parts of MammooduPanchayathu.
The flag hoisting ceremony was done by Rev SrCherukusumam CMC. The inaugural ceremony of the camp commenced with the lighting of the lamp by a group of dignitaries. Dr Shoniya Thomas, Programme Officer, delivered welcome speech on the occasion.The presidential address was given by our beloved Principl Rev. SrCherukusumam CMC. Smt. LisammaMulavana inaugurated the seven day camp. The key note address was delivered by Rev. Fr John V Thadathil, Vicar LourdeMataha Church, Mammoodu. He inspired the volunteers for the success of the camp and encouraged for the active participation. Vote of thanks was given by Sr Elizabeth Joseph,Programme Officer.
The day began with prayer and the yoga session was led by nss volunteer; Dayana Thomas. The main activity of the day was Energy conservation Survey and awareness programme in the community. Volunteers were divided into 8 groups and conducted the survey successfully.
Afternoon session was taken by Dr MADHU Krishnan K, EMC Award winner, 2019 on the topic “PrakruthyAtheejeevanam”. It was an inspiring session for the volunteers to love and protect the nature. Evening session class was conducted by Rev.DrBijiKoyippally, Cana , Thuruthy on the topic of “Young People with a sense of Morality”. He conducted the session in an interactive manner. It was an eye opening session for the volunteers. The camp analysis took place at 9.30 pm.
The day begun with prayer and yoga session. The morning session was led by Ms Sandra Suresh. On the third day of the camp; volunteers organised a free medical camp in association with St Thomas Hospital Chethipuzha. The session was inaugurated by Rev. Fr John V Thadathil, Vicar LourdeMataha Church, Mammoodu . Felicitations were given by doctors from the hospital and also appreciated the volunteers for their selfless services. The beneficiaries was around 150 .
The Skill oriented class was led by Ms.BindhuSiby , CHASS in the afternoon session. Volunteers got an opportunity to practice for the preparation of paper bags and cloth bags. Evening session was led by Dr Sr. Bindhu Joseph, St Shnatal Ayurveda Hospital, Mammooodu on the topic “Importance of Adolescent Health” . Volunteers took this session for their doubt clarifications regarding their health issues.
Today Volunteers conducted a road cleaning activities Chanaganacherry – Vazhoor route. Through this activity NSS volunteers gave a hygienic consciousness to the community.
Afternoon session was taken by Ms.BindhuSiby , CHASS on the topic; Skill oriented training – [Session II]. Volunteers were able to equip in clothe mat and carpet preparations. Evening session began at 4.30 pm with the talk of Sri Jayakrishnan G, Housing Ofiicer, Mallappally on the topic; Global Warming and Climate Change’. It was motivated the volunteers to follow an eco-friendly activities in their personal life.
Fifth day began with prayer and yoga. Afterwards ,volunteers were engaged in Puzhasamrakshanam – Thod cleaning activities at Mammoodu. The students were extremely zealous even though the work was quite tedious. During the cleaning time,volunteers sung contemporary folk songs. The Ward councillor Sri Sunny also came and appreciated the volunteers for the enthusiasm they showed during the cleaning time.
Sri Joseph Antony, Director Mark and Fill Associates, led the afternoon session. It was a motivational class on the topic “The art of overcoming Failures”. Volunteers shared that their motivational rate increased after the session and also they were able to set a goal to their future life. Volunteers highly appreciated about the class. After that volunteers got an opportunity to visit the ShantalGiri Ayurveda Hosptal, Mammooodu. As part of Christmas, volunteers organised a carol in the near by houses. It gave a wonderful motivation to the volunteers,as a step to women empowerment. The volunteers became part of the Christmas celebration at LourdeMatha Church, Mammoodu and presented programmes for the church community. Thereafter volunteers attended Christmas holy mass.
NSS volunteers celebrated Christmas day meaningfully by visiting Children Home at Kunnamthanam. Volunteers got an opportunity to interact with the orphans and their care takers. Punchayathu president Smt. Lisamma and team members joined the camp and celebrated with the volunteers by cutting cakes and sharing their experiences.
Afternoon session was handled by Sri Esho Thomas, St Peters HSS, Kurumpanadam , on the topic ‘Environment and Plant Health’. He also encouraged to protect the environment and accept the meaning of “NOT ME BUT YOU” in their life.
The volunteers were found that little gloomy on the last day because of the closing of the camp. They changed a lot in their behaviour and achieved more values in their life. The students after their yoga were instructed to assemble in the school ground .They organised Gramolsavam with the children from the community. Valedictory function was started by 11 am which was presided over by Punchayathu president ;Smt. Lisamma Mulavana, Sri Nideesh Kocherry, Chairman, Smt. Ajitha Kumary Chairperson, Smt. Ancy Joseph, Ward member , Rev. Sr Anjo SABS, School Principal. Camp magazine, ‘Sukrutham 2019’ was released in the meeting by Smt. LisammaMulavana. The camp report was presented by Ms Anaka Prakash. Vote of thanks was given by Ms ChinnuMol Sebastian, volunteer Secretory. ‘Sukrutham 2019’ helped the volunteers to learn about the value of social services.Happiness prevailed in the group activities and fullness of living was examined within the limited facilities.
|Sl. No||Date||Duration of session in Hrs||No. Volunteer s attended||Nature and quantum of work|
|1||May 29-july 31||100hrs||93||Swachh Bharat Summer Internship – 100 hrs of swachhata-our 93 NSS volunteers became the part of this internship. Volunteers organized survey, Rallies, Dance performance, waste collection and segregation and impart awareness regarding the importance of sanitation and hygiene in personal life and families.|
|2||June 5||2hrs||100||Environmental Day Celebrations- Beat plastic pollution was the moto of 2018 Environment Day. As a part of this NSS volunteers of Assumption College, prepared posters to educate the students about the consequences of plastic pollution in human life and exhibit in different parts of the college. A speech was delivered by Kumari Gayatri NS from 2nd DC botany. On behalf of this day we conducted a spectacular flash mob in the college campus and all the NSS volunteers wear the green badge in this day.|
|3||14 June||30 mnts||60||Blood Donation Day- Prepared posters on the need of Blood donation and exhibited it in various parts of campus.|
|4||19 June||3hrs||100||Reading Day- NSS volunteers collected around 100 books from students of various departments and it contributed to Alphonsa Balika Bhavan, Near Assumption College.|
|5||June 20||1hr||65||Drug Abuse Day- Prepared posters regarding the side effects of drug abuse in human’s life.|
|6||JUNE 21||1hr||80||International yoga day- Atheena Menon from III DC Botany, previous voluntary secretary led a class on the topic importance of yoga in daily life and introduced some yoga steps and all the volunteers practiced this for 30 minutes.|
|7||JUNE 25||3hrs||85||As part of Swatchh bharath internship intern conducted a rally to generate awareness about sanitation among the communty|
|8||JUNE 27||30mnts||93||Internship – NSS volunteers performed a flash mob in the Indoor Court on the theme of swatchhata.|
|9||August 6||30 mnts||65||Hiroshima Day- Exhibited posters|
|10||August 9||Nagasakki Day- Exhibited Posters|
|11||August 10||1hr||93||Intern conducted Plastic Waste Collection from the village|
|12||August15||2hrs||80||NSS Volunteers Actively Participated In Independence Day Celebrations In The College Campus, Collaborated With NCC Unit|
|13||August16||2hrs||95||Flood Relief Activities – NSS volunteers visited and contributed Rs. 3000 to the flood affected area at vettithuruthu, Chanaganachery, one among the adopted village our college.|
|14||August 20||6 hrs||100||Flood Relief Activities – NSS volunteers organized a dress collection drive and Five flood relief camps were visited and distributed the collected dress for refugees .|
|7hrs||10||NSS volunteers who were safe from flood related problems were actively coordinated a one day cleaning at St Mary’s Nursery School, Kainady.|
|4hrs||95||NSS volunteers spend their time for Vegetable Garden preparation at college.|
|17||September 3||1 hr||225||I DC NSS volunteer’s selection was conducted.|
|18||September 5||1hr||100||Teachers Day Celebrations- NSS volunteers In collaboration with Union, celebrated teachers day attractively. On this day volunteers prepared and exhibited a collage in the notice board and distributed paper pens to all the teachers in Assumption family.|
|19||September 8||4hrs||165||Vegetable Garden Preparation|
|20||September 13-15||3days||60||NSS volunteers of our college in association with MSW students of SB and Assumption collage conducted a Post Flood Survey at Kuttanad and organized a group discussion with the flood affected people.|
|21||September 24||2hrs||100||NSS Day of this year was meaningfully celebrated by the NSS volunteers. They presented NSS motto and message in common notice board of college and each volunteer offered one extra lunch and distributed packed lunch to refugees of Flood Relief Camp at Townhall Changanacherry.|
|22||October 2||3hrs||125||Birth Centenary day of our Father of Nation , Mahatma Gandhiji, our college Principal, Rev. Sr. Cherukusumam CMC, Inaugurated the Clean Campus Green Campus project organized by Shuchithua Kerala Mission. After the official programme NSS volunteer took part in cleaning activities within the campus and Panchayath Road .|
|23||October 31||1 day||Programme Officer||Presentation on ‘Edutainment’ by Dr. Aju K Narayanan at Assembly Hall, MG University.
Meeting of programme officers and volunteer secretaries Discussion topics: 7 day camp, training programmes, PFMS, Film capus release etc.,
|23||November 16-18||3 days||2||A three day leadership training programme of volunteer secretaries at BK College Amalagiri.
Leadership, personality development, NSS- objectives and possibilities etc., are the topics discussed.
|24||November 19||3hours||2||Workshop on Zero Budget Natural Farming: New Challenges and Opportunities by Padma Shri Subhash Palekar organised by NSS unit and School of Biosciences MG University.|
The annual 7-day NSS camp Sukrutham 2018 was conducted at Vettithuruthu, Changanacherry. Vettithuruthu is an adopted village of Assumption College Changanacherry. Main theme of special camp was flood related activities like toilet and house construction activities in the adopted village. Duration of the special camp was seven days, within this Clean village Green village activities were organized for Four days. Various talks, cleaning activities and other skill oriented trainings were also produced as the part of this scheme. Around 85 NSS volunteers participated in in this glorious event. Main activity of the NSS volunteers during 7 day camp was helping in house construction and toilet construction. Toilet constructed for the family of our student history department .Even though it was a strenuous activity, NSS volunteers were whole heartedly participated in the construction works.