The India Post, 6th October, 2008 :A valedictory function to mark the closing of the ten-day NSS Camp of Govt.College for Girls, Sector 42, Chandigarh , was organized at the College premises today. Mrs. Charu Narang Thakur, Joint Controller of Communication Accounts, Department of Telecommunication, Govt. of India ,was the chief guest on the occasion .
The theme of the camp was “Healthy Youth for Healthy India”. Around 162 volunteers participated in the camp. Principal Mrs. Shashi Malik while speaking on the occasion emphasized that according to Swami Vivekananda “ Character is repeated habits , and repeated habits alone can reform character”. The repeated action of the NSS volunteers , involving dignity of labour on one hand and feeling of service to the society on the other, have been able to reform their character which will stand in good stead in their future life .
During ten-day camp, the volunteers carried a massive cleanliness drive in college campus. The base of this camp was college campus but the focus was the adopted village “KAJHERI”.The volunteers undertook a massive rally in the Kajheri village to create awareness among the village people with regard to burning social issues like Health, Environment, Education, AIDS, Pulse Polio, Female Foeticide, Drug Addiction, Child Marriage and Child Labour etc.
For this, a number of extension Lectures were organized on areas like Self Defance, First Aid, Yoga, Health Issues, Personality Development, Woman Empowerment etc. The N.S.S. volunteers in groups were taken to different places of socio-economic importance in and around Chandigarh like Old Age Home, Blind etc. The students were specially taken to Police Station to show their working and procedure. On the occasion Official of Chandigarh Police Department Ms Rizvi also highlighted the role of Police and Society.
The NSS Volunteers put up a colourful cultural programme. . Mrs. Charu Narang Thakur in her remarks appreciated the efforts of the volunteers and the college for doing social service for general welfare of the society and he also gave away the prizes to the NSS Volunteers. The NSS Camp was jointly coordinated by Mr. Rajwant Singh, Mr. Narinder Aanchal and Dr. Charanjit. On the occasion, Dr. J.S. Raghu, Dean College Instruction and Mrs Mani Bedi, Vice-Principal of the College were also present.