REPORT FROM NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME (NSS).
It is indeed a great privilege for me to give a brief report on the activities of NSS Unit, Govt. Zirtiri Residential Science during the academic session 2012-2013
With regard to the NSS scenario in Mizoram, this unit is the seventh in seniority and has been allotted seven units of volunteers for the session 2012-2013. Almost all the volunteers are actively involved in creating assets for the community as well as in generating health and environment protection issues. Some of the most important activities undertaken by this NSS unit may be summarized as follows:
REGULAR ACTIVITIES :
April 2012 : Two days Workshop on ‘Human Rights Education’ in collaboration with International Association for Religious Freedom(AIRF),Kolkota from 24th to 25th April 2012. The main objective of this workshop is to eliminate of all forms of intolerance& discrimination based on religion or belief. Prof. Asit Basu Chairman IARF Kolkota branch and Dr Mathew Thomas Chairm IARF South Asia Coordinating Council were the main resource persons in the program. This program was inaugurated by Dr Lalzuiliana SLO NSS, Mizoram Cell and Mrs Lalhmangaihi Hrahsel, Principal Govt. Zirtiri Res. Science College closed this program and also given away Certificates to the participants.
June 2012: Green Mizoram Day was observed on 14th June 2012 at Sihhmui NSS Plantation Site with an active participation of 40 NSS Volunteers. This programme includes clearing of the plantation site. Some damage ones were replaced with new saplings.
Four NSS Volunteers namely K.Vanlalawmpuii III BSc(H/Sc), Zothangsangi III BSc(H/Sc), Lalruatasanga III B.Sc and Rammuanpuia III B.Sce successfully participated Annual Summer Mega Camping at Vishakapatnam, Andra Pradesh during 6th to 17th June 2012.
Awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS was organized during this programme for all the participants. The participants were taken to different places of historical importance in and around Visakhapatnam. The participants performed cultural items in some schools in Vishakapatnam.
July 2012: Four NSS Volunteers namely Janet Lalthansiami III B.Sc, Dengchhingpuii III B.Sc, Jerry Lalhuapzauva III B.Sc and Danny Zodinsanga III B.Sc had successfully participated Summer Adventure Camp at Dharamsala, Himachal Pradesh during 29th June to 8th July 2012.
The following were the main activities during the foresaid adventure:
1. Trekking 2. Mountaineering
3. Artificial Rock Climbing 4. Natural Rock Climbing
5. River Crossing 6. Hiking
Orientation Course for NSS Volunteers was organized at College Hall on 12th July 2012 in which Dr Lalzuiliana SLO NSS Cell Mizoram was invited as the Resource person. He had a talk on ‘History, Aims and Objective of NSS’. This Orientation Programme was organized to make the first years’ students aware NSS history, aims and objectives. As many of Higher Secondary Schools in Mizoram do not introduce NSS Unit in their schools. Our NSS Unit feels very important to conduct Orientation Programme especially for the first years’ students and hence this kind of proramme is being organized every year. Volunteers’ hand books were also distributed to the participants.
August 2012: One day Career Guidance for NSS Volunteers was organized on 18th August 2012 at College Hall in which Mr Lalhriatrenga Chhangte Mining Engineer, ONGC Gauhati was invited to be the resource person. He gave a talk on how to enter into Mining services especially under ONGC. The NSS volunteers presented at the programmed had gained awareness on entry into mining services. Literature related to this topic was given to all the participants.
College level Essay Competition was organized in collaboration NYK (Nehru YuvaKendra), Aizawl Zone on 24th August 2012 at College Hall. 42 NSS volunteers participated in this Competition. The topic chosen for the essay was “Remna leh Muanna Hlutna”. NYK donated rupees six thousands for conducting the aforesaid competition. The first prize winner was given rupees 1500.00, second prize was Rs 1000.00 and the third prize was Rs 750.00. Five students were also given Rs 200.00 each as consolation prize.
September 2012: The43rd NSS Foundation Day was jointly observed on 24th Sept 2012 by all NSS Units of Aizawl city at Chanmari YMA Hall. Mr S.Laldingliana Parliamentary Secretary graced the function as the Chief Guest and Mr Lalzirmawia Chhangte Director Sport and Youth Services was the Guest of Honour. Dr Lalzuiliana SLO gave welcome speech. Around 600 NSS Volunteers and 50 Programme Officers from different NSS Units actively participated in this auspicious function. Mr Zirlianngura Programme Officer GZRSC proposed Vote of thanks. The detailed programme was highlighted in Local Cables in the same day and Newspapers in the next day.
October 2012: Cleanliness Week was observed on 9th October 2012 at College Premises. On this day, NSS volunteers cleaned the class rooms, practical rooms, office and corridors thoroughly. A fact worthy of mention is that not just the NSS volunteers but all the teaching and non-teaching staff of this college also participated in this cleanliness drive actively.
November 2012: To recognize the voluntary service rendered by NSS Volunteers, Programme Officers, NSS Units and the University NSS Cells, it has been proposed to provide suitable incentives/awards called Indira Gandhi NSS Award under the Scheme. As such, Mr Zirlianngura PO NSS from NSS Unit, Govt. Zirtiri Residential Science College was selected to receive this prestigious Award for the year 2011 – 2012. The Award presentation Ceremony was held on 19th November 2012 at Darbur Hall, Rajtrapatti Bhawan N.Delhi.
On 23rd November 2012, Voluntary Blood Donation Camp was organized at the College in which 77 units of blood were donated for the Presbyterian Hospital, Durtlang Mizoram. Local Cable Operators had come to cover the programme and this programme was shown on the very night in their local channel. Most of the Local Newspapers highlighted this programme on the next day.
January 2013: NSS Unit of this college visited Hermon Children Home Durtlang on 28th January 2013 We had informal meeting with the boarder which was followed by photo session. The NSS volunteers presented at the time of visiting helped these Homes by cleaning inside and outside the compound and also food items and cloths were donated by the students to the inmates there.
February 2013: Six NSS Volunteers namely
- RK Hnuna 2. H.Lalhriatrenga
- Kelly KVL Malsawmkima 4. Lalhmunsangi
- Saithangpuii Sailo 6. Rody H.Vanlalhriatpuii
had successfully attended Assam Youth Festival for North East at Gauhati during 19th to 21st February 2013.
This very programme was inaugurated by Tarun Gogoi Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam. Jitendra Singh Minister of State, Youth Affairs and Sports graced the function as the Guest of Honour.
During this three day festival, different topics such as importance of Yoga, brief history, aims & objective of NSS, importance of peace and social harmony, entrepreneurship development and opportunities and challenges etc were discussed and studied elaborately.
Cultural programme was also organized during this festival in which NSS volunteers from Mizoram presented “bamboo dance” and Group singing”.
March 2013: Mr Zirlianngura PO NSS and Mr Lalnunthara PO NSS successfully attended Refresher Course for NSS Programme Officers during 25th February to 2nd March 2013 at Narendrapur, Kolkota West Bengal. The following were the programme undertaken during the training.
1). Organisation of Voluntary Blood donation at NSS Unit level.
2). Organisation of Special Camping at NSS Unit level.
3). Organisation of Awareness on HIV/AIDS, environment etc.
4). Budgeting for NSS Accounts.
December 2012: Under Unit I and II, Special Camping were organized at KhawruhlianVengchhak and Vengthlang during 7th to 13th of the month. The main activities undertaken were:
a). Construction of Waiting Shed.
b). Visiting of Middle School and High School to give lecture on Career guidance, and also to distribute pamphlets related to this topic to the students.
c). Cleanliness Drive at the roadside of the village.
December 2012: Under Unit III, Special Camping was organized at Hmunnghak during 7th to 13th of the month. The main activities undertaken were:
a). Construction of Public Urinal
b). Awareness campaign on HIV/AIDS. Distribution of pamphlets related to this topic.
c). Visiting of Middle School and High School and given lecture on Career guidance, and distribution of pamphlets related to this topic to the students.
In conclusion, I would like to thank to our respected Principal Mr JH Zoremthanga for his valuable support and guidance without which many of our activities would not have been achieved. I would also like to thank to all my colleagues and NSS volunteers for their support and cooperation.