Mangalore, Dec.03: The Mangalore University Annual Special NSS Camp 2018-19 was held at Loretto Aided Higher Primary school, Lady of Loretto church, Bantwal from November 22 to 28.
Fr. Elias D’souza, Parish Priest Lady of Loretto church, Bantwal inaugurated the camp. He addressed the NSS Volunteers to work sincerely and take up the responsibility of developing our society.
Fr. Francis Assisi Almeida, Advocate Bishops House Mangalore said that being a NSS volunteer they should develop themselves by giving service to the society, and also should be a good citizen by imbibing good values and set an example for the rest.
Milagres College Principal Rev. Fr. Micheal L Santhumayor, presided over the function and delivered his presidential remarks. Prof .Lourdusamy, Academic advisor Milagres College, Mangalore. Sr. Edoline Rodrigues, Headmistresses Loretto Aided Higher Primary school, Mr. Richard Menezes, Vice president of Lady of Loretto church,Mrs Irine D’souza, Amtady Gram Panchyath member Bantwal, Mr. Nikhil Martis, NSS programme officer, were present on the dais.
The routine of NSS camp began with flag hoisting by well-known people in the locality followed by breakfast. All the groups then dispersed themselves to the spot allotted to them clearing ceremony, up keeping church and school surroundings and plantation work of the camp spot by assisting the workers.
On November 25, 2018 educational survey calculation of surrounding houses was done by NSS volunteers. On November 26, 2018 volunteers removed the plastics and created awareness on cleanliness and hygiene. Guest lecture was arranged on personality development, legal awareness, importance of first aid and organ donation. Practical session on fire and safety measures was conducted.
The volunteers in the evening planned and the cultural activities and spend their leisure in sports activities. Later the groups presented a short cultural program followed by day long evaluation task undertaken followed by dinner.
The valedictory function was held on 28-11-2018. Rev Fr. Jhonsons equeira, Headmaster Loretto English medium high school, Rev Fr Valerian D’souza correspondent, Milagres educational institutions, Mr Ronald D’Souza, Former president APMC Bantwal, Mr Harish Shetty Padu, president Amtady gram panchayath Bantwal, Mr. Mohammad B, P.D.O Amtady gram panchayath Bantwal, Mrs Cicilia Pereira, Vice president Milagres Parish, Mr. Ivan Fernandes , secretary Milagres Parish, Mrs. Laveena lobo , PTA President Milagres college Mangalore, were other dignitaries of the day.