St Philomena College NSS Event Promotes Village Development and Social Responsibility
Puttur, October 24: In a recent event inaugurating the annual activities of the National Service Scheme at St Philomena College, Vice Principal Dr A.P. Radhakrishna emphasized the importance of village development in strengthening India as a nation. He stressed that the true strength of India lies in the progress and development of its villages. Dr Radhakrishna urged NSS units to commit themselves to the cause of village development and encouraged NSS volunteers to strive towards realizing Mahatma Gandhi’s vision of ‘village swaraj’.
Furthermore, he emphasized the significance of maintaining high morale within NSS units. He suggested that NSS volunteers could play a pivotal role in raising awareness among villagers about critical issues such as cleanliness, water conservation, health, and environmental protection. Thus, they can act as catalysts for the development of both the villages and the nation.
Principal Rev. Dr Antony Prakash Monteiro stressed in his presidential address the importance of giving back to society. He highlighted how everyone has benefited from society in their lives and urged NSS units to engage in meaningful social work to repay this debt to society.
Disha rendered a prayer. NSS officer Vasudeva N. welcomed NSS Officer Pushpa proposed a vote of thanks. Bindushri compered the programme. Leaders of the NSS units of the college, Manoj, Uma Alva, Sinchan, and Kirti K, were present on the stage. The cultural programmeme followed the formal inaugural program by the NSS volunteers.