NSS Seven Days Special Camp

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A seven-day Special Camp was organized by the NSS unit of the Uttaranchal University from 25th to 31st March 2023 in Kotra Santour Village. The University’s NSS Wing was flagged off by Hon’ble Chancellor of Uttaranchal University Shri Jitender Joshi and Hon’ble Vice Chancellor Prof. (Dr.) Daram Buddhi .

The objectives set by the NSS Wing for the seven-day Special Camp included organization of awareness of cleanliness drive, repair of roads, plantation and drainage along with informing the residents regarding various projects of the government.

Day 1: Inauguration of  The camp started in the primary School Kotra  Santour , Dehradun with the lighting of the auspicious lamp and Saraswati Vandana.  where university programme officer Dr. V.K. Srivastava with all other coordinators, NSS volunteers, community leaders, and local residents gathered. Dr. VK Srivastava told the students about NSS and made them aware of their duties towards the country and society. He further allocated the daily routine and work of the camp to the volunteers. In the following 6 days, the students cleaned several places including the Elementary School of the village and worked towards drainage of water.

Day 2: Volunteers organized a cleanliness drive in Kotra santour village. They cleaned streets, public spaces, and surroundings, removing litter and promoting cleanliness. The drive aimed to instill a sense of responsibility towards maintaining a clean environment and fostering community pride.

Day 3: Legal Awareness Drive Volunteers conducted a legal awareness drive, educating the community about their rights, laws, and legal procedures. The aim was to empower individuals with knowledge and ensure access to justice. Experts and legal professionals provided guidance and answered questions regarding legal matters.

Day 4: The day was dedicated to the government's Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Yojana, which promotes gender equality and the education of girls. Volunteers organized awareness programs, interactive sessions, and workshops to emphasize the importance of empowering and educating girls in the community.

Day 5: The focus of the day was on the Namami Gange Mission, which aimed to raise awareness about the importance of the clean Ganges River. Volunteers engaged in activities such as cleaning riverbanks, organizing discussions, and distributing informative materials to promote sustainable practices for the preservation of the river.

Day 6: An awareness rally was organized to address important social issues and spread awareness among the community. Volunteers marched through the villages, carrying placards and banners, and raising their voices on topics such as education, health, gender equality, and environmental conservation.

Day 7: The camp concluded with a powerful nukkad natak (street play) on drug abuse in Nanda ki Chowki Village. Volunteers used theater as a medium to raise awareness about the detrimental effects of drug addiction, emphasizing the importance of a drug-free society. The play aimed to educate and inspire the community to combat drug abuse.

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