During its two-day visit of the special seven-day NSS camp, NSS unit of BBK DAV College for Women, Amritsar, visited Government Middle School and Government Elementary School, Malawali, Amritsar. The aim of the visit was to promote the cause of community engagement among the volunteers by sensitising them towards the needs of less privileged people.
At Government Middle School, Ms. Deepika Verma and Ms. Ishwinder, Department of Home Science, conducted a workshop to familiarise the students with the skills in making vegetable sandwich rolls and glass jar painting. Warm clothes and eatables like biscuits and chocolates were distributed to the children.
At Government Elementary School, note-books, warm clothes, chocolates and eatables were distributed to the students. A few trees namely gulsarfi, ajwain and niazbo were also planted in the village. A quiz competition was held to enhance the understanding of students about the deteriorating environment and the consequences of reckless human activity. NSS volunteers decorated boards of the school with their calligraphy. Two volunteers named Gagandeep and Shobha presented a poem, delineating the importance of water conservation. Some notebooks made by Kora Kagaz Club of the college were also given to the school students.
Lauding the noble efforts of the unit members, Principal Dr. Pushpinder Walia emphasised upon the need of empowering the youth of the nation with knowledge and skills, thereby contributing to the progress of the country. She also added that community service is prerequisite for the holistic growth of an individual, and therefore such community development programmes need to be promoted.
NSS Program Officers, Ms. Surbhi Sethi and Dr. Nidhi Aggarwal generated awareness about the need and ways of water conservation in the present times. They also educated the local villagers as to how to resolve their daily problems and motivated them to adopt ways with which they can raise their income level, thus leading to a better living standard. Furthermore, the village people were aquainted with government policies to uplift the rural masses.
On this occasion, NSS team members Dr. Palwinder Singh, Ms. Akshika Aneja and Ms. Saguna were also present.