A Report on One Week Special Camp
A Report on One Week special camp (18.04.2018 – 24.04.2018) by NSS
Unit KRMU at Indri Village, Mewat District
“NOT ME BUT YOU”
Dr. Chandra Mohan
NSS Programme Coordinator
K.R. Mangalam University, Gurgaon
National Service scheme (NSS) unit K.R. Mangalam University, Gurgaon and Bhartiya Vidyapeeth College of Engineering, New Delhi organized a combined 7-days special camp in the village Indri, Mewat from 18-04-2018 to 24-04-2018. The theme of the camp was ‘Ekk Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’, i.e., Unity in Diversity. This special camp was organised with the help of Panchayati Raj Department of MEWAT. Main objective of this camp was to make the village Indri free from open defecation.
The camp was organized with a view to develop long term institutional relation with the community and contributing to the upliftment of people , keeping in view the rationale of village adoption.Thisbegan with the interface with community, rapport building with community members and developing understanding of the village.
About the Special Camp
Dr. Chandra Mohan, Programme Coordinator visited the village on 26th March 2018 and met with important stakeholders including Mr. Vinod Kumar, Dr. Anil, Pradhan Indri village, ward members and other influential members of the community. He discussed the plan of organizing special camp at the village. The plan and its utility were appreciated by the villagers and they agreed for the camp to be organized. The NSS Cell chalked out the plan for the Special Camp from 18th April 2018 to 24th April 2018. After the confirmation was made, a joint meeting with NSS volunteers of KRMU and BVCOE was called on dated 12.04.2018. In this meeting a brief presentation was made to the volunteers and plan for the camp was discussed. The volunteers excitingly participated in the discussion and planned the roadmap for camp along with guided supervision of Dr. Chandra Mohan, Programme Coordinator, and NSS Cell KRMU. Finally a week long plan for the special camp was chalked out which is as follow:
|1||Day-1||18.04.2018||· Meeting with Village Leaders and Resource Persons
· Transact Walk
|2||Day-1||19.04.2018||· Visit to Anganwadies
· Visit to Schools
|3||Day-1||20.04.2018||· Social Resource Mapping|
|4||Day-1||21.04.2018||· Socio Economic Survey
|5||Day-1||22.04.2018||· Socio Economic Survey|
|6||Day-1||23.04.2018||· Force Field Exercise of Women
|7||Day-1||24.04.2018||· Valedictory Programme|
Camp began with the inaugural function at Sr. Sec. School Indri. The programme was presided by Prof. R. K. Mittal, Vice Chancellor, and KRMU. Village Pradhan, Mr. Kamal along with his team of ward members were present. From University, Programme Officers and all members of NSS Cell were also present. Programme Coordinator, Dr. Chandra Mohan, NSS Cell KRMU and Dr. Anil, Programme Officer, NSS BVCOE welcomed all the guest and dignitaries and set the tone of the camp .Mr. Vinod Kumar and Ms. Kriti Sharma, Programme Officer, NSS Cell KRMU explained the programme schedule of the camp in detail. Village Pradhan, Mr. Kamal was overwhelmed by extension work undertaken by the University and promised to extend all possible support to the camp.The presence of Prof. R. K. Mittal, Vice Chancellor K.R. MangalamUniversity made the programme very effective, delightful and grand as his elegant and appealing speech made a deep, thoughtful and objective impression on all the stakeholders including volunteers and villagers.
The NSS Volunteers performed various activities such as awareness programmes related to literacy, tree plantation, health and hygiene, construction and repairs, communal harmony during this camp.
Volunteers approached the villagers bymaking door to door contact with themfor raising the awareness for theuse cleanof toilets and also making them aware about the health hazards of open defecation. Volunteers also identified houses without toilets.
Head of “Feed The Soul” trust, Delhi, Mr. Vishal, visited the camp site and addressed the volunteers about various aspects of Yoga Prana Vidya and made them familiar with the techniques of accupresure therapy. He also took a session on Meditation and Healing therapy. Dr. V. R. Rddy, Prog. Coordinator, GGSIP University, also delivered a motivational lecture to NSS volunteers.
The volunteers received specialtraining session on First Aid and home nursing training byDr. Rohtas and his team members of Red Cross society, Gurgaon. In the evening session, volunteers organised a street play focused on the hazards of the open defecation, this street play was very successful, Local People showed their interest and awareness about this issue and promised to disseminate this information in the community.
Creation of healthy society through community health service was the objective of the 4th day of the camp. Free Physio Treatment was offered to underprivilegedvillagers. A public announcement was made and door to door communication was done by our volunteers to inform people to avail free health services. The response was excellent about 150 village people came forward for physiotherapy. This health check up camp proved very successful and created a harmonious environment in the community. In evening again an intensive door to door contact was done in the leadership of NSS program officer.
Fifth day of the camp was full of events, , role play on the health and cleanliness and a dance competition of youngstersand school students was organized. Volunteers cleaned the School campus and the adjoining lawns and gardens. They collected about 100 samplings from nearby Nursery and brought them into the village and started planting the samplings. All volunteers formed several groups of 4-5membersfor the plantation of two samplings all over the village. In the afternoon an awareness programme on environment was conducted. Later in the evening a dance competition was organized and prizes were distributed by NSS program officer.
The day began with Prarthana and Yogain a primary school in the village. It was decided by the coordinators to identify those children who were not enrolled in the Primary school. They also delivereda lecture in the primary school for awareness and motivation of the students on health, sanitation and environment. In the afternoon session, an awareness rally was organized with a theme “Swasth bharat, sunder bharat” by NSS volunteers in Indri village. All the NSS volunteers and about 50 students participated in the rally. They also presented a “Nukkadnatak” and highlighting the importance of cleanness and healthy food to villagers.Various cultural programmes were organized towards the evening.
It was the closing day of the camp. In continuation to Previous Day Programme, the forenoon Session of 7th day was dedicated to cleanliness of a government library situated in the community. This activity was very educative and the village people assured the volunteers to keep the maintenance of the cleanliness in the community. A drawing competition was also organised by the volunteers on health and environment and prizes were distributed to the winners. The second session of the day was allotted to valedictory function. The session concluded by a vote of thanks by NSS Program coordinator Dr. Chandra Mohan and Dr. Anil Kumar.
The ongoing NSS camp ended up with great valour and enthusiasm. The concluding ceremony was graced by Prof. R. K. Mittal, Vice Chancellor, K.R. Mangalamand Dr. DharmendraSaini, Principal, BVCOE.During the conclusion ceremony, Dr. Chandra Mohan (Programme coordinator) KRMU enumerated the benefits of the NSS camps and gave a warm welcome to everyone.Later NSS PO Dr. Anil Kumar BVCOE, presented the camp report, wherein the hard work and the pious work done by the volunteers was truly appreciated.
With a sincerecommitment to serve the nation, the 7- day National service scheme (NSS) camp ended successfully.
Dr. Chandra Mohan
(NSS Programme Coordinator)
Asst. Prof. of Chemistry
K.R. Mangalam University, Gurgaon
Email: [email protected]