NSS Camp - December 2023

NSS Camp - December 2023
DATE : 04.12.2023 to 09.12.2023

“Education through Service” is the purpose of NSS, and one of the essential services rendered by our group of 50 NSS volunteers, along with two program officers and two program coordinators, is disseminating information about the latest developments in agriculture, watershed management, wasteland development, non-conventional energy, sanitation, nutrition, and personal hygiene. They also focus on employment opportunities, awareness on water harvesting, refurbishing school buildings, organizing camps to scrutinize people's eye vision, conducting dental health checkups, veterinary medical camps, removal of plastic waste from temples, cleaning and maintenance in the hotspots of the village etc. The NSS volunteers of SSEC lived with the members of the community during the 6-day special camping program and learnt from their experiences during their tenure in the camp.
The students were motivated by the Programme officers and enthusiastically helped the local community in launching a number of programmes like sanitation drive, adult primary education, health projects like immunization, first aid centre, child care, nutrition classes and also helped in forming youth clubs, children’s group, organizing career guidance with their full commitment and integrity. The Forest and Health departments of the government rendered their assistance to the project pertaining to community work.
Working in close collaboration with the agencies helped the NSS Volunteers in understanding the problems of a vulnerable section of the society. NSS Volunteers were instructed to develop a sense of belonging and respect for the people with whom they worked.
Before drawing up the plan of action, the students conducted a comprehensive survey of the village. Conducting a socio-economic survey is an interesting field activity which has direct bearing on the curriculum of economics.

Pethikuttai is a small Village/hamlet in Karamadai Block in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu State, India. It comes under Irumborai Panchayath. Pethikuttai village is located in Mettupalayam taluk of Coimbatore district. It is situated 20 km away from sub-district headquarters Mettupalayam (Tehsildar office) and 45 km away from district headquarters Coimbatore. As per 2009 status, Pethikuttai village is also a Gram Panchayat.
The total geographical area of village is 2944.75 hectares. Irumborai has a total population of 8,001 people, out of which male population is 3,974 while female population is 4,027. Literacy rate of Irumborai village is 60.74% out of which 67.59% males and 53.99% females are literate. There are about 2,295 houses in Irumborai village. Pethikuttai Pin code is 641302 and Postal head office is Sirumugai. Sirumugai is the nearest town to Pethikuttai village for all major economic activities.

To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibilities
To extend the activities to the higher education system to orient student youth to community service.
A NSS volunteer who takes part in the community service programme would be a college level student. Being an active member, these student volunteers would have the exposure and experience of the following:
• an accomplished social leader
• an efficient administrator
• a person who understands human nature
The NSS motto “Not Me but You" represents the spirit of democratic living and emphasizes the need for selfless service. NSS teaches students to appreciate other people’s points of views and consider them reasonably.
The ideology of the NSS is perfectly exemplified in this slogan, which emphasizes on the concept that everyone’s welfare is highly reliant on the welfare of society.
 KMCH hospital’s free Full body check up and blood pressure and blood group identification check up for all participants.
 LOTUS EYE Hospital’s free eye camp to facilitate access to eye care services.
 Free tree sapling distribution to encourage afforestation and conservation of natural resources.
 Cleaning of government schools, temples, roads, and government property to promote cleanliness and hygiene in the community.
 Higher education guidance program for government higher secondary school students.
 Road safety and fire hazard awareness to promote safety and preparedness in case of accidents or emergencies.
 Free veterinary and animal welfare camp to promote love and care towards animals.
 Conservation of electricity, creation of natural manure, and awareness on saving vehicle fuel, solar energy, and rainwater harvesting to promote sustainability and environmental awareness.
 Seminar on "Special features of computer age"
 Seminar on "Self reliance"
 Seminar on "Natural environment and conservation"
 Seminar on "Hard work and its success"
 Seminar on "Importance of education"
 Seminar on "Parent’s role in students' education"
 Special cultural programmes by NSS volunteers and Sree Sakthi Engineering College students.
The closing ceremony held in a grand manner at SGH Campus Hall. NSS Program Officer, Mr. D. Sachin Kumar gave the welcome address. Dr. G. Jayaprakash, Principal delivered the keynote address. Prof. V. Malarvizhi, Dean presented the NSS camp report. The Chief Executive Officer, Dr. N. Prasannan highlighted the merits of the National Service Scheme Program held over for the past six days. Commemorative gifts were given to the special guests who graced the occasion.

The correspondent of Sree Sakthi Engineering College, Dr. S. Karthikeyan highlighted the importance of the NSS program in his address and appreciated the students and the general public for their support to complete the camp successfully. Appreciation certificates and medals were presented to all the students. At the end of the ceremony, Mr. N. Naresh, NSS Program Officer delivered the vote of thanks.