HIGHLIGHTS (2008-2010)

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  1. Review meeting of Principals and NSS Programme Officers
  2. Launching of Red Ribbon Club in Meghalaya
  3. Blood Donation
  4. Free eye check up camps
  5. Youth exchange programme at China
  6. Inter State youth exchange programmes
  7. Republic Day Parade Camp
  8. National Integration Camp for Women (NICfW)
  9. National Youth Festival
  10. North East Youth Festival
  11. NSS Summer Camps
  12. National Integration Camp
  13. NSS Mega Camp
  14. World Environment Day, 5th June.
  15. Disaster Management Programmes
  16. Adventure Programmes
  17. Poster Painting Competition
  18. Observance of Anti-Terrorism Day
  19. International Day against Drug Abuse (26th of June)
  20. International Youth Day, 12th August
  21. Observance of Sadbhavana Diwas, 20th August
  22. Observance of NSS Day, 24th September
  23. Observance of International Day of Non Violence and Peace, 1st October
  24. Training/Workshops/Orientation
  25. Special Camps
  26. Creation of Community Assets
  27. Other Activities
  28. University Level NSS Award
  29. Indira Gandhi NSS Award

REVIEW MEETING OF PRINCIPALS AND NSS PROGRAMME OFFICERS

Shri. Paul Lyngdoh, Min. of Sports & Youth Affairs,
Shri S. K. Arora, Secretary, MYA&S, GOI.
Prof. P. Tandon, VC, NEHU.

Programme Officers and Principals of Colleges at the Programme

The NSS Cell, NEHU organized a Review meeting for College Principals and NSS Programme Officers of various Colleges of Meghalaya on the 29th May 2008 at the Conference Hall, NEHU. The Objective of the meeting was to review and streamline the activities of the NSS units. Proposed Action Plans were discussed for implementation for the new session. Shri. Paul Lyngdoh, Minister of Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt. of Meghalaya, Shri. S.K.Arora, Secreatry, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and Prof. Pramod Tandon, Vice Chancellor, NEHU and Chairman UAC were present in the meeting besides other officials from other organizations.

SECOND REVIEW MEETING FOR PROGRAMME OFFICERS

The second Review meeting of NSS Programme Officers was held at Women’s College, Shillong on the 9th of May, 2009. Thirty Six (36) Programme Officers of different colleges and Higher Secondary Schools attended the meeting. Important aspects related to streamlining the activities and the review of past activities and formulation of action plans and strategies were discussed.

Principal Women’s College Speaking at Review Meeting of NSS Programme Officers

THIRD REVIEW MEETING FOR PROGRAMME OFFICERS

The Third Review meeting for NSS Programme Officers of Garo Hills was held at Tura Government College, Tura on 24th of October, 2009. Fourteen (14) Programme Officers of different colleges and Higher Secondary Schools attended the meeting. Important aspects related to streamlining the activities and the review of past activities and formulation of action plans and strategies were discussed. 

FOURTH REVIEW MEETING FOR PROGRAMME OFFICERS

The Fourth Review meeting of NSS Programme Officers was held at Lady Keane College, Shillong on 28th of June, 2010. Twenty Five (25) Programme Officers of different colleges and Higher SecondarySchools attended the meeting. Important aspects related to streamlining the activities and the review of past activities and formulation of action plans and strategies were discussed.

LAUNCHING OF RED RIBBON CLUB IN MEGHALAYA

The Red Ribbon Club is a voluntary on-campus intervention Programme for students in educational institutions. It aims at harnessing the potential of the youth by equipping them with the correct information on HIV/AIDS prevention, care and support. It also aims in building their capacities as peer educators in spreading messages on positive health behaviors in an enabling environment and increasing voluntary blood donation from amongst the youth. 

The Programme was officially launched for the first time in Meghalaya on the 12th of August, 2008 at NEHU where Shri. Manas Choudhary (Education Minister, Meghalaya) was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Ten (10) colleges from across the state were identified to undertake the RRC Project.This programme was organized by NSS Cell, NEHU in collaboration with Meghalaya AIDS Control Society (MACS). For the year 2009-10 other 10 colleges also successfully implemented the project.

BLOOD DONATION

Motto “Let not one life be lost due to lack of safe blood”

Volunteers donated blood

The NSS Units have been regularly organizing Blood Donation Camps and Voluntary donations for needy patients. The NSS Cell is making every effort to sustain this campaign by organizing various motivational camps and networking with related organizations like the Regional Blood Bank, Pasteur Institute, NEIGRIHMS, Nazareth Hospital besides others.

The NSS is also striving towards compiling and updating the list of blood donors through the units to provide a Data base in times of emergency. Under this initiative, the voluntary donors can be reached through the respective Programme Officers of the college unit in case of a medical emergency. It is our firm conviction that this will grow into a large movement as more and more NSS volunteers join in this noble cause. The NSS Cell, NEHU acknowledges the contribution made by the volunteers and also the initiative of the Programme Officers in organizing numerous Blood Donation Camps. The total number of Camps conducted during the period (March 2008 to April 2009) was fifteen and the total number of units of blood donated was more than 200. A special mention may be made of the Mobile Blood Bank initiated by the NSS Unit of St.Edmund’s College where 65 volunteers have pledged to donate blood to patients in time of need.

NSS Units were felicitated by the Government of Meghalaya on the occasion of number of blood donation camps conducted during the period (April 2009 to December 2010): 13 Camps.
Number of Colleges that participated in the camps: 09 Nos.
World Blood Donors Day on 14th June 2010 at State Central Library, Shillong.

St. Edmund’s College, Shillong 56 Vols and 56 units of Blood donated
St. Anthony’s College, Shillong  47 Vols and 47 units of Blood donated
Umshyrpi College, Shillong 28 Vols and 28 units of Blood donated
Shillong College, Shillong 6 Vols and   6 units of Blood donated
Sankardev College, Shillong, 3 Vols and 3 units of Blood donated
Shillong Commerce College, Shillong 20 Vols and 20 units of Blood donated
BBS College, Shillong 15 Vols and 15 units of Blood donated
Lady Keane College, Shillong 8 Vols and 8 units of Blood donated
NEHU Health Centre, Shillong 2 Vols and 2 units of Blood donated
St. Edmund’s College, Shillong           33 Vols and 33 units of Blood donated
St. Anthony’s College, Shillong 40 Vols and 40 units of Blood donated
BBS College, Shillong 16 Vols and 16 units of Blood donated
Union Christian College, Shillong 16 Vols and 16 units of Blood donated

Total Number of Student Volunteers:  290 Vols

Total Number of units of blood donated: 290 Units

 

FREE EYE CHECK UP CAMPS

Health has been a focal area of NSS programmes and in addition to the health checkup camps, this year a special emphasis was laid on eye care. In keeping with this, 6(six) free eye camps were organized as listed below:

Free eye check-up camps at NEHU Campus. Organized by the NSS Cell on the 8th of September, 2008. A total of 250 people comprising staff and students benefitted from the camp.

The Vice Chancellor at an Eye Camp in
NEHU Campus

A student getting her eye checked at an 
eye camp

  1. The Free Eye Camp was conducted at the Shillong College Campus and it was organized by the Shillong College NSS Unit in collaboration with Bansara Eye Care on the 26th of July, 2008. 300 patients were benefited from this Camp. The Free Eye Camp was conducted at the Sngap Syiem College Campus. It was organized by the College’s NSS Unit in collaboration with Bansara Eye Clinic on the 6th of September, 2008 in which more than 400 patients from the Community reaped its benefits.
  2. St. Anthony’s College conducted the Free Eye Camp at the college’s Conference Hall. This camp was organized by the NSS Unit of the college in collaboration with Bansara Eye Clinic on the 20th of June, 2008 in which a 94 people were benefited.
  3. Sngap Syiem College, Mawkyrwat organised a Free Eye Check-up Camp on 20th November 2009 in collaboration with Bawri Nethralaya Eye Care. About 352 people were benefitted.
  4. St. Mary’s College, Shillong also conducted a Free Eye Camp at its campus. This camp was organized by the St. Mary’s NSS Unit in collaboration with the Bansara Eye Clinic on the 26th of November, 2008 in which around 300 patients were benefited. 
  5. The NSS Unit of Sngap Syiem College organized a Free Eye Camp and an Awareness Programme on 10th September 2010 in collaboration with Bethany Society & Bawri Nethralaya, Shillong at Mawsaw Upper Primary School, Mawsaw. More than 300 people were benefitted during this camp.
  6. UCC had also conducted a Free Eye Camp in collaboration with Bansara Eye Camp on the 12th of November, 2008 in which about 235 patients were benefitted.
  7. Another Free Eye Camp was conducted by the NSS Unit of Sngap Syiem College for the college students in collaboration with Bansara Eye Care on 14th September 2010 at the college campus.

YOUTH EXCHANGE PROGRAMME AT CHINA

Every year, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports led initiative one NSS volunteer from Meghalaya is nominated to visit China as part of a 100 member Indian Youth delegation.

Ms. Felisha Mawlong, an NSS volunteer of Lady Keane College, Shillong was nominated by the, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports as member of the Indian Youth Delegation to China for the year 2008.

Ms. Baslianghun Khongstid, an NSS Volunteer of Shillong College, Shillong was also nominated by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports as member of the Indian Youth Delegation to China for the year 2009.

Ms. Felisha Mawlong

Ms. Davida Paswett

Ms. Davida Paswett an NSS Volunteer of St. Anthony’s College, Shillong was also nominated by Ministry Youth Affairs & Sports as member of the Indian Youth Delegation to China for the year 2010.

Inter State Youth Exchange Programmes

In an effort towards creating better mutual understanding and appreciation of cultures, the Inter State Youth Exchange Programmes (ISYE) & Home Stay Programme (HSP)has been a regular feature of NSS Programmes.

Some of the programme highlights are as under:

  • The Programme was held in Meghalaya from the 31st of October till the 8th of November, 2008. 50 students from Maharashtra and Rajasthan participated in this Programme. Students from various colleges of Shillong, Tura and Khliehriat hosted the guests.

Chairman Planning Board Shri P.A.Sangma seen with participants from Gujarat & Maharashtra

NSS volunteers Seng Khasi College in traditional attire

  • The First Programme was held in Rajasthan from the 20th of March, 2009 till the 30th of March, 2009. Forty students from P.G. Unit, NEHU, Shillong attended the Programme.
  • The Second Programme was held in Tamil Nadu from the 20th of July, 2008 till the 30th of July, 2008. Twelve Volunteers from Tirot Sing College, Mairang; and Jaintia Eastern Khliehriat, Jaintia Hills District accompanied by David Diengdoh P.O. Jaintia Eastern College participated in the Programme.
  • The Third Programme was held in Andhra Pradesh from the 20th of August, 2008 till the 30th of August, 2009. Thirteen Volunteers from Tura Government College, accompanied by T.A. Momin, Deputy Programme Coordinator (DPC), participated in the Programme.
  • Inter State Youth Exchange Programme was held at Arunachal Pradesh from 9th -18th November 2009, 8 NSS volunteers along with Mr. B. Thapa, NSS Programme Officer of BBS College attended the programme.
  • Another programme was held at RGNIYD, Tamil Nadu from 1st – 10th March, 2010. Nine (9) NSS Volunteers along with 1 Programme Officer from P. G. unit, NEHU, Shillong participated in the Programme.
  • 10 NSS volunteers of Synod College along with the Programme Officer participated at the Inter state  Youth Exchange and Home Stay Programme held at Sriperembudur & Tanjore from 5th – 14th August 2010.

Republic Day Parade Camp

Each year, NSS Volunteers from various colleges of Meghalaya are selected to attend a Pre Republic Day Parade Camp which are held at various parts of the country. The last Camp was held at Baripada, Orissa from 14th - 23rd November 2008 in which 10 students participated.

  • Selection Camp for Pre Republic Day Parade Camp: 74 NSS Volunteers from various colleges of Meghalaya attended the camp at NEHU, Permanent Campus held on 11th of September 2009.
  • Pre Republic Day Parade Camp: 10 selected volunteers along with Ms. I. Nongbri, NSS Programme Officer, Sankardev College attended the camp at Guwahati from 22nd to 31st October, 2009.
  • Republic Day Parade Camp:  Ms. I. Nongbri, NSS Programme Officer contingent leader North East Region along with 2 NSS volunteers, Ms. Geeta Das from UCC, Umiam and Mr. H. Lalremruata of Umshyrpi College, Shillong attended the Republic Day Parade Camp at New Delhi from 1st – 31st January, 2010.
  • Selection Camp for Pre Republic Day Parade Camp: 65 NSS Volunteers from various colleges of Meghalaya attended the camp at NEHU, Permanent Campus held on 3rd September 2010.
  • Pre Republic Day Parade Camp: 10 selected volunteers from different Colleges attended the camp in Sikkim from 1st to 10th October, 2010.
  • Mr. Bhakupar Lyngdoh of BBS College and Ms. Palvy Dora Kharkongor of Shillong College were selected to attend the Republic Day Parade Camp at New Delhi from the 1st -31st Janruary, 2009
  • Republic Day Parade Camp: 2 NSS volunteers, Ms. Nasima B.Choudhury and Mr. Shining Star Kharbuli of Shillong College, Shillong attended the Republic Day Parade Camp at New Delhi from 1st – 31st January, 2011.

NSS Volunteers with His Excellency Shri. Hamid Ansari, the Vice President of India.

National Integration Camp for Women (NICfW)

The event took place in Andhra Pradesh from the 15th - 21st of December, 2008. Nine female NSS Volunteers accompanied by Ms.V. Momin, P.O. from Tura Government College, attended the Camp.

National Youth Festival

  • The XIV National Youth Festival was held at AmritsarPunjab from the 13th of January, 2009 till the 15th of January, 2009. Two volunteers from St. Anthony’s College, Shillong participated in the camp.
  • The XV National Youth Festival was held at Bhubaneshwar, Orissa from 8th – 12th January, 2010. Ten (10) NSS volunteers from Tura Government College, tura along with 1 Programme Officer attended the programme.
  • The XVI National Youth Festival was held at Udaipur, Rajasthan from 12th – 16th January, 2011. Ten (10) NSS volunteers of different Colleges from Khasi Hills along with 1 Programme Officer attended the programme.

NSS volunteers at the XVI National Youth Festival, Udaipur, Rajasthan.

North East Youth Festival

6 NSS volunteers from UCC and Sankardev College accompanied by Dr. Ashish Malhotra, NSS Programme Officer attended the Programme at Kohima, Nagaland from 8th – 10th October, 2009.

NSS Summer Camps


NSS volunteers at the Mega Summer Camp at Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu.
  • 10 NSS volunteers from Shillong College along with 1 Programme Officer participated at the Mega Summer Camp held at RGNIYD, Sriperembudur from 22nd June to 3rd July, 2009.
  • Another Mega Summer Camp was held at RGNIYD, Sriperumbudur fro 8th – 19th June 2010. 10 NSS volunteers from Don Bosco College, Tura along with Mr. P.C.Mohanty NSS  Programme Officer participated at the Camp.

National Integration Camp

9 NSS volunteers from Synod College, Shillong along with 1 Programme Officer attended a NIC at Gurgaon from17th – 24th May, 2009.

NSS Mega Camp

13 NSS volunteers of different colleges of along with Ms. I. Nongbri programme Officer of Sankardev College attended a NSS Mega Camp which was held at New Delhi from 19th-30th September 2010.

World Environment Day, 5th June.

  • NSS volunteers of the State join their counterparts in the rest of the nation in celebrating World Environment Day on the 5th of June year in and year out, with great enthusiasm. Seminars, essay writings, debates, quizzes, painting competitions, cleaning and beautifying drives, tree plantation, etc. are some of the day’s highlights.
  • The 5th of June, 2009 was being observed by all the NSS Units at the High School, College and University Level. The day was marked by programmes such as Cleaning drive, tree plantation, environmental awareness programmes, activities besides other events.

In the NEHU Campus, the NSS Cell initiated a campus beautification cum Plantation Programme to mark the day.


Pro-VC Releasing fingerlings in the Water Body at NEHU Campus
   

School Students in action during the Day

Students in action during the programme
   

MLA James Sangma & PC seen with Programme Officers
   
The NSS Cell also organized a Seminar on environment conservation in North East India in collaboration with the NEICSSR on the 5th of June at Raitong Building, Shillong

Prof.R.C.Laloo, Minister of Environment & Forest speaking at the seminar on Environment Conservation in N.E.India organized by NSS & NEICSSR

  • 25 volunteers of NSS Unit of Shillong College conducted a Cleaning Drive within the college premises on the 2nd October, 2008.180 NSS volunteers of
  • Sngap Syiem College, Mawkyrwat organized a Cleaning Drive in the college campus on the 14th October, 2008
  • The Seng Khasi College NSS Unit organized a cleaning drive on the 4th October, 2008 in the college campus.
  • 1200 approx saplings planted on occasion of World Environment Day by NSS Cell, NEHU and various units on 4th June 2010.
  • The NSS unit of Sngap Syiem College, Mawkyrwat organized an Awareness programme on “Climate Change & Water Pollution at Local Level” on 5th June 2010 at the college campus and an Essay competition on ‘Rain Harvesting in Upland Areasof Mawkyrwat’ was also organized on this day. 60 volunteers, college students and local youths participated in this programme.
  • The NSS Unit of Sankardev College organized a one day Health Camp and Tree Plantation on 5th June 2010 at Lumkyntung L.P School in collaboration with Swer P.H.C. 13 volunteers along with 2 Programme Officers and 58 students of this school participated in this programme.
  • The NSS unit of Tura Government College in collaboration with the department of Forest & Environment, Social Forestry Division, ADRA, IPTEC, Nokma council and the Asanaggre Secondary School organized a mass tree plantation programme in observance of Van Mahotsav on 29th July 2010 at Asanang Village. About 4000 saplings were planted.
  • The NSS Unit of Kiang Nangbah College in observance of World Environment Day on 5th June 2010, organized a Tree plantation at the college campus. About 50 saplings were planted and more than 100 volunteers participated in this programme.

Disaster Management Programmes

Disaster Management has been one of the key thrust areas of NSS with every effort being taken to equip our NSS volunteers with necessary skills and preparedness during any emergency. Awareness programmes are also undertaken at the adopted villages on a regular basis for the benefit of the community. Below are some of the programme highlights undertaken during the course of the year.

NSS volunteers at Disaster Management Training

Mock Drill

  • The NSS Unit of St. Edmunds College, Shillong organized a Mock Drill on Disaster Management on the 25th of August in collaboration with the Civil Defense Personnel.
  • 183 NSS Volunteers from various Colleges of Shillong attended a specialized Training on Disaster Risk Management-First Aid, Search and Rescue from the 17th of November, 2008 till the 22nd of November, 2008. This training was organized by the Office of The Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills and UNDP.
  • A Training Programme on Disaster Management, First Aid, Search and Rescue was conducted at Synod College from the 25th of November, 2008 till the 27th of November, 2008 in which 50 NSS Volunteers participated.
  • 25 NSS Volunteers from Tirot Sing Memorial College attended a Training Programme on Disaster Management from the 8th of December, 2008 till the 13th of December, 2008. This training was organized by the Office of the SDO (Civil), Mairang.
  • 104 NSS volunteers 7 Colleges of Shillong attended a Training on Disaster Management from 19th-23rd October 2009 at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Shillong. The training was organized by the office of the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills, Shillong.
  • 30 NSS volunteers from 3 Colleges of Shillong attended a training on Disaster Management from 18th– 22nd January 2010 at Meghalaya Administrative Training Institute behind Addl. Secretariat Shillong. The training was organized by Meghalaya Administrative Training Institute.
  • On 6th July 2010 the NSS Unit of BSF Higher Secondary School took part in the display board competition on the topic “Man made disaster”, A Mock drill was also organized at the school campus.
  • Disaster Risk Reduction Programme for NSS Programme Officers at Meghalaya Administrative Training Institute from 8th – 10th February 2011

Adventure Programmes

The NSS has also been providing opportunities for students to participate in various fields of activities including Adventure Programmes within and outside the state.


Adventure Programme at Manali, H.P.

Caving expedition in Meghalaya
  • 19 NSS volunteers from Sankardev College, Shillong and Sngap Syiem College, Mawkyrwat along with their respective Programme Officers participated at the Adventure Programme held at Manali, Himachal Pradesh, from 31st May to 9th June, 2009.
  • 20 NSS volunteers along with 2 Programme Officer from P. G. Unit, NEHU, Shillong participated in the Winter Adventure Programme at Ooty, Tamil Nadu, from 2nd – 9th March, 2010.
  • 20 NSS volunteers of St. Edmund’s College, Shillong, Tura Government College and Durama College, Tura along with 2 Programme Officers participated at the Adventure Programme held at Patnitop (Jammu & Kashmir) from 2nd – 11th July 2010

Poster Painting Competition

Each year the NSS Cell conducts poster painting competition under various themes and banners to mark and commemorate the celebration of various auspicious days such as World Environment Day, World AIDS Day, etc. Students from various colleges actively and enthusiastically participate in the competitions.


Poster painting competition on the UN Millennium Development Goals

Observance of Anti-Terrorism Day

World Anti-Terrorism Day was also observed on the 21st of May by the NSS unit of Shillong Commerce College at the college campus. 200 volunteers participated in the Poster Campaign against Terrorism.

International Day against Drug Abuse (26th of June)

  • The NSS Unit (RCC) of Union Christian College, Umiam in collaboration with Meghalaya Aids Control Society conducted an essay competition on the topic “ The role of Youth in combating Drug Abuse” and an inter state level event on drawing/poster writing/slogan writing competition based on the theme : ‘Think Health Not Drugs’.
  • Another programme was organized by the NSS unit of Acheng Rangmanpa College, which included an Anti Drug march, lecture on ‘Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking’ and an ‘One Act play’” at the college campus.
  • The NSS unit of Sngap Syiem College, Mawkyrwat conducted poster, essay and slogan competition on various drug related issues. A skit on “Impact of Drugs on Society” was also presented by NSS volunteers besides other lectures on drugs.
  • Several NSS units of Shillong participated jointly at the programme organized by the NSS unit of St. Edmund’s College where programme Coordinator was one of the guest speakers.

International Youth Day, 12th August.

  • The NSS unit of Tura Government College in collaboration with MACS organized a debate competition on the topic “Moral degradation of our society due to Westernisation” at the college campus.
  • The NSS unit of Ri-Bhoi college also organized various programmes which included an Essay writing, Poster competition and Debate competition at the college campus.
  • The NSS unit of St. Mary’s College also organized a programme at Don Bosco Youth Centre on the theme “Dialogue & Understanding”.

Observance of Sadbhavana Diwas, 20th August

NSS units observed the day by taking pledge at their respective campuses.

Observance of NSS Day, 24th September.

  • This day was being observed by all the NSS Units at the High School, College and University Level. The day was marked by programmes such as Cleaning drive, tree plantation, medical camps, awareness programmes, cultural programmes, activities, sports besides other events.
  • The 40th NSS Foundation Day was celebrated on 24th September 2009. The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Meghalaya, Dr. D.D. Lapang graced the occasion as the Chief Guest and Hon’ble Minister of Education was the Guest of honor in the presence of the Vice-Chancellor.
  • The University Level NSS Award was also presented on the occasion. This was followed by a variety programme from about 30 groups of volunteers from different colleges. The variety programme comprises of songs, dances, skits and multi-varied cultural items. Around 500 NSS volunteers attended the day long programme held at Multi-Use Convention Centre, NEHU.
  • The 41st NSS Foundation Day was celebrated on 24th September 2010. The Hon’ble Union Minister of State  for water Resources, Shri. Vincent H. Pala graced the occasion and the Pro- Vice Chancellor was the Guest of honor in the presence of the Registrar and the Controller of Examination, NEHU.
  • The University Level NSS Award was presented on the occasion. This was followed by a round of competition in which NSS Units voiced their concerns and suggested remedial measures on various social issues in the form of presentations and narrations. The NSS unit of BSW Dept, St. Edmund’s College was adjudged winners for their presentation on the slum dwellers in Gora Line, Shillong. The day ended with a variety programme which comprised dances, songs, skits and multi-varied cultural items. Around 600 NSS volunteers attended a day long programme held at the Multi-Use Convention Centre, NEHU.

Observance of International Day of Non Violence and Peace, 1st October

NSS units observed the day by taking pledge at their respective campuses.

Training/Workshops/Orientation

  • A Training of the Programme Officers on Social Harmony and National Integration was held at the NEHU Guest House from the 17th of February, 2009 till the 20th of February, 2009. Fifteen Programme Officers attended the Training Programme.


Programme Coordinator addressing at the programme


Participants displaying pictures on key issues

  • An NSS Orientation Programme for Principals, Programme Officers and NSS volunteers was held on the 29th of May 2008 at NEHU Campus.
  • Prof. B. S. Mipun, NSS Programme Officer, PG Unit, NEHU, Shillong, attended a three day Training on Career Counseling for youth Functionaries at RGNYD, Tamil Nadu from the 7th of July, 2008 till the 9th of July, 2008.
  • Four (4) Programme Officers from 4 colleges in Meghalaya attended a TOT on National Integration on Social Harmony from the 18th of September, 2008 till the 22nd of September, 2008 at RGNYD, Tamil Nadu.
  • NSS Unit of Sngap Syiem College, Mawkyrwat organized a Seminar on the theme of Career guidance, Moral Values and Civic Sense on the 1st of October, 2008 at the college campus. 107 Volunteers attended the Programme.
  • 15 Programme Officers from different NSS Units of Shillong attended a meeting held in connection with the Inter State Youth Exchange and Home Stay Programme on the 13th of October, 2008 at NSS Cell, NEHU Campus.
  • Two (2) Programme Officers of Shillong College attended an NSS Orientation Course at TORC, Narendrapur in January, 2009.
  • Mr. I. Rafique, an NSS Programme Officer of Christian Girls Higher Secondary School attended a Refresher Course from the 2nd of February, 2009 till the 6th of February, 2009 at TORC, Narendrapur.
  • Programme Coordinator, Dr. Jemino Mawthoh, attended a training Programme on Community Radio at RGNIYD, Tamil Nadu on the 5th of March, 2009 till the 6th of March, 2009.
  • Ms. V. Momin NSS Programme Officer of Tura Government College attended a training programme on Environment Education and Sustainable Development at RGNIYD, Tamil Nadu from 4th- 8th May 2009.
  • Programme Coordinator conducted 2 (two) orientation cum-motivation programme for NSS students at Thomas Jones Synod College, Jowai and Sankardev College, Shillong on 30th July and 7th August 2009.
  • Ms. V. Momin NSS Programme Officer of Tura Government College attended a NSS Refresher Course at TORC Narendrapur from 26th-30th October 2009.
  • 5 Programme Officers along with two NSVs attended TOT on Social Harmony & National Unity organized by the RGNIYD from 12th-16th November 2009, at NEHU Guest House, Shillong.
  • 5 Programme Officers from different colleges attended the Orientation Course at TORC Narendrapur from 10th-19th December 2009.
  • NSS State Advisory Committee Meeting held at Additional Secretariat on 1st December 2009.
  • 22 NSS volunteers of Umshyrpi College participated in the NCERT Workshop on “Universal School Education held at P.G.T. College, Shillong on 5th June 2009.
  • 5 NSS volunteers of Umshyrpi College attended another workshop on “Developing Personal & Interpersonal Skills” at Umsawkhwan Village, Ri- Bhoi District from 26th – 28th September 2009.
  • 7 NSS volunteers of BBS College attended a Training of Trainers on Youth in Panchayati Raj at Local level from 2nd-4th December 2010 at RRTC, Umran.
  • Dr. A. Malhotra NSS Programme Officer of Union Christian College along with two (2) NSS volunteers attended an orientation meeting of Red Ribbon Club (RRC)/NSS Nodal Officers which was organized by Meghalaya Aids Control Society (MACS) Shillong on 19th November 2010 at Don Bosco Youth Centre, Shillong.
  • Mr. Bhakupar Lyngdoh NSS volunteer of BBS College attended a SAARC Youth Workshop for promoting Regional Harmony at Islamabad on 27th-29th September 2010.
  • NSS Orientations for new Programme officers from Higher Secondary School & Colleges were conducted in the premises of the NSS Cell from the month of August onwards to date.

Special Camps

“Healthy Youth for Healthy India”

Special Camps are an integral part of NSS activities and several units conduct the camps every year in their respective adopted villages. The special camps has special appeals to the youths as they provide unique opportunities to students for group living, collective experience and sharing of thoughts and ideas and also their ability to communicate with the community.

21 (Twenty one) institutions conducted Special Camps at their respective adopted villages as listed below:

  1. StEdmund’s College, Shillong at Mawlynrei village from 6th – 12th Oct, 2008, 25th – 1st Oct, 2009 & 16th- 22nd October, 2010.
  2. Sngap Syiem College, Mawkyrwat, at Photjaud Village from 17th – 26th Nov, 2008, 19th – 24th Oct 2009 & 11th – 17th   October, 2010.
  3. St. Anthony’s College, Shillong atRtiang Village, from 6th – 13th Oct, 2008, 25th Sept – 1st Oct, 2009 & 14th – 21st October, 2010.
  4. Mendipathar College, Mendipathar, at Hatibasa Village, from 12th – 21st Dec, 2008,  11th – 17th Dec 2009.
  5. Nongtalang College, Nongtalang, at Rako Amjajer Village, from 28th June - 5th July, 2008, 6th - 12th December, 2010.
  6. Durama College, Tura, Garo Hills at Rombagri village from 8th – 17th Dec, 2008, 7th – 13th Dec, 2009 at Rengsangre village from 6th – 12th December, 2010.
  7. Don Bosco College, Tura, Garo Hills at Chidekgre Village, from 7th – 16th Dec, 2008,     6th – 12th Dec, 2009 & 6th – 12th December, 2010.
  8. Christian Girls Higher Sec School, Tura at Edenbari Village, from 14th – 23rd Nov, 2008.
  9. Captain Williamson Memorial College, Garo Hills atSibbari Higher Secondary School,Baghmarafrom 9th - 18th Dec, 2008 & 5th – 11th December, 2009,
  10. Tura Government College, Tura, Garo Hills at Ganol Apal village from 5th – 14th Dec, 2008, 5th – 11th December, 2009, at Dragre, Bokmagre And Dopgre village from 29th Nov      – 6th December, 2010.
  11. Women’s College, Shillong at Nongpyrdet Village, from 1st - 10th of Dec, 2008 & 8th – 15th December, 2010.
  12. Umshyrpi College, Shillong at Kyrdemkulai village,from 15th – 21st December, 2009.
  13. Union Christian College, Umiam, at Umsawkhwan village,from 20th – 26th December, 2009.
  14. Sankardev College, Shillong at Lumkyntung village,from 28th September – 3rd October, 2009 & 27th Nov – 3rd December, 2010.
  15. Shillong College, Shillong at Mawlyngot village,from 23rd – 28th November, 2009, &  5th – 11th December, 2010 at Mawjongka village.
  16. Jaintia Eastern College, Khliehriat at Lumputhoi village,from 9th – 15th November, 2009, & 6th – 12th December, 2010 at Moo Nongtdu village.
  17. Mawsynram Border Area College, Mawsynram at Mawkasain village,from 26th – 31st October, 2009.
  18. Lady Keane College, Shillong at Pingwait villagefrom 10th – 16th December, 2010.
  19. Seng Khasi College, Shillong at Mawlai Umthlong villagefrom 27th Nov – 4th December, 2010.
  20. Tirot Sing Memorial College, Mairang at Mairangbah villagefrom 3rd – 10th December, 2010.
  21. Acheng Rangmanpa College, Mahendraganj at Tungrurchar from 6th - 12th December 2010

Creation of Community Assets

NSS volunteers has also been contributing their priceless labour (Shramdhan) in terms of construction of public amenities/ community assets during the course of their respective special camps.

  • A number of activities and construction works have been completed such as the construction of a two-room primary school at Lawbyrwa, water reservoir at Laitkor, rain water harvesting plant and the construction of 12 smokeless Chullas atMawtawarbesides other works being undertaken.
  • The NSS Unit of St. Anthony’s College on its Special Camp at Rtiang Village, Ri-Bhoi District, took the initiative to construct a footpath in the village. The construction work begun on the 7th of October, 2008 till the 11th of October, 2008 (the day the Foundation Stone was laid). The construction work commenced in the presence of Mr. P.S. Shadap, local Headman and the Village Executive Committee Members, in which the proposed path was cleared whereby stones were laid, cemented and fully constructed for the utilization of the Footpath by the villagers. Flowers were also planted on either side of the Footpath for its beautification. The construction work was also inspected by Dr. Jemino Mawthoh, the Programme Coordinator NSS Cell NEHU; Mr. Mark West, Department of Science and Technology, Government of Meghalaya and Shri. K.M. Marbaniang, Divisional Officer, Soil and Water Conservation, Government of Meghalaya.

Before

After

  • The NSS Unit of St. Edmund’s College on its Special Camp at Mawlynrei Village took the initiative to construct a Bus Shed in the village. The construction work begun on the 8th of October, 2008 till the 15th of October, 2008 (the day it was inaugurated). The Bus Shed was inaugurated by the Mr. D. Choudhury, Vice-Principal St. Edmund’s College in the presence of Rangbah Shnong and the Executive Committee of Mawlynrei village.

Asset Creation 2009

  • The NSS unit of Shillong College constructed a Community Tourist Hut at Mawlyngot at the premises of the tea processing centre.
  • A  Water tank was constructed by the unit of Union Christian College at Umsawkhwan.
  • The unit of St. Anthony’s College constructed a Footpath at Rtiang.
  • Another Footpath was also constructed by the NSS unit of Sngap Syiem College.

Asset Creation 2010

  • The NSS unit of Sngap Syiem College constructed the following assets at the adopted village:                    
    • Volley Ball Court
    • Water reservoir
    • Public Toilet
    • Extension of Footpath
  • A Composting Unit was constructed by the NSS unit of St. Edmund’s College.
  • The NSS unit of St. Anthony’s College constructed a Public Toilet.
  • The NSS unit of Seng Khasi College constructed a Proper Drainage System leading to the main Water Reservoir.
  • The NSS unit of Shillong College constructed a Water pond.

OTHER ACTIVITIES

  • The NSS unit of Sngap Syiem College, Mawkyrwat organized an Awareness programme on “Prime Minister Employment Generation” (PMEGP) on 13th October 2010 at the college campus in collaboration with the District Commerce & Industries Centre (DCIC), Nongstoin. Around 100 local educated unemployed youths attended the programme.
  • Another Awareness programme was organized by the NSS unit of Sngap Syiem College in collaboration with SCSTE, Shillong. The theme of the programme is “Preservation of Natural Resources” on 8th November 2010 at the college campus.
  • The NSS Unit of Union Christian College in collaboration with the State Council of Science Technology and Environment (SCSTE), Shillong and Impulse NGO organized a 3 day programme on “Technology Training Camp” at the college campus from 9th-11th June 2010. Around 25 volunteers attended this programme.
  • The NSS Unit of Northeast Adventist College on the occasion of Communal Harmony Campaign and Flag Day organized an Awareness cum Lecture Programme on “ Communal Harmony and National Integration” on 25th November 2010 at the college Auditorium. Around 160 NSS volunteers and students participated in this programme.
  • The NSS unit of BSF Higher Secondary School in observance of Anti- corruption week organized an essay writing on the topic “ How to Prevent Corruption” on 30th September 2010 at the school campus.
  • The NSS Unit of Tura Government College in observance of” International Day for Preservation of Ozone Layer” organized a “Mass Tree Plantation on 16th September 2010 at Dadenggiri Govt. Higher Secondary School.

University Level NSS Award

The NSS Cell NEHU has instituted the University level award for Programme officers in recognition in recognition for their exemplary services.

  • Prof. U R Dutta, Deputy Programme Co-ordinator, NSS NEHU, Tura Campus and NSS Programme Officer Tura Government College and Mrs. D Kharkongor NSS Programme Officer Seng Khasi College received the 1st Awards on the 19th of July, 2007 from the Vice Chancellor.
  • Dr. H. Iangrai, NSS Programme Officer of Shillong College was conferred with the University Level NSS Award on the 19th of July, 2008.

Recepient of University NSS Award Dr. H. Iangrai of Shillong College.
   
  • The 3rd University Level NSS Awards were presented on 24th September 2009 on the occasion of the 40th NSS Foundation Day. The Best NSS unit was awarded to St. Anthony ’s college and Prof. S. F. Kynta was awarded the best NSS Programme Officer from St. Anthony’s College. The best NSS Volunteer awards were given to Davida Paswett from St. Anthony’s College and Bhakupar Lyngdoh from BBS College on 24th September 2009.
   

Hon'ble Chief Minister, Dr. D. D. Lapang, Education Minister, Smti. Ampareen Lyngdoh, Vive Chancellor, Pro – Vice Chancellor and Programme Coordinator, NSS
   

   
  • The 41st University Level NSS Awards were presented on 24th September 2010 on the occasion of the 41st NSS Foundation Day. The Best NSS unit was awarded to Sngap Syiem College, Mawkyrwat and Mr. K. Nongsiej along with MS. I. Nongbri of Sankardev College were awarded the best NSS Programme Officers. The best NSS Volunteer awards were given to Ialamlang Jyrwa of St. Edmund’s College and Wantreki Lyngdoh of Shillong College.

INDIRA GANDHI NSS AWARD

Ms. Palvy Dora Kharkongor, NSS volunteer of Shillong College was conferred with the National Level Award on 24th September 2010 at New Delhi.


Programme Coordinator with ISCA volunteers

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