The NSS Unit of Fr. Agnel Multipurpose Higher Secondary School, Agnelganv, Verna recently held their annual NSS Special Camp at Dayanand Bandodkar High School, Gokulde –Paddi, Quepem Goa from 7th November to 13th November 2015.
The main projects undertaken were school ground leveling, garden making, cleaning of school surrounding, Village Temple and Survey of Village.
The camp was inaugurated at the hands of Sarpanch of the Village panchayat Barshe, Ms. Savita Velip in the presence of Mr. Govind Velip, Head Master of Dayanand Bandodkar High School, Mr. Bruno Carvalho – Principal of Fr. Agnel M. Higher Sec. School and the NSS Programe Officers Mr. Sanjay Chyari & Ms Kamini Chari. The NSS Prog. Officer Ms. Kamin Chari welcomed the guests.
Speaking on the occasion Ms. Savita Velip said that the NSS Camp provide the students with opportunity to interact with society through social work. She also assured all the help from the panchayat in implementing the projects.
Mr. Govind Velip, Head Master spoke on the importance of social service and also congratulated the higher secondary for their good results every year. Further requested the volunteers to take care of school property and camp site.
Mr. Bruno Carvalho highlighted the importance of camp and the different activity to be carried out during the days to follows. He also stressed that nation building activities are the need of the hour.
The NSS Volunteers during the camp cleaned the surrounding of school premises and beautified the school garden. The volunteer walked around 3 km from the camp site to clean the Durga temple area, while coming back they brought stones to set the garden.
In order to develop physical fitness of the volunteers, Yoga sessions were conducted every morning by Mr. Sanjay Chyari, NSS Prog Officer. To enhance the knowledge and skill of the volunteers a session on public speaking was conducted by Mr. Sudesh Naik, PE Teacher from MES Higher Secondary School, Vasco. Mr. Oscar Da Costa conducted a session on Leadership. Dr. Nafisa C. Vaz, Medical Officer, Primary health center, Balli conducted a session on “Tuberculosis and its control” and Ms. Melkiza Furtado, Nutrition Officer gave away talk on Nutrition & its deficiency. Mr. Bruno Carvalho, Principal of Fr. Agnel M. Hr. Sec. school, conducted a session on personal hygiene and sex education.
During the camp a slide show on the topic “Universe” and sky observation through astronomical telescope was conducted by the member of Association of friends of Astronomy (Goa) Mr. Videsh Khandeparkar – Co-ordinator , Mr. Anmol Naik and Junior member Mast. Manan were present. The programe invoked a keen interest among the volunteers.
At the valedicatory function, Ms. Dharshita Chari, Teacher in Mathematics ate Dhempo Higher Secondary School, Kujera School complex, Bamboli and also ex-student of Fr. Agnel M. Hr. Sec. School, verna was the chief guest. She commended the good work done by the volunteers during camp. Mr. Bruno Carvalho congratulated the volunteers and the teacher in-charge for the successfully completing the camp. Mr. Allwyn fernandes, the mathematics teacher of our school was also present on the occasion, he stressed the importance of hard work in achieving success and also praised the volunteers for their good work.
The NSS Prog. Officer Ms. Kamini Chari while proposing the vote of thanks said that discipline, dedication and determination are a key to success. She thanked the management of Dayanand Bandodkar high school for providing their premises and other facilities for the NSS volunteers during their stay and the people of Gokulde for their overwhelming support.
The camp was held under the guidance and supervision of the NSS Prog. Officers Mr. Snjay Chyari and Ms. Kamini Chari, they were assisted by Mr. Kasturb Chari.
Mast. Oren Alemao and Mast. Mark Menezes were declared the best camp boys. Total sixty volunteers took part in the camp.