Fr. Agnel Multipurpose Higher Secondary School Verna conducted NSS Camp at Govt. High School Sadolxem, Canacona Goa from 14th Oct to 20th Oct 2017. The inaugural ceremony was held on 15th Oct at 10 am. Dignitaries on the dais were Prnicipal of Fr. Agnel Multipurpose Higher Secondary School Verna Mr. J. R. Rebello, Manager Rev. Fr. Victor Rebello, Parish priest of Sadolxem Church Rev. Fr. Alexander Fernandes, Mr. Bipin Prabhu Dessai Panchayat elected member of Sadolxem village, Headmaster of Govt. High school Sadolxem Mr Sudesh Naik, NSS Programme Officer Mr Simon D’ Silva, Assist. Programme Officer Ms Lira Camilo and Mr. Bruno Carvalho. The camp was inaugurated by the chief guest Rev Fr. Alexander Fernandes by lighting the traditional lamp. Speaking before the NSS volunteers he informed the need and importance of NSS and wished everyone ‘Best of Luck’
Various sessions were conducted during the camp. A session on use of Natural Ayurvedic medicine in day today life was delivered by Dr. Divakar Gaonkar Health officer Canacona Goa, Nutritional Diet for Teenagers was delivered by Ms Mayuri Prabhu Gaonkar Teacher from Mallikarjun high school Canacona, Personality Development was delivered by Mr Nelvin Fernandes Teacher from Mallikarjun high school Canacona and Sex Education was delivered by Ms Roqueinha Monteiro Pereira Teacher at Fr. Agnel Multipurpose Higher Secondary School Verna.
During the camp many cultural activities were organised and various projects were undertaken like Cleaning of Galgibag Beach, Tolponn Jetty, Sadolxem village and Campus of Govt. High school Sadolxem.
NSS volunteers celebrated Diwali with great enthusiasm. Hike was also conduted at Ghogel Sadolxem during the camp.
The veladictory function was held on the last day where cultural programme was organised for all the villagers of Sadolxem. Those who attended were gifted with cloth bags and door mats made by the NSS volunteers thus spreading the message. Chief guest for the veladictory function Mr. Bipin Prabhu Dessai praised the NSS volunteesrs for their tremendous job. He also mentioned that his villagers got to learn many things from NSS volunteesrs of Fr. Agnel Multipurpose Higher Secondary School Verna. The chief guest ended his speech welcoming the NSS volunteers of Fr. Agnel Multipurpose Higher Secondary School to Sadolxem in the future too. Expressing her views NSS volunteer Miss Queency Silva said that all were happy to be part of such a wonderful and well organised NSS camp and also mentioned that they learnt many things like Time management, Cooking, Cleaning etc. Mast. Semron Colaco from XI vocational and Miss Rutika Kale from XI Commerce were awarded best camp boy and camp girl respectively. Miss Sampata Bajantri from XI vocational was awarded the most hardworking girl during the camp.
The camp was successfully organised under the guidance of NSS Programme officer Mr. Simon D’ Silva and Asst. Programme officer Ms Lira Camilo. All teaching as well as non-teaching staff of Fr. Agnel Multipurpose higher Secondary school visited the camp and even stayed overnight with the campers.