NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME - SPECIAL CAMP
MODHUR AND ARAKANKOTTAI

1st  February 2014:

             The 7 days Special Camp was instigated at Modhur Middle School and Arakankottai Primary and Nursery School with the theme of “HEALTHY YOUTH FOR HEALTHY INDIA”. The camp was inaugurated at 10 a.m. Mr.E.Surenderanath, final year NSS Volunteer welcomed the chief guests. Mr.R.T.Chinnaraj,Panchayat President of Modhur village addressed the volunteers and appreciated them for their eternal service  from the past two years to the village.Mr.P.Munusamy,Head of Parents and Teachers Association encouraged the volunteers by highlighting the previous work done in the camp site like playground construction, implementation of RO system, library, stage construction and many more. Mr.N.Panbinselvam, Head Master of Government middle School, Modhur motivated the volunteers to have goal oriented service and asked them to be service-minded throughout their life.In order to add more value to the camp, a sapling was planted in the school premises by the chief guests. After the inauguration function, the volunteers were splitted into 25 batches and were given instructions to take survey on living standards of the village people. 201 forms were filled by the volunteers in both Arakankottai and Modhur villages. At 2.00pm campus cleaning was carried out in the schools. Some volunteers were engaged in 5S management system implementation work. The evening function was started around 6pm. Dr.V.N.Vijayakumar welcomed the chief guests. Mr.N.Arunachalam, Dean of Civil Engineering Department, BIT shared his view on school student’s education and their life. He also mentioned that parent’s play a major role in children’s education. Then he gave his valuable suggestions to the volunteers for their successful career and to maintain discipline and have service mind forever. Ms.V.Ramya, final year NSS volunteer submitted the plan of the seven days camp. At the end of the function, Herbal tea which increases the immunization power and also rejuvenates one’s body both physically and mentally was provided to the village people and school students. This medicine was provided for all seven days continuously in the evening and it was taken by nearly 150 villagers belonging to all age groups.

 2nd February 2014:

             The second day of the camp was started with a rally on “CLEANLINESS”. It was inaugurated by Mr.P.Munusamy,Head of Parents and Teachers Association. Importance of cleanliness was delivered through slogans and also displayed through charts. Pamphlets were given to the village people. The rally comprised of street plays by NSS volunteers to express the importance of cleanliness visually to grab the  attention of the village people. To bring more awareness among the people, at the end of the play questions were asked and prizes were distributed. Many villagers actively participated and awareness on the importance of cleanliness was created. Around 11.00am, “Accupuncture Treatment” to the village people headed by Mr.P.K.Palanisamy, Acupuncture Physician from Sirumugai was conducted in the presence of chief guests Mr.R.Indrajith, Associate Professor of Fashion Technology Department , BIT and also Mr.P.S.Vijayanand, Assistant Professor of Physical Science Department, BIT. Mr.R.Indrajith delivered a enthusiastic speech on the topic “Villagers are the backbone of India” and said that they play a vital role for the progress of the nation .Mr.P.S.Vijayanand spoke about the role of village people in India and also encouraged the volunteers for their renderless service. Mr.P.K.Palanisami gave awareness on “Healthy life” by comparing past and present scenario health conditions and  he concluded  his speech with the saying  “Our human body itself is a doctor and food is our medicine” .About 53 villagers were benefited  from the treatment. At noon, volunteers were splitted into groups and proceeded with school campus cleaning. In the mean while, the volunteers  conducted Drama competition on the topic “Environmental protection and Road Safety” for all the school students. All the students actively participated and expressed their thoughts through their actions. In the field work,waste dumps in backside of school building were vanished. On the other side, some volunteers  went to the village people’s house and  taught them how to sign their names instead of making thumb impression. Around 50 village people learned to put their own signature. In the evening, awareness on “Road safety and Prevention of Accidents” was organized by NSS volunteers.The chief guests were Mr.V.Dhanapal, Assistant Professor of Physical Science  department, BIT  and Mr.A.Magudeeshwaran, Assistant Professor of Physical Science  department, BIT. Mr.V.Dhanapal shared his  thoughts on handling  critical conditions  and he also listed the helpline numbers. Mr.A.Magudeeshwaran, in his speech, explained the causes and  effects of road accidents and the measures to be taken to prevent those accidents. It was then followed by cultural events. There were drama and dance performances by school students.A skit was performed by the volunteers on the importance of education.

   
3rd  February 2014:
          The 3rd day of the camp was evoked by splitting the volunteers into batches for the orientation of the “Self-employment”.It was started around 10:00am headed by Mr.V.Ganesh Kumar and Mrs.G.Devi, from “KANAVUKKU SEYAL KUDUPOM” an Non-governmental organisation, Madurai. The manufacturing of soap powder, phenyl and flower making were demonstrated and  few people  were asked to do it practically. It was followed by campus cleaning activities in and around the school premises and the implementation of 5S management system by the volunteers. Around 1:00pm  volunteers engaged the school students for oral competition. At 2:00pm Mrs.V.Jyothi from Mettupalayam explained the steps involved in mushroom cultivation to the village people. The villagers were able to see the entire procedure for mushroom cultivation practically. At the end of the session, mushroom seeds were distributed to the village people for the cultivation in their homes. About  3:30pm Application form  for  “Learner License Record”(LLR)  was filled for the village people  in the school premises by the NSS volunteers. In the evening, Awareness on “Banking” was conducted in the presence of the chief guests Mr.K.Mohan, Branch Manager of Karur Vysya Bank, Sathy, Mr.Akshaya Kumar, Assistant Branch Manager, Karur Vysya Bank, Sathy.They explained various facilities that are available in the banking sector for the village people and asked them  to be aware of the benefits provided by the banks. Also Dr.S.U.Prabha, Head of Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department spoke about the women’s rights and benefits. Mr.K.MuthuKumar, in his speech, emphasized the village people to follow some ethical thoughts in their work places. It was followed by the cultural events and drama performed by the school students to demonstrate the ill effects of “Drug Usage”. At the end of the function, Mr.M.Rajesh Kumar, final year student of BIT performed a mimicry show and entertained the village people.


4th  February 2013:

           On the 4th  day an eye camp was organized by the NSS volunteers in association with Sankara Eye Foundation, Coimbatore. The eye camp started at 9.30 a.m. and went till 1.30 p.m. in the afternoon. The eye camp was conducted by Dr.Vijayalakshmi, Chief Doctor with her team from Sankara Eye Foundation, Coimbatore. About 92 village people were checked and screened up, out of which 9 villagers were taken to the hospital for surgery. In the mean while, scrubbing of compound walls was done for painting works. By 3pm, an awareness programme on the theme “Food is our Medicine” was conducted by Dr.S.Kannusamy, Assistant medical Officer from Government Hospital, Bhavani. He inculcated the medicinal values of various ingredients that are used in our day to day life to the village people. Village people actively interacted during the session and all their doubts were clarified by the doctor.On the other side, Application for creation of Bank Account was filled for the village people in association with Karur Vysya Bank, Sathyamangalam. In the evening function, Awareness on “Drug Abuse” was conducted with chief guests as Mr.M.Ganesh, Mr.Thamizhmani, Mr.N.Ganesh, members of FFIRE Organisation and Prof.V.Sriramulu, Associate Professor of Fashion Technology, BIT, Mr.R.Balakrishnaraja, Assistant Professor-Senior grade of Bio-Technology,BIT and Ms.S.Kiruthika, Assistant Professor of Electronics and Communication Engineering, BIT, Ms.E.Shalini, Assistant Professor of Electronics and Communication Engineering-BIT. Prof.V.Sriramulu in his speech explained the effects of drug addiction and also gave suggestions how to get relief from drug addiction. Mr.R.Balakrishnaraja portrayed the effects of nutrition deficiency and asked to grow  their children in a healthy environment. Mr.M.Ganesh  and his team practically explained the behaviour of drug addicts through a drama.Their interactive session made the villagers aware about the harmful effects of drug usage. During the function, some villagers on their own came forward and shared their thoughts. It was followed by speeches and dance performances by the school students. On “World cancer day”, to make people aware about the causes and effects of cancer, a skit  was performed by the volunteers.


5th February 2014:

                 The fifth day of the camp began with a awareness programme for the school students on “ The Importance of Education” by the chief guest Mr.R.Vijay , Assistant Professor, NLP Polytechnic College, Mettupalayam in the presence of Mr.V.Mahesh, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BIT, Mr.S.Loganayagam, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BIT and Mr.V.Sakthi Ram Kumar, Assistant Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, BIT. 4thstd to 8th std school students enthusiastically took part in this awareness programme. Mr.R.Vijay clearly explained the current scenario to the school students that education plays a vital role in an individual’s development. The motivational speech given by the chief guest inspired all the school students. The programme came to an end by 12.30pm.On other side, painting of compound walls was carried out by the volunteers. Also, a temple inside the village was cleaned by some of the volunteers. Around 2pm, motivational videos were played to the 1st  to 5th std school students. At 3pm, Yoga exercises were taught to the school students by Mr.M.Sudalaidas, Yoga teacher,BIT.Simultaneously,5S implementation works were proceeded inside the school campus and tree saplings were planted in  Modhur and Arakkankottai villages.From 3.30pm onwards, Application for both LLR and Bank account were filled inside the school campus. At 6.30pm, Awareness programme on “Village People Rights” was commenced with the chief guests  Mr.C.Muthusamy, Advocate, Bhavani, Mr.S.P.Selvaraj and Mr.K.S.Vairavel, Associate professors of Electronics and Instrumentation Engineering, BIT. Advocate Mr.C.Muthusamy briefly explained the jurisdictions in Indian law and its optimistic approach. Also, he also added that every individual should be aware of the basic laws of Indian Constitution. It  was then followed  by dance performances of school students and a puppet show  by the volunteers on the importance of education.

6th February 2014:  
        On the sixth day of the special camp, sports events were conducted for the school students from classes 1 to 8 at Modhur and Arakkankottai. The events conducted were hopping race, biscuit eating, duck walk, water filling for 1stand 2nd std school students. Frog jump, stone game and things riding for 3th and 4th std, running race, book on head walk ,hopping race for 5th and 6th std and hurdle race, running race and musical chair for 7th and 8th std students. Students enthusiastically participated in all the events with lots of  joy and entertainment. The events were conducted by splitting the school students into four teams as red house, blue house, green house and yellow house. Simultaneously painting works were continued inside the school premises. Also some volunteers were engaged in forming the kitchen garden. At 2pm, 5th std to 8th std school students were engaged in an awareness programme about ethical education by Mr.G.Parthiban,G-18, Public welfare society. Mr.G.Parthiban performed some interesting sport events and grabbed the attention of every child and in between he also  taught them the ethics of education  in an innovative manner. School students were so excited and got energized after the session. In the mean while, the projects were prepared for the science exhibition which will be held on the following day in the school. Simultaneously painting works were carried by the volunteers. Kitchen garden setup work was done. Then the kitchen garden was inaugurated by noon meal cooker of the school. Around 3.30pm for 1st to 5th std school students yoga exercises were practised by Mr.M.Sudalaidas and the volunteers. In the mean while, NSS volunteer Mr.S.Gokula selvam taught some basic  skills in karate. At 6pm “Environmental Awareness” programme was commenced with chief guest as Mr.C.Natarajan,Director of Sudar organisation and Mr.Komagan,environmental orator,Dr.R.Kannan, Professor of Aeronautical department in BIT and Mr.A.Kandhasamy, Assistant Administrative officer of TBI in BIT made their valuable presence. Dr.R.Kannan in his speech explained the beauties and wonders of nature and asked everyone to admire and protect it. Mr.A.Kandhasamy shared his experience about technology business incubator(TBI) and briefly explained some natural fertilizers and natural products of commercial use. Mr.C.Natarajan in his speech,shared the beauty of nature by orating some incidents in his life. He also made a comparision between  the village life and the urban life. He motivated everyone to plant more trees and protect our environment. A debate competition was conducted among the school students, guided by the NSS volunteers and headed by Mr.Komagan, an environmental poet on the topic “Is World heading towards development or disaster?”. By his humorous speech, he motivated the students to have an eco-friendly development and save our mother earth.



7th February 2014:

          

           On the seventh day ,the science exhibition was organised by NSS volunteers for 5th to 8th standard school students. The students actively took part in the exhibition by displaying their projects with innovative ideas.The students were guided by the volunteers that included 2 volunteers for each team. The chief guests were Dr.A.Jeevanandham, Head of the Electrical and Electronics Department,BIT and Mr.S.Veerakumar, Assistant Professor of Physical Science Department,BIT.The guest of honour appreciated the student’s innovative thinking and the ideas implemented by them. The exhibition was inaugurated at 10.00 am. and ended by 1.00 pm. In the mean while, campus cleaning and painting works were pursued.Some volunteers were engaged in sorting the materials in proper location and class rooms were cleaned for the implementation of the 5S management system.On the other hand, works regarding inauguration of sports room was carried on.All the field works were completed. Side by side, some volunteers were engaged in arrangement of books in the school library.By 6.30pm, valediction function of seven days special camp was commenced with chief guests as Dr.N.Rengarajan, Principal of BIT, Dr.P.Thangaraj, Head of Computer Science Engineering department, Mr.R.Indrajith, Associate Professor of Fashion Technology ,BIT, Mr.R.T.Chinnraj, President of modhur village, Mr.P.Munusamy, Parents and Teachers Association Head and Mr.N.Panbinselvan, Head Master of Government middle school, Modhur made their valuable presence. A flash presenting the proceedings of the seven day special camp was played. Dr.N.Rengarajan made an eventual speech and encouraged the volunteers for their work and wished them to be service minded throughout their life.Mr.R.T.Chinnraj, delivered a motivational speech and appreciated the volunteers for their service from the past three years in their village. Followed by Mr.P.Munusamy, head of Parents Teachers Association thanked the NSS, BIT for satisfying all their basic requirements and also encouraged the volunteers to keep their service mind till the end of their life.As a token of love and gratitude Mr.R.T.Chinraj presented a shield to Dr.V.N.VijayaKumar, NSS Programme officer,BIT appreciating their renderless service. Mr.N.Panbinselvam delivered his heartful thanks for fabricating the school. He also extended his grateful thanks for the implementation of Reverse Osmosis drinking water system, playground, stage construction and kitchen garden setup and many more. As a token of love Dr.V.N.VijayaKumar, NSS Programme Officer,BIT presented a shield to Mr.N.Panbinselvam who extended his tremendous support for the past three years. Mr.R.T.Chinnraj, President of Modhur village inaugurated the sports room comprising of all the fundamental sports equipment. Village people and school students  thanked NSS, BIT for the awareness programmes and works done for the development of their village in the past three years. The winners of all the competitions conducted for the school students during the seven days special camp were awarded with prizes and the overall championship was won by the green house. Thus, the 7 day NSS special camp ended successfully with bright hopes shining over the horizon.

                    

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