Udupi: State Level Girls NSS Camp Concludes With Great Success

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By Eugene DSouza
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Bellevision Media Network

Udupi, 11 Nov 2013: The seven-days long prestigious State Level Girls NSS Camp of Pre-University Colleges with 238 volunteers that had started in St. Lawrence PU College, Moodubelle  on 5 November 2013, concluded on the note of unprecedented success on  Monday, 11 November 2013. There was a sense of accomplishment among the organizers of the camp as well as the NSS volunteers who had come from different PU Colleges from different districts of the Karnataka State.


A grand valedictory function was held  at 10.15 am which was presided over by Rev. Fr. Wilson V. D’Souza, Secretary of Catholic Board of Education (CBE), Mangalore. Other dignitaries on the dais included  S.S. Sindha-Deputy Director of PU Education Department, Udupi District who delivered  the valedictory address; Rev. Fr. Joswey Fernandes-Correspondent of St. Lawrence Educational Institutions; Mrs. Jyothi D. Kunder (KSAS)-Accounts Officer, PU Education Department, Bangalore; R.B. Nayak-President of PU Principal’s Association; Mety Mudiappa-Secretary of  PU Principal’s Association; Ravindranath Hande HP-Assistant General Manager of Karnataka Bank Limited; Subramanya Bhat-Senior   Manager of Syndicate Bank, Udupi;  Fr. Paul Sequeira-Principal of St. Lawrence College, Moodubelle;  Mrs. Hilda Aranha-Senior Teacher of St. Lawrence Knnada Medium High School; Edward Larsen D’Souza-Camp Coordinator; Alphonse K. Alva-Vice President of the Parish Pastoral Council; Devdas Hebbar-President of Old Students Association; Joseph Martis-President of  Parents-Teachers Asssociation and NSS Program Officers from different PU Colleges.


The valedictory function commenced with the prayer song rendered by the NSS students. Fr. Paul Sequeira welcomed the dignitaries on the dais and the invitees in the audience. M.K. Nambiar-Programme Officer of Milagres PU College, Kallianpur read the report of the activities in the camp during the last six days. This was followed by  five NSS volunteers from different  PU Colleges representing five groups in the camp narrating their experience in the camp. All the five NSS volunteers spoke highly about the excellent arrangements provided in the camp including accommodation and food. Besides, they found the educational discourses organized in the afternoon and evening highly useful and interesting.  They made a special mention about their outing and visit to the War Memorial  at the residence of Commodore Jerome Castelino;  birth place of Shri Madhwacharya at Pajaka Kshetra and Shri Durga Parameshwari Temple at Kunjarugiri. They also enjoyed thoroughly the cultural programmes presented by the local schools and by different groups of the NSS students.


Four Programme Officers from different PU Colleges also  spoke on this occasion about their experience in the camp and all of them were unanimous in their opinion that the camp was a great success due to the thorough preparations that was done much in advance. Though there was some apprehension about the success of the camp before the camp started, as the camp progressed everyone worked in unison and maintained discipline. All the speakers appreciated the overall behavior and discipline among the students.


Rev. Fr. Joswey Fernandes, Mrs. Jyothi D. Kunder, Ravindranath Hande, Subramanya  Bhat, Mrs. Hilda Aranha, Devdas Hebbar  and Mety Mudiappa spoke on this occasion. They complimented  all those responsible for organizing the State Level Girls NSS Camp in Moodubelle in a successful manner.


Prizes and certificates to the NSS Campers were distributed by  Ravindranath Hande and Subramanya Bhat respectively.  All the dignitaries on the dais, some guests in the audience, the teaching and non-teaching staff of St. Lawrence PU College and high school and volunteers were felicitated by offering them shawls and mementos.



In his valedictory address, S.S. Sindha expressed happiness at the successful conclusion of the seven-days long State Level Girls NSS Camp and appreciated the efforts taken by Fr. Paul Sequeira, the Principal and Edward Larsen D’Souza, the Programme Officer and all the supporting staff for their relentless planning and implementation of the various programmes meticulously. He greatly appreciated the NSS students for their participation in the camp and said that they should not only practice the good things that they had learnt in the camp but also spread the good news to the others in their colleges and villages.


In his presidential message, Rev. Fr. Wilson V. D’Souza said that it was for the first time in the Catholic Board of Educations’ educational institutions that such a State Level NSS Camp was organized for which he is very proud. He conveyed the blessings of the President of the Catholic Board of Education-Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius P. D’Souza, Bishop of Mangalore. He also pointed out that the Christian educational institutions have been imparting value based education and imbibe the spirit of discipline to all students irrespective of their religion or caste.  He complemented the Correspondent, Principal and staff and students of St. Lawrence PU College and all the NSS students from different PU Colleges who participated in the camp and benefited from it.


At the end, Edward Larsen D’Souza, the Camp Coordinator proposed the vote of thanks recalling the services rendered by one and all in making the State Level Girls NSS Camp a grand success. The programme was efficiently compeered by Ashwin Lawrence. The valedictory function concluded with the NSS volunteers singing the NSS Song.


Following the end of the valedictory function, the guests and NSS students were served with lunch.


There was happiness on the face of all the campers as the seven-days long camp had successfully come to an end. At the same time there was some degree of sadness among them as they had to leave their newly acquired friends from different colleges. At this State Level Camp, along with the social work that they had carried on, educational discourses that they had heard and cultural programmes that  they had presented and witnessed, these NSS volunteers of different PU Colleges from different districts had enriched themselves physically, mentally, morally and emotionally. There is no doubt that these students would become the torchbearers of social change and instruments in nation building.


Fr. Paul Sequeira, Principal of St. Lawrence PU College and Edward Larsen D’Souza-State Level Girls NSS Camp Coordinator have expressed gratitude to Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo-Bishop of Udupi, Rev. Fr. Wilson V. D’Souza-Secretary of CBE, Rev. Fr. Joswey Fernandes-Correspondent of St. Lawrence Educational Institutions, S.S. Sindha-DDPI, Udupi, Teaching and Non-teaching Staff as well as students of St. Lawrence PU College and High School, Heads and staff memebrs of St. Lawrence Educational Institutions, Old Students Asssociaiton, Parents and Teachers Association, Belle Grama Panchayat, Parish Pastoral Council, Bellevision.com, Principals and  NSS Programme Officers of all participating PU Colleges in the camp, all the NSS Volunteers who participated in the camp, all the resource persons, donors and sponsors and the people of Moodubelle who had helped in various ways in making the State Level Girls NSS Camp a great success.


Comments on this Article
Francis J. Saldanha, Moodubelle/Bahrain Mon, November-11-2013, 11:30

St Lawrence Jr. College Moodubelle was in the forefront of many educational activities from the past couple of years. It was heartening to read from Bellevision that from the past one week there have been many VIP s, state P.U. Board officials, well known personalities and dignitary s visited the State level Girls NSS Camp to lend their support to the campers and I am sure everyone connected to this state level event have been really happy to note that with meticulous planning and support, one can really organize an event of this magnitude in a small town like Moodubelle and mighty pleased with the outcome of a successful one too. Never in the history of our Moodubelle that the college campus held a state level event like this. Congratulations to the college management, principal, organizers of the camp as well as the NSS volunteers who had come from different PU Colleges from different districts of the Karnataka State. Thank you BV for the report and updates.

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