The inaugural ceremony of college’s NSS unit & its 7 days activities for the academic year 2018 was held on 21st of March, 2018

The inaugural ceremony of college’s NSS unit & its 7 days activities for the academic year 2018 was held on 21st of March, 2018. Dr. Sneh Bansal, Principal , CCE accompanied by NSS Coordinators Ms. Poonam Bhambra and Ms. Enu Sambyal welcomed Chief Guest Mrs. Harjinder Kaur, Ex Mayor, Chandigarh and Chairperson, Chandigarh Commission for Protection of Child Rights . The other distinguished members of management such as Dr. PN Harisheekesha, Campus Dir., CGC and Engg. AC Sharma, Dir. HR & Admin, CGC, also graced the occasion with their presence. The opening of the camp was done with the auspicious lighting up of lamp. Er. AC Sharma appreciated the endeavors of the B.Ed students and faculty in his welcome address. Subsequently, Dr. Sneh Bansal presented the planner of 7 day NSS camp's activities. Pledge was also taken by the NSS volunteers to fulfill the objectives of NSS camp and strive towards the betterment of the society. Thereafter, an impactful and melodramatic skit was enacted on the social disparities present in India. Mrs. Harjinder Kaur through her emphatic eloquence urged the students to taking an ownership for rendering the surrounding environment a better place to live in. While using some of the meaningful citation from Gurbani. Mrs. Harjinder emphasized on the dignity of labour that each person must adopt in one’s life. She also motivated the NSS Volunteers to indulge themselves in socially useful productive work. Dr. Sneh Bansal delivered the vote of thanks to the Chief Guest and the accompanying honorable Management of the college. Towards the end, the august gathering along with the Chief guest was escorted by Dr. Sneh Bansal and NSS coordinators for the Tree Plantation in the college campus, where fruit trees were planted. The evening session of the camp resumed after the serving of lunch to the NSS volunteers. In the evening session, students indulged in poster making competition. The message of World Sparrow Day and International Forest Day remained the theme that the students delineated through their artistic skills. The first day of the camp hence ended on a high note of feeling of service for humanity. The second day i.e. 22nd of March of 7 day NSS Camp began with the Yoga and Meditation session by Dr. Manilla in the morning. The second session had Sh. Jugraj Singh Rathore, Divisional Forest Officer, Patiala as Chief Guest and Mrs. Rupinder Kaur, Asst. Dir. Youth Services, Patiala as Guest of Honor. ‘World Water Day’ was observed with the recitation of poem by Tanya, an impactful presentation by Simranjit and an enactment of a comical skit on the dire need of saving water. Sh. Jugraj appealed the NSS volunteers to put their efforts persistently in saving our environment from its deterioration. Sh. Jugraj also presented small bird houses to the faculty and also awarded students with certificates of merit for their impressive performances. Dr. Sneh Bansal honoured the guests with the memento and expressed her gratitude. The afternoon session on Traffic Rules and Road Safety was conducted by Mr. Sanjeev Bhatt, Traffic Inspector, Kharar, Sh. Janak Raj, Head Constable, Traffic Education Cell, Mohali and Ms. Amol Kaur, Project Coordinator, Sambhav Foundation, Bangalore. Mr. Sanjeev and Mr. Janak Raj sensitized the students towards the proper following of traffic rules. The students got goose bumps seeing some of the clips of the road fatalities in the presentation by Ms. Amol Kaur. Ms. Amol used a blend of her sarcasm and wit in conveying the message across the students that how precious and meaningful each human’s life is and which should not just get terminated on a mere road. The second day of the camp concluded with a promise to oneself to drive carefully and responsibly.The third day i.e 23rd March, 2018 of 7 day NSS camp was devoted to fighting with the growing menace of Drugs. The rally was flagged off by S. Rashpal Singh Dhaliwal, President, CGC, accompanied by Dr. PN Harisheekesha, Campus Dir., CGC, Dr. Jagtar Singh Khattra, Academic Dir. CGC , Er. AC Sharma, Dir. HR & ADMIN, CGC and faculty of CCE. NSS volunteers infused with undying spirit, euphoria and determination accompanied by their teachers marched through the alleys of Landran village shouting slogans and exhorting the villagers to freed themselves from the shackles of drugs and embrace life of health and fitness. Nukkad Natak on the theme was also performed during the rally. Post the rally, the students along with faculty gathered to observe the Shaheedi Diwas of Shahedd-e-Azam Bhagat Singh, Rajguru and Sukhdev. The fourth day i.e 24 th of March, 2018 of seven day NSS Camp began on the note of altruism. NSS volunteers along with their teachers visited Prabh Asra Old Age Home, Kurali and Old Age Home, Sector 15,Chandigarh. The aim of the initiative was to inculcate the value of respect towards old people and ignite the sense of responsibility towards the senior citizens in the hearts of the present generation. Students of classes made cards for the elderly and took fruits as a token of love and respect. The students not only enjoyed giving cards to the elders but also were pleased to see them smile and enjoy thoroughly during a short cultural presentation prepared and presented by them. Students also visited Govt. Rehabilitation Institute for Intellectual Disabilites, sector 31, Chandigarh where students were informed by Ms.Manisha Chopra, vocational coordinator at institute about the curriculum, guidance cell and other vocational courses being run by the institute for the children with intellectual disabilities. Students also had a discussion on inclusive education. Overall the third day of the camp concluded evoking pathos amongst the students. An educational visit to Pushpa Gujral Science City, Kapurthala was made on fifth day i.e. 25th of March of seven days NSS camp. The visit was conducted with the aim of making the students aware of the importance of science in our life and environment . The visit was purely informative in spirit shedding light on the anatomy of human body, different species of animals . The students also gained knowledge about the space and planets through the planetarium.‘Aerobics, Physical Fitness’ was the mantra for the ongoing 7 day NSS Camp’s sixth day i.e 26th of March. The team from ‘OZ Fitness’ led the students to sweat out through an enjoyable workout and feel the vitality and vigor in their bodies to the utmost. They rendered the entire session fun-filled and sporty by introducing an entertaining Bhangra beats to which the participants could be seen tapping their feet rhythmically on. Post this, the team led by Ms. Nilakashi, organ transplant coordinator, PGI, reached the venue to sensitize the students towards a great cause that can save up to nine lives by donating organs like, liver, kidneys, heart’s valve, pancreas and eyes. She also clarified many of the myths associated with donating one’s organs that forbid most of the people to embrace this social cause and also held an interactive session of question –answer round in which the students were also given prizes for their best reply. Following this, was conducted a guest lecture on ‘Stress Management’ by Ms. Kanika, counselor and Mr. Nek Ram, center manager, Civil Hospital, Phase 6, Mohali. Ms. Kanika discussed the various causes of stress and the ways that can be adopted in life to battle stress that effects almost every person at different stage of his life. With these activities the curtains came down on the seond last day of the camp.
The 7 day NSS camp finally came to its inclusion on 27th of March, 2018. The first half of the day saw the unmatched fervor and dedication of the students with which they carried out cleanliness drive in the campus. The students girdled up their loins and sparkled the college premises. The chief guest Ms. Amrit Bala, District Social Security Officer, Mohali accompanied by Er.AC Sharma, Dir. HR Admin, CGC and Dr.Sneh Bansal, Principal, CCE graced the valediction of the ceremony. The report was presented by Ishneet followed by the vehement performance of skit and dance by the jubilant students. The students were also awarded certificates of appreciation for their undying spirit and efforts shown during the camp. The camp finally concluded with words of motivation and a message to serve humanity.”