DMI College of Engineering conducts NSS Special Camp
March 30, 2017, Chennai
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Chennai, March 30 : The NSS volunteers of DMI College of Engineering recently organized five-days of special camp on the theme ‘Healthy public sanitation and personal hygiene’ at Senthamangalam Village, near Kanchipuram District. Over 44 NSS volunteers rendered their services towards the society with the motto of Swacch Bharat mission at the camp.
The weeklong camp involved various health and sanitation activities apart from educating villagers, to avoid plastics and on the need for plantation of more trees.
Addressing the students, Chief Guest for the day, Mr. Kanji Kiruba, a Tamil teacher and TV artist encouraged the NSS Volunteers to participate whole heartedly in all the activities. Faculty members Mr.P.L.Josephraj, Mr.Aungston, Mr.Dinesh Babu, Mr.Antony Selvin, Ms.PR Thiripurasundari, Ms.Nandhini, Ms.Arokiamary, Ms. Julie, Ms. Anieta Agnes and Ms.Yoga Priya appraised the volunteers for their on-going activities and encouraged them to educate the rural women on the importance of sanitation during the camp. Maintaining better sanitation conditions play an important role in ensuring healthy living of the people.
The five-day camp exposed students to the rural life apart from understanding a cross section of the people and their behaviors. During the first two days the volunteers conducted yoga program, physical practice exercises and communication skills, where they interacted with the locals on various aspects of the society. The next day volunteers also conducted a health camp in association with Saveetha Medical College and hospitals, where they arranged dental screening, eye screening, diabetics, cholesterol, pediatrics and general services check-up for the villagers and received a tremendous response by the villagers.
Praising the whole DMI volunteers Dr. M.A.Leo Vijilous, Principal of DMI College of Engineering said, “Hygiene and cleanliness is very important for better living and better health. Every citizen should devote their time towards the cleanliness and hygiene, especially in their surrounding areas. DMI College is proud of our student’s initiative and step taken by them. These camps motivate us to play our part dutifully and make a positive contribution to the society. Holistic growth cannot be achieved through theoretical knowledge alone, the need is to be aware of one’s duties and such camps play an instrumental role in instilling a sense of responsibility among the young minds”.
On the last day there was a ‘Tree Plantation drive’ in which volunteers planted more than 200 trees followed by a lunch with the prominent people of the village. The villagers expressed their gratitude towards the college initiative and gave their greetings to the volunteers.