A seven days NSS camp was organized at CT Institute of Engg. Management & Technology in co-ordination with PTU during 26/02/2013 to 04/03/2013. The main agenda of this camp was “Cancer & Hepatitis” awareness in the villages near by Jalandhar.
More than 300 students have participated in this camp; from CT Group of Institutions and different institutions/colleges of Punjab such as;
Swami Parmananda College of Engg. & Technology (Lalru),
Shaheed Udham Singh College of Engg. & Technology (Tangori),
RIMT Institute of Engg. & Technology (Mandi Gobindgarh),
Rayat Institute of Engg. & Information Technology (Railmajra),
Rayat Bahara College of Engg. & Bio Technology for Women (Mohali),
Continental Group of Institutes (Chandigarh).
All these students were first grouped into 12 different groups of nearly 30 students each and each group; named as “Lala Lajpat Rai”, “S. Kartar Singh Sarabha”, “Swami Vivekananda” Shaheed Udham Singh, Rani Laxmi Bai, etc.
Approximate 15 villages were opted for “Cancer & Hepatitis” awareness were:
Hamiri Khera, Meerapur, Khun Khun, Shahpur, Barsala, Udhopur, Jagral, Partappura, Loharan, Nanakpindi, Channanpur, Bhode Saprai, Kaddian, Jamsher, Phulriwal.
Each group was supported by one teacher NSS volunteer and these groups were sent to villages according to the population of the respective village. All these students were also provided professional training by Dr Jagmeet Bawa from PTU and Dr Surinder Singh from Kheti Virasat, Anandpur Sahib about, how to interact with the people of villages, how can they counsel the people about causes of cancer and hepatitis etc. In this survey all the houses in the respective villages were covered by the NSS teams in support of the relevant sarpanches & other renowned personnel of respective village. The relevant information has also been provided about the giant diseases Cancer, Hepatitis (A, B, C), along with the benefits and process for organic Farming etc.
The daily routine was very well prepared by the host institute for the students, as everyday volunteer started their morning with a PT & light exercise, followed by the breakfast and then departure for awareness program for the villages. They return back by 2:30 PM for lunch break, then subsequent session of 3:30PM to 5:30PM for development of NSS ground, then tea break, and finally cultural activity from 6:00PM to 8:00PM. Despite of this busy schedule all the NSS participants have worked together with full enthusiasm throughout the camp. They have worked for the society nicely and also arranged “Nukkar Naatak” in different villages related to causes of cancer, Hepatitis drug addiction and their preventive measures.