The NSS Annual Special Camp (National Services Scheme) of St Agnes College (Autonomous) for the academic year 2018-19 was inaugurated at Aided Uchila Bovi Higher Primary School, Someshwara, Uchila on Monday, 29 October 2018.
Mr Devadas C. Uchil, Correspondent of Uchila Bovi Educational Institutions inaugurated the camp by lighting the lamp and assured his wholehearted co-operation for the success of the camp. Mr Charles Pais, Registrar Evaluation, St Agnes College (Autonomous) spoke on the occasion, shared his experiences as a former NSS Programme Officer, motivated the volunteers to actively participate in the programmes, appreciated the support extended by the parents and applauded the enthusiasm shown and co-operation extended by the Management of Uchila Bovi Educational Institutions. Mrs. Shanthi Nazareth, Student Welfare Officer, congratulated the volunteers, emphasized that the need of the hour - Service, and wished them success in life. Sr Dr Maria Roopa A.C., Joint Secretary of St Agnes Institutions, invited the volunteers to grab the opportunity and acquire life skills needed to lead a happy life. She highlighted the significance of Sacrifice and Service in one's life and called upon the volunteers to bring smile on the faces of less fortunate ones by their exemplary role as NSS volunteers. Shri Balakarnavaru, Head of Temple, Shree Bhagavathi Kshethra, Adka, Mrs Blossom Rego, Vice President, PTA, Faculty of the College, Religious Sisters, Parents, Staff of Uchila Bovi Educational Institutions, invitees and localities were also present. The NSS Volunteers presented a meaningful cultural program depicting the objectives of the camp. The program concluded with the NSS anthem. Mr Derick Dsouza welcomed the dignitaries and audience, Ms Seema proposed the vote of thanks and Ms. Nikshitha compered the programme.
Four NSS programme officers, 4 support staff and 106 NSS volunteers are actively involved in meticulously planning and implementing the camp objectives. During the 7 days of residential camp the volunteers will render service (shramadhan), participate in training sessions, conduct health camp, organize various competitions for the public and create an awareness about cleanliness. Mrs Helen Serrao and Mrs Anitha S, NSS Programme Officers, Mr Derick Dsouza and Ms Seema, Assistant NSS Programme Officers, Ms Nerissa Noronha and Ms Melrida Moras, Volunteers Leaders are responsible for steer heading the camp.