The 7 day camp of NSS units(143 & 146) of Malabar Christian College for the academic year 2019- 20, “JEEVADHARA” was from 20 to 26 December 2019 at GHSS Pannur. The Camp was inaugurated on 21 December by the Kizhakkoth Grama Panchayath President, Sri. N.P. Hussain Master. College Principal Dr.Godwin Samraj D.P. presided over the function. The IQAC Coordinator Dr. Sreejith M Nair offered felicitations. Dr. Dhanaraj P.V., Programme Officer welcomed the gathering and Mrs. Saigeetha S, Programme Officer proposed the Vote of Thanks.
The thrust area of work in the camp was along the lines of “Ini Njan Ozhukkatte” project by Haritha Keralam Mission to ensure the free flow of rivulets in the state. As part of this, the NSS Volunteers undertook the cleaning of rivulets extending from Chettakadavu to Aavilora, removing tonnes of plastic and other harmful wastes which had till then prevented the free flow of water in these water bodies.
The NSS volunteers conducted a survey proposed by ANERT to study about the installation of renewable energy resources in 100 houses in Vellaramparamala Colony. They also distributed cloth bags in these houses to create awareness against the use of plastic. The highlight here is that these cloth bags were made by the students of the ED Club of Malabar Christian College and will be utilised by people of these 100 houses.
The Volunteers had a heart touching experience on the sixth day of the Camp when they visited ATHANI, a Pain and Palliative institute at Narikkuni which caters to the medical needs of around 44 inmates. The NSS Volunteers interacted with the inmates and entertained them through their songs thus upholding the motto NOT ME BUT YOU.
Another major activity was the obervation of the Annular Solar Eclipse at GHSS Pannur in collaboration with the Dept of Physics, MCC and Sashtra Sahitya Parishad. The residents of the area also took part in this. Besides these activities training sessions and interactive classes were conducted on various topics on all the days with experts from different fields as resource persons.