Lucknow: The seven day NSS camp at the Awadh Girls’ Degree College was an enlightening experience for both the staff and the students present at the occasion. The camp focused on personality and all-round development of the volunteers inculcating the spirit of social service amongst them. The different sessions covered aspects like physical and mental fitness, personality development, life-saving skills and emergency response, emotional well-being, health and hygiene and of course social service.
The first session of the camp was a Creative and Innovative Session held by Kapil Yadav. The second session of the day was conducted by Cyrus Cowasji a well-known figure in the Lucknow animal lovers circle.
The 2nd day saw a refreshing yoga session. The session was headed by Amrita Gupta a yoga instructor. There was a lecture on Health and Nutrition by Dr. Narindra Kaur, the founder of Anant Sheel Welfare Foundation.
Minal Bhasin, founder director, Aeon Institute of skill development talked about soft skills. Aviral Jain and Raghav from Young India interviewed Savnit Arora, an award-winning fashion stylist, and founder of a start-up, Dhaaga & Co.
In the session by journalist, Chevening Scholar and Bonsai enthusiast, Prof. Shirin Abbas the volunteers learnt the art of Bonsai making and gardening. The creativity and the enthusiasm levels of the students was at it’s very best. Principal, Dr. U Chaturvedi inaugurated the herb garden in the college premises by planting saplings of herbs and medicinal plants. The day was full of activity as some students set up a food stall and the amount received from the sale of the food items will be used for charity purposes.
Dr. Shalini Mathur, an eminent feminist activist discussed with the volunteers the issues faced by women in different phases of their lives. She empowered the girls with her thoughts and motivated them to keep moving ahead in the right direction without fearing.
Moving ahead, in the session with Arvind Mishra, energetically spoke about the positive methods of living. Dr Jyotsna Mehta, a Gynaecologist from City Hospital & Trauma Centre, Lucknow sensitised and educated the volunteers about Cervical Cancer, HPV, its occurrence worldwide.
Dr. Surbhi Modi and Mr. Rahul Sharma from Team Satyam focused on communication skills and personality development.
The last day of the camp began with Anagh Mishra who introduced Guest Speaker, Anshumali Sharma to the audience. The PowerPoint presentations had various takeaways such as ‘You Before Me’ and ‘Welfare of All’. Dr. S.S. Katiyar, Dean of Students to address the audience. The session came to an end with the formal vote of thanks proposed by Areeba Mazhar.