Volunteers celebrate NSS Day

ITANAGAR, Sep 24: National Services Scheme (NSS) Day was celebrated in the state with volunteers participating in cleanliness drives to mark the occasion.
At Rono Hills, the NSS cell of Rajiv Gandhi University organized a ‘Swachta hi Seva’ cleanliness drive in the premises of the academic block and conducted an orientation programme for the NSS volunteers.
The orientation lecture was delivered by Commerce HoD Prof Otem Padung, who urged the students to participate in NSS activities and special programmes, saying it would help them in “developing a balanced personality.”
The university’s education department Assistant Professor Akash Ranjan said “the feeling of oneness and love for the country is heightened when one associates with NSS activities,” and Dr Vivek Singh spoke about the activities that are being taken up in the university, and encouraged all to actively participate in the Swachhta hi Seva campaign in the university campus.
Senior NSS volunteers Osin Mosu, Raja Bosamutary and Dami Bogo, all of whom represented the state in the Republic Day parade at Rajpath in New Delhi, shared how they were empowered through engagement in NSS activities.
NSS programme officer Gomar Basar shared information about the opportunities provided by the youths affairs & sports ministry, and urged the students to participate in the ATAL Conclave, which is being organized by the state government from 27 to 30 September, and “engage in ideation and brainstorming for ‘Vision 2040: Arunachal Rising’.”
The NSS volunteers of Rajiv Gandhi Government Polytechnic College also observed NSS Day by participating in a social service in the college’s campus in Itanagar on Monday.
The social service was carried out under the guidance of the institute’s principal Dr AK Tripathy and Assistant PO Kamlit Mongchan.