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NSS gives students opportunity to discharge social responsibilities: Pandey

RAIPUR; Higher Education, Technical Education and Manpower Planning minister Prem Prakash Pandey said that National Service Scheme provides students an opportunity to understand rural surroundings and discharge social responsibilities, along with their study. It also encourages students to do constructive works.

Addressing the valedictory function of the 7-day camp of National Service Scheme at Pandit Ravishankar Shukla University here on Monday, Pandey, who was the chief guest of the function, said that such camps give students inspiration for social service and produce a thought in them for the service to the poor and the country.

The minister said that the objective of such camps was to link students in maximum development-oriented programmes. He released the Chhattisgarh State-level National Service Scheme Award directory of the state government and gave away prizes to the winners of cultural programmes. The team of Rajgautam of Rajnandgaon got the first prize in the cultural programme and the team of Santosh Singh of Dhamtari district received the second prize.

Presiding over the programme, vice chancellor of Pandit Ravishankar University SK Pandey said that through NSS, personality of students develops and increases the capacity of their learning. State liaison officer of NSS Dr Samrendra Singh shed light on the scheme.

NSS programme coordinator Neeta Bajpai said that total 511 girls and boys from schools and colleges of the state participated in the 7-day camp. With the association of Mahavir International Organisation, a target has set to plant 5,000 saplings on the premises of the Ravishankar University. So far, 2,878 saplings of different species were planted.

Pandit Ravishankar University registrar KK Chandrakar, Mahavir International Organisation vice-president Lokesh Kavadiya, NSS office-bearers, teachers and employees of the university were present in the programme.