WALVANDA, JANUARY 22, 2011: Jawhar Arts and Commerce College has organized one week National Social Service (NSS) camp in Bosco Samjik Vikas Sanstha, Walvanda. Jawhar Arts and Commerce College is run by the Gokhale Education Society. Hundred and seventy students along with their teachers participated in the camp. The camp was held from January 5 to January 11, 2011. Fr. Anaclete D’mello inaugurated the camp by lighting the lamp. In the inaugural speech he thanked the college for involving the youngsters in the rural development activities.
BSVS staff conducted life skill training programme for the students during their camp. The students were divided into six groups for the life skill training and imparted knowledge on understanding social life and role of the youth in village development, Goal setting, Entrepreneurship and youth, Importance of time management and positive attitude. Students participated very enthusiastically in the training. BSVS team also used the opportunity to enlighten the students with the information on Don Bosco organization in general and BSVS and its activities in particular. BSVS invited the participants for their active collaboration in the social development activities of the organization. Fr. Anaclete reminded them about the importance of having a dream and zeal for social development. Participants appreciated their experience in the camp and said “it helped to build our confidence and bring broader perspective and openness among us.
During the camp, students were engaged in various social service activities. They helped to clean the BSVS premises, paint the trees and taking up cleanliness programme and digging toilet pits etc. in the villages. The programme ended with a grand closing ceremony attended by various local dignitaries. Students expressed their gratitude to BSVS for giving them such a great experience.