Tag: Don Bosco NSS Unit

NSS Volunteers reach out to flood affected schools located along the banks of Dhansiri river in Bokhaghat area

9 Aug 2019: The NSS Unit of Don Bosco College, Golaghat, organized a fund raising at the college campus to provide relief to the school children affected by the flood.

Ms. Sushmita Bora Rongpipi identified two schools, Rongali Huti Mazdoor L P School and Jugonia Deuliya Prathonik L P School.  These schools are in the village Jugonia Ati which is located on the banks of  Dhansiri river in the Bokhaghat area. These schools belong to the  Western Education Block of Golaghat District.

At Rongali Huti Mazdoor LP School, around 150 students were present. Shri Tarun Bora, Headmaster along with the staff invited the public leaders and social workers of the area to witness the program. Mr. Joyanta Bora, one of the social worker was also present.

The school children presented an Assamese Prayer son ‘Diha Naam’ and also performed a short cultural program to welcome the visitors. Ms. Sushmita Bora Rongpipi, NCC Program officer of the college, spoke about the concern Don Bosco College and the NSS Volunteers had for those affected by the ongoing flood situation.

After this, students were given out relief items in the form of sanitary items and food items to the children. As the second school was only still partially open, the relief materials were handed over to the school authorities for distribution.

The NSS volunteers visited the schools and saw the flood affected area. As the flood level reached above the window level of the schools and houses, many of the buildings sustained much damage and the schools are still limping back to normal.

The following NSS volunteers accompanied the program officer for relief works: Sazidur Rahman, Emanuel Lakra, Pranjal Tanti, Rimon Lakra, Sunami Osga, Sumila Kerketta and Monika Tirkey.

The NSS Unit and Eco Club Organise World environment day under the theme “Beat Air Pollution”

5 June 2019: World Environment Day under the theme Beat Air Pollution was held at the college today. The day’s program was organized by Fr. Dr. Policarp Xalxo in collaboration with the NSS and the Eco Club.  The day was marked by plantation of saplings by staff and students and cleaning of the college surroundings.

Fr. Bimal Lakra, Vice Principal, through digital presentation, song and prayer, showed how we need to care for the environment. Mr. Mukul Sarmah, Eco Club Coordinator, introduced the topic and presented the program of the day. NSS volunteers presented the theme “Beat Air Pollution” in an attractive manner. This was followed by a prayer for the protection of environment by Dilbar Barla.

The college community took a pledge, led by Ajay Bara, to protect and nurture the environment. After this Fr. Dr. Policarp presented the modalities and procedures of the outdoor activity. 

The College authorities, staff and representatives of the students from the various departments were selected to plant trees. This was followed by clearing the jungle in the campus and protecting the plants of the campus.

At 11.30 am, the program came to a close with light refreshment served for everyone.

Fr. Thomas Vattathara SDB to preside over the “World No Tobacco Day” Celebrations

30 May 2019: The NSS Unit of Don Bosco College Golaghat, is taking a lead role in organising the observance of ‘World No Tobacco Day’ on 31 May 2019. The NSS Unit of the college is joining hands with all other units and organisation of the country and world to create awareness and make the institution a tobacco free campus.

Rev Fr. Thomas Vattathara SDB, Director, Planning & Development, DBTECH, New Delhi has consented to be the chief Guest of the function.

The day will be marked with the Welcoming of the Chief Guest, Introductory talk on the theme of the day by the NSS Volunteer, Guloungam Gangmei, a message from the chief Guest and the Pledge taking. The NSS volunteers will also install a dustbin at the entrance of the institution to dump all tobacco related items to ensure the campus is tobacco free.

The college is inviting all the students who are able to come to report for the program at 9.00 am on 31st May 2019, and make it a grand success.

“Now is the Time”, says Sr. Shanty Vellakkadayil, while exhorting the students to make the best use of time

01 April 2019: Sr. Silvi Kolencherry OLP and and Sr. Shanty Vellakkadayil OLP from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, visited the college today. They came from Varanasi. Fr. Jose Palely introduced the sisters to the college community and the students welcomed them. Jyoti Baghuwar and Alisha Surin presented the sisters with ‘Fulam Gamocha’.

Sr. Shanty delivered a message to the students, reflecting on the story of a Buddhist Monk who asked his disciples what time is it. Each one gave an answer but the answer that the teacher like was the reply of a woman disciple who said, “Now” as answer. Drawing on this, sister invited the students to give their best for each moment of their life. The time is now. What we have here is now and we need to make the full use of it. she told the students that ‘Now is the time’ and one must start now. She concluded her talk urging students to take the academic studies seriously from now and that will ensure a bright future ahead.

The sisters gave away certificates to the five NSS volunteers of the college who were selected to participate in North East NSS festival 2019 at Don Bosco College, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh organised by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. They were Tingmai Wangsu, Ganglen Bangyang, George Shilshi Lamkhang, Guloungam Gangmei and Samuel Purty.

Reported by: Tingmai Wangsu

As part of NSS Activity, the Volunteers held group discussions and presentations

19 March 2019: Ms. Sushmita Rongpipi, the Program Officer,  organised the NSS volunteers into four groups and gave them time for group discussions. Each group was allotted specific questions on which they will discuss and come forward with a presentation.

a) What are the aims and objectives of NSS Units. How far are they accomplished.

b) What are the various activities taken up by the NSS Units. Take any one of the awareness activity and identify the ways through which youth can be made aware.

c) Can the Program Officer become a role model for the volunteers. If so, how?

d) How far have the volunteers benefitted by participating in special camps, integration camps, adventure camps, Life Skill Programs etc. Do these camps promote communal harmony and national integration?

There was very lively discussion among the various groups and each group came forward with the result of their discussion and presented them with the help of charts. The program officer animated the group discussion and helped them to bring out the salient points. We wish the NSS volunteers and the program officer all the best.

NSS special camp participants were awarded certificates

8 March 19: During the International Women’s Day celebrations in the college, the 25 NSS volunteers who attended the special camp were awarded certificates by the Honoured guests of the day.

Pritam Joseph Takri, Baba Kurmi, Simon Surin, Emanuel Lakra, Esther Meinguiliu Kamei, Roshan Kandulna and Gaikhangshin Phaomei were awarded the Participation certificate by Ms. Olivia Saikia, Bank Officer, Bank of India Golaghat.

Tingmai Wangsu, Mark Pegu, Rohit Gorh, Juli Malar, Aboy Pamei, Michael Kujur and Ankita Tirkey were awarded by Ms. Manjuri Saikia, Principal, Marshneil Academy, Golaghat.

Martin Minj, Binud Murah, George Shilshi Lamkang, Abhinash Minj, Ganglen Bangyang, Sushila Lakra, Pranjal Tanti, Chunthanlung Kamei, Samuel Purty, Guloungam Gangmei and Junash Tirkey were awarded by Sr. Ciciliyamma KM, Superior of Providence Niwas, Golaghat.

The special camp concluded very successfully. We congratulate Ms. Sushmita Bora Rongpipi, the Program Officer and Asst.Professor, History department for all the efforts she made to make this special camp a successful one.

Environment Preservation and promotion is the theme of the Third day of the NSS Special Camp

3 March 2019: The third day of the NSS special camp began in the morning with the Painting Competition under the Theme: “Environment Preservation”. The children of the adopted village participated in the Painting Competition. All the Materials were provided by the NSS. NSS Volunteers, Ankita Tirkey, Esther Kamei, Ganglen Bangyang, Juli Malar, Pritam Joseph Takri, Gaikhanshin Phaomei and Michael Kujur coordinated the Painting Competition Program.

After the Painting Competition was completed, the saplings were planted in all the houses of the don bosco colony and the slum area. And some of the plants were distributed. This was taken charge by Martin Minj, Roshan Kandulna,George Shilshi, Emmanuel Lakra, Binud mura, Ankita Tirkey, Juli Malar, Aboy Pamei, Rohit Gorh, Mark Pegu, Tingmai Wangsu and Sushila Lakra.

Arrangement for games were done by Roshan Kandulna, Ankita Tirkey, Tingmai Wangsu, Samuel Purty, Junash Tirkey, Esther Kamei and Guloungam Gangmei.

And for shopping and preparation for meal was done by Baba Kurmi, Abhinash Minj, Chunthanlung Kamei, Pranjal Tanti, Rohit Gorh and George Shilshi. The NSS Volunteers with the help of Mr. Konthoujam Manoranjan, Asst. Professor, Computer Studies,Ms. Prarthana Borthakur, Asst. Librarian and Mr. Harmeet Singh, HOD, Department of Commerce, prepared a delicious meal for all the volunteers. Fr. Dr. Jose Palely, Principal, offered prayers before the meal and blessed all the members present. We thank Ms. Sushmita Bora Rongpipi, Program Officer and Asst. Prof, Department of History for seeing to the smooth conduct and animation of the special camp through the third day. At 3.00 pm after a hearty meal together, the program of the third day came to an end.

Cleanliness Drive and Yoga Exercises mark the second day of NSS Special Camp

2 March 19: The nss volunteers began the day with a yoga session from 9:30 a.m. Small children of the adopted slum area also participated in the yoga session. Mr Montesh Tanti as the trainer conducted this yoga session. He demonstrated all the asanas necessary to keep the body fit and also spoke little bit on how to cure some ailments with the help of yoga. After the session ended at 11:00, they had tea break for half an hour.

After the Tea Break, Ms. Sushmita Bora Rongpipi, NSS Program Officer, led the volunteers for a cleanliness drive in the adopted village area, picking waste papers, rubbish and plastics involving the local people also. They cleaned and burnt the garbages in a nearby open field at the end. The drive ended at 1:00 pm. After that all gathered for a discussion regarding sapling plantation and other activities for the coming week. Dr. Policarp Xalxo, Administrator of the college with the help of Shiv Kumar Sharma, Asst. Professor, Commerce and Manoranjan Konthoujam, Asst. Professor, Computer Studies arranged over 100 saplings for the tree plantation program from the office of the District Forest Officer, Golaghat.

‘Youth Against Intoxicants’ is the theme of the special camp of the DBC NSS Unit (2-8 March)

1 March 19: The NSS Unit of Don Bosco College is organising a special camp for the NSS Volunteers. This afternoon the selected NSS Volunteers along with the program office visited the adopted village to make the necessary arrangements and to share the information to all.

Ms. Sushmita Bora Rongpipi, the Program Officer, gave a brief agenda of the NSS Special Camp. The weeklong camp in the adopted village will be from 2-8 March. The volunteers will be conducting a yoga session for the local youths of the area and open a health and sanitation club involving the locals itself. They will along with the villages will organise a cleanliness drive and hold a rally on Anti drugs and intoxicants. The district of Golaghat is experiencing the hooch tragedy and large number of deaths due to the use of spurious liquor the theme. Keeping this in mind, the Unit has taken the theme for the special camp is “Youth Against Intoxicants”. The volunteers will make the people aware of bad effects of the use of all kinds of intoxicants and also highlight how to have a healthy lifestyle. Street plays will also be organised focusing on the abuse of drugs and intoxicants. The programme will end with a painting competition for the young school children of the adopted area.


NSS Unit to Observance of National Productivity Day and National Productivity Week on 15 February

13 Feb 19:  The NSS unit of Don Bosco College Golaghat has decided to keep the Observance of National Productivity Day and National Productivity Week on 15 February 2019.  Rev Fr. Joseph Pampackal SDB, Principal & In-Charge of Don Bosco Rangajan will be the resource person. He is an expert in the subject of “Circular Economy for productivity and sustainability” and has wide experience in the field. The entire college community will participate in the program: