Tag: Don Bosco NSS Unit

“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:


NSS Unit take lead role in Observing 70th Republic Day Celebrations

26 Jan:

The NSS unit of Don Bosco College, Golaghat organised the 70th Republic Day celebrations with Parade and colourful events.  Rev. Fr. Mathew C Paul, M.Arch was the Chief Guest and Rohit Gorh anchored the program. The students gathered at the College ground at 7.15 hrs. Abhilash Toppo was the commander of the Parade and the students marched according to the house. At 7.30 am the National flag was hoisted by the Chief Guest. After the singing of the National Anthem, all the staff and students took the India Pledge.

Emanuel Lakra, NSS Volunteer, introduced the day by sharing on the importance of the day for the nation. James Soreng and team performed mime powerfully embodying the need for religious harmony.  In his message, the Chief Guest  exhorted all to live a corruption free life through the sharing of rich experiences and examples of people and societies. The NSS volunteers, led by Shibani Topno,  sung the song of Liberation, honoring the freedom of the country.

For the Parade, Boys section, Red House Boys secured first, Green – 2nd, Blue 3rd and Yellow 4th. Girls Section, Green Secured 1st, Blue  2nd, Green 3rd and Red 4th. With vote of thanks and sweet distribution, the program came to an end at 8.00 am.

8 students set to participate at District Level Youth Parliament

22 Jan:  :  Eight students of the college are set to participate in the District Level Youth Parliament scheduled to be held at D R College, Golaghat on 24 Jan 2019. Abhinash Minj, Roshan Kandulna, Samuel Purty, Indira Garati Toppo, Shibani Topno, Martin Minj, Mark Pegu and K. Hoidina are preparing themselves for the same.  Ms. Sushmita Bora Rongpipi, NSS Program Officer and Asst. Professor, Department of History will accompany the participants. We wish them all the best.


NSS Unit marks NSS day with Cleanliness Drive in the city

24  Sept:  The Don Bosco College NSS Unit observed 24 September as the NSS day. The day was marked with awareness program organised in the college for all the students in which the NSS volunteers spoke about National Service Scheme.

Under the Banner “Cleanliness Drive” the volunteers motivated the students to clean the campus.   After that they organised Cleanliness Drive to clean the city. We thank Ms. Sushmita Bora Rongpipi for organising the program and the volunteers for doing honor to the NSS by giving their time to clean the city.