GANDHI JAYANTHI CELEBRATIONS 2015
In India three most important events are celebrated with full respect & dedication. Namely, Independence Day, Republic day & Gandhi Jayanthi.
Gandhi Jayanthi is a national festival celebrated in India to mark the occasion of the birth of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi “The father of the nation”. Mahatma Gandhi always insisted on truth and nonviolence as the inseparable part of humanism. He gave the world the invincible weapons of truth, nonviolence and compassion.
NSS organised an event to celebrate Gandhi Jayanthi on 2nd October, 2015 with the theme “My life is My Message”.
TEAM BUILDING ACTIVITY
To unite all the NSS volunteers together and enhance leadership and confidence in a individual person, NSS core team planned for a team building activity. So we searched for an appropriate place. We thought to select lalbagh botanical garden since it was at the centre of the city and everyone can easily reach the place at ease. Meeting was held to inform about the event to all volunteers.
Venue: Lalbagh botanical garden, Bengaluru
Attendees: NSS officers and 100 volunteers
NSS DAY CELEBRATION AND PAPER BAG EVENT
24th September is a special day for any NSS volunteer, because it’s the NSS day. So, to celebrate NSS day was the idea but to make it meaningful was the intention. So, the idea of “Paper bag event” took its shape. Nowadays, plastic, especially in the form of plastic bags is causing a lot of harm to the environment. Plastic doesn’t get degraded in the environment easily and remains in the soil for a long time.
In order to raise awareness about the ill- effects of plastic to the environment, the NSS volunteers decided to organize a paper- bag making event. Around 500 paper bags were made by the students of RVCE during the course of the event. Also, everyone pledged to reduce the use of plastic bags and as an alternative use paper bags which are biodegradable.
Attendees: NSS officers and 87 NSS volunteers