NSS REPORT 2015-16
NSS Report July 2015-Novemner 2015
17 July, 2015
On 17 July, 2015 NSS orientation was held in A.V Hall. Students assembled in the hall on time. All fresher students were heartily interested in joining NSS as their activity. A power point presentation on the programme, activities, projects undertaken and the benefits of opting NSS was made. In that presentation the focus was on the NSS slogan “NOT ME BUT YOU” and then the images showcasing the activities undertaken last year were also discussed. Dr. Sharad Rathore, NSS Programme officer introduced the students about the activities that will be taken up in the current session. At the end the students were given registration form for enrolling themselves as a NSS volunteer. The old students were distributed re-registration forms. Some of the old volunteers shared their experiences of NSS in the community. Dr. Sharad Rathore thanked Anubha for making the presentation and a NSS volunteers for sharing their experiences with the fresher students. It was a program that increased the knowledge of the students about NSS and its functioning in The IIS University.
NSS- TREE PLANTATION
1 August, 2015
Tree Plantation was done up by both the units of NSS, The IIS University on1 August, 2015 at UmriDham forest area, Raisar forest range, JamwaGhat, Ramgarh, Jaipur and Jhulelal Park, Sector 12, Zone 123, Agarwal Farm, Mansarovar by Unit I and Unit II respectively.NSS volunteers boarded the buses at 9:30 a.m and reached JamwaGhat at 11:00 a.m. After refreshment they went to the plantation area - the forest was about half a kilometer walk from the main road. The surroundings of the JamwaGhat, were very beautiful with scenic beauty. Mr. Umrao Singh Rathore, the Forest officer and Mr. Joy Gardener from The Hope NGO gave a brief introduction about the importance of tree plantation. Volunteers made pair sand planted 4 saplings. The village laborers from the forest department had made pits for plantation. They helped during plantation session for planting about 200 trees. After thanking the Forest Officer and Mr. Gardner the NSS volunteers travelled back to the college and reached at 2:30 pm. It was a great and memorable event. 50 trees were planted in Jhulelal Park with collaboration of the community people.
NSS- ART OF LIVING
8 August 2015
The ART OF LIVING people came and introduced themselves. Then presented a NukkadNatak on the topic of independence India, describing the scene where the Martyr Bhagat Singh and his friends’ struggle against British.They were put in jail and hanged. All volunteers were moved by emotional scene. The Art of Living team ended by singing the patriotic song “Hum Hai Hindustani”. They promoted the concept of unity in diversity and that we are all one. Their concepts enriched NSS volunteers to understand perspectives of NSS motto of ‘you before me’ to promote national integration.
NSS- A TRIBUTE TO APJ ABDUL KALAM AZAD
8 August 2015
On 8 of August 2015, a tribute was paid to the former president of India APJ ABDUL KALM AZAD in NSS program. All NSS volunteers were gathered at sharp 9:30 am in A.V Hall. Whole room was filled with energized volunteers. A documentary film on the life and achievements of Dr. Kalam was screened. It contained a compilation of interviews with Dr. Kalam focusing on launching of the missiles, his contribution to education system and also experiences of his life was well appreciated by the volunteers. He is an inspiration to any person wanting to do well for the nation and contribute to the development to our country.
A power point presentation on Abdul Kalam was made by NSS volunteers, ShrutiPareek and Deepti Khandelwal. In the PPT Shruti talked about Dr. Kalam’s VISION 2020 of development in every field and promotion of scientific temper to take India among the premier league nations of the world. His vision also dealt with development in every field like, agriculture, electricity, water and education for the growth of India. He was known as “MISSLIE MAN” for his great work and contribution to India.
Lastly the NSS Programmer Officer Dr. SHARAD RATHORE thanked Shruti, Deepti, Tuhina and Aakansha for their efforts.
NUKKAD ON INDEPENDENCE DAY CELEBRATION
15 August 2015
The flag hoisting was done by Vice Chancellor, Dr. Ashok Gupta accompanied by NCC cadets. NSS Volunteers presented two nukkadnataks on the topics of women empowerment and addressing various issues portraying tolerance in society. The first was by a group of students who were presenting for the first time and the second from the team of theatrical society of the IIS University. The nukkads were appreciated by all faculty.
ART OF LIVING
24 August 2015
Mr. Sidharth Jain, a trainer from the Art of Living, did an invigorating session on Art of Living. He and his team of Art of Living volunteers shared how Art of Living helped them change in their day to become focused. Generally people in a crowd do not remember all good things told about them but stress of one drawback mentioned offhand. With help of clapping game he stressed on the virtue of listening. Staying calm was one of the qualities he stressed which is important for NSS volunteers. Mr. Jain shared the upcoming Art of Living session where Ms. Pakhi was to come from Mumbai.
Art of Living Team
IIS Student Volunteers of Art of Living
Mr. Sidharth Jain
Mr. Naman Agarwal
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RAKHI MAKING COMPETITION
24 August 2015
NSS volunteers and Students of the University participated enthusiastically in raakhi making competition with Raakhi coming. The raakhis were judged for creativity and presentation.
The following students were selected for making the best raakhis
I RoshniPurohit BVA Sem I
II Poojan Gupta B V A Sem I
III Manisha Aggarwal B Com III
NSS-GROUP LEADERS TRAINING
24 August 2015
“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others”
Keeping in mind with this philosophy, the NSS Unit of The IIS University conducted Group Leaders Training workshop on August 24th, 2015.Pravahteam including Ms. MeenakshiBhanjdeo, Ms. Amrin and Mr. Ashutosh conducted the training for group leaders. Via an interactive session they slowly involved the future leaders in concepts of leadership, the true essence of a leader and what is required by a leader to achieve team cooperation. They also conducted games. One of which was a race wherein the students were supposed to not use one or more of their limbs during the race. This stimulated teamwork, presence of mind and thus leadership attributes among the NSS volunteers.
SPORTS DAY ON 29 AUGUST
Para Sports on 28 August 2015
29th August is celebrated as the National Sports Day in India. To celebrate the occasion, Sports, NSS wings and the Equal Opportunity Cell of The IIS University invited students of Umang and Disha to celebrate it with them on 28th August. The event started with inaugural by Dr. Ashok Gupta, Honorable Vice Chancellor declaring the event open. Students were divided for the various sports activities organized by the University. There was carom, balloon race, relay race and many more followed by tug of war in the end between the students and the teachers. All the players were awarded with the medals by the Deans of the University and the event was thus a huge success. For many students of the University it was the first time to interact with specially challenged children. Sports being an equalizer it was a learning for NSS volunteers towards assimilating diverse existence.
INTERNATIONAL LITERACY DAY POSTER MAKING COMPETITION
8-9 September 2015
The following activities were held on the occasion of International Literacy Day on the 8th September, 2015:-
Poster Making Competition
Literacy Day Poster Making Competition was organized by NSS Units of The IIS University for all students of the University. 53 students drawn from different faculties participated in the competition and made posters on the topic of ‘Padhega India tohBadhegaIndia’ . The students enthusiastically participated in the poster making and made this program a success.
Slogan Writing was the other activity in which NSS volunteers wrote innovative slogans on literacy to generate awareness on the significance of education.
The IIS UNIVERSITY has organized a special programme on the occasion of World Literacy Day in KALAYAN PURA GOVERNMENT SCHOOL.
The NSS volunteers organized activities like quiz for the students of 9th and 10th standard and fun time Mathematics, ‘kheloaursikho’ with classes sixth, seven and eight.
They interacted with the students to know their plans and ambitions and learnt that the Government school students too had great enthusiasm in them to become achievers. They shared about various career options.
All they needed was some motivation, guidance, support and mediums to turn into useful citizen of our nation through their personal growth.
Literacy Day Posters Exhibition – 9 September 2015
Shri Abhishek Tiwari, Cartoonist, Rajasthan Patrika, and Shri TarunHriday, Associate Programme Coordinator, State Resource Centre, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India came to judge the posters.
The results are as follows:-
I RUPAL YADAV
II NIHARIKA BANSAL
III NANDANI SONKIYA
III PRIYA PACHORI
COMMUNITY ORIENTATION AND GROUP INTERACTION
12 September 2015
Dr. Sharad Rathore, NSS Programme Officer discussed the participatory approach that the students need to adopt in order to interact with the community. These breakthrough interventions are necessary for effective communication. The students should become the listeners rather than a giver of information to be able to make a place in the families in the community. She gave tips to the students in this regards.
Dr. Sharad Rathore further introduced the Group leaders to their respective groups and asked them to interact with each other to build team spirit.
THE OZONE DAY
16 September 2015
NSS Volunteers of The IIS University celebrated The Ozone Day in the Forest Training Institute located opposite JKK, Jaipur. 16 girls of NSS participated in it. There were 5 school and college.
The programme began with the introduction of all members of institute. The first presentation on ozone gas was by Mr. L.K. Khan from the Department of Environmental Science RU. The presentation was highly in spring (not clear) and knowledgeable. The second presentation was given by Mr. Jhaon.
Then a break of 15 min was give. After that a competition was held between all 5 teams. All three competitions were interesting and knowledgeable.
It was a great experience and one line which left its footprints were.
LakshitaGoel got 3rd prize in extempore competition.
"The God fly in the birds
The God wakes in the animals
The God sleeps in the minerals and
The God thinks in the man ".
PREPARATION FOR PATRIOTIC SOLO SONG COMPETITION FOR NSS DAY
19 September 2015
Students learnt and practiced the NSS song for NSS Day 24th September. The State level Patriotic Solo song competition is held on NSS Day.
NSS STATE LEVEL PATRIOTIC SOLO SONG COMPETITION
24th September 2015
On the occasion of NSS Foundation Day 24th September 2015, theNSS Units of The IIS University organized a NSS State level Patriotic Solo Song Competition in which students from all over Rajasthan participated. Colleges and universities such as Dr K N Modi University, Niwai, Seth J B Poddar College, Nawalgarh, Mahaveer College of Commerce, Jaipur, The IIS University, Jaipur, Baba Shree Narayan Das College, Behror, Mahatma Gandhi PG College, Tagore PG College, Jaipur, SS Jain Subodh Girls PG College, Jaipur, Maheshwari College of Commerce and Arts, Jaipur, Kanodia PG College, Jaipur, Khandelwal Girls Institute of Technology, Jaipur, IIRED, The IIS University Jaipur, Compucom Institute of Technology, Jaipur, Kasturi Devi College, Chaaksu, Jaipur, St Wilfred PG College, Jaipur and Rawat PG Girls College, Jaipur sent their participation. All participants were given certificate for their performance.
Mr. Niranjan Kumar Arya, IAS, Commissioner, Departmental Enquiries, Rajasthan was the Chief Guest. He gave away the awards to the winners which consisted of a certificate and cash prize of Rs1000/-, Rs. 750/- and Rs.500/- as first, second and third prizes. The details are:
I Prize – Mr. ShubhankarBajpei, St Wilfred PG College, Jaipur
II Prize – Mrbahrat GK, Dr K N Modi University, Niwai
III Prize – MsDhritiBumb, The IIS University, Jaipur
The Judges on this occasion were Ms. Sunita Amin, The famous Drupad Singer, Ms. Tripti Pandey, Former Deputy Director Tourism and Cultural expert and Ms. RekhaKotwani, Finalist, the Voice of Rajasthan. NSS State Liaison Officer Sh. DilipGoyal also graced the occasion with his presence.
BLOOD DONATION CAMP
25 September 2015
NSS volunteers of the IIS University visited St Wilfred College, Mansarovar for State level Blood Donation Camp organized by Directorate of Rajasthan. Since a camp was planned in University campus on October 2, 2015, the volunteers did not donate in that space but pledged to do so regularly.
YOGA AND MEDITATION
Day by day, competition among students is increasing leading to more and more stress and hence lifestyle problems such as-obesity. Thus, there is a major need for all of us to devote a little time to ourselves. We could do some form of physical exercise along with meditation to calm our nerve cells.
For this purpose, NSS unit of The IIS University called Ms. JankiPareekto orient its volunteers with basic yoga and meditation. She started with breathing exercises (or pranayamas). We did anilomvilom, kapaalbhati, brahmahari and deep breathing with Om chanting. All the volunteers enthusiastically followed her directions.
This was followed by a short session of meditation. During meditation, she guided us while we closed our eyes to a beautiful journey of our body from tip of the toes to our pony tails. She told us to connect ourselves with the surroundings. This left all the volunteers filled with immense energy and joy. Each and every student felt an unknown peacefulness in their minds and bodies.
Overall, this week’s session was a much needed one for all the students who were/are going through their CA tests. Now, they will be able to concentrate more and be more efficient in their work.
BLOOD DONATION CAMP
2 October 2015
The enthusiasm was amazing this year towards donating blood and the results were equally amazing. Out of 110 registrations 82 including students and faculty members were able to donate after their hemoglobin tests were acceptable.
SwasthyaKalyan Kendra senior Dr. R S Rajawat explained the importance of blood donation to students. Jagriti gave three packets, one for blood, one for platelets and
The other team members were:-
Deepak Verma – Camp Incharge
2 October 2015
NSS Volunteers took the pledge for Swachhata. They distributed themselves in groups and contributed in cleaning different areas of the campus. Few volunteers took brooms to sweep the back lawns. Some of them checked all classrooms. As an initiative from the NSS volunteers the previous year all class rooms have been provided with dustbins.
GUEST LECTURE ON IPR
17 October 2015
The NSS Units of The IIS University welcomed Mr. Pankaj Kumar of the The IIS University to make the students aware of the meaning and importance of IPR, i.e., Intellectual Property Rights. The session started with Dr. Sharad Rathore welcoming sir. Sir held an interactive session with the students on the basics of patents, copyrights, trademarks, etc. This was followed by a video which emphasized on the different types of IPR, their uses and their differences. Overall, the session was very informative and the students benefitted a lot.
CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL UNITY DAY AT THE IIS UNIVERSITY
31 October 2015
To mark the National Unity day, the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel, NSS Units of the IIS University organized a programme. Dr. Sharad Rathore introduced the role of Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel in the integration of the country after Independence in 1947. The mammoth task of bringing together the 525 princely states after the lapse of paramountcy by the British was accomplished effortlessly by Patel. While dismounting the difficulties owing to the wishes of the rulers of Junagadh, Hyderabad, Jodhpur and Kashmir, Patel appealed to the patriotic and national sentiments of the Princes inviting them to join the forming of a democratic constitution in the national interest. He thereafter led to the assimilation, centralization and unification of states. The states were brought together to form a union creating the Union of India
After this brief introduction the NSS volunteers took a solemn pledge to preserve the unity, integrity and security of the nation and to spread the message of unity among the fellow countrymen.
This was followed by slogan writing by the students within the limit of 10-15 words on the Unity of the country.
Thereafter the students assemble for a rally focusing on National Unity with their ready slogans. The rally was flagged off by Dr. RenuShungloo, Director Sports the IIS University from the University campus. The rally covered sector 1, 2, 5 and 6 SFS Agarwal Farm and the Shopping centreMansarovar and they conveyed the message of Unity and integrity through their posters which they carried during the walk. The rally converged in the University campus.
NSS Report December 2015-April 2016
WELCOMING ROTARY INTERNATIONAL TEAM
18 December 2015
After meeting the Vice Chancellor Dr. Ashok Gupta on 4th December NSS volunteers enthusiastically decided the five colours, yellow, green, red, blue and turquoise for IIS University T shirts. The NSS volunteers met again on 17th December for final planning. On 18th many students gathered in University campus and proceeded for Statue Circle by University bus. Few came directly to the venue. 193 students stood in the outer circle of Statue circle and welcomed the guests holding gas balloons and flags. As soon as the convoy passed them there was a riot of colours in the sky as they let go of the balloons.
LECTURE ON AVIAN CONSERVATION
4 January 2016
The degradation of the environment in the present times has affected all the living beings on this planet-whether human beings, fauna, flora and even the climate and the weather etc. In this degradation the humans have a large role as they have exploited the environment mindlessly leading to increasing levels of pollution, deforestation, mining of the resources leading to the depletion of the Ozone layer etc. All these man made activities have resulted in alteration in the pattern of the cycle of nature and global warming etc. We with our actions have also adversely affected the animal and plant world by cutting down the forests and displacing both. In the rat-race of the time we have further become cold hearted towards the pains and agonies of the living world. On the festival of MakarSakranti, we fly kites and enjoy mindlessly and have no concern for the avian world. Thus to make the people aware of the hard times that the birds face due to kite flying on the day of MakarSakranti and the careless attitude of the people to pay no attention to the birds so injured with the glass coated Manjha, the Aavian conservation awareness lecture was organized on 4th January, 2016.
The team of volunteers headed by RohitGangwal from RakshaOrganisation of Jaipur interacted with the NSS volunteers. The lecture was focused on the avian conservation in the light of the arrival of the festive season of Makar Sankranti. Mr. Gangwal told that the sky belongs to the birds and we encroach their space by flying kites just hampering their flights. So we should take care to not fly the kites between 6 to 8 in the morning and 4 to 7 in the evening. The second important point that he raised is to stop the use of glass coated maanja for flying kites as the birds get cuts and are injured and sometime loose their life too and are unable to fly forever. Thirdly he informed about the Bird-relief camp which this NGO would set up at 3 places in the city where the injured birds could be brought for treatment. And lastly he shared the helpline number through which a mere phone call would be enough on which a volunteer from Raksha would take the injured bid for treatment.
On his occasion it was decided that to hold a joint rally in the Mansarovar area on 8th January at 9.30 a.m.
AVIAN CONSERVATION RALLY WITH RAKSHA
8 January 2016
On the 8th January 2016 an avian conservation rally was organized with the purpose of making the public aware about bird injuries due to kite flying. About 300 volunteers of NSS assembled near the Housing Board Office at Agarwal Farm, Mansarovar at 9.30 a.m. The rally was flagged off by Ms. Sunita Jain, Patron of Raksha and Prof Sharad Rathore, NSS Programme officer, The IIS University. The students in files of three walked across Madhyam Marg, via Durgadas Park and reached B-2 bypass and finally converged in the IIS University campus. The students carried banners and posters with slogans on Avian conservation such as ‘Stop the use of glass coated maanjaa’, ‘Save the Birds’, ‘Do not fly kites between 6-8 a.m. and 5-7 p.m.’, ‘Bring Injured Birds to the Bird Treatment Camp’, etc. This rally was done under police supervision and was covered by media. The rally was welcomed by the public who stopped to read the messages and slogans on the placards carried by the students.
12 January 2016
To commemorate the 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda a programme was organised at The IIS University auditorium by NSS Units of the IIS University Jaipur. It was also aimed to acquaint the youth with the philosophy of Swamiji and the ideals for which he lived and worked to act as a great source of inspiration for the Youth. Dr. Poonam Sharma from the Department of Political Science delivered a speech in which she shared the life history and thoughts of Swami Vivekananda to make the students aware of his contribution in nation building. She told about his birth on January 12, 1863 in Calcutta; education and his works. He breathe his last on July 4, 1902 at the young age of 39. He was the founder of Ramakrishna Mission (1897), his often spoken quote was "Arise, Awake and Stop not till the goal is reached".
Dr. Poonam Sharma stated the literary works of this great monk on Bhakti Yoga, Karam Yoga, and the last Raj Yoga. She also said that Vivekananda was interested in spiritualism and was committed and goal targeted. Vivekananda inspired the youth with “to achieve goal, read together, take up one idea and make that idea your life; Think of it, dream of it; live that idea; let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success”. Further, “If you have faith in all the three hundred and thirty millions of your mythological gods, and still have no faith in yourselves; there is no salvation for you. Have faith in yourselves, and stand up on that faith and be strong; that is what we need.”
Dr. Sharma stressed the importance of Swamiji’s teachings in today’s modern world. She talked about the youth being the real strength of our country, and India needs the young people to come forward and carry the baton of its growth and development. She also explained through Swamiji’s words about the importance of understanding our rich Indian culture in the face of rising westernization, which is eroding our culture with the help of an informative Power Point Presentation. Dr. Sharma also highlighted the difference between the character and reputation. She ended her speech with beautiful quotes written by Swami Vivekananda.
Dr. Sharad Rathore, NSS Programme Officer, further added that Vivekananda represented India in the world Parliament of Nations held at Chicago. There he addressed the people with "my fellow brothers and sisters of America" and won the hearts of all. He highlighted the essential tenets of vedantic philosophy that believes in the concept of Vasudhevkutumbakam and the present of the paramatma in every atma and when he ended his speech, everyone present there gave a standing ovation to Swamiji.
Dr. Sharad Rathore ended the program by summing up all the activities and thoughts of Vivekananda, which continue to inspire the youth for a very long time and his contribution in the enrichment of Indian culture. This programme enriched the young students with the inspiring thoughts and works of Vivekananda, to lead a meaningful life and bring laurels to our country.
In the end all participants took the following pledge to devote their lives to their country and countrymen. “I pledge to leave no stone unturned to integrate myself in India's progress and ensure youth-led development across the Nation. I will strive for the universal brotherhood in the country, respect all religions and be tolerant towards them. I will treat women with respect and pride and maintain utmost integrity to the nation and its citizens, while giving my heart and soul for the nation."
GROUP LEADER’S TRAINING
9 January 2016
For this Group Leaders’ training the NSS volunteers assembled in the Seminar room initially to learn something new and invent something new in themselves. They were asked to give self-introduction. Mr. Valen and Miss Nadini, both Trainers in Genpact, in the LEARNING and DEVELOPMENT Department were the resource persons for this training. Mr. Valen, a calm, disciplined, determined, focused and well-coordinated person introduced himself to the volunteers. Ms. NandiniDusad, was a Group Leader in NSS, The IIS University. The participants had to share one liner on their aspect about LEADERSHIP and their ASPIRATION as a NSS volunteer. It was a fun way to break ice.
The volunteers then proceeded to the Back-Lawn of the campus to know each other and understand themselves in a better way. A game of blind fold was played by dividing into two groups. One person from each group was blind folded and the group had to direct her without letting her hurt and any miss-happening. Then was the time to jot down flaws and mistakes, what was lacking and what needed to be learnt.
The journey of training and a memorable knowledge bank came to an end with Mr. Valen sharing his first impression of the volunteers. by Ms. Nandini’s motivational words would encourage the volunteers so that they think beyond what they could do more to facilitate the surroundings to make this World a better place for the one's who are stuck in deep dark hole's and need our hands to BRING THEM TO THE BRIGHT LIGHTS.
6TH NATIONAL VOTERS DAY
25 January 2016
The program started with Dr. Govind Sharma introducing the chief guests and the theme of the program. He also talked briefly about voting rights and the importance of the voter’s id card.
Explaining the topic, “Inclusive and qualitative electoral participants”, he said that Voting is a common man’s strength. He also introduced the call line “Koi Matdatanachoote” to the participants.
The speakers were PranshuPareek, SachinBalahedi and Preksha Jain. They talked in detail about the importance of voters day and why voting is important for the common man. Voting shapes our government and thus the kind of country we are choosing to live in.
The following activities were carried out in the course of the program:
Release of the poster of the 6th National Voters day by the guests.
Distribution of the voter’s id card to new voters.
Distribution of certificates and mementos to the BLOs of different cities.
Distribution of certificates and cash prizes to the winners of the painting competition held on 19 January 2016
Distribution of prizes to the speakers.
The audience was addressed by Gurjot Kaur and Ram Lubhaya.
The program ended with the gathering tuning to the National Anthem and pledging to vote in the next elections.
REPUBLIC DAY CELEBRATION - NUKKAD
26 January 2016
As part of the Republic Day celebration NSS volunteers presented a Nukkad on women empowerment ‘Sashakt’ which was appreciated by all. The everyday issues of women’s oppression were addressed and also how to tackle them by being ‘sashakt’ – strengthened. NSS volunteers are part of the Theatrical society of the University and perform street plays regularly.
ONE BILLION RISING: GUEST LECTURE by MS. ABHA BHAIYA
4 February 2016
A GUEST LECTURE ON – “COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND CAREER OPTIONS''
Speaker- Shri Manoj Kumar Sharma IAS
6 February 2016
Shri Manoj Kumar Sharma IAS, Deputy Chief Protocol Officer, Government of Rajasthan, an IAS Officer spoke on motivational. He not only spoke about being attached to mother land, but also what he said made the NSS volunteers feel more confident for putting their efforts for the upliftment of the country.
FEMINIST TAKE ON SEXUAL HARASSMENT AGAINST WOMEN
13 February 2016
Whether it is a workplace, a market or even an educational institution, sexual harassment is prevalent in the society massively. To promote awareness among the volunteers, the NSS unit of The IIS University invited the volunteers of Armaan to shed light on the issue. They started their presentation by showing us a video about the impact of patriarchy on the Indian girls and how they should unite to break the force of patriarchy from the roots. The video was impactful, and all the students were moved.
Next, they started discussing about what defines sexual harassment and how it affects the confidence and self-esteem of the victims. We had a discussion about how to react when a situation of this sort takes place wherein we concluded that no matter what, the authorities find one way or the other to humiliate, ridicule and demean the victim.
The session concluded with sharing of some helpline numbers for assistance. They also informed us that Jaipur Police is now on WhatsApp for assistance which turned out to be new information for many. Overall, the session was informative and gave the NSS volunteers confidence to stand up against the evil of sexual harassment.
INTERACTIVE SESSION ON CLEANLINESS
27 February 2016
MsChandaAsani asked the students to consider their campus as their body. If they give 20 minutes for cleaning their bodies then they need to think the proportion of time to put towards cleaning their surroundings too if it is part of their body. It is possible that the dirtiness is invisible to people, as the surrounding is not considered, as their own personal space.
Dr Sharad Rathore made the students take oath to commit 2 hours per week for cleanliness.
Dr. Pradeep Chaudhary, Joint Director (IEC) & APD (RSACS), from Rajasthan State AIDS Control Society, Jaipur delivered a lecture on HIV AIDS And Youth Vulnerability on 11th March 2016. He said that the youth of today, specially the women are highly vulnerable to HIV AIDS and that is why it is important to organize such a lecture in women’s university. He shared the statistical figures which showed the growing menace of HIV in India, in Rajasthan and then in Jaipur which was alarming. He emphasized on the need for awareness and right information to prevent the onslaught of HIV. He discussed the modes of HIV transmission among the youth and warned the students to adopt protective measures such as use disposable syringes, use of condoms, and ensure the status of the blood donors. He also insisted on the students to strictly avoid multiple sex partners. He also shared actions that do not transmit HIV like hand-shake, or sharing a towel or soap etc, to develop sensitivity towards the affected population. This would avoid marginalization of the people infected with this syndrome and create a more humane approach towards them. He was accompanied by master trainer Mr. UmeshRautrey, who has been imparting awareness training at the grassroot levels. He shared the need to know the thoroughly about HIV and AIDS before going to create awareness. The session was informative for NSS Volunteers.
In order to empower and arm the girls with insight that will help them protect themselves from almost any type of danger and equip them with self confidence, a session on Women Empowerment was organized for the NSS volunteers. The guest speaker on this occasion was Dr. GarimaSrivastav, Head, Department of Journalism and mass Communication. She encouraged the girls with these words “ A young woman who knows how to connect with — and listen to — the voice of her own authentic self is emboldened by inner resilience and self-esteem, whereas a woman disconnected from this inner power source is vulnerable to outside forces”.
She, through short films prompted the girls to herald a revolution that challenges women to break through gender stereotypes and achieve their dreams. She raised certain pertinent questions through her short films related to the depiction of women in media and disapproved of the ways women are represented and targeted in marketing and media? After every film , she took up asked the girls to reflect and share their view point while giving tips on how to recognize offensive, harmful, and manipulative messages, how to keep your self-esteem intact, and become empowered to speak up and demand changes!
This session provided a platform to the students to share their view points without hesitation while helping them maintain healthy attitudes, values, and self-esteem.
Ms. Sukriti Dev Verma, from Department fop Computer Science conducted a session on Welfare Schemes of Government of Rajasthan with the help of a Power Point Presentation. During the interactive session she screened three short films which were made by her to make the people aware at the grassroot level for BPL population. These animated films made during 2010-11 under Rajasthan Health System Development Project to spread awareness about health facilities offered by the government in hospitals for BPL. She also talked about and highlighted two types of housing schemes offered by the Government for BPL population: Chief Minister’s Rural BPL Housing Scheme and Urban BPL Housing Scheme. She also shared about AmritamJalamYojana, related to cleaning, storage and conservation of water around Jaipur city with public private partnership of Rajasthan Patrika and Government of Rajasthan. This session was very informative and the volunteers gained practical knowledge which would be helpful to them for working in community.
4 April 2016
Dr. Sharad Rathore warmly welcomed the NSS outgoing students. NSS Volunteers arranged a farewell for outgoing students of NSS. They made small badges with NSS, Not Me But You, 2013-16 written on them as token of remembrance for them. They also showed a small PPT of students. The outgoing students shared their learning while in NSS. Some of them shared the importance of NSS while being interviewed for further studies and jobs. It was an emotional farewell with promises to remain in touch in future.