The finale of 7 days NSS Camp at KCW

The NSS faculty at Khalsa College for Women, Civil Lines, Ludhiana organized a seven day camp for their volunteers from 14 Jan to 20 Jan with the theme, Swachh Bharat and Fit India. By seeking the blessings of God with the Shabad, Deh Shiva Ver Mohe Hai – the camp was inaugurated with a lot of zeal and enthusiasm. The Principal of the Institution, Dr. Mukti Gill addressed the students and encouraged them to actively participate and contribute to the camp. The first day was packed with activities like Ice breaking sessions, constitution of committees, cleanliness drive in college and laughter exercises.

All the days began with a Yoga session conducted by Ms. Sunita Bhagat, alumni of KCW Civil Lines, Ludhiana to improve the mental and physical well being of volunteers. The highlight of the second day was the best out of waste competition where students submitted a lot of innovative entries like doormat stitched out of waste sarees and eco pits made out of waste plastic bottles. To steer students towards mindfulness, a session was also conducted by the instructors from The Art of Living Foundation who guided students on how to find their inner peace in the chaos of this world.

With the aim to connect students with people who are working to build  Swachh Bharat we dream of, the third day marked an interactive session with Mam Chandrajyoti , MF, Zone D, Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana. It was followed by a poster making competition based on theme of the camp and the room was bustling with colour and optimism to achieve the much-needed awareness and change. Fourth day was the most thrilling in the entire week as it pertained a visit to Sayan Kala – a small village on the periphery of Ludhiana. Camp members rallied at multiple locations and even visited the local primary school to educate and encourage people to follow a sustainable lifestyle. They even presented the school students and locals with gifts like registers, stationery and hand stitched bags. They visited Gurudwara Flahi Saheb on their way back.

The fifth day focused on empowering students to live a fitter life with a session on self defence by Mr. Narinder, a professor of KCW, and a session on personal hygiene by Dr. Seema Kaushal who is a renowned gynaecologist with 20 years of experience. On the sixth day, students resumed with the cleanliness drives with the first being in the campus and the second at Rose Garden. The day also included a plantation drive and a session on Sustainable Fashion by Eco entrepreneur and activist, Sahanu Jain, who introduced students to many new concepts like Slow Fashion, Vegan Fashion and eco friendly sanitary products.

A cultural event was planned for last day of the camp where students performed many art forms like singing, dancing, poetry recitation and winners from all the competitions were presented with their awards. Throughout the camp, college authorities arranged lunch for the camp members to ensure that they remain energised. The days ended with the National Anthem.