GUWAHATI: A 5 day long North East NSS Festival, 2023 was organized by Gauhati University NSS Cell in association with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, India and Regional Directorate, NSS, NER, Guwahati which concluded on April 4, 2023 at G.U. campus. Attending as Chief Guest in the closing ceremony, Dr Numal Momin, Hon’ble Deputy Speaker of Assam Legislative Assembly, said that NSS is a binding force that keeps the society united and are leaders in community service, tree plantation, blood donation and creating awareness on various social issues.
Dr Momin also talked about child trafficking and substance abuse prevention. He said that the NSS Volunteers are engaged in social activities which are a very good initiative. The volunteers are engaged in donating blood which is a very noble cause. “To become successful, we do not need many things to do, but strong determination and dedication are required. Let’s work together to develop the Northeast region”, he said.
Dipak Kumar, Regional Director, NSS, NER, Guwahati, attending the programme, reiterated the NSS motto ‘Not Me But You’ and said that NSS always provided selfless community service and contributed in nation building. Prof. Jagadish Sarma, Secretary, University Classes, Gauhati University also attended the event and said that the NSS is a strong youth organization which trained the youth in facing the challenges of life.
Earlier, Dr Ranjan Kr Kakati, Director, Students Welfare and Programme Coordinator, NSS, Gauhati University said that North East NSS Festival has been hugely successful in cultural exchange, creating unity and harmony in the society along with training the youths for personality development, career building etc. Dr Mitali Kathkatia, Associate Professor and NSS PO, Dakhin Kamrup Girls College, delivered the vote of thanks.
On the final day, a colourful cultural procession was organized before the closing ceremony. About 350 participants from all the Northeastern states along with G.U. volunteers attended the festival, a press release stated.