SILCHAR, Jan 4: The 7 day special camp to spread concept based education among the lesser privileged sections of the society in Itkholaghat area of the town conducted by Gurucharan College unit of tiol Social Service (NSS) in association with extension service cell of the College concluded on Sunday. During the camp, NSS volunteers conducted a door to door campaign in the area to spread health and hygiene awareness among the people. The day also marked the completion of one year of special coaching services for the children belonging to under privileged section of the society.
Dr Apratim g, coorditor of the Gurucharan College unit of NSS, informed that last year their coorditors had conducted a survey in this area which revealed that children of the area did not have access to quality education due to their poor fincial background. Based on the survey, special coaching classes were started by the College last year for the children from class 1 to standard 4. Around 60 children availed themselves of the coaching facilities which were held 3 days a week.
Besides, Gurucharan College unit of NSS will also conduct a free eye camp by Dr. Hirendra Kumar Choudhury in the area on January 9. The NSS unit will also provide 25 day crash course coaching facilities to HSLC candidates of the area shortly. The unit has also decided to conduct yoga sessions by yoga exponent and physiotherapist Rahul Ckakroborty for the people of the area on last Sunday of every month. Sourindra Kumar Bhattacharjee, president of Gurucharan College governing body, said the college wants to bring these people to the mainstream of the society.
Dr. Bibhash Deb, principal of the College, said children are the future of the country and the authorities concerned must formulate schemes for the welfare of the people particularly for those who belong to fincially poor backgrounds. He praised the efforts led by Dr. Apratim g and Prof. Joydeep Paul, Red Ribbon Unit of the College, for making sure that quality education reaches these children for a better future. He urged upon the parents and guardians to guide and encourage these children to do well in their studies.
Ashesh Bhattacharjee, vice-principal of the College, said the camp has become a success due to the tireless efforts of the teachers and enthusiasm of the children. M Gabhushan, coorditor of the NSS unit of Assam University, said that students should take part in such initiatives for the betterment of the society. People should do their bit to improve the society. He added to say children live in their own world, their world of dreams and unbridled joy.
A one act play based on the theme of HIV AIDS awareness was also ected on the occasion. The children of the area also presented the college song. Those present on the occasion included Prof. Subendu Das, faculty member of the college, and Dr. Biswajit Talukdar. The NSS volunteers, who are students of the college, said that the camp has changed their perspective towards life. These children are among the brightest, all they need is encouragement and guidance to excel in life.