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Closing Ceremony of North East NSS Festival 2019
Date : 22 March 2019 , Sonapur, Assam

Brigadier William Sturgeon with NSS Volunteers at North East NSS Festival  on 22 March 2019
Brigadier William Sturgeon with NSS Volunteers at North East NSS Festival on 22 March 2019



Closing Ceremony of North East NSS Festival 2019 at Assam Don Bosco University

The five days North East NSS Festival organized by the Regional Directorate of NSS, Guwahati in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and Assam Don Bosco University, concluded today here at Tapesia campus of the University.

The event was held from 18 to 22 March 2019. The mega event saw participation of 637 NSS volunteers and NSS programme officers from 14 Universities and colleges from across eight northeastern states.

Retired Army Brigadier Mr. William Sturgeon, who is currently the Meghalaya Vigilance Officer, was invited as the chief guest of the closing ceremony.

While congratulating the NSS volunteers from the eight states he said that “The task of volunteerism is of vital importance to the nation and people. We must do things which the community wants, not what one feels like do. You must keep in touch with the community. Community welfare services must be conducted after a lot of deliberation and resource planning.”

One the other hand, Vice Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University, Fr (Dr.) Stephen Mavely, urged the youth NSS volunteers to propagate that there is a value in unity of living despite having differences in ideology, values and culture.

Closing Ceremony of North East NSS Festival on 22 March 2019
Closing Ceremony of North East NSS Festival on 22 March 2019



Similarly, Mr. Dipak Kumar, Regional Director, NSS, Guwahati Regional Directorate said, “The trainings and learning during the programme must be shared to others. You have to propagate this message to others. You are the ambassadors of change. This programme was organized in order to install a sense of group living, dignity of labour and share cultures with others.”

Other dignitaries who participated in the closing ceremony include Pro Vice Chancellor of Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU), Fr (Dr) Joseph Nellanatt, Fr (Dr) Biju Michael, Registrar, ADBU, Dr Riju Sharma, Director School of Humanities and Social Sciences, ADBU and Mr. Victor Narzary, NSS Coordinator, ADBU.

As part of the event various programmes were conducted which include, life skilling training, games, adventure sports and trekking, literary, art and elocution competitions, and an educational tour. Academic session is focused on life skills.

Outstanding performers and groups were also handed over prizes in several competitive events. NSS was launched on 24th September, 1969 by the then Education Minister Dr. V.K. R.V. Rao. It is an initiative taken for the higher National education system to inculcate spirit of service among students, through first-hand community engagement programmes, while they pursue their studies.


* This information is sent by Monjib Mochahari (Assistant Professor Assam Don Bosco University ) and can be contacted at monjib2010(AT)gmail(DOT)com
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