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MAY 2023


Akkara Foundation in association with Delampady Grama Panchayat and Government College, Kasaragod NSS Unit jointly organized a two day rural camp at Delampady. Department of Social Work conducted two days UNARV – 2K23 Rural camp on 26th & 27th May 2023 (Friday & Saturday) at Banari, Delampadi Panchayat, Kasaragod. The main purpose of the camp was to provide rural camp exposure to nss volunteers from kasaragod govt college and to study the cultural, socio and economic conditions in detail about SC/ST Colonies of delampadi panchayath.NSS Volunteers from GCK, internship students from BCM College Kottayam, Assumption College Kottayam and community children were the participants of the rural camp. Venue of the camp was Sri Gopalakrishna Yakshagana Kala Mandir, Banari. On 26th may at 10 am inauguration ceremony was started and the inauguration was done by Dr. Ramananda Banari, founder of kala mandir. In the inaugural ceremony, welcome speech was done by Mr. Muhammad Yasir, Manager Akkara Foundation, presidential address was given by Ms. Nalinakshi, Banari Ward member, greetings for the camp were given by Ms. Rameshan, Range Forest Oficer, Parappa Section Kasaragod, Mr. Mani, ward member, Ms. Thahira Basheer, ward member, and the vote of thanks was given by Mr. Subin K, Project Coordinator Akkara Foundation. After the ceremony, Advt. Sreejith, CWC Member took a session on the topics “Importance of Education, Personal Hygiene, Child Rights, different types of abuses etc” , for the community children and their parents. Around fifty children from Bellypadi Colony and Kalladkka Colony and more than sixty NSS Volunteers from Kasaragod Government College were attended the session. After the session, internship trainees from BCM College, Kottayam & KVG College of Engineering, Sullia, Ms. Shahana, Rosemary and Deekshitha took a a game session for community children and nss volunteers. after lunch break, Ms. Shahana and Ms. Rosemary took a session on the topic “ importance of personal care, drug abuses and child exploitation” for the children and their parents. And then Ms. Vinduja, PRO at Akkara Foundation took a session on activities and services of Akkara foundation and Ms. Deekshitha translated the whole session in Kannada language for the kannada audience. At 3pm Adhur Police Station Sub Inspector Mr. Unni sir took a session regarding children and Indian constitution and legal helps for children. Then after the tea break at 6.30 pm cultural programs were started. NSS Volunteers arranged cinematic dances, single & group songs, comedy skit, folk songs and dances, and shingarimelam in cultural programs. Around fourty nss volunteers, twenty community children and some of the staffs also participated in cultural programs and it was ended at 12 am. After cultural programs all the nss vulunteers, Akkara foundation staffs, and others from community gathered together for a camp fire. In camp fire, each and everyone introduced themselves, sung songs, played some short games, overall camp evaluation was done and explained plans for the next day. On 27th May 7 am, nss volunteers and faculties went for morning walk near to forest areas. After the morning walk, coordinator divided the whole group of nss volunteers, intern students, staffs into four groups and assigned them for community survey and cleaning works in bellypady colony and kalladkka colony. In bellypady colony, students and staff cleaned footpath to colony, cleaned well. And conducted survey with questionnaire among twenty houses. In kalladkka colony, campers cleaned Delampadi Govt Ayurvedhic Dispensary, arranged a vegetables garden in kalamandir, and conducted survey among thirty houses. At 2 pm camp evaluation and certificate distribution was done till 4 pm. Winding up ceremony was started at 4.30 pm and welcome speech was given by Mr. Subin k, inauguration was done by Mr. Sitaram Rai, kala mandir member, presidential address was done by Ms. Nalinakshi, ward member, and greetings was given by Ms. Ashalatha, Nss Program Officer, Mr. Mani, ward member, Ms. Thahira member, and vote of thanks was given by Ms. Neha, internship student, Assumption College, Kottayam.