Ludhiana-23-Aug, 2013(Bharat Sandesh)
More than 140 NSS volunteers and students of Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Ludhiana belonging from three colleges viz. College of Fisheries (COF), College of Dairy Science and Technology (CODST), GADVASU and affiliated college, Khalsa College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences (KCVAS), Amritsar conducted awareness campaign, sapling plantation and cleanliness drive in adopted villages. It was organized at village Ayali Khurd , Ayali Gurudwara sahib and Dashmesh Nagar, Ludhiana. NSS Programme Coordinator, Dr Syed Shabih Hassan said that NSS volunteers did work in the street, field areas and Gurudwara sahib in collaboration with identified local people. Villagers were interviewed through questionnaire problems like health hygiene, living conditions, livestock conditions and prevalence of disease and told them about the precautionary measures. Awareness campaign rally on issues such as AIDS-HIV, drug addiction, health and hygiene, female foeticide, livestock maintenance through charts, posters and banners was conducted. He said that NSS volunteers has already adopted slogan “Each One Plant One” and 3R (Reduce, Reuse, Recycle) in the university campus to make the city clean and green. More than 500 saplings of different plant species shrubs, flowering and shaded trees, fruiting trees planted in street, adjoining areas of Gurudwara sahib and field areas.
During afternoon session, volunteers did cleaning work in streets and Gurudwara Sahib Cleaning drive was accomplished in groups with various duties assigned to volunteers separately. Boys and girls NSS volunteers of GADVASU cleaned up large size carpets, large size cotton bed sheets, prayer hall area, equipments, washed nishan, kirpan, sword, verandah adjoining lobby and filled soil in pits. Volunteers also transferred unwanted materials and kept in proper place. After cleaning, NSS Volunteers happily chant Waheguru rhythmically, performed Ardas and made Shabeel (Sharbat). Sarpanch, S. Pargat Singh and S. Netar Singh interacted with the NSS volunteers during stay in their villages and provided considerable support. All NSS volunteers/students of GADVASU participated in the above practical works in adopted villages with full enthusiasm to make the programme a success.