In a proud moment for the state, Gami Bogo, a young and dedicated NSS volunteer from Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) was awarded the national service award for 2017-18.
President of India Ram Nath Kovind presented the award to Bogo in a ceremony at the Rashtrapati Bhavan, New Delhi, to mark the 50th foundation day of the National Service Scheme (NSS). Bogo is pursuing B Ed from the Department of Education, RGU.
Meanwhile, the NSS cell of the Rajiv Gandhi University today observed the day in a befitting manner.
An NSS orientation programme for volunteers of the Department of Education was organized to mark the day.
Prof A Mitra spoke about the NSSes role in youth development and highlighted extension services as important function of higher education. He also appreciated NSS cell for organizing programme inside and outside of the university.
NSS officer and also assistant registrar Gomar Basar spoke about the role of NSS services in the development of the nation.NSS programme officers John Gangmei and Bhaskar J Chutia highlighted the NSS activities and different achievement of the NSS cell.Two NSS volunteers also shared their experiences of taking part in the Republic Day parade at New Delhi.
In Ziro, the NSS unit of the St Claret College also observed the day in a befitting manner.
Extra assistant commissioner Priscilla Tayeng encouraged the students to always look for opportunities to excel.
She also briefed the students on verification of electoral roll. On the occasion, around 115 students were inducted as NSS volunteers. The daylong event was marked by cultural activities and commissioning of peer counselors.