National Service Scheme

"Not Me But You"


Principal Madhu Bahl establishes NSS Unit in 2010

KB DAV – 7 has broadened the students’ horizons by introducing NSS (National Service Scheme) in the school. NSS, another facet in the higher education system, provides orientation to the youth, preparing them for community service while they are studying in educational institutions. School NSS unit functions effectively in the school under Programme Officer Mr. Mantoshpal Singh and able guidance of School Principal Mrs. Madhu Bahl. It provides opportunities to students for being a part of a larger family and getting trained as NSS volunteer. NSS unit organizes extensive lectures on – HIV-AIDS Awareness, First-Aid, Hygiene, Human Rights, Drug Abuse, Female Foeticide, Women Empowerment while inculcating Moral Values through meditation, Yoga Practices and field visits to Old Age Homes and Institute for visually impaired. As a service to society, Regular and Special Camps are held from time to time giving exposure to volunteers about various life experiences.

 

NSS SPECIAL CAMP - 2017
December25,2017 - December31,2017

 

NSS (National Service Scheme) Special Camp started with full fervor and enthusiasm with NSS Volunteers participating whole heartedly in the school premises. The 7 day NSS special camp shall continue till 30th December 2017, where various activities have been planned. The idea behind the camp is to sensitize the school students to the changes in the society. The Chief Guest for the occasion was Sh. Bikram Singh Rana, the State Liaison Officer, NSS Wing, Chandigarh Administration, U.T. Chandigarh. After the traditional Jyoti Prajwalan, the Chief Guest, Sh. Bikram Rana Ji spoke to the NSS enthusiasts and encouraged them to work whole heartedly for the service of the society. He exhorted the volunteers to give their best to the society selflessly, keeping in mind always the motto of NOT ME BUT YOU. The Chief Guest praised the efforts of KBDAV Senior Secondary School, Sector. 7 – B, Chandigarh for up keeping the spirit of NSS among its volunteers. He asked the volunteers to think positively and aspire to reach to the sky. However, he stressed on their remaining grounded. He emphasized that the Youth are at the Helm of the affairs and that their contribution to the Nation is immense. The NSS Volunteers shall be participating in various activities like conducting rally on De-Addiction and Child Labor, Seminars on various social issues like HIV-AIDS, Awareness on Traffic Rules, Stress Management, Basic Life Support Training program, Disaster Management, Adult literacy Program, Cyber Crime and ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padao’. Today on the first day of the Camp, the School NSS Programme Officer, Ms. Arvita Kaur apprised the students of the role of a NSS Volunteer in Community, about the structure of NSS, activities to be undertaken by school NSS volunteers. The Principal of the School Ms. Pooja Prakash who is always leading ahead in several social projects, spoke about role of NSS in bringing together the youth and the society for the welfare of community. She inspired NSS volunteers to participate whole heartedly in not only the present NSS Camp but also in the social service in the later years of their lives. Workshop to develop Empathy towards blind and Traffic Awareness Program kept the NSS Volunteers riveted to the seats on the second day of ongoing NSS Special Camp being conducted under the headship of Principal Mrs. Pooja Prakash and Programme Officer Ms. Arvita Kaur at KB DAV -7 Chandigarh. The resource persons for the day were Principal J. S. Jayara from Blind School Sector 26 Principal Jayara told the volunteers about the lack of civic sense in public which shows that our society need CHANGE. He elaborated the volunteers about the Braille textile script which they use to teach the BLIND students, which allows them to write any language using only six dots and the use SRS computer software for the BLIND which makes the BLIND STUDENTS to use computer without any Physical Problem. The presentation by the Traffic police personnel Wing Commander Jaswant Singh Khokahar reflected the callous attitude of the civilians while driving. It stressed upon the need of following the Traffic rules and the guidelines laid down by the Traffic police to maintain law and order and create safer roads for our children. The third day of the Special NSS Camp was as eventful as others. A lecture was given by Mr. Jiten Kumar from Election Commission, Chandigarh.He highlighted the pre-requisite of voting - Age, Eligibility, Indian Citizenship, Area of eligibility, and identity proof document. He also explained how the Polling process worked, about voter's list, polling station, booth officers. Then, he followed by asking us why to vote? And whom to vote? His enlightening lecture ended with a recap of the session and the different number of forms required for enrollment, modification, rectification and deletion forms were handed to eligible volunteers. In the second session Dr. Meena, Sister Harvinder and Sister Jaspreet from Fortis Hospital provided Basic Life Support Training to the Volunteers. They shared their views about Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR).In the session through videos it was explained the requirement of CPR and method of providing compressions to a patient who suffers from heart attack. The volunteers were given training on reviving the person who suffers from choking. The volunteers were appraised on providing Basic First Aid.

 

In the second session there was an interaction session with Mr. Shonit Sharma Alumni of the K.B D.A.V -7. He addressed the volunteers about the personality development. The conversation moved on to the medium of exchange money, charity, security, and politics. His views were thoroughly endorsed by the volunteers. The workshop on Leadership Skills saw an enthusiastic response from the volunteers who worked on segments like Reality Check, Follow the Leader, to understand the qualities of a Leader and the urgency to imbibe qualities like honesty, confidence, hard work, generosity. They enacted real classroom situations to understand the importance of focus, initiative, communication, competence and courage in real life situations. Workshop to Manage Stress, maintain Self Esteem kept the NSS Volunteers riveted to the seats at the ongoing NSS Special Camp being conducted under the headship of Principal Mrs. Pooja Prakash and Programme Officer Ms. Arvita Kaur at KB DAV -7 Chandigarh. The resource persons for the day were Ms. Beenu Malhotra, Ms. Neha from Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Mr. Shekhar Juneja of KB DAV -7. Fifth day of the NSS camp included the relaxing session of Yoga for the NSS Volunteers followed by an eye-opening workshop on HIV-AIDS by Mr. Sunil Pangal from State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh. The information about the difficulties faced by those infected by HIV-AIDS, the misconceptions about the virus, the various tests to detect HIV, the most vulnerable groups and the highest risk groups were shared with the NSS volunteers. The workshop threw light upon the appropriate way to fight HIV-AIDS through medical help and through involvement of community and creating awareness among the masses. KBDAV-7 conducted an informative session on ‘Leadership Qualities and Emotional Intelligence’ by Mr. Vivek Atray, Former IAS Officer in the Multimedia Hall of KBDAV-7, Chandigarh on 30th December 2017 for the School Staff where nearly 50 teachers attended.

 

Principal Mrs. Pooja Prakash and the staff members gave traditional welcome to Mr. Vivek Atray, who laid emphasis on the importance of positive attitude, patience, perseverance, integrity and other qualities a person should have to lead a successful life. To motivate the teachers, he quoted examples of many legands such as J.R.D. Tata, Sudhamurthy for them to imbibe the qualities of leadership in them. He recommended teachers to read the Autobiography of Yogi Paramhansa Yogananda to learn the art of living. Towards the end of the session, the queries from the teachers were invited, which turned to be really productive and an interactive session. The concluding day of the NSS Camp started with a session on Cyber Crime by Mr. Harpreet Singh, ICT Administrator and Mrs. Deepti Sharma, teacher at KBDAV Sen. Sec. Public School, Sec. 7 – B, Chandigarh. They introduced cybercrime and certain intricacies related to the subject. They also told the volunteers to be wary of the crimes happening online, and not to fall prey to all these crimes. He talked of how hacking happens and what tools can be used to stay chary of the cybercrimes. Mr. Harpreet also talked of fake calls made by criminals, presenting themselves as bank officials and how they extract all the important information from innocent citizens. Mr. Sandeep Joshi, another important speaker of the day, is a well know cartoonist with The Tribune office. He shared his roller coaster ride so far with the different caricatures and cartoons that he has made so far, and has been honoured for. He entertained the NSS volunteers by showing them different cartoons of his through the projector, and shared the story behind each cartoon. The day ended with a Valedictory Function which had Mr. Vivek Atray, an inspirational speaker and former IAS Officer and Mrs. Madhu Bala madam, the Assistant Programme Adviser, Directorate of NSS, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, as special guests on the occasion. Prizes and certificates were given away to the NSS Volunteers who were judged throughout the week. Narinder won the Best NSS Scribe title; Vishnupriya was adjudged the most enthusiastic NSS volunteer; Minal Warudkar took away the Best Acting Skills prize for her powerful performance in the Nukkad Naatak; Parvesh Mudgal and Ferry were adjuged the most attentive NSS volunteers. Harmita Dahiya and Kshitij were adjuged the Best NSS Female and Best NSS volunteer, respectively. Appreciation certificates were also given out to the NSS volunteers for their contributions during the blood donation camp held on the school campus on 9th December, 2017.

 

NSS SPECIAL CAMP - 2016
December24,2016 - December30,2016

NSS (National Service Scheme) Special Camp started with full fervor and enthusiasm with NSS Volunteers participating whole heartedly. The 7 day NSS special camp starts on from 24th December and continued till 30th December 2016, where various activities have been planned. The idea behind the camp is to sensitize the school students to the changes in the society. The NSS Volunteers participated along with Programme Officer Ms. Arvita Kaur in various activities ranging from Rally on De-Addiction, Seminars on various social issues like HIV-AIDS, Awareness on Traffic Rules, Stress Management, Basic Life Support Training program, Disaster Management, Adult literacy Program, Cyber Crime and current issue of Cashless payment. The students were apprised of the role of a NSS Volunteer in Community and the structure of NSS. The volunteers were given training to deal with the situations of Disasters by Mrs. Promila Deol. I spoke about role of NSS in bringing together the youth and the society for the welfare of community and the need to participate whole heartedly in not only the present NSS Camp but also in the social service in the later years of their lives. Workshop to Manage Stress and Time and to develop empathy towards the Blind and Traffic Awareness Program and Personality Development Program were held on Day 2. Mr. Shekhar Juneja and Ms.Beenu Malhotra delved into the meaning of Attitude and the need to inculcate a positive outlook to overcome obstacles in life. Principal J.S Jayara from Institute for the Blind, Sector 26, Chandigarh told the volunteers about the lack of civic sense in public which shows that our society needs CHANGE. The presentation by the Traffic police personnel Wing Commander Jaswant Singh khokahar stressed upon the need of following the Traffic rules and the guidelines laid down by the Traffic police to maintain law and order and create safer roads for our children. Heleno’grady International conducted a fun filled speech and drama and encouraged the Volunteers to adopt enthusiasm, energy and positive approach to life, develop confidence, self esteem and skill in verbal communication necessary for effective social interaction. The first session of the NSS camp on the fourth day included an eye-opening workshop on HIV-AIDS by Mr. Sunil Kumar from State AIDS Control Society, Chandigarh. The information about the difficulties faced by those infected by HIV-AIDS, the misconceptions about the virus, the various tests to detect HIV, the most vulnerable groups and the highest risk groups were shared with the NSS volunteers. The workshop threw light upon the appropriate way to fight HIV-AIDS through medical help and through involvement of community and creating awareness among the masses. Second session was taken by Mr. Harminder in which NSS volunteers hand crafted the bags and flowers to be distributed during adult literacy programme to the parents of Saral Ahssas Children. On December 29, 2016, the NSS Volunteers held a Rally on De-Addiction. Volunteers carried banners and charts depicting the message to “Watch Your Step”. Slogans were chanted by the volunteers, like "Say No to Drugs, Say Yes to Life ", in Sector- 7 market. Volunteers encouraged common masses to discourage the use of drugs and alcohol in their life. A Nukkar Natak was performed which depicted the lives of three types of people who involve themselves in usage of drugs and alcohol. The volunteers explained the effect of drugs in one’s life and they pledged to stop everyone from use of drugs. After the rally students held an adult literacy program where Saral Ahsaaas Parents (students adopted from Bapu Dham Colony and are provided free education since 2005) were given training on ICT. The NSS Special Camp at KB DAV – 7, ended on a high note on the 30th December 2016 with the NSS volunteers pledging to support causes of the community and guarding their thought process. An Awareness about Cyber Crime and Cashless Economy, advantages of being cashless and Discussion about Safety and Security measures one needs to take while making online transactions and credit cards was undertaken. The Valedictory function commenced with the felicitation of the Chief Guest, State Liaison Officer Shri. Bikram Rana and Guest of Honour famous Cartoonist and Artist Shri Sandeep Joshi.Mr. Bikram Rana addressed the NSS Volunteers and insisted on individual rectification and transformation. He felt that this was mandatory to bring about a change in the System. He spoke to the volunteers and urged them to monitor their habits for they are a reflection of one’s character. He reiterated that the youth of today will be at the helm of affairs tomorrow. Mr. Sandeep Joshi motivated the volunteers on Art, Creativity and to enhance their interest in Cartooning. Chehak Bhatia NSS volunteer presented the report of the 7-Day NSS Camp.
 

This was followed by speeches by NSS Volunteers who elaborated their experiences and the valuable lessons they have learnt through their journey. The NSS Volunteers presented songs and enlivened the environment by narrating the lessons they have learnt regarding community service, adhering to values and being self-disciplined. The 4 Best NSS Volunteers selected for their commitment, enthusiastic participation, team work and diligence were Navkaran, Chehak Bhatia, Jancy Jain and Saniya Ahuja.

NSS SPECIAL CAMP - 2014
December 26 2013 - January 1, 2014

55 Volunteers from Class XI and XII participated in the NSS Special camp, held in KB DAV-7. The volunteers took part in the workshops on Leadership Skills and ‘Human Rights – a perspective’, along with interactive sessions on AIDS Awareness, First-Aid, Traffic Awareness and Meditation. Principal Mrs. Madhu Bahl flagged off a rally on ‘Protection of Women’, undertaken by Programme Officer Mr. Mantoshpal Singh, along with NSS volunteers, to bring out the urgency regarding protection of women in the city / nation.
The Valedictory Function was presided over by Shri Bikram Singh Rana, Liaison Officer, Chandigarh, who gave away certificates to best NSS volunteers – Ravleen Kaur (Class XII-A), Paramjot Singh (Class XII-B), Samridhi Makkar (Class XII-A) and Keshav Kapoor (Class XII-A).
 

NSS SPECIAL CAMP - 2013
May 27 2012 – June 2, 2012

55 National Service Scheme volunteers participated in a 7-Day NSS Special Camp held under the school NSS Programme Officer, Mr. Mantoshpal Singh, in the school premises from 27th May 2012. Through the 7-Day camp, the student volunteers communicated and collaborated through rallies taken out to sensitize the local residents about their voting rights, social issues like HIV-AIDS, female foeticide and women empowerment. The student volunteers participated in tree plantation drives. They took part in active discussion during the Human Rights workshop, also enacting a Parliament Session bringing forth the flight of the common man due to the price hike.
A poster competition on ‘Water Conservation’ followed by a PowerPoint Presentation by an NSS Student Volunteer brought forth many thought provoking ideas.

A craft workshop, yoga session, workshops on First-Aid and HIV-AIDS and visit to the local Blind Institute, Sector 26, Chandigarh ensued in the following days, keeping the NSS Volunteers on their toes. Bhaskar Thukral, Anmol Singh, Niharika Mahajan and Smriti Wadhawan were adjudged the Best NSS Volunteers and awarded certificates and gifts by Mr. G.S. Bhatti, Assistant Program Advisor, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and Mr. Bikram Singh Rana, State Liaison Officer, State NSS Cell, Chandigarh.


NSS SPECIAL CAMP - 2011
May 24, 2010 – May 30, 2010

Over 100 NSS Volunteers from Senior School (Class XII) participate enthusiastically under the Programme Officer, Mr. Mantoshpal Singh. The 7-Day NSS Camp is inaugurated by Smt. Satinder Dhillon, Principal, Divya Shiksha Gurukul College of Education, Derabassi and an active social activist. The NSS volunteers experienced a total soul fulfilling experience during the camp while teaching the illiterate people from Bapu Dham Colony, Sector 26, Chandigarh. The camp mission seemed to be accomplished as all 100 volunteers adopted an adult and taught them, how to fill the form. People from Bapu Dham Colony people visited the school to learn various other issues. They were counselled on various social issues prevailing in the society.

Sanchit, an NSS Volunteer says, “My NSS motive “Not me but you” seems to be fulfilled by teaching a labourer who can now happily sign and write his name on the form.

Valedictory Function marks the successful culmination of the 7-Day NSS Special Camp in which 100 NSS volunteers from Senior School (Class XII) participate. 4 Boys and 4 Girls selected as Best NSS Volunteer Leaders and awarded by Sh. Bikram Rana, State Liaison Officer, State NSS Cell, Chandigarh. Adult Literacy, Workshop on First-Aid and Human Rights, Poster Making competition creating awareness against Global Warming, Female Foeticide, Communal Riots are the initiatives under taken to uphold the motto ‘Not me but you’ – during the NSS camp.