Chitkara University hosts National Integration Camp
The Department of National Service Scheme at the Chitkara University, Punjab in association with the Union ministry of youth affairs and sports and NSS Regional Directorate, Chandigarh organized a week-long national integration camp at its campus from May 20th, 2022 to May 26th,2022. The camp witnessed the participation of 200 volunteers from different states of India. The camp is based on the theme, “Ek Bharat, Shreshth Bharat”. The participants were welcomed by Regional Director, National Service Scheme, Chandigarh, Harinder Kaur. The camp was inaugurated by Prof. Arvind, Vice-Chancellor, Punjabi University, Patiala and the inaugural program was also attended by SNOs from Punjab and Himachal Pradesh and Dr. Archana Mantri, Vice-Chancellor, Chitkara University.
On the first day, the volunteers are engaged in various fun activities like Rangoli Making, Henna Design, Paper walks, etc. They also took part in various informative sessions like, “Art of Living”, “Four directions One India”, “AIDS Awareness”, and “Life Lessons from Gita” which are conducted by renowned personalities. The second day began with a Prabhat feri from the contingencies of Uttarakhand and Dadra&Nagar Haveli. The volunteers were collected for an ice-breaking session where they distributed themselves into teams with volunteers of different states and executed the task together.
The volunteers, attended a series of sessions like a visit to the Paper Recycling Plant facilitated by Sanjeev Bhardwaj, Project Manager, Infrastructure and for a workshop on Cooking by Chef Shankar, Executive Chef Trainer, Culinary Arts, Chitkara University. The volunteers attended a session on mindfulness, which was conducted by Dr. Nidhi Barthwal, Counsellor, Chitkara University, Punjab. The valedictory ceremony of the camp was attended by Dr. Madhu Chitkara, Pro-Chancellor, Chitkara University, Punjab and Harinder Kaur, Regional Director, NSS, Chandigarh among other dignitaries.
The National Integration Camp (NIC) is organized every year and the duration of each camp is of 7 days with day-night boarding & lodging. These camps are held in different parts of the country. Each camp involves 200 NSS volunteers to undertake the scheduled activities. The objectives of the National Integration Camp are to make the NSS volunteers aware of the rich cultural diversity of India, the history of our diversified culture, National pride through knowledge about India and to integrate the nation through social service