National Service Scheme

          National Service Scheme, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India, popularly known as NSS was launched in Gandhiji's Birth Centenary Year 1969, in 37 Universities involving 40,000 students with primary focus on the development of personality of students through community service. Today, NSS has more than 3.2 million student volunteers on its roll spread over 298 Universities and 42 (+2) Senior Secondary Councils and Directorate of Vocational Education all over the country. NSS was started in our college in the year 1996. There are 14 active NSS Units in our college.

The objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are to:

  1. understand the community in which they work
  2. understand themselves in relation to their community
  3. identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving
  4. develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
  5. utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
  6. develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
  7. gain skills in mobilising community participation
  8. acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
  9. develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
  10. practise national integration and social harmony

2014-2015

Blood Donation Camp on 20-09-2014 and 17-03-2015:

7 Day Special Camp from 22-02-2015 to 28-02-2015:

A 7 day camp in Servaikaaranpatti, Virudhunagar district was conducted from 22-02-2015 to 28-02-2015. Various activities like Cleaning of village, medical camp for children, Health Awareness programme by health club, Fine Arts performances, Veterinary Camp, Maths Club programees were conducted. The list of programmes conducted during the seven day special camp are given below.

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Joy of Giving on 08-03-2015:

A joy of Giving programme was conducted on 08-03-2015 was conducted at Sri Ramakrishna Madam, Sivakasi. Students had donated goods worth Rs. 44,731/- to Ramakrishna Madam.

JOG Appreciation

, imparting education to rural children in nearby villages (done exclusively by NSS Girl Volunteers), blood donation camps, and campus cleaning programmes in the academic year 2014-15.

Two blood donation camps were conducted on 20-09-2014 and 17-03-2015. 

A Joy of Giving visit to Shri Ramakrishna Saratha Ashramam was also conducted on 10-03-2015.

2015-2016

 

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Blood Donation Camp by our students in Mepco conducted on 26/09/2015 and 29/09/2015

2016-2017

 

2017-2018

Blood Donation Camp:

A blood donation camp was conducted by MEPCO Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi (Autonomous) here on 01/07/2017 in association with Sivakasi and Rajapalayam Government Hospitals. 116 students including 6 girls donated their blood in the Blood Donation Camp. Dr.Sailesh from Sivakasi Government Hospital, Dr.Geetha from Rajapalayam Government Hospital and team of nurses from the Sivakasi and Rajapalayam Government Hospitals supervised the camp. Rotary Club of Sivakasi provided fruits to the blood donors. Dr.S.Arivazhagan, Principal presided over the blood donation camp. NSS Program Officer Mr.C.Uthranarayan and Mr.M.Sankar of MEPCO Schlenk Engineering College organized the camp. Rotary Club of Sivakasi provided fruits for the blood donors.

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Think Then Click -A Cyber Awareness Program

An awareness program on “Cyber Security” was conducted on July 20,2017 by NSS Units – 9, 10, 11. Due to a recent threat in computers i.e. Ransomware attack that gets involved in money laundering were discussed. The discussion was mainly focused on creating awareness to students not to accept any fake mail, avoiding the use of pirated software’s and making things in a secure manner. Finally, as a part of Think Then Click, students were made sure that living in a digital world means not only enjoying the benefits but they should also be aware of the risks involved.

An awareness program – Reduce Recycle and Reuse

An awareness program on usage of plastic was conducted on July 24, 2017 at 4.45 PM – 6.15 PM (Monday) by NSS Units 1, 2, 3. A presentation on plastic usage has been done by Mr. Vinay Ram (IV Yr Mech). Due to a recent threat in plastic usage among students and people i.e., environmental and health effects of human being discussed. The discussion was mainly focused on reduce recycle and reuse of plastic products and creating awareness to students not to accept any plastic products in near future, avoiding the use of plastics  and making the earth clean.

Campus Cleaning:

Students of NSS Units 1, 2, 3 were involved in removing stickers from the benches in mechanical block as part of cleaning the campus. The cleaning commenced at 4:45 pm, 24th July 2017(Monday), by the students of Mechanical department. As part of cleaning, the stickers were removed from the classes in the mechanical block. Photograph proof was taken. Stickers were pasted to the benches in each department during exams. This is done so that it will be easier for students to identify their exam seats. These were removed as a part of NSS activity following the end of their use. The cleaning ended at 5:40pm following the removal of stickers from all the class rooms present in the mechanical department. Totally 25 studets were participated in this event and removing remnants of the previously conducted examination like stickers from the college worktables.

Reduce and Reuse of Plastics

An awareness program on “Reduce and Reuse of Plastics” was conducted on July 24, 2017 by NSS Units – 9, 10, 11. Agriculture at its edge of extinct and its impact of drought was described by in detail. Interactions with the students made them comfortable in sharing their own point of views on the particular topic. The methods of restricting plastics were conveyed to the students by many multi-tasking challenges.

Ms.S. Subhashini of M.E VLSI Design cleverly listed out the impacts faced by the current generation due to the lack of awareness on plastics. She also discussed the reusability level at present and in future generation with practical examples.

Water Conservation

An awareness program on “Water Resource Management and Conservation and Goods Services Tax” was conducted on July 24, 2017 by NSS Units 9, 10, 11. The discussion started with a question “What will happen if we don’t conserve water?”. The methods of consuming daily water usage were conveyed to the students by many multi-tasking challenges. The current scenario of Tamil Nadu in facing water crisis was also discussed. Several innovative water saving concepts and product designs like Grey water treatment was suggested as a new idea to the society.

Herbal plants garden:

Weed clearance is done in and around the department of Biotechnology to prepare the land for plantation by 100 NSS volunteers of NSS Unit – 6 on 24.07.2017.In that area; Medicinal plants were planted on 2.8.17 for creating awareness among students about plants and its uses.

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Awareness Program on Cyber Crime and Cyber Security:

A awareness about the Cyber Crime and Cyber Security was conducted on 25/07/2017 by NSS Units – 12, 13. Vignesh.C, Abimamtha S of III year EEE C, Nilamathi.R of II year EEE A and Karthikeyen J of II year EEE B. She explained about types of cybercrime which includes identity theft, email spoofing, email bombing, cyber defacement, web defacement, spreading viruses and malware and software piracy. She imported knowledge to the students about the punishments imposed on the person involving in these kinds of crime activities enacted by our cyber laws of Indian penal act. Also suggested the use of original security software for protection of personal computers from viruses, emails containing viruses, fake websites to steel personal information and   corrupted web pages for the source of virus interruption into the system. The awareness information about registering the complaints against these crimes with the cyber cells across India and online portals complaints were presented. The videos were played about how the hacking of Gmail passwords can be done and the hacking relief of the pc connected to a common network. The legal steps taken by our government (CERT-In) to mitigate the cybercrimes were presented to create awareness about these kind of activities.

Awareness Programme – Healthy Life Style:

An awareness programme on Healthy food habits and Healthy life style was conducted by NSS Unit – 7. NSS volunteers Ms. Nagalakshmi J and Ms.Santhiya S,  III year CSE students conducted the event on 25-7-17, 4.40 PM in Valluvar Arangam, Computer block. They have collected tips regarding Healthy Food habits written, recommended and posted by various dieticians and disseminate the same to all CSE students through posters and presentation.  Dr. Healer Basker’s Video regarding healthy food habits is also played to create the awareness among the students.

Bird shelter construction:

Student volunteers of NSS Unit – 6 actively participated in preparing nests for birds on 7.8.17. The prepared nests were placed on the trees as a shelter for birds.

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Weeding:

NSS Units – 1, 2, 3 had conducted a weeding activity on Aug 8th, 2017 at 5.00 p.m. We had uprooted many weeds and trashes behind the Krishna hostel. Mass participants were done their service by uprooting Prospis juliflora (seemai karuvelai).All the participants had done their job with wholehearted and they clear the path by cleaning the garbage. The trashes which they removed had been kept as heap and it is totally cleared. They poured water for the neem trees. They filled the void space with sand. All are coordinated and finished their job within few hours. The axes had been provided by the college and it makes the job easier. Totally 50 members actively participated in this event and removing the weeds in our college Campus.

Classroom and Laboratory-Basic etiquettes:

A presentation on Classroom and Laboratory-Basic etiquettes was conducted on 08-08-2017 by NSS Units- 12, 13. P.Veera Arjunan of III year EEE C and T.Karis Gnanasekar II year EEE B conducted the event. The ultimate goal of this event is to create some awareness among the students about the well behavior inside the classroom and Laboratories. He has also shown some pictures of disasters caused by negligence and alerted the beneficiary audience with some dangerous happenings that could happen in labs. The session was made interactive by conversing with the audience and making them to say their experience during the lab hours. Students are also recommended to learn from other strengths. The magnitude of elegant handling of the equipments also played a major role in the presentation.

Junk Foods and colas

An awareness program on “Junk Foods and colas” was conducted on August 9, 2017 by NSS Units – 9, 10, 11. Ms.P.G.Dharshana and R.Jothishree of IV ECE together handled the session by creating a role play on adverse impact of colas and health issues in a real time which pleaded the audience to greater extent also they created a depict picture on how fast foods get more popular in society with support of advertising in media. The tasty food pretends to be more dangerous than traditional foods due to its chemical ingredients. The major problem of Cancer was discussed identifying that junk food has a root cause over it.

Impact of Industries in Tamil Nadu

An awareness program on “Impact of Industries in Tamil Nadu” was conducted on August 11, 2017 by NSS Units – 9, 10, 11. In accordance with Swachhta Pakhwada our unit organized awareness lecture to suggest tips on ways to preserve ground water and ways to eradicate the pollutants from industries. S. Jeeva Anand, II ECE shared information about the extinction of rivers in Tamil Nadu. Also he shared the difficulties faced by farmers in Tamil Nadu because of various industries like Coca-Cola, Pepsi etc. draining so much water from the rivers. He shared a video for the prevention of river pollution. Apart from these tips provided to maintain cleanliness in oneself and the surroundings, the session concluded with the saying “Agriculture is the Back Bone of our Nation”.

Clean Campus

The “housekeeping activity-campus cleaning” was conducted on August 11, 2017 by NSS Units – 9, 10, 11. NSS staff counselors instructed the significance of the day’s event to the students. The main objective of the event is to make the students realize “to keep their campus as well as surroundings neat, clean and green”. The event commenced by 4.30 pm and ended around 6.15 pm in the evening.

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Small saving schemes

An awareness program on “Small saving schemes” was conducted on August 21, 2017 at Mathiyasenai Middle School around 4.45 pm by NSS Units – 9, 10, 11. The program was attended by the parents, students and few interested members of Women self-help groups. The student volunteers shared the ideas on the importance of the savings in the human life and emphasized needs and uses of savings.  In addition, the part of the time was shared in saying the values of the human.

Energy Conservation and Management:

An awareness program about conservation of energy and its management was conducted on 22-08-2017 by NSS Units- 12, 13. A Arulselvi of II year EEE A,   Muthumala S of II year EEE B and Viveka K of II year EEE C conducted the event. The aim of this event is to create awareness among the students to know about the energy conservation and how to manage it. The students are divided into more number of groups and asked to write their own innovative ideas of energy conservation.  For this event great attention was given by the participants.

Women Empowerment

An event on “Women Empowerment” and “Go green” was conducted on August 22, 2017 by NSS Units – 9, 10, 11. The main problems faced by the women of all country were listed in a proper manner. Questions like when? where? why? who?  on women empowerment were made into active controversial debate. Sindhu Sai, the eye opener of “ORPHANS”, her achievements and struggles as woman was narrated to the students. “THE GLOBAL EYE OPENERS” of the world were displayed to the students through video. Plastic bags in residential areas was the main source of pollution in the environment; this was clearly narrated by the students themselves during active session. They explained the topic through some real time examples and also elaborated about the Swachh Bharat, which was nothing but the clean India movement itself and concluded by exposing some of the new renewable technologies that are affordable and easily available.

School Adoption Program

14 schools in the vicinity of our college were adopted by our 14 NSS units. School students were taught Maths, Science, English, Computer Science, General Awareness by our college NSS volunteers. Syllabus was framed for taking classes to school students after several meetings between Principal, HoD’s and NSS Faculty in-charges. The syllabus was framed based on what our college students could offer beyond the curriculum for school students.

Six one day visits were undertaken by our students to the schools on 23/08/17, 06/09/17, 12/10/17, 04/01/18, 31/01/18 and 28/02/18. Volunteers went to schools through our college bus in the morning, took classes in schools and returned to college in the evening. Around 220 NSS volunteers participated in the program for every visit. More than 3000 school students got benefitted from the training program. The list of schools adopted are given below.

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School Name

Class Category

School Students

NSS Unit

  1.  

Melachinnayapuram Primary School

III, IV, V

20

Civil – 1, 2

  1.  

Kattanarpatti Primary School

III, IV, V

47

  1.  

Sankaralingapuram Primary School

III, IV, V

54

  1.  

Sankaralingapuram Higher Secondary School

VIII, IX

115

IT  - 1

  1.  

SHN Girls Middle School*

 

 

CSE – 1, 2

  1.  

SHN Girls Higher Secondary School*

 

 

  1.  

Meesalur Higher Secondary School

VI, VII

67

EEE – 1, 2

VIII, IX

34

  1.  

Mathiyasenai Middle School

VI, VII

58

VIII, IX

29

  1.  

Amathur Higher Secondary School

XI

105

ECE – 1, 2, 3

  1.  

SHN Girls Middle School*

 

 

  1.  

SHN Girls Higher Secondary School*

 

 

  1.  

M.Pudupatti High School

VI, VII, VIII

105

  1.  

Thiagarajapuram Higher Secondary School

VI, VII

245

Mech – 1, 2, 3

VIII, IX

140

XI

150

  1.  

Vadamalapuram High School

VI, VII

63

VIII, IX

52

  1.  

O.Kovilpatti Middle School

III, IV, V

50

BT – 1

VI, VII

41

VIII

19

  1.  

Kariseri Primary School

III, IV, V

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Awareness on Food Safety Guest Lecture

A guest Lecture on ‘Awareness on Food Safety’ was organized by National Service Scheme on 31/08/2017 from 11:50 am to 1:00 pm in Mechanical Seminar Hall. Dr.T.Anuradha, Designated Officer, Food Safety Wing, Virudhunagar District acted as the resource person. Mr.Sattanathan, Food Safety Officer, Virudhunagar District introduced the resource person. The guest lecture of Dr.T.Anuradha, focused on the commonly adulterated food items in India, their ill-effects and how to identify such hazardous food. A demonstration about identifying adulterated food was also held in front of the audience. The ill effects of junk food, chaat items and soft drinks was also explained.

The guest lecture was attended by BE ECE Students and II ME Industrial Safety Engineering Students. The students found the guest lecture as interesting and informative. The guest lecture was arranged by NSS PO and IE(I) Students Chapter (ECE). The event ended by giving a memento to Dr.T.Anuradha and Mr.Sattanathan.

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Clean India:

In connection with the new national campaign, “Swatch Bharat” or “Clean India”, out NSS team members were initiated an event called “Clean India”: Clean Campus”. The event was organized by a faculty In-charge and the event coordinators of both the NSS units 12, 13 on 13-09-2017. In this event the surroundings around our EEE department was cleaned by our NSS team members. They all were actively participated in this event.

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Green India:

A Green India awareness program was conducted by unit 12 & 13 on 14-09-2017. The event was initiated by S Abimamtha of III year EEE C with brief introduction about Green India. Our unit member V.C Subbulakshmi of III year EEE B endowed with the significance of this Green India at this moment. Then J Jency Market and R Karthick of II year EEE B were concluded the event.

Organ Donation Awareness program

On 14.09.2017, NSS Unit – 6 has conducted an Organ Donation Awareness Camp. Ms. Iswarya Bai of 3rd year Biotechnology department has highlighted the importance of organ donation. Also she has explained the different transplantation methodologies and how our immune system will respond once we transplant. She has informed about norms for registering as an organ donor.

Classroom board cleaning (ISE Block)

An internal class room cleaning activity, as a part of Swachh Bharat program, has been carried out on September 14nd 2017 at 5.00 PM. The used chalk pieces and were collected and removed in the Industrial safety block class rooms. The deposited chalk powders on the board were removed and cleaned using water. This activity reduced the inhalation of chalk powders which were harmful for teachers and students. A team of 7 members actively participated in this event and created awareness regarding classroom cleanliness.

Blood Donation Camp:

A blood donation camp was conducted by MEPCO Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi (Autonomous) here on 16/09/2017 in association with Virudhunagar Government Hospital. 100 students including 22 girls donated their blood in the Blood Donation Camp. A team of nurses lead by a Doctor from Virudhunagar Government Hospital supervised the camp. Lions Club of Sivakasi provided fruits to the blood donors. Dr.S.Arivazhagan, Principal presided over the blood donation camp. NSS Program Officer Mr.C.Uthranarayan and Mr.M.Sankar of MEPCO Schlenk Engineering College organized the camp.

Canal cleaning near department of mechanical engineering:

A canal cleaning camp was conducted by MEPCO Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi (Autonomous) here on 18/09/2017 in association by NSS Unit – 2. As well as the usual maintenance, our clean-ups have been somewhat dominated by the recent raining in our college. We have started from the canal that starts from the side ways of our department and cleaned up to the bridge. The plants grown were plugged off to allow seamless flow of water. Plastics settled in the canal is taken off. The broken glasses at the passage have been removed. The peaks and valleys over the canal was grounded to level. 22 students were indulged in this activity. With the help of NSS volunteers selflessly spending hours, we have achieved some wonderful results. It's amazing what we can transformed by working together.

Awareness on Food Safety Guest Lecture

A guest Lecture on ‘Awareness on Food Safety’ was organized by National Service Scheme on 21/09/2017 from 11:00 am to 12:40 pm in MCC. Dr.T.Anuradha, Designated Officer, Food Safety Wing, Virudhunagar District acted as the resource person. Mr.Sattanathan, Food Safety Officer, Virudhunagar District introduced the resource person. The guest lecture of Dr.T.Anuradha, focused on the commonly adulterated food items, their ill-effects and how to identify such hazardous food. A demonstration about identifying adulterated food was also held in front of the audience. The ill effects of junk food, chaat items and soft drinks was also explained.

The guest lecture was attended by II year, III year UG students and final year PG students. The students found the guest lecture as interesting and informative. The guest lecture was arranged by NSS PO. Dr.S.Arivazhagan, Principal gave a memento to the chief guest.

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Cleaning in and around Workshop

An internal cleaning activity, as a part of Swachh Bharat program, has been carried out on September 22nd 2017 at 5.00 PM by NSS Units 1, 2, 3. The scrap and unwanted materials were identified, collected and disposed safely by the NSS volunteers. A team of 15 members actively participated in this event and created awareness regarding cleanliness.

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Clean Campus Activity

An activity with the theme clean campus was performed on 22-09-2017, 4.40 PM with the NSS volunteers along with the respective class representatives (II year, III year and IV year CSE). The team was headed by NSS student volunteers Ganesh Babu M and Sivaprakash P, IV Year CSE and they moved around the class rooms and corridors and clean the places with the help of department sweepers. By this activity the class representatives and takes the initiatives and responsibilities to maintain their class rooms clean. The follow up activity to ensure the class room cleanliness is done on  23-09-2017 4.40 PM by  NSS volunteers Ganesh Babu M and Sivaprakash P , IV Year CSE.

Food habits and Patti Vaithiyam:

An awareness program on "Health- Food Habit and Patti Vaithiyam" was organized by J. Karthikeyan, S. Subasri and K. Muthuselvi of II EEE B on 25/09/2017 from NSS Units – 12, 13. The ultimate goal of this event is to create some awareness among the students about the healthy food habit to live healthy and to follow the olden days Vaithiyam to cure diseases without any side effect.

Life Style

An NSS Awareness program on “Life Style Diseases” and “Moral Values of Life” was conducted on September 25, 2017 by NSS Units – 9, 10, 11. Ms. P.DivyaBharathi and Ms. S.Megala created awareness on Life style diseases. Ms.P. DivyaBharathi of II ECE B clearly explained what is meant by life style diseases. She gave some examples of life style diseases which helped us to get a better understanding of these diseases. Diseases that impact on our lifestyle are heart disease, stroke, obesity and type II diabetes. Her explanation towards some selected topics was very deep which helped us to know about the root cause of those diseases. The incorporation of knowledge about prevention of life style diseases to the students was done successfully.

Seed Ball Preparation Workshop:

Seed ball workshop was organized by Mr. N. Subash, and Mr. K. B. Dinesh Kumar, III year Biotechnology, who had attended the “Workshop on seed ball preparation” at Infosys, Chennai shared the information on how to make seed balls, things required and also fed its importance to other students by projecting videos on 26.09.2017. More than 1000 seed balls were prepared and distributed among faculties and students of Biotechnology department by NSS Unit - 6.

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Water conservation and Management:

This event was conducted on 20-10-2017 by M Aarthi gaja ,P Sornavalli ,M Asvanthini Eswari and J Maria Sugirtha of III year EEE A from NSS Units - 12, 13. S Karthiga of III year EEE B and P Veera Arjunan of III year EEE C were make  the session more interactive. They were presented about the importance of water for thermal power plants and their way of disposing the waste water. They also recollected the 3R principles such as reduce, reuse and recycle. Then Karthiga S from III year B conducted on interactive session with NSS volunteers about the prevention of wastage of water in the hostels by students.

Smart Cities

An alertness program on “Smart Cities” was conducted on January 10, 2018 by NSS Units – 9, 10, 11. The event is to make the students aware of prevailing technologies that were available to make the city be smart and the purpose of such advancements. Solutions in the field of smart cities was outspoken in terms of their achievement in the field of medicine, transportation, buildings etc. was explained in detail.

Effects of Acid Rain and its Prevention:

The event was conducted on 29-01-2018 by L Uma Nachiar - IV year EEE B and J Karthikeyan - II year EEE B of NSS Units 12, 13. They explained about the effects and prevention of acid rain with numerous examples and illustrations. They conducted an event which includes Flip Flop where the participants were given topics and asked to talk about advantages and disadvantages alternately for each flips and flops, situation handling where participants handled the situation effectively and the event went on lively. The final moment of the event was tongue twister and it was very interesting and the participant’s feedback made us happy.

MCC exam hall cleaning:

NSS Units 1, 2, 3had organised an internal event under the theme “Clean MEPCO” on 29/1/2018 (AN) at MCC first floor. Ten students and three faculty members of NSS/Mech. were actively participating in the event. The main objective of this event was to clean the hall available at MCC first floor where university examinations are conducted.  The volunteers had participated by doing the deeds such as register number stickers (unwanted) removal from the tables, arranging the tables and chairs in order, cleansing the tables and chairs and rubbing the chalk dusts on table etc.

Site clearance and Re-plantation

NSS Units 4,5 conducted a site clearance and a tree plantation event on 31/01/2018. The main objective of this event was to increase the awareness among the students regarding the deforestation effects of any construction. The upcoming infrastructure development works in the college on the south of the civil engineering block, created a condition to remove the existing plants and young trees. The students volunteered themselves for saving these trees and saplings by carefully relocating them to the side of compound wall of ladies’ hostel. The students understood the importance of existing trees and their effects on the environment with this student organized event. A total of 49 students volunteered for this event.

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Social responsibility of students:

Awareness program on “Social responsibility of students” was conducted by NSS Unit – 6. Mr Sathish kumar of II year B. Tech Biotechnology raised awareness among students of our college on 02.02.2018. This program includes lecture and videos which motivates and made them to realize their role in society.

Blood Donation Camp:

A blood donation camp was conducted by MEPCO Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi (Autonomous) here on 03/02/2018 in association with Virudhunagar Government Hospital. 250 students including 46 girls donated their blood in the Blood Donation Camp. A team of nurses lead by a Doctor from Virudhunagar Government Hospital supervised the camp. Lions Club of Sivakasi provided fruits to the blood donors. Dr.S.Arivazhagan, Principal presided over the blood donation camp. NSS Program Officer Mr.C.Uthranarayan and Mr.M.Sankar of MEPCO Schlenk Engineering College organized the camp.

7 Day Special Camp at Kattanarpatti Village:

A seven day special camp was conducted at Kattanarpatti village, Virudhunagar District by 14 NSS Units of our college from 04/02/2018 to 10/02/2018. The camp was attended by 54 boys and 44 girls. The following activities were carried out during the above said time period.

Day 1 (04/02/2018):

The camp was set at Kattanarpati village the students arrived the camp at 5:00 pm. Students stayed at two places Panchayat Office and in the Kattanarpatti Primary School building. Students then met the villagers and informed them about the 7 day camp. A meeting was among the students at 8:30pm. Teams were formed among the students for various activities to be conducted over the week. Needs of the villagers were identified and the next day’s plans were discussed at the meeting.

Day 2 (05/02/2018):

At 8:00 am, students were separated as 5 teams. Each team were given a specific area within the school premises to clean. The work was carried out for 2hrs. Then tea is provided to the students. Then announcement of the evening special program (Yoga) was made to the public via students. The stage for the special events was made ready by another team of students. Students then took rest in the afternoon. The special event (Yoga) was conducted by Mr.Pandurangan, Yoga Instructor, Sivakasi and Mr.Murugesan from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. Around 100 villagers gathered for the event. After dinner, the activities of the day were discussed during the meeting and the work of next day was planned at meeting.

Villagers also made a special request to raise a fence around a well and to install ceiling fans in the primary school, which was conveyed to the Principal.

Day 3 (06/02/2018):

At 9:00 am, the area to be fenced around the well was cleared of bushes by 3 teams and the remaining students cleared off rocks and bushes around the school for 2 hrs. Then the notice regarding the eye and dental camp were issued to the public and benefits of the camp was clearly explained. The day’s special event was recreational activities for the villagers. 15 competitions were held for the villagers. Around 80 people participated with enthusiasm. After dinner, a meeting was conducted and the plan for the next day were discussed by the students.

Day 4 (07/02/2018):

The remaining shrubs near the well was cleaned by 2 teams and pathway for the public was repaired with the help of 3 teams from 8:30am to 11:30am. After lunch information about the eye camp were reminded to the public. The ophthalmologist Dr.Naveen arrived at 3:00pm.  Around 30 people attended the camp and got benefited.

Dr.T.Prabaharan, Sr. Prof/Mech of delivered a guest lecture titled, ”Stress management and safety” for the villagers between 7:00 pm and 8:00 pm. Around 110 villagers attended the guest lecture. A skit was enacted by the students emphasizing unity among people. After dinner, a meeting was conducted and the plan for the next day were discussed by the students.

Day 5 (08/02/2018):

Around 9:00am, 2 teams began to dig a pit in the ground for incinerating solid waste generated in the village. Remaining students went for planting the 10 neem saplings in the village. A dental camp was conducted by Dr.Vidhyalakshmi at 11:00 am for the villagers of Kattanarpatti. Around 25 villagers benefitted from the dental camp.

The special event for the day was fine arts program by our college fine arts team. Our Principal Dr. S.Arivazhagan was the chief guest for the event. 4 Ceiling fans were donated for Kattanarpatti Primary School by our Principal. The fence around the well was also installed. After dinner, a meeting was conducted and the plan for the next day were discussed by the students.

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Day 6 (09/02/2018):

The digging of the incineration pit was completed around 10:00 am. Information about the postal camp was made known to the public and the postal camp was set at 2pm. The benefits of saving was explained to the villagers by students and they helped in convincing at least 75 families to open bank accounts.

The special event for the evening was prize distribution for villagers who had participated in various competitions conducted by our volunteers. The final meeting was conducted at night 8:30 pm after dinner. The joy of serving society was shared by students and the need to fight inequality among society was discussed by students.

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Day 7 (10/02/2018):

Students bid adieu good bye to the villagers and started off back to college on 10/02/2018 at 9:00 am. Students said that they felt happy and pledged to do their best to improve the lives of the downtrodden people.

Basic Etiquettes on Water Sources and its Management:

The event was conducted on 05-02-2018 by NSS Units - 12, 13. B Sujitha and C R Susma of II year EEE C gave brief talk about water resources. They explained their topic with the help of Statistics that was taken for seven continents. The awareness was created by them that there may be water wars among the Middle East countries. They also briefly explained about the dependency of ground water by the people and also the resource problems that are being created by the nature.

Waste not and Want Not

An awareness program on “Waste not and Want Not” was conducted on February 12, 2018 by NSS Units – 9, 10, 11. The program was attended by 2nd year, 3rd year and final year students of ECE. Students were made to know about plastics are made of petroleum product and gases found in earth. The two-way communication between the presenter and the students gave outstanding result in terms of learning and sharing knowledge. Moreover, students became clear about the effects of plastics on human health and how it affects our body like endocrine glands causing obesity, heart disease, male genital abnormalities, cancer, autism and what not!

Global Warming and Methods of Prevention:

An awareness program on Global Warming & Methods of Prevention was organized by NSS Units- 12, 13. A. Monisha, M.Veera Lakshmi and M.Vethini of II year EEE B section conducted the event on 5-3-2018. They explained about Causes and Effects of Global Warming using various examples and illustrations. They also explained the main causes of global warming like forest fires, over population, using of fertilizers which produces nitrous oxide which produce 300 dangerous effects than carbon di-oxide, landfills at which the humans burn the plastics and emit toxic gases which causes chronic diseases related to lungs. The 3R method which is Reduce, Reuse and Recycle is also requested to taken by them. They requested the NSS members to plant more trees. They also encouraged the members to use carpooling method, using of public transport and to use cycle or walking for travelling short distances.

Health Awareness

The “Health Awareness” Program was conducted on March 22, 2018 by NSS Units – 9, 10, 11. The programs theme focuses on managing Mental Stress in day to day life. The event was based on the topic Friend of Mind - Mental Health Awareness and a brain teaser was conducted in the beginning to test the cognitive skills of the students.

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Special Camp at O.Kovilpatti:

A seven day special camp was organized at O.Kovilpatti Village of Virudhunagar District by fourteen Units of our college from July 7,2018 to July 13,2018. Fifty students attended the camp. The following activities were carried out during the camp.

Day 1 (07-07-2018):

The students arrived at O.Kovilpatti village at 9:00 am. The entire group was divided into several batches and every batch delved into the village, analysing their needs and informed the villagers about their arrival. People were pleased to have the students along them.  They also circulated the notice for the special medical camp for children by door to door visits in order to know their needs.  At 3:00 pm, medical camp for children was organized at a marriage hall in association with Lions Club of Sivakasi. General medical examination for children of the village was held by Dr.Naveen. There were more than fifty respondents for the medical camp. The camp was concluded at 5:00 pm.

Cultural event was organised by our college Fine Arts Club around 6:00pm. Around 30 students of Fine Arts club indulged in various activities like singing, dancing, and skits. Almost the entire village gathered in Gallery to enjoy the show and rejuvenate themselves. The show ended by 7:15pm with the villagers filled with joy.

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Day 2(08-07-2018):

At 9:00 am, a meeting was held to discuss the day’s activities. Students were divided into 7 groups. 2 groups were assigned the task of cleaning the gallery(removing the weed) while the remaining 5 teams cleaned a portion of dank tarn. People nearby were educated not to throw waste in such places.  After cleaning, Gallery became much brighter. At 1:00pm, all the students went around the village to inform the villagers about the eye camp to be held that afternoon. By 3:00pm, ophthalmologist Dr.Naveen from Sivakasi arrived with his team. The villagers were given primary eye care and suggestions. There were up to 40 beneficiaries of this eye camp. The eye camp lasted till 5:00pm.

Day 3(09-07-2018):

At 9:00 am, a meeting was held to discuss the day’s activities.  All the students started their activity by cleaning the remainder of dank tarn. The entire dank tarn was cleaned and made free of plastic and other waste. The entire dank tarn was made weed free. Out of 7 teams, four teams headed to the nearby temple to remove weed around the walls of the temple. The remaining three teams were involved in cleaning a drinking water hand pump. The basement of hand pump was filled with slime and mud. The team cleared the slime and made a cut for the water to flow without stagnation.

Around 5:00 pm, as a special event, various competitions were held for the people ranging from kids to elders. Everyone participated with enthusiasm. This event proved as a way to show their unity. The event went on till 7:00 pm.

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Day 4(10-07-2018):

The day started with a meeting regarding the activities to be carried out around 8:00 am. It was decided to conduct an awareness campaign regarding  waste management, transportation of domestic waste, necessity of planting trees, avoidance of plastic. Students prepared placards denoting slogans for planting trees, sustainable development, usage of toilets, etc. At 2:00 pm, the sudents of O.Kovilpatti school were addressed of all the issues in their village and their remedies.

The rally started at  2:15pm with around  50 students of O.Kovilpatti school and 46 students of our college. The rally went across the entire village for around one hour.

All the school students were gathered in their school. The ill effects of plastic, chopping off trees were conveyed to them. Awareness to use toilets and self hygiene were given. The students were motivated to follow these instructions and also motivate others to follow them. Snacks were distributed to the school children.

Day 5(11-07-2018):

At 9:00 am, a meeting was held to discuss the day’s activities and it was decided to plant trees. All the teams went in search for proper places to plant saplings. After identifying the places, 4 teams were given the task of digging holes. Once the places were set, around 20 saplings were planted both in and around the village. The places were selected such that there were some people nearby to water the saplings.

Around 3:00 pm, two post masters from Sivakasi Post Office visited the camp to generate awareness about starting an account in post office, “Selva magal semipu thittam” and other schemes. Initially, our students were notified about various schemes. The students were given with registration forms. By 3:15 pm, all the 7 teams made a door to door visit to every home and conveyed them about the postal camp and its benefits. People eagerly registered themselves. The collected forms were given to the Post masters.

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Day 6(12-07-2018):

A meeting was held and it was decided to spend a day in school, thereby educating the children. Students divided among themselves and took charge of various classes. Inspirational stories were conveyed to them to motivate them. Introduction to space science was given to students of class VII and VIII. Later it was succeeded by a tutorial for usage of computers. The children of the school were educated about basic utilisation of computers by showing a demo through projector. Kindergarten students were asked to indulge in activities like singing rhymes to be free from stage fear. Importance of studies was stressed to all students by quoting life history of many scholars.

Day 7(13-07-2018):

The day started with distribution of prizes for various competitions held on July 9,2018. The students visited the school to distribute prizes for the children. For every event, three prizes were distributed.  This proved as an inspiration for other children to indulge in such activities in future. After the visit to school, in order to distribute prizes to the people, a door to door visit was made.

Finally, the students bid good bye to the people and started off to the college by 2:00 pm. Students were delighted and felt happy recognising their work to improve the society and pledged to continue the same.

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Campus cleaning:

NSS volunteers of Biotech department were actively participated in the Campus cleaning programme. Weed clearance is done in and around the department of Biotechnology by 100 NSS volunteers of NSS Unit – 14 on 24.07.2018. The main objective of the event is to make the students realize “to keep their campus as well as surroundings neat, clean and green”. The event commenced by 5.00 pm and ended around 6.15 pm in the evening.

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An awareness program - Students addicted to Gadgets:

An awareness program on “Students addicted to Gadgets” was organized by the NSS Unit-6 volunteers at Automation Lab on 02/08/2018 by 5.00 - 5.40 PM. The aim of the event was to create awareness among the students about to gadgets addiction and how to control ourselves from gadgets addiction in our life. Our IV year EEE C section student Ms.M.Abimamtha initiated the event describing about the effects of gadgets addiction with numerous examples and illustrations. She also explained in detail about the usage of gadgets in daily life and discussed about students addicted to gadgets in each country. She also mentioned about the rehabilitation schools for gadgets addiction which are situated in many countries like China. She also included that in our college everyone has the ability to control from the addiction of gadgets.

Blood Donation Camp:

Three blood donation camps were conducted by MEPCO Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi (Autonomous) here on 10/08/2018, 15/12/2018, 26/02/2019 in association with Virudhunagar and Rajapalayam Government Hospitals. More than 700 students including nearly 100 girls donated their blood in the Blood Donation Camps. Dr.Vijayaperumal from Rajapalayam Government Hospital and team of nurses from the Sivakasi and Rajapalayam Government Hospitals supervised the camp. Rotary Club of Sivakasi provided fruits to the blood donors. Dr.S.Arivazhagan, Principal presided over the blood donation camp. NSS Program Officer Mr.C.Uthranarayan and Mr.M.Sankar of MEPCO Schlenk Engineering College organized the camp. Rotary Club of Sivakasi provided fruits for the blood donors.

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School Adoption Program:

15 schools in the vicinity of our college were adopted by our 14 NSS units. School students were taught Maths, Science, English, Computer Science, General Awareness by our college NSS volunteers. Syllabus was framed for taking classes to school students after several meetings between Principal, HoD’s and NSS Faculty in-charges. The syllabus was framed based on what our college students could offer beyond the curriculum for school students.

Five one day visits were undertaken by our students to the schools on 10/08/18, 27/08/18, 04/01/19, 30/01/19, 21/02/19. Volunteers went to schools through our college bus in the morning, took classes in schools and returned to college in the evening. Around 250 NSS volunteers participated in the program for every visit. More than 3000 school students got benefitted from the training program. The list of schools adopted are given below.

Sl No

School Name

Class Category

School Students

NSS Unit

  1.  

Meesalur Higher Secondary School

VI, VII, VIII

101

Civil – 1, 2

  1.  

Kattanarpatti Primary School

III, IV, V

47

  1.  

Sankaralingapuram Primary School

III, IV, V

54

  1.  

Sankaralingapuram Higher Secondary School

VIII, IX

115

IT  - 1

  1.  

SHN Girls Middle School*

VI, VII, VIII

550

CSE – 1, 2

  1.  

Melachinayapuram Primary School

III, IV, V

30

  1.  

M.Pudupatti High School

VI, VII

73

EEE – 1, 2

VIII, IX

93

  1.  

Mathiyasenai Middle School

VI, VII

58

VIII, IX

29

  1.  

Amathur Higher Secondary School

XI

105

ECE – 1, 2, 3

  1.  

SHN Girls Higher Secondary School*

VI, VII, VIII

690

  1.  

Thiagarajapuram Higher Secondary School

VI, VII

245

Mech – 1, 2, 3

VIII, IX

140

XI

150

  1.  

Vadamalapuram High School

VI, VII

63

VIII, IX

52

  1.  

Mudalipatti Middle School

VI, VII, VIII

128

  1.  

O.Kovilpatti Middle School

III, IV, V

50

BT – 1

VI, VII

41

VIII

19

  1.  

Kariseri Primary School

III, IV, V

12

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An awareness program - Effects of Banning Plastics:

An awareness program on “Effects of Banning Plastics” was organized by the NSS Unit-6 volunteers at Automation Lab on 03/09/2018 by 5.00 - 5.40 PM. The aim of the event was to create awareness among the students about effects of banning plastics and how to manage our life without plastics.  First, the event was kick started by III year EEE B section student J.Karthikeyan by giving introduction about NSS for the second years. Our II year EEE B section student M.S.Gokila initiated the event describing about the effects of banning plastics with numerous examples and illustrations. She also explained in detail about the usage of plastics in daily life and discussed about banning of plastics in each country. Then the event was continued by II year EEE B section student R.A.Monika. She explained about the advantages of 4R’s (Reduce, Reuse, Refuse and Recycle) and its use in banning plastics. She also mentioned about the announcement of our college that usage of pet bottles should be replaced by stainless steel containers.

Healthy Heart and Mind:

An NSS event for Unit-9 students was conducted on 14th September 2018 by NSS student branch office bearers of Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Mepco Schlenk Engineering College. The program was attended by 2nd year and final year students of ECE at ECG15. The event commenced at 5.00 pm and ended around 6.15 pm in the evening. The main objective of the event is to promote students to keep their mind calm and healthy.

At first our staff counselors Dr. J. Senthilkumar and Ms. S. Keerthana gave few facts and unknown regarding NSS. Ms. S. Vani Sri of IV ECE D afforded some tips to keep heart healthy. She advised to control weight and to include whole-grain, high fiber, Soy Protein, anti-inflammatory herbs and fibers, cranberries, nuts, Almonds, multivitamin and mineral supplements rich intake on regular basis. L. Vaishalee of IV ECE D also insisted to do regular exercises like Yoga, cycling and outdoor games to reduce stress. She ended her event by saying “Eat Well, Live Well”.

Collect o Mania:

An NSS event for Unit-9 students was conducted on 14th September 2018 by NSS student branch office bearers of Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering at Mepco Schlenk Engineering College. The program was attended by 2nd year and final year students of ECE at ECG15. The event commenced at 5.00 pm and ended around 6.15 pm in the evening.

Ms. P. Yazhini and Ms. M. Roselin Jeya Sudha of IV ECE B conducted Connect-O-Mania on natural Disasters, guessing the words connecting the name of the disaster and necessary precautionary measures to be taken by an individual during disaster. It was informative. They also conducted quiz by organizing teams that made the students more active and participating. The event came to an end around 6.15 pm.

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An awareness program - A Perfect Leader:

An awareness program on “A Perfect Leader” was organized by the NSS Unit-6 volunteers at Automation Lab on 11/09/2018 by 5.00 - 6.15 PM. The aim of the event was to create awareness among students about the qualities required for a perfect leader.  First, the event was kick started by IV year EEE C section student Ms.M.Abimamtha by giving introduction about the topic. Our II year M.E -PED student Mr.Siddarth voluntarily came and made the event successful. He initiated the event describing about the qualities that one should possess to become the perfect leader with numerous examples and illustrations. He also described about the 10 C’s (Compassion, Change, Commitment, Courage, Confidence, Courtesy, ) that one perfect leader should possess. He also mentioned the qualities of the great leaders like Mahatma Gandhiji, A.P.J.Abdul Kalam. He also included the 4 F’s (Faith, Forgive, Fear, Forget) to become a great leader. He encouraged the NSS volunteers to serve the nation.

An awareness program - The role of Engineers in NSS:

An awareness program on “The role of Engineers in NSS” was organized by the NSS Unit-6 volunteers at Automation Lab on 14/09/2018 by 5.00 - 6.15 PM. The aim of the event was to create awareness among the students about the role of engineers in NSS. Our IV year EEE B section student R.V.Gayatri was kick started the event by specifying the role of engineers in National Service Scheme. The event was conducted in a different manner as Group Discussion. The group members were Gokila, Padmarekha, Anusuya, Mukilkannan, Mohan Abishek and Jerish Paul. They were discussed about what the role of engineer in NSS is and why it is so important for an engineer to serve the nation through NSS. Everyone came up with new idea in the role of engineers in NSS. This discussion was made the participants enthusiastic. Also they were discussed about the various relations between Engineering and NSS. Finally, MukilKanan concluded the discussion by giving the summary of the discussion.

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Green and Clean India:

The main objective of the event is to make the students aware of the need to preserve our nature. Hence the event was based on the topic Green and Clean India on 29/09/18, followed by quiz Eureka – ‘Let us get a sync with our Earth’

At first our staff counselors Dr. J. Senthilkumar and Ms. S. Keerthana gave few facts and unknown regarding NSS. Ms. S. Pooja of IV ECE D started the event by raising questions on factors that cause degradation of our environment. She also discussed that green and clean movement is not about cleaning the surroundings, but also preserving the nature. Followed by that, she also added the need to avoid plastic products and also insisted all the students to plant plenty number of trees.

Eureka:

The main objective of the event is to make the students aware of the need to preserve our nature. Hence a quiz titled Eureka – ‘Let us get a sync with our Earth’ was conducted on 29/09/18.

Ms. S. Supriya of IV ECE D conducted quiz on environmental days, guessing the personalities who raised voice on preserving nature and some dying wonders. She also conducted interesting games that made the participants more active and they started to come forward to perform the given tasks. It was funny and informative. Followed by that, she also listed out various NSS activists and their contribution to the society which gave students an inspiration to precede some activities in future years. The event came to an end around 6.15 pm.

An awareness program – METACOGNITION:

An awareness program on "METACOGNITION" was organized by the NSS Event coordinators on 21/12/2018. The ultimate goal of this event is to create some awareness among the students about the awareness about one’s own thought processes, moral ethics, moral character, Socio-economic behaviour. The event commenced at about 4:45 pm at EEE Dept.

Initially, the executive council member U.Mukil Kannan of II EEE gave an introduction about the event and started with good conduct and socio-economic behavior that every should possess. The presentation was taken over by K.Harini priya of II EEE. She explained about the factors that influences an individual in their working environment among others and also emphasized the importance of knowing the world around us. Also, they asked the other volunteers to practice good conduct and to have a thorough knowledge of world happenings.  Next, the event was conducted by Karthiga.S of IV EEE B. She spoke about the importance of managing the situation with a clear decision for the various current affairs issues. Following her presentation, videos about how an engineer should be of a social animal and how he should act in this society was displayed.

Organ Donation Awareness:

In the motive of creating awareness amongst the students on organ donation, our college management with the support of NSS members, organized a guest lecture on 22/01/19. Dr.Prithviraj Nabi from Vadamalayan Hospitals, Mrs. Sharmila Devi from Young Indians, Mrs.Jeyanthi from Inner Wheels Club of Sivakasi were the resource persons.

The event was scheduled and was conducted in two sessions. The event was attended by all UG students. The morning session was conducted from 11:35 am to 12:35 pm. Mrs.Sharmila devi gave a thought provoking talk on the importance of organ donation. She made the session lively by sharing her experience and relating them with real life incidents. One of the NSS student volunteers gave a short introduction about Dr. Prithviraj Nabi from Vadamalayan hospitals. He shared his experience as a doctor, that he gained over these years. He gave a lecture on the possibilities of organ donation between people, previous organ donation survival records. He made the students understand the value of organ donation by quoting some of the life incidents as a reference to his talk. After the session, students were allowed to clear the queries they have related to organ donation. The students were very eager in asking queries and some of the questions gained appreciation from the doctor.

The same scenario was repeated during the afternoon session. The session started on 2:00 pm and ended on 3:00 pm. Our college principal Dr.S.Arivazhagan accompanied the dignitaries on the event during the afternoon session .Students as of in the morning were eager in enriching their knowledge on organ donation. At the end of the event Dr.Prithviraj ,Mrs.Sharmila Devi ,Mrs. Jeyanthi were all honoured by our Principal by giving memento’s to them. The event was a eye opener for ignorant students who were knowing nothing about organ donation and all the students were benefitted from the event and the event was a great success.

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