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10-day NSS camp concludes
Our Correspondent

Doraha, May 27
A 10-day NSS camp organised at Guru Nanak National College, Doraha, concluded here yesterday.
Various competitions were organised during the camp. These included mehndi application, pot-painting, paper-writing and essay-writing contests. The winners were honoured. Volunteers were also given training in soft-toy making and pot-painting.

Group discussion were held in which Dr Ishwar Singh, president of the College Management Committee, Prof Kuldip Singh from the Government College for Women, Mr Jaswant Singh Gill, Principal of the college, Prof Harwinder Kaur and Prof Amarjit Kaur shared their views with the volunteers on the topics like female foeticide, dowry menace, reservation, women empowerment and women oppression.

The volunteers were divided into various groups. Each group discussed a problem and then the group leader put forth various pros and cons discussed at the group level.

Dr Gagandeep Kaushal, Veterinary Officer, Kaddan, enlightened the volunteers regarding health and hygiene of pets. Various diseases afflicting pets, their symptoms, treatment and precautionary measures were also discussed. He also stressed the need for proper vaccination of pets. The queries of volunteers were answered by him.

Dr Sukhjinder Singh stressed the need of milk and milk products for human health. He also explained the ways to maintain health of milch cattle by proper nutrition and by checking various diseases. He also informed the volunteers about the government efforts to promote dairy farming.

A cultural programme was also presented. Dilpreet Kaur (BA III) was the winner of the competition. Sonia and Tina were bracketed second and Jaswinder Kaur of Class XI was placed third.

An exhibition of pots, posters, paintings, soft toys etc. made by the volunteers was also organised. The valedictory function was presided over by the Principal of the college and the guests of the occasion were Ms Narinder Kaur and Ms Sapna Anand, lecturer, AS College for Women, Khanna. Mr Kamlesh, Ms Sunia and Ms Nisha were also present.


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