Seer of Sri Pattada Matha, Benakanahalli Sri Sri Mahadeva Swamigalu blessed the camp and assured that the villagers will extend all their support to the camp
National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit of JSS College of Pharmacy, JSS University, Sri Shivarathreeshwara Nagar, Mysuru has organised its Annual Special Camp at Benakanahalli, T Narsipur Taluk, Mysore District from March 21 to 27.
The NSS Special Camp was inaugurated formally in the presence of Sri Sri Mahadeva Swamigalu, Sri Pattada Matha, Benakanahalli. Vice-Principal of JSS College of Pharmacy Dr P K Kulkarini inaugurated the camp with several dignitaries present on the dias. The function was presided over by Principal of JSS College of Pharmacy Dr G Parthasarathi, who is also the Director of NSS Special Camp. The guests and dignitaries of village present were, Jagadish, President, Benakanahalli Grama Panchayath; ; Rajashekar Murthy B J, Goudru, Benakanahalli; B P Siddaraju, Sunil and Sheela Swami, Members of Benakanahalli Gram Panchayath; PDO of Benakanahalli Gram Panchayath Mahadevaswami and many village leaders. Dr K L Krishna, Asst. Professor & NSS Co-ordinator; Dr Anand Kumar Tengli and Dr K. Mruthunjaya, Assistant Professors JSS College of Pharmacy were also present during the programme.
Sri Sri Mahadeva Swamigalu, Sri Pattada Matha, Benakanahalli gave his blessings to the camp and asked the volunteers to utilise this rare opportunity to serve the society through community service, as villages are the life of India. He remembered the NSS camp organised in the same village around 20 years ago and even pointed the tree which was planted during that camp. He assured that the villagers will support the camp and invited all the volunteers to have Prasadam from the mutt.
Gouda of the village Rajashekar Murthy B J also recalled the NSS camp held in the village around 20 years back and lauded the service of students under the leadership of late Datta Murthy, the then NSS Programme Officer. He said that his team will extend support to the camp and asked NSS Volunteers to mingle with villagers and make themselves at home.
In his presidential address, Dr G Parthasarathi asked the volunteers to adopt ‘serve and learn’ practice, as students will learn more by serving more. He requested villagers to help students to make the camp successful. He also assured that the NSS volunteers under the leadership of NSS Programme Officer Dr Umesh will win the heart of villagers.
NSS volunteer and III BPharm student Vinaykumar anchored the programme and welcomed the gathering. B R Jaidev Kumar, Lecturer, JSS College of Pharmacy rendered the vote of thanks.