January 28, 2020 07:44 PM

Chandigarh (Face2News)

The second day of NSS Special Camp started with meditation session led by Ms. Baljit Kaur, Research Scholar, Department of Gandhian and Peace Studies, Panjab University, Chandigarh. The session was based on experiencing silence through meditation, dance and music. She focused on feeling the positivity which created a calm and peaceful environment.

  In the second session, Dr. Jeesu Jaskanwar Singh, from Department of Education, University School of Open Learning, Panjab University gave an informative talk and oriented the volunteers about the aims and objectives of NSS. Later, in the same session he talked about “Undertaking Adventure Expeditions”.

He delved upon how adventure trips make difference to monotonous life of individuals. He shared his personal experiences of adventure trips and how he learnt to undertake such trips through ‘learning by doing’. As a novice, he took his first trip to Ladakh on meagre resources but which culminated into success by getting inspiration from Dicky Dolma, the youngest Indian woman to climb Mt.Everest .

He also shared such experiences gave him insights for taking calculated risks, practicing minimalism, exploring wildlife such as seeing snow leopards, ibex, and bactrian camels. The lessons he learnt and people he met during his expeditions changed his perspectives wherein he met U.S school girls going on cycle expedition to Ladakh and a retired woman professor from Georgia Tech University on a very challenging adventure trail.

In the post-lunch session, the students participated in slogan writing and two-minute talk on the theme “Innovative Ideas to Save Environment”. The judges for the session Prof.Swarnjit Kaur, Chairperson, PU-ISSER and Prof. Sheena Pall, USOL, Panjab University, Chandigarh applauded the students for their creative ideas. The Programme Coordinator PU, NSS, Dr. Navdeep Sharma shared that the camp has been meticulously organized by team of Programme Officers, Dr. Purva Mishra, Dr.Manjushri Sharma, Dr. Gurmeet Kaur, Dr. Navneet Kaur, Dr. Sucha Singh and Dr. Upneet Kaur Mangat.

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