Fit India Run
Students from the Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, Manjakkudi, Tamil Nadu, took part in Fit India Run as part of Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav—India@75 on 2nd October 2021. This was organised by Nehru Yuvakendra (under the administrative control of the Ministry of Youth affairs and Sports, Government of India), Tiruvarur, Tamil Nadu.
The run started at Tiruvarur Manu Neethi Cholan Mandapam and concluded at the entrance of the Thiyagaraja Temple. District Collector, Smt. Gayathri Krishnan, Member of Parliament from Nagapattinam, Sri. M. Selvaraj and Tiruvarur MLA, Sri. Poondi K. Kalaivanan, took the lead role in organising this run.
The event was graced by 25 NSS (National Service Scheme) volunteer students from Swami Dayananda College of Arts and Science, Manjakkudi. College professors, Dr. P. Sivakumar, (NSS – Nodal Officer), Dr. S. Singaravadivel (NSS – Program Officer) and Dr. S. Ananth (Physical Director), coordinated the event.
The District sports and youth welfare officer, SrI. M. Muruhuvendan and Nehru Yuvakendra Deputy Director, Sri. M. Thiruneelakandan presented certificates of appreciation to the students.
Anti Corruption Drive
As a part of Anti-Corruption Awareness Week, the department of Anti-Corruption and Surveillance, Tiruvarur and the NSS (National Service Scheme) wing of Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, jointly organised an Anti-Corruption Awareness Programme on 27th October 2021 at G R Auditorium.
The keynote speaker, Sri. Nandhakumar, Deputy Superintendent of Anti-Corruption and Surveillance Department shared his ideas and experiences related to anti-corruption with the students. In her interaction with the students, Smt. Tamizhchelvi, Inspector of Vigilance department, dwelt on truth, hard work and excellence. The programme ended with NSS volunteers performing a mime on how corruption affects our country’s welfare and prosperity.
Awareness Programme on ISO
A general awareness programme on ISO (International Organisation for Standardisation) was conducted in the college premises on 21st October 2021.
In his address to the faculty members, Sri. B. Vijayakumar from Creative Quality Management Services, Chennai, highlighted the purpose and benefits of getting an ISO certification. He also touched upon concepts like risk based thinking, quality management principles and process approach.
Clean India Programme
Under the guidance of Bharathidasan University (to which the Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science is affiliated) and with advice from the school principal, Dr. V. Hema, the NSS (National Service Scheme) student volunteers of the college cleaned up the premises of Kaliamman temple and other streets in Manjakkudi. This was under the Clean India Programme and was undertaken to create awareness among the public.
Testimonial from a GYLP Parent
Conducted by AIM for Seva USA, under the GYLP (Global Youth Leadership programme), Indian origin students from USA travel to Manjakkudi and stay in the village for about a fortnight. Here they mingle with students and teach /learn with them from classes 6 to 9. This programme is designed to foster appreciation of each others’ opportunities to give and receive, and eventually become contributing members of society.
“It was wonderful to visit the Swami Dayananda AIM for Seva Chatralayam for Girls, Sembangudi, Tamil Nadu, and see the vision of Pujya Swamiji being constructed and supported for the needy section of society.
It was great to meet the girls and hear them speak and bond well. This is a great programme that is destined to change people’s lives and I am humbled to be part of this programme.
Everyone here should feel proud of the work done on ground. Wishing you all the very best.”
— Ramkumar, New Jersey, USA