Advaya ‘18: First time reunion of former NSS volunteers of Vidya

“Advaya 18” was a profoundly unique and novel programme by the NSS units of Vidya. It was a programme to reunite the former NSS volunteers with the current volunteers and also to  honour the volunteers who have made outstanding contributions to the growth and spread of the NSS movement in Vidya.

Advaya 18 was held in the College Auditorium on 03 July 2018. The former and current NSS volunteers enthusiastically participated in the programme in large numbers. Executive Director of VICT, the Principal, Heads of Departments and several faculty and staff members attended the programme. All were very much impressed by the novelty and uniqueness of the programme.

Ms Krishnaveni M (Former NSS Volunteer Secretary) welcomed the gathering. Er G Mohanachandran, Executive Director, VICT, formally inaugurated the programme. Dr Sudha Balagopalan (Principal) presided over the function.

A special highlight of the programme was the release of a magzine (a souvenir) titled “Vaikahri” with contributions exclusively from NSS volunteers. The magazine was released by Dr Sudha Balagopalan.

Er G Mohanachandran presented a memento to Dr Sudha Balagopalan as a token of appreciation. Followed by this, the entire NSS family of Vidya presented mementos to Dr Sudha Balagopalan as a token of their deep love and respect to her. The programme was felicitated by Dr V N Krishnachandran (Vice-Principal), Dr S Swapna Kumar (HoD, ECE), Dr Ramani Bai V (HoD, CSE), Prof K V Leela (HoD, CE), Prof Dileep K (HoD, PE) and Ms Chithira Ajith (Former Programme Officer). Mr Anil M (NSS Programme Officer, VAST) proposed vote of thanks.

Dr Sudha Balagopalan(Principal) presented mementos to the NSS volunteers who had coordinated various NSS activities like Punarjjani, Home for Homeless, Agriculture etc. Certificates were also distributed to all the NSS volunteers of the 2018 pass out batches.  NSS volunteers presented a surprise gift to Mr Anil M (NSS Programme Officer) as a token of love from the NSS family.  As part of the programme lunch was served to guests and NSS volunteers. Various cultural programmes were conducted in the afternoon session of the programme.