Institutional Best Practices
Being an institution committed to the welfare and well-being of the society, NMSM Government College, Kalpetta chalks out various programmes to lend it’s helping hand to the needy. While doing so we ensure the involvement of the student community with a view to nurture the qualities of compassion and cooperation. Along with regular academic activities we set apart possible quality time for such activities. NSS and NCC units of our college are proactive in performing socially relevant activities. However, by integrating the potentials of other students in major initiatives both NCC and NSS units could create a feeling of unity among them. Such charity activities develop lofty human values of love and compassion on the one hand and accentuate cordial relationships among students on the other. Teachers and non-teaching staff of the college provide whole hearted support to all such initiatives from students. This year our collective efforts resulted in the materialization of three major missions.
A house construction programme by the NSS units is considered as one of the best practices of NMSM Government College Kalpetta. The programme came under “Abhayam Project” of the University of Calicut. For this purpose the NSS units identified a financially backward student of the college (Sumisha, MA economics) as the beneficiary. The total area/size of the house was around 680 square feet. The construction work was given on labour contract basis and the materials for the same were supplied by the NSS units. The construction work was started on 09/01/2019 and took exactly one year and six months to complete. The total cost of house was around Rs.6,80,000/- and raising the amount was found to be the major challenge in this mission, especially during the period of angst caused by flood and later, Covid 19 . A massive fund collection programme was initiated by the units, and the teachers (including retired), PTA, alumni and other well wishers wholeheartedly contributed to it. The manual efforts and fund collection initiatives of the NSS volunteers were the notable factors behind the success of this programme. The house construction work was successfully completed on 27/06/2020 and the house was handed over to Sumisha’s family.
Kerala had witnessed two consecutive flood disasters during the years 2019 and 2020. During the year 2019-20 the NSS units and NCC unit of the college made remarkable performance in post-flood related activities. Volunteers actively participated in various cleaning programmes in the different parts of the district. In association with social welfare organization called “Anpode Alappy” the NSS units collected rice, grocery items, eatables, drinking water, clothes and other sanitary items. Around 1000 flood relief kits were made by using these items and had been distributed to different places in the district including Puthumala and Pozhuthana. The units also identified students of the college from flood affected areas and supplied rice, grocery, eatables, cloths and other sanitary items. The NSS volunteers visited adopted village -Padapuram tribal colony undertook cleaning activity and distributed sanitary items there. Volunteers actively participated in kit packing, loading and unloading and engaged in other relevant flood related activities in civil station, Kalpetta. In addition to that NSS volunteers and NCC cadets frequently visited the nearby flood affected areas and rendered needed services. NCC cadets participated in Disaster management activities related to Flood (Kerala) and actively involved in cleaning and relief activities in various camps, Colonies and Schools after the flood.