1.10 lakh volunteers participate in NSS programmes in Punjab
Chandigarh, Apr 25 (UNI) Punjab Government in the last financial year spent Rs 2.28 crore on NSS programmes and about 1.10 lakh volunteers participated in these programmes, said Director Youth Services.
Brig G J Singh in a press release issued here today said during 2005-06, sixty village youth clubs were registered with this department and planned to double this number and cover each and every village with youth clubs during current financial year.
Sixty-one sewing centers were established for the welfare of the poor villagers, he added.
Giving more details Brig Singh said that at present NSS has got more than 1,17,718 student volunteers on its roll, spreading over six universities, 311 colleges and 523 Senior Secondary Schools in 17 districts of the state.
He said 407 NSS ten-day special camps were organised and 29,993 volunteers were involved in the camps. Not only this, 73,267 trees were planted and 289 blood donation camps organised by the college or school students and club members and 11,132 units of blood were collected during the said period.
Brig Singh further said that it is pertinent to mention here that during the year 2005-06 eight hiking, trekking camps, six youth leadership training camps and two teachers training camps were organised at Manali and Shimla areas and 2,883 participants were involved in these programmes.
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