STATE OF EDUCATION - MANGALORE
Volunteers of the National Service Scheme (NSS) of colleges under Mangalore University have joined hands with Pilikula Nisargadhama Society to remove weeds at the Pilikula Nisargadhama on the outskirts of Mangalore and maintain the garden there.
Starting from August 5, students have started removing weeds every Sunday, according to Gopal, NSS programme coordinator of the university. So far 55 students of Besant Women College, 150 volunteers from the University College, and an equal number from St. Aloysius College have rendered their service. Students of other colleges would do so in the coming Sundays. After the manual work they are taught environment-related aspects by K. V. Rao, director (training), science centre, at the Nisargadhama.
The Pilikula Nisargadhama is an eco-education and development project of the Dakshina Kannada district administration. It has a biological park, an arboretum, a boating club, a water amusement park, a golf course and a science centre.
The NSS volunteers cleaned up Mangala stadium in Mangalore city on August 19 and August 26.
According to Vishwanath Badikana, nodal officer, NSS, of the university, two volunteers from each college under the university will participate in a training programme on folk performing arts at St. Philomena College, Puttur, on September 1,2 and 3. They will be trained in `karangolu kunitha,’ `dudi kunitha,’ `chennu and kangeelu kunitha,’ `aatikalenja kunitha’ and other dance forms of the coastal belt. This programme will be held in association with Karnataka Tulu Sahitya Academy.
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