Udupi: Sorake inaugurates State level Girls NSS camp Moodubelle

By Anil Alva
Udupi Today Media Network


Udupi, 05 November 2013: In our society still there is a feeling that women are only confined to the household works. Women can eliminate this feeling only through their achievements. The platform such as this NSS camp provides good opportunity for the college students to explore their talent and they need to make use of this opportunity, said Urban Development and District In charge Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake.


He was speaking upon inaugurating the 7 days long Karnataka State level Girl’s NSS camp at St. Lawrence Pre University College in Moodubelle, Udupi on Tuesday 05 November 2013. Speaking further Sorake said that, our country has ample youth power but it needs to be properly used. For this the young generation instead of thinking what the country has done for us, they must think what we have done for the country, he said.



Minster for Youth Services Department & Fisheries Abhayachandra Jain spoke on the occasion and said that, there is lack of discipline among us Indians. People talk as they want, without any meaning. We must not misuse the freedom of speech given to us in the constitution. We need to learn to behave properly and adopt good nature, without giving troubles to others, he said to the students.


Udupi Chickmagalur Member of Parliament Jayaprakash Hegde was the chief guest of the occasion. The inaugural program was presided over by Udupi Diocese Bishop Most Rev. Dr. Gerald Isaac Lobo.


Other guests and dignitaries present on the occasion were St. Lawrence P.U. College Founder Rev. Fr. Alexander Lobo, Zilla Panchayath President Upendra Nayak, Education Stayee Samiti President Ganapati Shriyan, Taluk Panchayath President Gauri Poojary, Vice President Rama Kulal, Zilla Panchayath Member Ida Gibba D’Souza, Taluk Panchayath Member Devdas Hebbar, Moodubelle Grama Panchayath President Rajendra Shetty, Church Parish Pastoral Council Vice President Alfonse K. Alva, Pre University Education Department Deputy Director S.S. Shindha and others were present.


Speaking on the occasion Rev. Fr. Alexander Lobo said that the sapling which was planted in 1981 has grown into a large tree today, bears flowers and fruits. This makes me feel happy. In the early days for five years I had managed the P.U. College without the government aid. I remember all the teachers of the college on this occasion, he said.


Bishop of Udupi Dr. Gerald Lobo spoke and said that, there are 32 lakh NSS student volunteers in the state. They are doing great service such as serving the community, voluntary help through ‘shramadana’, blood donation, helping the sick and so on. NSS camp like these are the foundation for their life ahead, he said.


Earlier the students conducted procession on the main street of Moodubelle in the afternoon at 02.00 pm. Led by the leader and nassik band the students marched to Thirlapalke, then back through the petrol bunk, church premises and then entered into the St. Pre University College. At the Primary School the children with school band joined the procession At the English medium school the little children with balloons joined them. The guests and dignitaries were brought into the College in the procession. It was a great sight to watch as the students marched with decipline.


Camp Officer Edward Larsen D’Souza briefed on the camp in his introductory note. St. Lawrence Group of Education Correspondent Rev. Fr. Joswey Fernandes welcomed the guests and the gathering. The program was compeered by Vasantha Shetty. St. Lawrence College Principal Rev. Fr. Paul Sequeira proposed vote of thanks.


Sarita Mendonca, Belle/Dubai

 Wishing all the success to this program... NSS camps are perfect platform for building and developing leadership qualities... Girls you all are lucky enough to participate in this historical event... Use this opportunity to the core... all the best... :)

Vincent Fernandes, Kuwait

 It was the right thing to name the stage after Fr. Alexander Lobo who is the founder of the college. Great occasion.

Albert Noronha, Belle / Mumbai

 Great report and photography, thanks for this report. Moodubelle is already in the map.

Shridhara Prabhu, Pune

 The words of Fr. Alexander Lobo is touching. He had really worked hard to start this college.

Naveen Lobo, Bangalore

 A great occasion in the history of St. Lawrence College and Moodubelle.

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