NSS wing of IIT Mandi starts literacy programme for children of migrant labourers

  • HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times, Mandi
  • Updated: May 27, 2014 20:11 IST

Fulfilling meaning of National Service Scheme (NSS), students and staff of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Kamand have taken a vital step by starting a literacy programme for children of migrant labourers working in the campus.

The programme was inaugurated in April by Priscilla Gonsalves in presence of the NSS team and faculty members and since then students and IIT staff spare time to educate poor children.

“They are very enthusiastic and eager to learn. Although the objective of the programme is on promoting children's literacy, the NSS unit will also take care of their nutritional requirements,” informed Gonsalves.

She added it was decided by the NSS team that every day along with knowledge and awareness, nutritious food and fruits would also be served to these children.

She said the main motive of the scheme was development of personality of a student through community service rendered during leisure hours.

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