National Cadets Corps. (N.C.C.)
The ‘Aims’ of the NCC laid out in 1988 have stood the test of time and continue to meet the requirements expected of it in the current socio–economic scenario of the country. The NCC aims at developing character, comradeship, discipline, a secular outlook, the spirit of adventure and ideals of selfless service amongst young citizens. Further, it aims at creating a pool of organized, trained and motivated youth with leadership qualities in all walks of life, who will serve the Nation regardless of which career they choose. Needless to say, the NCC also provides an environment conducive to motivating young Indians to join the armed forces.
To Develop Character, Comradeship, Discipline, Leadership, Secular Outlook, Spirit of Adventure, and Ideals of Selfless Service amongst the Youth of the Country. Students are free to join the NCC parades which are held once a week and a camp annually.
Our NCC cadets with their motto of “Unity and Discipline” are vibrant and enthusiastic not only for their regular parades but also at various activities at the State and National level. Our Cadets participate in various camps like Thal Sainik, National Integration, Republic Day, Basic Leadership and the Annual training Camp within the state. Other camps like the All India Trekking Expedition (Ajmer), Army Attachment Camp and the Medical Camps groom our cadets towards joining the armed forces in the near future.On Liberation Day and Republic Day, cadets take part in the parade at Campal, Panjim. Cadets are awarded grace marks for successfully completing 70 % of their parades at the end of every semester.
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National Service Scheme (N.S.S.)
In order to develop National Consciousness, students are encourage to join the NSS. A special camp is held annually where students are encouraged to do productive manual work.
The motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is ‘Not Me But You’. This expresses the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service, as well as consideration for fellow human beings. It underlines that the welfare of an individual, is ultimately dependant on the welfare of society as a whole.
The aims and objectives of the NSS are as follows:-
- To work with/among people.
- To engage in creative or constructive social action.
- To gain skill in the exercise of democratic leadership.
- To bridge the gulf between the educated and the uneducated masses.
- To promote the will to serve the weaker section of the community.
The NSS Unit of Carmel College annually conducts a number of activities ranging from visits to old age homes, orphanages, blood donation camps, annual special camps and talks motivating NSS volunteers to be selfless in the service of the society. Further, competitions have been conducted on various occasions to commemorate events of significance.
Over the years, the NSS Unit of Carmel College has had an overwhelming response, with a big number of volunteers registering for the same.As the famous saying goes, “All work and no play makes Jack a Dull boy” similarly besides education, Carmel College looks forward to enthusiastic participation of all students in a variety of sporting activities.
A spacious sports hall with facilities like table tennis table, thread mills, weights, a standard sized football ground, basketball court, volleyball, tennikot court and other courts are maintained as per requirement.
The College has been actively participating in various sports/games like, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennikoit, Table-Tennis, Football, Handball, Athletics, wherein the students are trained to be tough physically as well as mentally.
The College has been gifted with a very focused and skilled Physical director: Mr. Olavo Menezes Gama, who not only puts our students through their moves but is also is an inspiring and greatly motivating coach and trainer.
The Consumer Awareness Cell was founded in 1998 by Dr. (Sr.) Maria Aradhana A.C., as a commerce department activity. Membership was open to all students; meetings were held once a month to discuss consumer grievances of students as well as issues of general consumers e.g. — travel by public transportation, cases of consumers being deceived by faulty and defective products and lies in advertising.
The cell is now one of the active cells of the college and has been renamed as the ‘ Consumer Welfare Cell’, symbolizing a wider scope of activities.
The aims and objectives of the cell are:
- To extend the activities of the College to society and to assist in nurturing a society that is socially responsible.
- To engage in creative or constructive social action.
- To develop an active involvement in social issues affecting consumer welfare.
- To encourage the staff and students to actively participate in the different activities of the cell.
- To disseminate relevant information to the members and increase their knowledge and spread this knowledge in society.
- To development student leadership with a local, national and global perspective.
- To encourage local or community participation and involvement in the consumer rights and consumer protection movements.
- To provide a platform for registering consumer reports or complaints, product feedback and suggestions.
- To mould persons into becoming more responsible citizens.
- To develop persons into more educated and enlightened consumers.
- To increase the awareness of consumer rights, to help members of the cell and the community to make more informed choices, and help them get value for money and thereby increase their savings.
Activities conducted by the Cell include: local extension programmes to nearby villages, campaign against fake goods, waste management campaigns, road safety and traffic management and strengthening the Right to Information Act and Democracy by local participation and involvement.
The Cell, being a voluntary organization, will survive on members’ support. Membership from staff and students is invited. A nominal membership fee of Rs.20/- is charged.
Benefits to the Members
The Cell touches individual personal lives directly in terms of savings one’s money, cutting down bills, like electricity charges, protection of consumer rights, and complaint/ grievance redressal and a lot more.
The Club aims at creating awareness among the students to protect and maintain the environment. Students are encouraged to join the club.
Environment Protection Club (EPC) Inaugural
The inaugural function of EPC was held on July 30 in Carmel College. The Chief Guest Dr. Jose Romeno Faleiro, Scientist, FAO, Saudi Arabia spoke on red palm weevil and efforts on combating this pest through pheromone traps. Also during the inaugural the EPC logo was unveiled by the EPC Chairperson Ms Sneha Naik followed by a report reading on the various EPC activities conducted during the academic year by the EPC Secretary Ms. Mohini Seth.
Tree Plantation Program
Environmental Protection Club of Carmel College in Collaboration with Lion Club International carried out the tree plantation program in the College Campus on Aug 19. Trees of Kokum, Dhoop and Kanuj were planted by the Manager Sr. Maria Christi, Principal Dr. Sr. Aradhana and District Governor Lion Agnelo Alcasoas in the presence of Sh. Anand Jadhav, Asst. Conservator of Forests of Wildlife and Ecotourism Division of South Goa. The program was overseen by Lions Francis D’Costa and Joveto Lopez. Many evergreen trees were distributed among the students for plantation on this occasion.
The women’s cell takes up issues on women and conscientise the young women on these and also involves them in helping the less advantaged women of the locality.The College implements the students Mentor Scheme under which a small group of students is assigned to a teacher. The teacher in charge keeps in touch with students from his/her group and helps and guides them in their studies, personal problems, etc, through periodic meetings.