National Service Scheme
PIET has been allotted one unit of 160 volunteers of The National Service Scheme (NSS) by the Government of Haryana. The NSS is Indian government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of the India. The NSS scheme was launched in Gandhiji’s Centenary year, 1969 with a dream of developing students’ personality through community service. NSS is a voluntary association of young people in College. The Motto of NSS ‘Not Me But You’, reflects the essence of democratic lying and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students develop appreciation to other persons’ point of view and also show consideration to other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well clear in this motto, which underlines the belief that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers strive for the well-being of society.
7 DAYS NSS Camp (24th July to 31st, 2017)
An NSS camp was organized at Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology, Samalkha from 24th July to 31st July, 2017. In which about 100 volunteers participated actively, zealously and executed various events, as detailed below:
24th July: Shri Gaurav Kumar HCS, SDM, Samalkha was the Chief Guest of the day. The programme was held under the banner ‘Youth for Development’. The guest motivated the youth to come forward and participate actively in the national development in their respective fields of expertise. He made a special mention of natural disasters which really need attention and stressed on the contribution towards basic empowerment such as food, shelter and hygiene. On the same day Mr. Sukhavatha Das, a priest from ISKCON enlightened the audience about ‘The Glory of India’ recapitulating our ancient religion, culture and the contribution. India played the role of Jagat Guru in the ancient times. He awakened the youth to glorify our culture and not to go astray from their path.
25th July: It was the day of social service in terms of ‘Medical Camp’ for eyes and Dental care. Dr. Anil, eye specialist and Dr. Gaurav Malik, Dental specialist from Panipat provided their services.
26th July: Smt. Vidyawati, DSP Mahila Cell, Panipat was the Chief Guest of the day. She talked on woman empowerment and awakened them to the need of the hour i.e. to be self reliant and self defensive. Consequently many marshal art camps were organized by the police in numerous girls’ schools. She also entreated upon parents to educate their boys to be respectful towards women and refrain from unlawful acts. This will help to build a healthy society.
27th July: It was the day to salute the Mother Nature under the flagship of Sh Mahipal Dhanda, MLA Panipat Rural, who along with PIET team of NSS volunteers planted trees in the adjoining village of Pattikalyana. It was a matter of pride that even the village Sarpanch and other respectable village folks also joined the campaign. Total 30 plants saplings were planted in the Govt. Primary School premises.
28th July: Saplings were planted in the PIET premises by the volunteers headed by Sh. Hari Om Tayal. On the same day some Declamation Contest, Mock Interviews, Personality Development exercises etc were also organised and executed enthusiastically.
29th July: Mr. Priyanshu. A Priest from ISKCON was the special guest of the day. He spoke to the youth on drug abuse and other malpractices. He also warned students to stay away from crime; he further said that crime is destroying many families in the state.
31st July: Sh Ravinder Kumar Machrauli, MLA Samalkha, was the Chief Guest of the concluding day. While he advised students to concentrate on enhancing their educational qualifications and other skills, he also advised them to create awareness about environmental needs like save water, save trees and use public transport to reduce air pollution etc.
The participants, volunteers and other performers were awarded certificates by the Chief Guest along with college management. The vote of thanks was presented by Prof. K. K. Paliwal, Director PIET who thanked the guest for his valuable time and advice to the youth. He also appreciated Dr. Hawa Singh for a very successful completion of this one week long camp, which he said carries great message to the society about the role of citizens towards their country.
23rd March, 2017 was one of the red letter days of the historic calendar, a day on which three pioneer nation lovers were hanged to death by the British rulers for the simple and sincere reason of raising their voice against illegitimately acquired power and wanting freedom from the turant hands. It was the martyrdom day of Shaheed Bhagat Singh, Raj Guru and Sukhdev. And to pay homage to those who laid their lives for the nation, a candle march was organised by the NSS at Panipat City wherein hundreds of members participated. Sh. Hari Om Tayal ji, Chairman PIET, was on the leading front along with Prof. Hawa Singh to kindle the flame of nationalism amongst the twilight youth. Later during the month, a blood donation camp was also organised on 27th March, 2017 at the PIET premises as a part of social service, which is the main aim of NSS. The blood camp was co-sponsored by the Rotaract club and 140 units of blood were donated by the PIET students, both boys and girls. At the inaugural of the event Sh. Rakesh Tayal, Member BOG was present with Prof. Dr. K K Paliwal, Director PIET and Dr. B B Sharma, Dean Student Welfare PIET. The event was rated a complete success under the leadership of Dr. Hawa Singh.
Unnat Bharat Abhyan 2017
In this ever buzzing campus February 2017 has been very special for an NSS Camp under the title ‘UNNAT BHARAT ABHYAN’, a direct and active participation in the Prime Ministerial Projects.
11th Feb was slated for an awareness session on ‘Digital India’ to rural folks wherein ‘Go Cashless’ drive was organised with the help and support of Mr. V K Baja, Deputy Manager, State Bank of India, Panipat, who joined the PIET NSS team of 30+ volunteers as Chief Guest of the Day along with Ms. Nisha Chhokar, Sarpanch, Pattikalyana, who was the Guest of Honour. Mr. Bajaj apprised the villagers on the new trends in vogue which makes life easier for all of us. The session also conveyed a non-verbal message of ‘Woman Empowerment’, another important mission, with the presence of the female village Sarpanch.
12th Feb was chosen to support ‘Clean India’ project under which a team of 60 PIET volunteers conducted a practical cleanliness exercise by dusting clean the streets as well as nooks and corners of Pattikalyana. Some two trolley loads of garbage were cleared with the supporting hands of the residents and their Sarpanch.
19th Feb was an eye opening seminar on ‘Fire Safety’ sponsored by the Deputy Commissioner’s Panipat Office. The Special Guest of the day, Ms. Meenakshi Rathore, Fire Research Officer was accompanied by her team. Mr. H S Saini, District Fire Officer, spoke in detail to a gathering of around 150 students. He elaborated the dangers of fire and reiterated that these days every house is prone to the risk because of LPG, which is a highly inflammable and explosive gas.
The PIET management comprising of Shree Hari Om Tayal, Chairman, Shree Suresh Tayal, Member Secretary, Mr. Rakesh Tayal, Member BOG along with Prof. Dr. K K Paliwal, Director PIET were all the time managing and supporting from behind to let the PIETinas become upright citizens as a monument of their mission and beliefs. They were always there to present the vote of thanks to all the distinguished guests on these days for their contribution in making the NSS a true ‘National Social Service’ in spirit.
Dr. Hawa Singh, the convenor of this prestigious programme, has been leading the team in a successful manner for two years now, which has been recgnised in the social circle around.
Pleasing the destitute
This day of 28th October, 2016 was the day dedicated to the orphans, sharing with them some moments to bring smiles to the dried lips and revive gleams to the vacant eyes which are ever on the look out for love around them. It was an effort of the NSS team under the blessing of Shri Hari Om Tayal, Chairman of Panipat Institute of Engineering and Technology, Samalkha.
The nurturing of traits as upright citizens of the country makes them compassionate towards the needy. That is how a student team led by organisers by the names Rahul Gulati and Rajan Arora under the leadership of Profs. Hawa Singh and Bhupinder Parmar started a drive to entice students and teachers to contribute money, food, garments and blankets etc. for the orphans. The drive was a great success as a result of which about 90 inmates of orphan houses at Kishanpura and Jathal Road, Panipat were showered with blessings of Shri Hari Om Tayal sir, who dispersed the gifts to at least 35 girls and 55 boys with his own hands. The smile brought to the sad faces made all at PIET happy beyond imagination.
Prof. K K Paliwal, Director PIET appreciated the efforts put in by Professor Hawa Singh and his team and said that all such good deeds go a long way to shine the name of the college which is already known for an able faculty team and upgrading process of students, which is strengthened by the International Internships in countries like the USA, the UK, Germany, Sweden, Holland, Singapore, Cambodia, and Czeck Republic etc as well as frequent National and International seminars, conferences. He added that such drives as a help to social cause is another direction from our “Earn While You Learn Program” to groom the youth in all aspects. Shri Rakesh Tayal, Member BOG in his message blessed the student organisers for the efforts they put in to generate and materialise this idea which is unique in the history of PIET. He added that he would like if such social drives are a continued for times to come.
The institute is not only well known for academics but also for extracurricular activities and awareness drives in line with government projects and policies, because it is a process to produce upright citizens for the nation. In the same series of activities the last week of July was slated for a week long NSS camp from 25th July to 31st July.
The camp was declared open by Shri Rakesh Tayal, memebr BOG and Prof. Dr. K K Paliwal, Director PIET, who, in the capacity of Chief Guest and highly appreciated the efforts put in by the faculty and student teams to make it a ‘well start’ of the week. He said that while it is the maiden song of the institute, he is happy that the events have been well planned and organized.
The issues touched upon were all of social and global importance. Save earth and water were the global environmental burning issues and forestation drive was carried out by the participants in village Patti Kalyana. A total 50 saplings were planted and the responsibility for their care has been owned by volunteers from the village. One of the main social issues touched upon was ‘Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao’, the Prime ministerial drive over India in general and Haryana in particular. The message was conveyed through meaningful skits which were heart rending and eye opening.
The campers were also apprised about the traffic rules and other related areas by by Shri Atma Ram Lamba, DSP Panipat who advised the youngsters to abide by the rules and not to drive a vehicle without a valid driving license. He showed his concern over the rising instances of road accidents despite the fact that the roads in the country were all under improvement.
A day was slated for a free dental and eye medical check up drive by Drs. Nitika and R K Tandon respectively. The visiting specialist counseled the youth to be careful about their food habits and in the use of gadgets, which they said were both responsible for an early ill health of these two very vital body parts. In between the days meditation, personality development and mock interview sessions were also conducted by the PIET faculty team which the campers enjoyed and gained together.
The closing day was very important for all the participants with the presence of Shri Ashish Arora,’ Group A’ Officer, Ministry of Labour & Employment, New Delhi, who advised the students to be very focused on their goals of life and should not shudder on others’ comments on their career choice and future. He said that he was greatly impressed to visit PIET and defined it as an institute with world class infrastructure and methodology. He said, “Meeting the PIET management has been a matter of great pleasure who are alive to the national issues to this extent. If all educational houses adopt this approach, there is no doubt that the country would progress faster than envisaged”. Shri Rakesh Tayal, Member BOG PIET presented the vote of thanks to the elite visitors and congratulated the faculty and student teams of Ujjawal 2K16 for the whole hearted efforts put in to make this event a big success bringing home the point that all social and global issues are the responsibility of all Indians by default and this camp is a small step taken in this direction.