Bhubaneswar, May 26: The three-day state-level NSS Cultural Fest, which was held at Siksha ‘O’ Anusandhan (SOA) showcasing the rich tapestry of the country’s diverse and vibrant culture, ended on Tuesday in spectacular fashion.
The event, which commenced on Sunday and was attended by around 200 NSS volunteers and Programme Officers representing 19 different universities of the state, had a memorable start on the morning of the last day when the participants formed the map of Odisha state in the SOA campus.
SOA Vice-Chancellor Prof. Pradipta Kumar Nanda was the chief guest at the closing ceremony while Dr. Ramesh Chandra Behera, State NSS Officer and Deputy Secretary to the state government attended as guest of honour.
Ten of the participating volunteers shared their experience at the festival during the closing ceremony while Prof. Nachieketa K. Sharma, Programme Coordinator of NSS Bureau at SOA and Director, University Outreach Programme, presented the camp report. Prof. Jyoti Ranjan Das, SOA’s Dean (Students’ Welfare) welcomed the guests.
The closing ceremony was preceded by a talk show when Dr. Mohammed Imran Ali, Managing Director, Salam Jeevan, emphasized on the importance of staying away from addictions involving drugs, alcohol and smoking and the need for de-addiction if anyone was drawn to such habits.
Prizes were presented to winners of different competitions before Dr. Mou Roy, NSS Programme Officer at the School of Hotel Management, SOA’s faculty of hospitality and tourism management, proposed the vote of thanks.
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