PANAJI: The NSS unit of Rosary College of Commerce and Arts, Navelim, organised ‘National Youth Week’ from January 11 to 14, to commemorate the birth anniversary of Swami Vivekanada. The theme for the Youth Week was ‘Prevention of Substance Abuse’. The following activities were conducted :1. Poster making competition , 2.Rangoli Competition, 3.Guest lecture and 4.Short Film making competition.
The following are the highlights of the Youth week :
Rangoli competition: The rangoli competition was held on January 11, in the college quadrangle. A total number of 12 teams consisting of 35 students participated in the competition. The first place was bagged by Sheetal Phatan ,Samantha Coelho and Swizel Silva and the second place was awarded to Shrisha Rasoor,.Alita Crasto and Maseffica Colaco .
Poster competition : Poster competition was held on January 11. A total number of 17 teams consisting of 34 participants participated in poster competition . The first place was bagged by Cheryl Fernandes and Jesal Costa and second place was bagged by Andrea Colaco and Sandrio Fernandes.
Guest lecture : A guest lecture was organised on the theme ‘Building youth for nation empowerment and achieving sustainable development goals’ in the college seminar hall on January 14 .The resource person was Peter Borges –founder of Human Touch Foundation , a youth led organisation. A total number of 84 students attended the talk. Peter highlighted various issues connected to youth and various ways to resolve the issues. He also emphasised on the role of youth for nation building and strategies to achieve a healthy economy.
Short film competition :. The students were asked to submit an original short movie of 3-5 minutes duration on the theme ‘Prevention of Substance abuse’. The students directed and edited the short film and submitted the same CD’s. A total number of four teams participated in the event.