Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-11-18 16:41 Shirva/Manchakal (Udupi): It wasn’t the regular NSS camp where the volunteers just tidied up the place. They did more. They spread love and warmth among the members of Jeevan Asha Home for the Aged near St Mary’s College in Shirva. The NSS camp conducted by the St Mary’s College was inaugurated by Fr Stany Tauro (correspondent, St. Mary’s Educational Institutions, Shirva) on Thursday. Addressing the gatering, Fr Tauro appreciated NSS volunteers for bringing a smile on the inmates of the old age home. Most of the members have been deserted by their family members. They are far away from their home and loved ones. The gesture by these volunteers will surely help the inmates to overcome their emotional loss, Fr Tauro added. “I am sure you will definitely create a strong family bond with them and also you will learn when you go back how to give respect to your parents as well as old people in your respective houses when you return home,” he added. He thanked Thomas Barboza and Richard Barboza for allowing the NSS camp in their premises so that not only student engage in social service but also in spending their valuable and meaningful time with the inmates here. Rajan said “It will definitely bring change in your life after spending a week here and you will know how to take care of your grandparents when you return. The training provided here will also make you good leaders in the future.” The week long NSS camp shall be co-ordinated by Namratha (training programme officer).