Our Institution has one of the biggest N.S.S. Units in Goa with around 800 volunteers. Through this Social Scheme, students learn to be sensitive towards various social issues. We serve the community through various outreach programmes such as Tree Plantation, Street Plays, Visit to Old Aged Homes, Cancer Homes, Promoting use of cloth bags, Session on Rights and Safety of women, Workshop on Preparation of Goan Sweet Dishes and Poster Competitions. The highlight of the scheme is the 7 day Annual Residential Camp which aims at team building, imparting/developing leadership skills. It gives students an opportunity to be independent and display their talents through various activities at the camp site.
N.S.S. thus helps in moulding the all round personality of a student. Two of our students: Ms. Priti Parab and Mr. Govind Mopkar were selected to represent the state of Goa at the Pre“ Republic Day training camp at Nagpur “ Maharashtra.
INSTALLATION OF THE N.S.S UNIT
The N.S.S Unit of St. Xavierâs Higher Secondary School, Mapusa had its Installation Ceremony for the academic year 2017-2018 on the 8th of July, 2017. The Chief Guest for the function was Ms. Jennifer Ferrao e Gonsalves, Assist. Director at Sports And Youth Affairs, Campal. As a NSS Volunteer and an all rounder in Sports, Ms. Jennifer expressed her pride of being a Xaverite and thanked the management for catering to both academic and social needs. Her message to the students was that as volunteers they should not wait to be asked to do a job but be leaders in helping the society. Her final advise was “By being a volunteer rise to the occasion for a better tomorrow”.
The function was presided by our Principal Dr. Elvis Gonsalves, Administrator of Assets, Rev. Fr. Agnelo Fernandes, Vice- Principals Ms. Magret Dias and Mr. Brian Duarte and N.S.S. Co-ordinator Ms. Belinda Velho. The function began with the lighting of the traditional lamp and garlanding of the portrait of Swami Vivekananda. The N.S.S. Volunteers of Std. XII presented a short cultural programme and the function ended with the singing of the N.S.S Song.
The NSS unit of St Xavier’s Higher Secondary School conducted a Kopel and Fatti making competition on 16th July 2018 in the Ark hall from 8.30am to 9.30 am.
There was an overwhelming response for the same with 44 groups in Kopel and 29 groups for fatti making, participating. Each group had two members so 88 and 58 students respectively took part in the competition.
The judges for the Kopel making competition were Ms Elaine Da Costa, Ms Nirmala Barretto, Ms Monica Dias and Ms Cyrila Fernandes. Whereas the winners were as follows.
1st prize was shared by:
Ms Joann Fernandes and Ms Moziel Fernandes of XI Arts B.
Ms Patricia D’Souza and Ms Sally D’Souza of XII Arts A
2nd prize was shared by:
Ms Valletta Periera and Mr Diogo Donald Godinho of XI Sc E.
Ms Lysandra Rodrigues and Ms Lorraine Sequeira of XII Com A
3rd prize was shared by:
Mr Harsh Kandolkar and Mr Aliston Fernandes of XI Com C
Ms Joyna Fernandes and Ms Melita Fernandes of XII Arts B
Consolation Prize: Ms Eugenia Fernandes and Ms Jessica Fernandes of XII Com B
Ms Alicia D’Souza and Nicole Fernandes of XII Arts A
The judges for the Fatti making competition were Ms Marietta Gomes, Ms Sheetal Surlikar, Ms Shevanti Naik, and Ms Namrata Mopkar.
1st prize: Ms Rachael Pinto and Ms Ashmita Tuyekar of XI Voc B&C.
2nd prize: Ms Zulfareen Sheikh and Ms Babynanda Shetkar of XII Arts B.
3rd prize: Ms Ghosha Chodankar and Ms Shefali Mhaldar of XII Sc J.
Consolation Prize: Ms D Angalin Babisha and Ms Riya Gawde of XII A & A
Special prize was given to two boys as they were only two male members who participated from among so many girls. They were Mr Lucas Nicklas and Maxwell Ferrao of XII Com A.