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. Xavier’s 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- Principal’s 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.
A Kopel and Fatti making competition was held on 15 th July 2017 in Arts building hall. Total number of participants were Kopel were 84, Fatti were 42. Students participated in pairs .Arts , Commerce and Vocational students participated in the competition. There was an overwhelming response for the same. The students had to bring their material, such as flowers, rings, scissors etc. Beautiful Kopels with vivid flowers and stalks were on display after the activity. The fattis too were well knitted with multiple variety of flowers of different colours and fragrances. Overall incharge of the competition were Ms. Ujwala Kerkar and Ms Shevanti Naik.
The judges for the kopel making competition were: Ms.Lena Gonsalves, Ms.Belinda Velho, Ms.Mabel Dias
The winners for Kopel making Competition:
First prize: Ms Neshka Noronha XII Sc M & Ms Joselyn Rodrigues XII Com B
Second prize: Ms Rhea Fernandes XII Arts A & Ms Wanchita Lobo. XII Arts B
Third Prize : Ms Ana Maria Conceicao XII Com B & Ms Della Conceicao XII Com B
First Prize: Mr Ricky Fernandes – XII Com B & Mr Raphael Dias – XII Com B
Second Prize: Ms Nicole Fernandes XI Arts A & Ms Patricia D’Souza XI Arts A
Third Prize: Ms Sarah D’Silva XII Voc B & C & Ms Nikita D’Souza XII Voc B & C
The judges for the Kopel making competition were: Ms. Nidhi Falari, Ms.Kshama Shirodkar, Ms. Namrata Mopkar
Winners of Fatti making Competition:
First prize: Ms Diksha kambli XII Sc K & Ms Shruti Kalangutkar XII Sc K &
Second prize: Ms Reema Kanekar XII Com C & Ms Nikita Mandrekar XII Com C
Third prize: Ms Vrunda Kandolkar XI Arts B & Ms Siddhi Shetye XI Arts B
First Prize: Ms Babynanda Shetkar XI Arts B & Ms Zulfareen Sheikh XI Arts B
Second Prize: Ms Gautami Kundaikar XII Sc M & Ms Saiely Shirvankar XII Sc M
Third Prize: Ms Pritam Harfadkar XII Voc Ins & Ms Muskan Khan XII Voc Ins
The programme was a great success with lots of appreciation from students and teachers.