Dimapur, Sep. 16 (EMN): The NSS Club, Don Bosco College launched the “Compassion Channel” on Sep. 12, with Dr. Kiyasetuo Stephen Vizo as the special guest.
The Compassion Channel is an initiative started by Dr. Kiyasetuo Stephen Vizo to create a platform for NSS volunteers to ‘earn while learning’ and give them the opportunity to give back to the NSS’ adopted village, Chedema.
The special guest in his speech highlighted how the idea of compassion channel came to him on hearing about the activities of the NSS club. The compassion channel is to encourage and to motivate college students to take up compassionate activities or charity works targeting the needy and the downtrodden section of the society through the mission “earning while learning for compassionate works” and the slogan “Giving better than taking” he said.
He added that the channel is to inculcate the students not to burden their parents in doing any compassionate venture.
It is to reverse the present practice of simply taking the heard earned, say money, of their parents and giving to the needy as a gesture of charity, to expectedly more satisfying ways of helping someone through the earnings of oneself with the sweat of one brows.
The compassion channel is to function, initially; with a seed money of INR 1,00,000 which is to be given to the college students either individuals or group of students from amongst those registered NSS volunteers. The ‘seed’ money determined and regulated by a board, and to be returned to the compassion channel management board before the annual NSS special camp.
The students would be allowed to utilise the fund generated for compassionate works during the camp.
The compassion channel is a “win-win channel” for both the needy and the students. It opens a nobel channel not only to help the needy in a most meaningful and practicable manner with active involvement of students in lawful income generating activities but also likely to have a lifelong positive impact on the life of the students in doing more compassionate works for years to come, it stated.