Vijayawada: NSS Cadets I and II units of Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala organised a week-long special camp at Rayanpadu village from February 5 to 11. They conducted door-to- door survey and enquired about the problems villagers were facing and informed the same to the gram panchayat officials.
NSS cadets of Siddhartha Mahila Kalasala, taking part in sanitation drive at Rayanpadu village
Under the Open Defecation Free (ODF) scheme of the government the NSS cadets inspected every house to detect if there was a toilet. They also verified whether the family was using it. They provided details of houses which lacked toilets to the panchayat officials. They also conducted awareness on ODF which would lead to diseases and advised them to use toilets. The cadets conducted awareness programmes on AIDS, smoking and importance of girl child.
Ramesh Hospital medical team supported them to organise a medical camp. Patients with hypertension and diabetes were examined. ECG and blood tests were performed and were advised to take care of their health by regular check-ups.
On the final day on the week-long camp, the panchayat secretary Prasad and the president complimented the NSS team. The team was lead by NSS programme officer Dr K Sarala and T Naga Rani. The principal Dr T Vijaya Lakshmi complemented the whole NSS team for successfully completing the camp.