Community Living Camp or Karma 2019 was a five day long camp which took place from Sep 16th to Sep 22, 2019. The theme of this year’s camp was ‘Together we are, empowering and educating, for a better future’. The camp was inaugurated by Dr.P Malini, Principal of NSS Training College, Pandalam and the flag hoisted by Rev.Dr.Sam T. Mathew, Bursar of the college. The logo of the camp was done by Ms. Sneha Elsa Johns. A total of 46 students were divided into three teams prior to the camp with the group names being Agni, Bhoomi, and Meghaprasara. The camp involved various sessions on experience sharing, ice breaking, social commitment, arts, development of skills etc.The coordinator of this year’s camp was Professor Bobby Oommen Kurien and the camp leader was Ms.Jinu Ann Koshy. Karaoke night, school visit, cultural programmes, camp fire, publishing of group newspaper, games etc. were the highlights of the camp.
A unique feature of this year’s camp was a two day nature trip to Agasthyavanam, near Neyyar dam,Trivandrum headed by Professsor Dr. Abraham Thomas, Professor Dr. Velayudhan Nair, Professor Dr.Mumtas S, and Shri. Smiju Thankachan. The trip involved trekking, nature classes etc. The students were able to get a different perspective on animal rehabilitation and could appreciate the scenic beauty of nature.
The valedictory session was inaugurated by Shri Biju T Varghese, Headmaster,Pope Pius XI HSS ,Kattanam. The best camper award was shared by Mrs. Lintta K Thomas,Ms. Jini Jacob, and Ms.Nithya S Nalan. Two of the students, Ms.Gayathri S. and Lintta K. Thomas shared their camp experiences. Professor Bobby Kurian Oommen gave the reflection and feedback about the camp. Towards the end of the camp, the flag was handed over to the next batch.