Mangalore: Following a overwhelming success in its innovative projects during the past eight months that included Mangalore Heritage Walk, Cultural event at old age home, painting event at the orphanage, the initiation of Parallel School, the city based Centre for Integrated Learning (CIL) now launched `Campaign Patriotism’. The campaign intends to reach out to high school students through out the district. A soft launch of the project took place at the St Aloysius High School recently and the campaign has been steadily reaching out to different schools in the city, targeting to reach as many as 100 schools by the ensuing Republic Day.
Packed with audio-visual presentations, the campaign intends to inculcate among students a sense of National Pride, enthuse students to incline towards joining the Armed Forces. Further, the objectives include sensitizing the younger ones to respect those in uniform who brave the odds to guard our boundaries when we are in safety and comfort zones and encourage students to join the National Cadet Corps (NCC) to enrich their student life to grow as better citizenry.
The campaign has been initiated with the technical assistance of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) whose personnel have been accompanying the CIL team to infuse the spirit of the armed forces among the students.
According to CIL Director Sachitha Nandagopal, CIL has developed a 90-minute module comprising of Audio-Visual presentation, coupled with interaction and experience sharing by the men in uniform. Through the session, the students are taken through a journey that portrays the life of a soldier, the Kargil War, tributes to the Martyrs, adventurous opportunities for students joining NCC among other aspects. Interactions include quiz on relevant issues as well.
we are looking for association of corporates, public sector undertakings and philanthropists for financial assistance so that we can scale up the campaign to reach out to more schools in the nook and corners of the district and then outside, she appealed. As such we plan to reach out to over 20,000 students in and around the city in the phase I of the project.
Centre for Integrated Learning, a city based organization mooted this year in February, has been actively involved in evolving new projects that help students widen their perspectives through an array of programmes, seldom initiated by regular schools.