The ‘World University Service’ Society provides a space for all those who wish to work for the betterment of the Society, in whatever little way they can. It was instituted as a non- performing arts society in the Academic Year 2004-2005. Since then, it has aimed to spread awareness on a variety of issues, focusing largely on the Physical as well as Psychological health concerns of individuals. Along with spreading awareness, the Society is also involved in organizing blood donation camps and health check- ups. Movies are also screened regularly, as they are considered to be an effective way of imparting knowledge about such issues. Activities such as quiz competitions and events such as stage- plays are also other ways through which a number of issues are brought to the fore. We wish to dispel certain misguided myths and views and to address student problems on a larger platform.
Student Coordinators:, Ayushi Rungta, Aayushi Pokharna,Ojjasvi Puri
Staff Advisors: Dr. Parul Bansal, Ms. Sentisungla Longchar
Society Email ID: firstname.lastname@example.org
World University Service Society organised numerous events with the aim of promoting self-reliance and overall development of students. A talk on “Health and Hygiene Awareness” was held by Dr. Kiran, a well- known gynecologist from Max Health care Institute on 17 March 2016. Dr. Kiran discussed the concept of Wellness, its various dimensions and major causes of women’s deaths in India. She also discussed more specific diseases such as Cancer, Heart disease etc. along with their preventive measures. She focused on Polycystic Ovary Syndrome (PCOS), which today, has become a major issue of concern among young women and discussed various diet tips to deal with the same.
The ‘Rise against Cancer Campaign’ was organized in collaboration with the Indian Cancer Society on 16 March 2016. The Campaign consisted of three short workshops for all the members of the College including the teaching and non- teaching staff and students. It focused on creating general awareness about cancer such as importance of early detection, signs and symptoms of cancer, etc., harmful effects of tobacco and creating awareness about Breast Cancer. This was followed by a poster and slogan making competition. The theme selected was ‘Early Detection helps in the Prevention of Cancer’. On 10 March 2016, a Free Health Check- up Camp was set up in collaboration with the Max Health care Institute Ltd for both staff members and Students. A Workshop with the college counselor Ms. Huma Hussain on ‘Women Empowerment, Mental Health and Coping with Adult Life’ was organized on 3 March 2016. She talked about a number of issues students face in daily life ranging from mental health, women empowerment and coping with adult life.
On 28 January 2016, an awareness session highlighting the importance of Blood Donation was held in collaboration with Blood Connect as a pre-event to the Blood Donation Camp. The talk focused on the importance of Blood Donation, the various measures that should be taken before and after donating Blood, eligibility criteria for blood donation etc. A Blood Donation Camp was organized on 25 February 2016 in Collaboration with Blood Connect and National Service Scheme. Doctors were invited from AIIMS to conduct the camp.
With the aim to increase sensitivity toward the issue of child sexual abuse, a workshop was conducted by an alumna of LSR, Ms. Suchismita Bose, Director, The Foundation along with Ms. Janavi Doshi, Program Manager of the project ‘R.E.A.C.H.’ at ‘The Foundation’ which specifically focuses on issues related to Child Sexual Abuse. The event focused on understanding Child Sexual Abuse, what constitutes the same, ways of recognizing that a child is going through the same, its effects on the child, prevention, concept of grooming and ways of handling disclosures.
Asmita Theater Group, a leading Hindi theater group in the country performed Dastak- one of their most famous plays, directed by Mr. Arvind Gaur on 29 September 2015. The play attempted to create awareness about the increasing incidence of atrocities against women. The film My Sister's Keeper was screened on 17 September 2015 in collaboration with the Psychology Department as part of the Mental Health Awareness Week. The movie highlighted the importance of resilience and hope. The acclaimed documentary film, Born into Brothels, written and directed by Zana Briski and Ross Kauffman which revolves around the lives of Children of sex workers in Sonagachi, Kolkata's red light district was screened on 10 September 2015.