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Bangladesh Refugees Relief Camp at Caakbabhata (Bilaspur) 1971

Twelve students and a project officer carried 10,000 clothes, shoes and medicines for distribution among the refugees and then worked among them on an average of 12 to 16 hours per day to help the army authorities in supplying weekly rations to 27,000 refugees by rotation for ten days.

Orientation Camps at Almorah

For two successive years (1972-1973) our contingent was declared the best in discipline and project work among the twenty outfits from the different colleges of Agra University.

Youth Against Famine Camps at Dayalbagh

In two successive camps in 1970 and 1971, ten acres of uneven and fallow land was brought under cultivation by about 100 boys and girls in two ten-day summer camps.

Rural Reconstruction Camp at Nagla Vishnu (Agra) 1975

About 125 boys and girls dug 1200 trenches (12'x2'x1.5') in hard grounds along the UP-Rajasthan border during ten scorching days in month of June and then sowed seeds of Julie flors to prevent the spreading of the desert into Agra. Lt. Gen. Candeth, who visited the site after the rains when all seeds had sprouted, commended the work in glowing terms.

Rural Reconstruction Camp at Barara (Agra) 1978-79

Apart from the normal activities of a camp like making roads, tree plantation, adult literacy work, socio-economic survey etc., these camps added a new dimensions to our activities when saving in the form of fixed deposits, saving bank acounts and recurring deposits amounting to more than two lakhs of Rupees were made in the local branch of Canara Bank of this progressive village through the persuasive efforts of the students.

The campers also collaborated with the IIT Delhi and the erstwhile Engineering Colleges, Dayalbagh, in conducting the survey of the demand and supply pattern of renewable sources of enegy in the Barara cluster of villages.

Eco -development Camp at Hawalbagh (Almorah) 1982

About 100 boys and girls dug 6000 pits on the rocky hills of Hawalbagh in inclement weather for tree-plantation during the next rainy season. In addition, they levelled and created a play-ground (80m x 50m) for the trainees at the Regional Agricultural Extension Centre, which had provided accomodation to the campers and expertise for the assigned work.

Environment Improvement Camp 1983

103 girls and 108 boys, 15 teachers and 14 non-student youth participated in the camp. The activities of camp included cleaning and beautification of the campus and Saran Ashram Hospital, the surrounding roads and villages and digging of pits for tree plantation. The camp was inspected by Regional Programme Adviser of NSS in U.P. Shri. Gurcharan Singh who commended the work done by students.

National Integration Camp 1985

National Integration camp was organized at Amaravati University to celebrate "International Youth Year" in Oct. 1985. Ninteen Universities participated in it. Our students took part enthusiastically and won several prizes.

National Integration Camp at Coimbatore for Women, 1986

A National Integration camp for women volunteers of NSS from different Universities of India was held at Coimbatore, Dec. 1986. Our students paerticipated in all activities and our group dance was selected as the best.

1987 Model Parliament

At the behest of Lok Sabha Secretariate, Govt. of India a Model Parliament was organized. 10 students from each faculty were chosen and the proceeding at joint session of houses of parliament and proceeding in Lok Sabha were presented very solemly.

National Integration Camp at Lucknow, 1988

14 NSS student volunteers and 2 programme officers from DEI participated in All India Camp organized at Lucknow. Camp was inaugurated by Smt. Margaret Alwa, Minister for Human Resources and Youth Welfare, Govt. of India. About 1000 NSS volunteers from 52 universities participated. Km. Priti Gupta, B.A (III Sem) was selected as the best NSS volunteer at the camp. She was also awarded individual prize in literacy programme.

Inter University Competetion on Model Parliament

In 1988 DEI team of 29 students participated in All India Inter-University Competition on Model Parliament organized by the Bureau of Parliament Studies and Training; Lok Sabha Secretariat. DEI stood III and Indrajnil Sarkar, B.Sc. (IV Sem) student was awarded III prize in individual category.

In 1989, 30 students participated in the same event and our team was judged IInd.

M.P.F.L. Programme Launched, 1990

The Co-ordinator and Programme Officers were trained in M.P.F.L. Master Training Programme who respectively trained 310 students. Two villages were selected for implementing hundred percent literacy.

1991 :

M.P.F.L. programme continued in other villages also.

1992 :

AIDS Awareness programme under UTA was launched in 1991, by NSS in collaboration with WHO, so intensively and effectively that DEI was declared 'AIDSAWARE' in 1992. Indian Express (Dec.1st, 1993) reports that 95% of students of DEI are AIDS AWARE.

1993-94 :

TLC programme launched in Agra. DEI was alloted two villages Vidya Nagar and Mau which are now declared literate. An evaluation was conducted by district authorities on Feb, 7th, 1994 and results showed 82% literacy.


Department of Youth Affairs honored DEI with ‘NSS State Award’ for the year 1995-96 at Lucknow.


Honored with ‘Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme Award’ for the year 1997-78.


Initiated program of organizing ‘Multi-specialty Free Medical Camps’ fortnightly in nearby rural areas.


Started ‘Hole-in-the Wall’ Program in Medical camps to facilitate children of the nearby rural areas to develop basic computer knowledge/ skills and aware them about health, hygiene, sanitation, pollution, and environment protection with the help of documentary films.


Prof. Pravin Saxena, Coordinator, NSS received ‘Letter of Appreciation’ for his valuable contribution in SWEEP Program organized by National Election Commission at Lucknow.


Team NSS, DEI got First Prize in Skit Competition (Nukkad Natak on Jaago Matdata Jago) organized by National Election Commission at Lucknow.


Ms. Vidushi Chauhan, NSS Volunteer (B. Com. II Year) got First Prize with Cash Reward of Rs. 10,000 in National Level Essay Writing Competition organized by RGNIYD, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, New Delhi.


A Twenty Member Korean Youth Delegation visited the Institute and observed Social & Community Work of DEI-NSS.


Sri Shailja Kant Mishra, DGP-UP (Retd.), Member, National Advisory Board, National Service Scheme, Govt. of India delivered Invited Talk to NSS Volunteers on ‘Our Social Responsibilities’.


Sri Rajeev Gupta, Secretary, Ministry of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India visited the Institute and observed Social & Community Work of DEI-NSS.


Started ‘Spoken English’ and ‘Recreation Facilities’ for Rural Children, ‘Education & Career Counseling’ for Rural Youth, ‘Rural Assistance Cell’ and ‘Chaupal’ in Free Medical and Rural Assistance Camps for overall development of people of nearby rural areas.


Introduced Swacchh Bharat Mission Program of Govt. of India.


Started ‘Vocational Training’ Program in Free Medical and Rural Assistance Camps.