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Muhammed Rabeeh Nassar - Nominee - Social Volunteer Awards 2021

My name is Muhammed Rabeeh Nassar. I am a graduate student in BSc Mathematics at Sir Syed College, Taliparamba. I am a foodie, sports enthusiast and dreamer. I find happiness with my friends and other people I meet in my life. I am also a huge travelholic. I have been an NSS volunteer for 2 years. I have volunteered in various activities and works with the NSS unit at my college.


I don't see volunteering as a duty or anything. I just love doing it because it makes me happy that I am making a difference, and it gives me extreme satisfaction that I am able to do something for someone other than me and that I could share their burden. Volunteering gives me a sense of belonging, as being part of something big. I try to engage myself in anything I can get my hands on. Volunteering also is something to keep me occupied and gives me a sense of peace with myself.


I used to be stay at home kid unexposed to the outside world. I have been part of the National Service Scheme unit at Sir Syed College, Taliparamba. I had been a NSS volunteer for 2 years there. It gave a great sense of satisfaction and belonging when I work with all the others. The work, however hard, just don't make us tired because we were doing it together. There is no reason for 'why' I volunteer. I just love doing it and ever since NSS exposed me to it, I have been inspired to do more and more volunteer work. Besides that, even after I graduated, with this experience in mind, I still volunteer in my town and around, wherever I can. So basically, I have been doing the same for the past 4 years.


I was selected as an NSS volunteer in my first year of college. The Program Officers design various schemes and works for us to do, within the campus and outside, with the community. We, as a team, participated in various activities throughout the 2 years as volunteer. We had done a variety of works around our town. Let me tell you about the works I have been involved in. I help in cleaning the campus every week. We collect plastic wastes from around campus and within and help in cleaning the weeds and other wastes around. Then I helped in growing and cultivating various vegetable crops in a empty plot we had converted for this purpose. I had volunteered in growing rice crops in fields with the help of some Panchayat members. We had sown and cultivated and harvested around 300 kg of rice. Other works include:

1. Cooking food for the patients at the local government hospital.

2. Cooperating with Taliparamba Municipality to conduct a survey to collect data of citizens for conducting 7th grade equivalency exam to increase the literacy rate in our municipality.

3. Organizing blood drives to educate students about the importance of donating blood and also assist the blood bank authorities to collect blood from willing students.

4. Organizing a 7 day camp in a rural area and helping out the locals with their various needs like cleaning their water sources, building flood-resistant barriers, health surveys and so on.

5. We had a scheme called 'Vidyasarathi' where we volunteered at a school where they had low pass percentage in higher secondary level. We studied the problems of the students and every weekend, went to the school to help the students in studying and revising their topics and teach them.

6. The students had collectively raised funds to build houses for homeless families and also helped in the construction work too. We had successfully accomplished our objective last year.

7. We have helped in cleaning out homes affected by the floods and helped in making the homes habitable once again.

8.The students together visited many old age homes and special schools and spent time wjth the people there and helped them in many ways.

These are few examples of the work I did when I was an NSS volunteer.