Karnataka Civil Defence Corps (KCDC)
The Civil Defence Corps, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India, was established in May 1968 after Parliament passed The Civil Defence Act, 1968 (Act 27 of 1968). Civil Defense is designed to respond to immediate emergency situations, protect the public, and restore vital services and facilities that have been destroyed or damaged by disaster. The Act covers the entire country and includes provisions for non-combatant measures such as providing protection to any person, property, place, or thing in India or any part of its territory against any hostile attack, whether from the air, land, sea, or other places, or depriving any such attack of the whole or part of its effects, whether such measures are taken before, during, or after the attack. It also authorized the raising of Civil Defence Corps and for making Rules and Regulations for Civil Defence.
At the national level, the Director General, Civil Defence under the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) is responsible for formulating Civil Defence policies and for coordination. In the states, the Civil Defence set- up is headed by a senior police officer designated as the Director, Civil Defence. At the district level, the District Magistrate/Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) of a district is designated Controller of Civil Defence.
Kristu Jayanti College student volunteers are part of KCDC Division 60 Jeevanbeema Nager as Civil Defense Corps members. Civil Defence volunteers are guided by divisional warden to involve in rescue, rehabilitation and relief work – effects of war.
• To attract more volunteers to KCDC to serve the country.
• To enlighten the public about the services rendered by the department during crisis.
• To protect life and property of general public during war or natural calamities.
Benefits of KCDC to volunteers
• Training – These qualifications may be useful in your career.
• Personal development – our volunteers get involved in a wide range of activities and develop many useful personal skills.
• Friendships – working with other volunteers is a great way of meeting new people.
• Giving something back -our volunteers know they are helping their communities often in times of great need.
• Uniforms and equipment are all provided.
• Members of the Corps may be called on duty for the following purposes. During such occasions, a nominal incentive as per existing norms is provided.
o practice or exercises
o perform the duties assigned to them by order under the regulations
Institutional KCDC Policy
1. Student Enrolment
• Students who intends to apply for appointment to a Civil Defence Corps must fulfill the following conditions;
o He / She shall be a citizen of India or Bhutan or of Nepal.
o He / She shall have completed the age of 18 years provided that this age limit may be relaxed at the discretion of the competent authority up to a maximum of 3 years for any branch or category of the Corps.
o He / She shall have passed at least the primary standard, that is to say, the fifth class, and this condition may be relaxed by the Controller at this discretion.
o Every person eligible for appointment under regulation shall be required to apply in Form 'A' and also present himself for interview before the competent authority.
o Both men and women shall be eligible for appointment to the Corps.
o A person shall not be entitled to be appointed to the Corps unless he is found to be physically fit and mentally alert.
o Any service in the National Volunteer Force and in the Armed Forces of the Union shall be a special qualification.
• The applications will be scrutinized by committee based on a set of criteria.
• On consent of divisional warden selected applicants will be requested to fill out a Civil Defense Form C in order to receive an official badge from the KCDC.
• On receipt, the official badges must be documented.
2. Volunteer Conduct
• Standard of Conduct - The enduring impression that volunteers make on those they serve reflects directly on all staff, volunteers and KCDC. All words and deeds should help to build our volunteer program and its reputation for quality.
• Dress Code - When volunteering with KCDC, volunteers must follow the dress code guidelines.
• Absenteeism - Volunteers should make every effort to arrive on time for every event or activity that they are assigned to. If you expect to be late or absent, please inform the event coordinator at least 24 hours ahead of time.
• Grievance Procedure - Volunteer have a grievance should report it to the coordinator.
• Discontinuation of Volunteer Service –Prior intimation should be given to coordinators if volunteers wish to leave KCDC for any reason.
• Safety and Liability - It is the responsibility of all volunteers to be familiar with the provisions of policy. Volunteers should always be aware of where they are and what they are doing. Volunteers should pay particular attention to safety instructions and proper equipment use. Volunteers should speak up if they have a safety concern and report any injuries to the person in charge as soon as possible.
• Media Conduct - Volunteers will not represent themselves as a spokesperson under any circumstances without prior approval.
• Alcohol/Drugs - When participating volunteers are prohibited from alcohol, or prescription drugs in any way that is illegal. If found or suspect of violating this policy, you may face disciplinary action, including termination.
3. Faculty Coordinators
• Faculty coordinators are expected to act professionally and in accordance with their position descriptions.
• Faculty coordinators should strictly adhere to the policies, procedure and plan of action in executing the responsibility assigned.
• Faculty coordinators are expected to prepare action plan for an event at least a week before.
• Faculty coordinator who fails to conduct an event assigned are expected to write an explanation in prescribed format.
4. Certificate Policy
• KJC Civil Defence unit will issue the certificates only to the students who meet the required criteria.
• KJC Civil Defence unit will ensure that the certificates are issued within the scope of KCDC Division 60.
• Coordinator shall verify the student’s entitlement before issuing the certificate.
• All students who have successfully attained 75% of programs / course will receive certificate in accordance with Kristu Jayanti policy and KCDC Division 60 policy.
• The Coordinator shall document the certificate issued.
5. Credit Norms
• Students should have75% of attendance in the programmes organised by KJC KCDC.
• Within first four semesters of the programme student should attend minimum 30 hrs duration of activities organised by the KJC KCDC.
Procedure for conducting the activities
1. Meeting with the members to design the blueprint of the event.
2. Seek permission from Principal.
3. Prepare and send the write up and poster for review.( firstname.lastname@example.org)
4. Event Promotion- Write up and posters to website, Social Media, signage board, student notice through KJC app.
5. Send meeting notice to student volunteers.
6. Meeting with students - Describe the event, define and delegate the roles and responsibilities.
7. Execution of event and collecting the feedback from the students.
8. Report submission- Website and IQAC
Faculty Members In charge of KCDC - 2022-2023
Mr. Manjunath S
Mr. Vinod Baburoa Meghsham
Mr. Chandrashekar N
Dr. Leelavathi N
Mr. Ashok D
Dr Kiran Babu NC
Dr. Aakash Kumar
Professional Accounting & Finance
Ms. Sherin Rappai
Tree Plantation Drive
Date: 12 September 2023
Karnataka civil Defence Corps of Kristu Jayanti College, in collaboration with BBMP Forest Division, Horamavu ward, organized a ‘Tree Plantation Drive’ on September 12, 2023 at N. Nagenahalli Lake. The event aimed to promote environmental conservation and community engagement through the planting of approximately 80 saplings, with the active participation of 50 dedicated volunteers. Prior preparations included careful site selection, sapling procurement, and volunteer recruitment. The newly planted saplings promise cleaner air, support for local biodiversity, and carbon sequestration. Furthermore, the drive fostered a sense of environmental responsibility among participants, with the hope of inspiring future conservation efforts. This initiative highlights the collective commitment to protect and nurture our environment for a greener and healthier tomorrow. The program was led by Mr. Darshan, plantation supervisor, BBMP and Prof. Manjunath S, staff coordinator JES KCDC.
Distribution Of Cookies
Date: 15 August 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Cops of Kristu Jayanti College autonomous in collaboration with Rotary District Council 3191 and 3192, organized Cookie Distribution to the children of Govt. Primary School, K. Narayanapura and Govt. Higher Primary School, Kothanur. The motive of the cookies distribution is to encourage the sense of community engagement among students and to address the SDG-1, No Poverty. A group of 41 volunteers after flag hoisting at college were instructed to reach different schools to start the distribution of cookies. Around 670 cookies were distributed for school children’s. The event was effectively coordinated by Community Service Cohort Lead Mr. Rahul M and Ms. Chandrika Kamari under the admirable guidance of Prof. Manjunath S, Staff Coordinator, KCDC.
Independence Day Celebration
Date: 15 August 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps of Kristu Jayanti College autonomous in association with NSS, NCC, and CSA celebrated 76th Independence Day on 15th August 2023 at college premise. Rev. Fr. Augustine George, Principal hosted the flag. Chief Guest of the day Dr. Joseph Charls, Coordinator, School of Management addressed the gathering highlighting the importance of the education. 41 volunteers of KCDC tool part in the celebration of Independence Day. Prof. Manjunath S and Dr. Eshan, Staff coordinator of KCDC were present.
Shubharambh - Discipline Management Duty
Date: July 31, Aug 1, 2 & 16 2023
Volunteering on the inauguration of the academic year is a highly rewarding experience, it demonstrates the volunteer’s commitment to the academic community and the willingness to contribute to the success of the institution. KCDC Volunteers of Kristu Jayanti College volunteered on July 31st, August 1st, 2nd & 16th 2023 at the SHUBHAARAMBH. Volunteers helped in managing the seating, and assisted with various tasks during Shubharambh. Volunteers involved in the planning, organizing, and executing various aspects of the ceremony. Which helped them in developing valuable event management and organizational skills. Contributing to the smooth execution of an important event can instill a sense of pride and accomplishment. It's an opportunity to be part of a significant milestone for your college or university. Overall, volunteering during the inauguration of the academic year was a memorable and enriching experience that contributes to the personal and professional development.
Graduation Day- Discipline Management Duty
Date: 15, 17 and 18 July 2023
KCDC Volunteers of Kristu Jayanti College volunteers on July 15th, 17th and 18th 2023 at the Graduation Day. Volunteers helped in managing the seating, Direction for Photo Sessions, Refreshments, Documents Issuing Center and assist with various tasks during graduation day. Volunteering at such events can be a rewarding experience and contributes to the smooth functioning of the ceremony. Volunteering in these capacities helps ensure that the graduation day runs smoothly and that participants and their guests have a positive experience. It also demonstrates the willingness to contribute to the success of important events in the institution. It's a valuable way to give back and gain experience in event coordination and management.
Yaadein - An Appreciation Program
Date: May 05, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps of Kristu Jayanti College autonomous organized “Yaadein” – An Appreciation Program for 3rd Year Volunteers of 2020-2023 batch on 5th May 2023 in M2 Audi, Main Block. The event was organised to felicitate the outgoing KCDC volunteers for their service rendered to the society at large. Volunteer’s seniority and commitment towards the society and various programs of KCDC were greatly appreciated.
The formal session began with a prayer service. Ms. Franci student coordinator presented annual report of KCDC and Rev. Fr. Jais V Thomas, Director, Jayantian Extension Services appreciated all the volunteers for their noble service rendered to the society and awarded were presented for the outstanding volunteers. Father referred KCDC volunteers as “THE YELLOW GUARDIANS” and blessed the students for their future career. Prof. Manjunath S, coordinator and other faculty members blessed the final year volunteers. The student coordinators shared their experience. Mr. Pramodh and Ms. Franci received the “Best Outgoing Volunteer” award and also handed over certificates for other 2020-2023 batch volunteers for their mesmerizing contributions to KCDC
The informal session, which was hosted by 1st year volunteers by performing various dance, singing, games etc. The final year participants actively participated in games and had great fun and there was an event held for the outgoing students who were awarded with small gifts and finally there was a dance performance by the final year students and second year students. The program was concluded by serving refreshments to all the volunteers and faculty members.
Discipline Management for College Day
Date: April 29, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Cops of Kristu Jayanti College autonomous deployed 45 volunteers on 29th April 2023 to ensure smooth conduct of College Day. All the nominated volunteers assembled at Chavra Square at sharp 7am. Instructions and guidelines were given to the volunteers of Civil Defence and jacket was handed over to them.
The volunteers were assigned place for volunteering and were deputed for their duties. The task was to manage the crowd and ensure no pile up of peoples and create any chaos and disturb the event. Volunteers guided everyone in a humble manner and helped them move towards they event venue. Along with NCC Volunteers, the KCDC volunteers escorted Principal and guest to the venue for the Inauguration event.
Discipline Management at Nrithyanjali
Date: April 28, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Cops of Kristu Jayanti College autonomous deployed 21 volunteers on 28th April 2023 to ensure smooth conduct of Inter-Collage Dance event Nrityanjali. All the nominated volunteers assembled at Chavra Square at sharp 7am. Instructions and guidelines were given to the volunteers of Civil Defence and jacket was handed over to them.
The volunteers were assigned place for volunteering and were deputed for their duties. The task was to manage the crowd and ensure no pile up of peoples and create any chaos and disturb the event. Volunteers guided everyone in a humble manner and helped them move towards they event venue. Along with NCC Volunteers, the KCDC volunteers escorted Principal and guest to the venue for the Inauguration event. Volunteers were asked to not allow anyone in the Quadrangle or on near the classrooms use Mobile Phones to record videos.
After a sudden change in climate and downpour, without panicing the Volunteers guided the audience in a humble manner and helped them move towards SKC Auditorium and M1 Auditorium, Main Block and continued the event. At around in the afternoon Volunteers were provided with lunch and refreshments to keep them energetic. After a break they were back to the duties.
The volunteers were appreciated by Fathers and faculty members for their dedication, relentless efforts and contribution to making the Nrityanjali 2023 a successful and memorable event.
Basics of Civil Defence
Date: April 18, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps unit of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous had organized BASICS OF CIVIL DEFENCE on 18th April 2023, at 3.30pm, M501 room, Main Block. The session was organized for 2nd semester economics and psychology students who have enrolled for value based skill enhancement course. Prof. Ashwitha, Assistant Professor, Department of Commerce has oriented volunteers on variety of Civil Defence methods their use and their advantages. Prof. Ashwita who has completed her undergraduate from Mangalore University: Mangalagangotri, Karnataka, and has completed her MCom, MBA and Ph.D. Her current area of interest are Banking and Insurance, Financial
Free Blood Testing and Eye Screening Camp
Date: April 01, 2023
Karnatataka Civil Defense Corps Unit of Kristu Jayanti College had organised a free medical blood testing and eye screening in collaboration with Muthoot Finance CSR Unit and Eshwar Eye Vision on April 1, 2023, from 7:00 a.m. to 12.30 p.m. Venues for blood testing and eye screening are at Chavara Square and Panel Room 2, PG Block, respectively. The blood testing and eye screening camp are organized for all KJC employees. Lab testing and screening are the cornerstone of routine and preventive care services, as all medical decisions depend on lab tests for diagnosis or treatment. Blood testing is done on an empty stomach. The reports and testing are done for blood pressure, fasting blood sugar, total cholesterol, creatinine, and the Hepatitis B test.
The beneficiaries are as follows: Eye screening: 220; 36 donated pairs of glasses; 48 received pairs. Prof. Manjunath S and Prof. Vinod Baburao Meghsham, Staff co-ordinators coordinated the event.
Vruksha Raksha - Nourishing a Plant
Date: March 30, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps unit of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous organized “Vruksha Raksha nourishing a plant” Programme on 30th March 2023 at 11:00 am, Veterinary Hospital K. Narayanapura. Lael P Joby, Associate member, KCDC, 1st year BBA was the student in charge of the event volunteers The saplings present in the outer area were planted by the Government of Karnataka. The volunteers were made aware of the benefits of planting saplings. They were also enlightened about the importance of nourishing a plant. The task required the volunteers to pour 2 litres of water for the healthy growth of plants. It was an event to create sensitivity towards caring for the environment.
Role of Wildlife and Humans in Nature
Date: March 28, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps unit of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous organized Induction Program on “Role of Wildlife and Humans in Nature” for its volunteers on 28th March 2023, at 02:00 pm, M3 Auditorium, Main Block. Mr. Mohan K, the resource person, trained volunteers to identify the various types of snakes and measures to deal with snake bites. He also emphasized on the roles of various animals to the Ecosystem. Mr. Mohan K, is a wildlife rescuer who has been awarded with the President’s Medal in the year 2021, CM medal in 2018 and the Kempegowda Award in 2016.
The session was facilitated by Prof. Manjunath S, Prof. Vinod Baburao Meghsham and Prof. Chandrashekar, Staff Coordinators of KCDC.
Joy of Giving
Date: March 27-31, 2023
‘Let there be pleasure in giving others pleasure, Sheer happiness, beyond all one might measure It is in giving that we receive only then eternal peace is achieved’
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps of Kristu Jayanti College autonomous organized a donation drive “Joy of Giving” from 27th- 31st March 2023 at college. The primary goal of this initiative was to collect stationery items and school supplies from college students in order to benefit underprivileged children and provide them with aid in the near future.
Many of the parents from poor families unable to provide this material to their children, due to the economic impact on their livelihood and earnings. As a result of this, such children are at risk of remaining uneducated or undereducated. Many children from underprivileged areas don’t have the opportunity to go to school for the simple reason that they don’t have sufficient supply of notebooks. The volunteers were asked to donate the books to their respective assigned faculty members. This drive was a successful under the guidance of Prof. Manjunath S and SEC mentors.
Orientation on Basic of Civil Defense
Date: March 24, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Cops of Kristu Jayanti College autonomous organized Orientation on Basic of Civil Defense for BCOM SEC Students on 24th March, 2023 in M3 Auditorium, Main Block. The purpose of the orientation is to educate participants on the value of civil defence, the function of civil defence, and the benefits of joining KCDC. The session to BCom Students was conducted by Prof. Chandrashekar N, KCDC staff coordinator. The session began with welcoming the speaker. It mainly focused on explaining about KCDC, its history, different ranks provided, various divisions in Karnataka the advantages of joining KCDC .Also, many examples were shown about the KCDC heroes who pledged their lives to help the needy souls during any natural calamities. The entire session was conducted under the admirable guidance of Prof. Ashwitha and Prof.Chandrashekar N KCDC Staff Coordinators.
Basic of Civil Defence
Date: March 24, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps, Kristu Jayanti College autonomous organized Orientation on Basic of Civil Defense for BCA Students on 24th March 2023 in A2 auditorium, Admin Block. The objective of the orientation is to bring awareness among the SEC students about importance of Civil Defense, roles that Civil Defense volunteer has to follow, advantages of joining KCDC.
The session began with welcoming the speaker. It mainly focused on explaining about KCDC, its history, different ranks provided, various divisions in Karnataka the advantages of joining KCDC. Also, many examples were shown about the KCDC heroes who pledged their lives to help the needy souls during any natural calamities. The entire session was conducted under the admirable guidance of Prof. Sherin Rappai and Dr. Haripriya KCDC Staff Coordinator.
World Water Day
Date: March 23, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps unit of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous organized World Water Day 23/03/2023 at college premises. A poster display was organized to create awareness among students regarding water conservation and inculcation of different techniques of rejuvenating the ground water to prevent natural disasters like drought. The activity was organised for students of B.Sc Life sciences, B.Sc Forensic Science and BA Students were asked to prepare posters, either handmade or digital posters and were asked to assemble in the pathway areas of Kristu Jayanti College. The session was concluded by Prof. Aashika N, talking to the students about the significance of water day and The Water Action Agenda.
Date: March 23, 2023
“Karnataka Civil Defence Corps” unit of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous organized “Water Day Awareness” by poster display activity on 23rd March 2023, at 08:15 am, within and around the college premises.
The posters exhibited by the volunteers were made on themes such as:
• Importance of Water
• Water scarcity as a major problem
• Measures to save water
The activity was successful in conveying the importance of water and its conservation
Date: March 21, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps, Kristu Jayanti College autonomous commemorated World Forest Day on 21st March 2023 at college premises. The ultimate goal of Forest Day is to promote sustainable forest management practices that ensure the long-term health and vitality of forest ecosystems, while also supporting the livelihoods and well-being of communities that depend on them. Forest Day is a global event held annually to raise awareness about the importance of forests and the need for sustainable forest management practices. Forest Day events was observed by participants by displaying posters related to forest conservation, restoration, and management. The ultimate goal of Forest Day is to promote sustainable forest management practices that ensure the long-term health and vitality of forest ecosystems, while also supporting the livelihoods and well-being of communities that depend on them. The session was conducted under the guidance of Prof. Sherin Rappai and Dr. Haripriya KCDC Staff Coordinator.
Basics of Civil Defence
Date: March 10, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps unit of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous organized the Basics of Civil Defense on 10th March 2023. Dr Eshan M.R introduced the Civil Defense Corps with details of its establishment, functions, core objectives, and benefits to its members. The Karnataka Civil Defence Corps (KCDC) is an organization that aims to protect the civilian population during times of emergency, natural disasters, and other such situations. Overall, the KCDC training program designed to equip participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to protect and serve their communities during times of emergency and natural disasters.
Date: March 03, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Cops of Kristu Jayanti College autonomous organized Awareness on Gender Equality on 3rd March 2023 around the college campus. The objective of the event is to bring awareness and increase student knowledge of gender equality, which is when men and women have the same opportunities, rights, and responsibilities in all areas of life. The KCDC Volunteers were asked to make a poster about gender equality and were assigned all around the campus to display their creativity and spread the message about gender equality. Many people approached our volunteers and asked multiple questions related to the topic. The main objective of this program is to spreading awareness about giving equal rights, opportunities and treatment for individuals regardless of their gender identity. The volunteers showcased various social problems related to gender equality such as Unequal access to education, employment, healthcare and political participation
Women’s Day Celebration
Date: March 03, 2023
‘This is a time for facts, not fear. This is a time for rationality, not rumors. This is a time for solidarity, not stigma.’
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps in collaboration with Women Empowerment Cell organized Poster making event to mark Women’s Day on 08/03/2023 in the College parking area, Kristu Jayanti College Bengaluru. First year students of Professional Accounting & Finance department displayed various posters portraying women and Gender Equalities. The outcome of the programme was students were able to understand the importance of the women’s Rights, gender equalities, Women’s roles in peacebuilding, women’s peace in International and National conventions, laws, and legislations. There were 80 students participated enthusiastically and displayed various posters in bringing awareness about women and Gender Equalities. Students were actively participated and involved in the Poster.
International Women's Day Week Celebration
Date: March 03, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defense Corps unit of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous in collaboration with Women Empowerment Cell celebrated International Women’s Day on 3rd March 2023 at 12:30 pm, in Kristu Jayanti Campus. The volunteers prepared posters with messages sharing the rights of women and words that can empower them. The posters were displayed in the locality outside the campus, from K Narayanapura cross till the primary health center. The event has helped to increase awareness among the local community about women's rights and the need for their empowerment. This can encourage more people to support women's rights and take action to address gender inequality. The event can serve as a source of motivation and inspiration for women who may be struggling with gender inequality or discrimination.
National Oral Health Day
Date: March 03, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps, Kristu Jayanti College autonomous commemorated National Oral Day on 20th March 2023 in their respective community. The event’s main objective is to bring an awareness in the community about practicing oral hygenie in the community. Students were asked to conduct a session about the importance of keeping their oral health in a better manner. Overall, taking care of your oral health is important for both your oral and systemic health, as well as your overall well-being. It is recommended to maintain regular dental check-ups and practice good oral hygiene habits such as brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and using mouthwash.
Basics of Civil Defence Corps
Date: March 02, 2023
‘Discipline is doing what needs to be done, even if you don’t want to.’
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps, Kristu Jayanti College autonomous organized Basic of Civil Defense for BCom PAF Students on 1st March 2023 in P2 auditorium, PG Block. The objective of the orientation is to bring awareness among the SEC students about importance of Civil Defense, roles that Civil Defense volunteer has to follow, advantages of joining KCDC.
Dr. Leelavathi R, Assistant Professor, Department of Management started the session with the introduction of KCDC continued with its objectives in serving the nation. KCDC aims women empowerment, child development and work for human rights in the community by participating in various kinds of development activities in participation with local people on their planning, supervision, monitoring and maintenance of the projects on sustainable way. Civil Defence volunteers are guided by divisional warden to involve in rescue, rehabilitation and relief work – effects of war. She also explained about the various activities conducted by Student Volunteers, Benefits of being Student Volunteer, Application Procedure for Warden. It mainly focused on explaining about KCDC, its history, different ranks provided, various divisions in Karnataka the advantages of joining KCDC. Also, many examples were shown about the KCDC heroes who pledged their lives to help the needy souls during any natural calamities. The entire session was conducted under the admirable guidance of Dr. Gokilavani and Prof. Indra, SEC KCDC Staff Coordinator.
Date: March 01-04, 2023
“The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow”
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous organized Boot Camp for KCDC from 1st March 2023 to 4th March 2023 at Gobaragunte village, Devanahalli taluk. The objective of the camp is to give students an understanding of rural life's socioeconomic and cultural situations and to aid them in integrating important life lessons.
On Day one the camp was inaugurated by Mr. Manjunath, President, Avathi Panchayat and Members of the panchayat and staff coordinators from the KCDC were also present. Volunteers conducted the socio-economic survey to gained knowledge about the resources available in village.
Volunteers trekked to Avathi Hills on day two to learn about basic mountain rescue techniques and take in the breathtaking scenery. At 10:15 a.m., volunteers took part in Shramadhaan in the village to clean and provide the residents with a clean environment. For the villagers to show off their skills, competitions in Mehndi and Rangoli were conducted at 4:00 pm. To increase awareness among the ladies in the village about debt, loan policies, and many other topics, Canara Bank later conducted an awareness programme on various SHG schemes for members of SHGs at 7:30 pm. Through this, many individuals benefited.
On day 3 early in the morning volunteers assembled in the school premises to perform Yoga and at sharp 7:30am free medical camp was organised in association with Muthoot Finance CSR unit and Jain Mission Hospital. The patient underwent a general check-up, vitals check-up, eye Screening, diabetes test, and other tests of various kinds. Several of the villagers received free eyeglasses. More than 200 people had benefited from this medical camp. Evening cultural programme was conducted for the villagers. The young children of the hamlet performed a dance to kick off the programme. A welcome song was sung later that evening, followed group dance and a play about the need for women to pursue higher education.
On day 4, As usual volunteers woke up early in the morning before the sun rise to perform the Yoga. Shramadhan was carried out until the firefighter team arrived for the demonstration to educate the villagers about the different extinguishing techniques and discussed the numerous extinguishers used to put out various fires. Valedictory program was presided by School HM to distribute the prizes to the winners who participated in the sports event conducted by the volunteers. At the conclusion, each and every resident of the village received two boxes of cake as a token of appreciation for their care and cooperation with the camp.
The camp coordinators' dedication and hard work have made a significant impact on the lives of students. The camp coordinators Mr. Chandrashekar N and Mrs. Ashwitha led the students in various activities that exposed them to the realities of rural life. From visiting local farms and interacting with the villagers, and gained valuable insights that will shape their perspectives.
We take this opportunity to express our deep gratitude to the principal, Rev. Dr. Augustine George, for his generous, persistent, and inspiring cooperation in organizing camp. We also thank Rev. Fr. Lijo P. Thoams, Vice Principal, and CFO for directing, motivating, and encouraging the KCDC team members.
The great efforts of camp coordinators undoubtedly deserve huge applause, praise, and high appreciation. Along with the KCDC staff coordinator, Mr. Manjunath S, and a team of faculty members, namely, Dr. Eshan, Dr. Leelavathi, Dr. Sneha, Mrs. Aishwarya Babu, Dr. Akash, Dr. Haripriya, and Mrs. Sherin Rappai.
National Science Day
Date: February 28, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps unit of Kristu Jayanti College and Government Higher Primary School, Kothanur is jointly organised “Science Exhibition” to mark National Science Day at Government Higher Primary School, Kothanur on February 28, 2023 at 10 a.m. The science exhibition is organized to commemorate the discovery of the Raman Effect. National Science Day is a great occasion to highlight the importance of science in our daily life and to encourage young minds to take up. The volunteers of KCDC assisted school students in making models for the exhibition to display all the activities, and efforts.
The volunteers were divided in a group of 5 and the students was allocated to them. Twice in a week the volunteers visited the place, sit together and teach the students about their science models. By 25th February the models were ready.
On 28th February the volunteers assembled at Kothanur Government School and classrooms was allotted for displaying their models. At 10:00am Fr. Jais V Thomas, Director, Jayantian Extension Services inaugurated the Science Exhibition. Various Models like Volcanos, Rain Water Harvesting, Respiratory System, Hydraulic JCB, Solar System, Solar Energy Harvesting Plants and more were displayed. Fr. Jais V Thomas took his time and looked at each and every models done by the students of Kothanur Government School under the guidance of our volunteers. The headmistress and the teaching faculty members arrived and asked the students to explain the models they have done, the students as well as our volunteers explained the models both in Kannada and English. The science exhibition went on till 12:30pm. Programme ends with a thanking speech given by Fr.Jais V Thomas addressing the efforts put by our volunteers and students in putting up this exhibition. This event was mainly a success because of the contribution given by volunteers with cooperation of the student and the guidelines given by all the KCDC teacher and Student Co- coordinators.
Black Day (Pulwama Attack)
Date: February 14, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous commemorated our martyred soldiers of Pulwama Attack on 14th February, 2023 in the quadrangle of the college.
This event was organised to remember the struggles, sacrifice and bravery of our soldiers. The volunteers of KCDC acted out the Pulwama incident in the form of a mime to make everyone aware about the incident and also lit candles in the remembrance of the forty Jawans. Rev. Fr. Emmanuel PJ joined to pay homage along with faculty members and students.
The event created an atmosphere of patriotism, gratitude for the sacrifice, evoked sympathy for the families of the soldiers, made them realize how we take safety for granted and the soldiers’ commitment and empathize with the tragedy of loss of life at relatively younger age. The campaign was conducted under the commendable guidance of Prof. Ashwitha KCDC Staff Coordinators.
Fire Safety Awareness
Date: February 02, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps unit of Kristu Jayanti College had organised Fire Safety Awareness program in association with Banaswadi Fire Station on February 2, 2023 at college premises. The program started with expert talk followed by demonstration and mock drill. The expert talk on fire safety began at 11.00am in the M3 Auditorium, Main Block and the Mock Drill was demonstrated at 12.50 pm in the Quadrangle. The speakers for the day was Mr Madesh L, retired fire station officer, Kolar, and Mr Vinod Motila Jadhav, fire station officer, Banaswadi and Somashaker, Assistant Fire Station Officer.
Session witnessed the demonstration and explanation of different types of fire and methods to extinguish them and also shared few cases of fire incidents which took place in his station limits and demonstrated various ways in which a person can be saved in case of an emergency. Under the guidance of Prof. Manjunath S and Prof. Vinod Baburao M, Staff Coordinators the event was organised.
Refreshment Stall for Kridostav 2023
Date: January 28, 2023
“Coming together is the beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success.”
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps, Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous organized a refreshment stall on 28th January 2023 in college ground, Old Airport Road, Bagalur. The stall catered to the needs of athletes and spectators, providing soft drinks, tender coconut, energy drinks, beverages like tea and coffee to keep them hydrated and tackle the scorching heat and eatables like chocolates and chips to satiate their hunger. As a part of charity drive, all the profits will be contributed towards social cause. It was organized and managed by the Civil Defence volunteers under the able guidance of Prof. Manjunath S KCDC Staff Coordinator.
Date: January 23 to 31 March, 2023
“YUVA PATASHALLA” - Engage, Educate and Empower an initiative of Karnataka Civil Defence Corps to educate the children of migrant construction workers in and around K Narayanapura and Kothanur.
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps unit of Kristu Jayanti College had conducted YUVA PATASHALLA for the children of migrant construction workers from 23rd January to 31st March 2023 at K Narayanapura and Kothanur Cluster. The program objectives are to teach, assist and create awareness among children of migrant construction workers by providing supplemental education for their overall development. Volunteers of KCDC assisted the children in doing homework, reviewing school lessons, and engaging in activities that promote the holistic development of youngsters.
Students are grouped and slots were assigned to registered volunteers after their regular college hours for visiting the cluster to assist the children from Monday to Friday based on their availability. The identified clusters include migrant workers’ community at K. Narayanapura, N Nagenahalli and Government primary school K Narayanapura and Kothanur. The beneficiaries from cluster were around 170 children’s. The Programme was most effectively monitored by Programme coordinator Prof. Manjunath S, Prof. Vinod Baburoa and Dr. Eshan MR.
Date: January 26 January, 2023
“Let us all come together to felicitate our glorious Nation and feel proud to be an Indian.” Karnataka Civil Defence Corps, of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous celebrated the 74th Republic Day on 26th January 2023 at the college ground. The event began with the arrival of chief guest Dr. Annie Stephen, Coordinator, (Dept of Professional Accounting and Finance), and Rev Fr. Lijo P Thomas (Vice Principal). After the unfurling of the flag, the chief guest addressed the gathering. In her peroration, she glorified the progress that our nation has made from being colonized to becoming a developing nation. This was followed by a brief address by Rev. Fr. Lijo P Thomas. At last, sweets were distributed among all the participants including teachers, non-teaching staff, and volunteers.
Road Safety Awareness Campaign
Date: January 16 and 17 January, 2023
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps of Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous organized Road Safety Awareness campaign on 16th and 17th of January 2023 in the college and surroundings of K. Narayanapura. The volunteers of KCDC displayed posters on several topics of road safety to create awareness among the students and people. This campaign was held for two consecutive days so that it would provide a chance for everyone to participate, learn and comprehend what the campaign exactly was. The campaign was conducted under the guidance of Prof. Vinod Baburao M KCDC staff Coordinator.
Self Defence Training
Date: December 16, 2022
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps Unit of Kristu Jayanti College observed Civil Defence Rising Day on 6th December 2022. The day is intended to raise public awareness of civic protection and defence among volunteers. Students participated in Civil Defence Rising Day by taking an online quiz about civil defence at 6 o'clock using Google Form. It is recommended that volunteers invite their friends to take the quiz. Mr. Manjunath S Staff, framed questions for facilitating quiz in most appropriate way.
Self Defence Training
Date: November 19, 2022
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps of Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous had organized “Self Defence” on 19th November 2022, at 1.30 pm, A1 Auditorium Admin Block. The objective of the event is to equip volunteers with basic skills of self-Defence. Mr. Roshan Bist, national gold medalist in Taekwondo, trained at Sports Authority of India trained students. The session covered theory and demonstration of the basic combat skills. Martial art is a key tool for inculcating focus and alertness in oneself. The session also addressed girl volunteers for 20mins focusing the techniques of combat skills which can be used to defend themselves at the time of unavoidable situations. Dr. Eshan M R, Staff Coordinator coordinate the event.
Team Building and Parade Training
Date: November 05, 2022
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps unit of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous conducted parade training and team building sessions for the volunteers on 5th November 2022 at the basketball court college campus. The session began at 2:00pm emphasizing the significance and importance of the team. Activities were conducted to create and develop team spirit. It was overlooked by the seniors and the volunteers were rigorously trained in commands such as fall out, attention, stand at ease, right turn, left turn, and forward march. Ms. M Devika, Mr. Stevin Joseph B – C certified NCC cadets trained the students.
National Unity Day
Date: October 31, 2022
“Every citizen of India must remember that he is an Indian and he has every right I this country but with certain duties”
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps Unit of Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous, commemorates the 147th Birthday of Sadar Vallabhbai Patel as National Unity Day on October 31st, 2022 by organizing a Human Chain Formation with the theme “Unity in Diversity is better than unity in Similarities” in the Gate Pathway Corridor of the campus at 12.50pm to 1.30pm by displaying the posters that represents the theme of the event. As the part of the event, KCDC Volunteers had also delivered their speeches on Sadar Vallabhai Patel, the Iron Man of India and on the importance of National Unity Day at 4.30pm, M3 Audi, 3rd Floor, Main Block. Dr. Leelavathi KCDC Staff Coordinator and Student volunteers Ananya, Gagana, Chandrika volunteers gave a talk.
Road Safety Awareness
Date: October 20, 2022
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps and Department of Media Studies of Kristu Jayanti College (Autonomous) is organised Road Safety Awareness in association with Devanahalli Traffic Police on 20th October 2022, 8.00am at college campus and K. Narayanapura, Bangalore.
This Campaign aims to create awareness of road safety and traffic rules among students and public. The traffic awareness posters are displayed by volunteers from K. Narayanapura cross to College Main Entrance to commuters. These kinds of initiatives are essential because they not only assist to raise awareness of traffic laws among the general public and students, but they also support an easy and satisfying quality of life in a big metropolis like Bangalore.
World Sight Day
Date: October 17, 2022
Karnataka Civil Defense Corps (KCDC) and Department of Economics in collaboration with Rotary Bangalore Nexus organising an ‘Eye Donation Camp and Walk with the Blind’ in commemoration of ‘World Sight Day 2022’ for the students KCDC and the students of department of commerce on 17th October between 10.00 am to 1.00 pm at M1 Auditorium, Main Block.
World Food Day with the theme “Leave NO ONE Behind”
Date: October 16, 2022
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps unit of Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous observes the World Food Day with the theme “Leave NO ONE Behind” on October 16, 2022. The purpose of the event is to create awareness and action for those who suffer from hunger and to ensure healthy diets for all. Millions of people around the world cannot afford a healthy diet, putting them at high risk of food insecurity and malnutrition. Starvation is a massive problem in many countries, and we need to do more to raise awareness and combat this problem. Hence, KCDC students have taken an initiative towards an inclusive and sustainable future, showing greater empathy and kindness. Food donation in the community and a pledge with family members are the scheduled activities. Mr. Chandrashekar N, KCDC staff Coordinator is coordinating the Event.
Date: October 15, 2022
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps unit of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous conducted parade training sessions for its volunteers on 15th October 2022 at the basketball court and college ground of the college campus. The training began at 2:00pm on both the days where the significance and importance of the parade was emphasized and how it is carried out. It was overlooked by the seniors and the volunteers were rigorously trained in commands such as fall out, attention, stand at ease, right turn, left turn, and forward march. Ms. M Devika, Mr. Jithin S Johnson, Mr. Stevin Joesph B – C certified NCC cadets trained the students.
Orientation For I Year Volunteers
Date: October 10, 2022
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps unit of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, organized an Orientation session for the newly registered I Year Volunteers on 10th September 2022 in M3 Auditorium, Main Block of the college campus. Mr. Job P Samuel, Deputy Post Warden, Division 60, Karnataka Civil Defence Corps oriented on specialized training in collapse, organisations structure, search and Rescue. Sir differentiated between a “CD warden” and a “CD volunteer” and then went on to share his journey from a volunteer to a warden. Sir spoke about his experience in the Division citing many personal anecdotes and highlighting the roles and responsibilities of a civil defence volunteer. This was followed by a Q & A session, where sir efficiently answered all the questions posed by the volunteers. The faculty coordinator Prof Manjunath S expressed his gratitude to Mr Job P Samuel for taking time from his busy schedule and addressing the young volunteers marking the conclusion of the session. The entire session was conducted under the admirable guidance of Prof. Manjunath S (Dept of Management) and Dr Eshaan (Dept of Management).
Date: October 01, 2022
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps unit of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous conducted parade training sessions for its volunteers on 1st October 2022 at the basketball court and college ground of the college campus. The training began at 2:00pm on both the days where the significance and importance of the parade was emphasized and how it is carried out. It was overlooked by the seniors and the volunteers were rigorously trained in commands such as fall out, attention, stand at ease, right turn, left turn, and forward march. Ms. M Devika, Mr. Jithin S Johnson, Mr. Stevin Joesph B – C certified NCC cadets trained the students.
Parisara Swachata - “Reuse, reduce and recycle”
Date: October 01, 2022
To honour Mahatma Gandhi's 153rd birthday, On October 1, 2022, the Karnataka Civil Defence Corps of Kristu Jayanti College, Autonomous hosted a cleanliness drive. KCDC Faculty Coordinator, Prof. Manjunath S initiated the programme by addressing the volunteers about the need for such an action. More than 150 KCDC volunteers have actively involved in the clean drive. Area chosen for this drive is K Narayanapura .The purpose of the programme to keep our society clean and make the world a better place. Volunteers have been divided into small groups and were directed to various parts of K Narayanapura area for cleaning. KCDC Coordinators Mr. Chandraseskhar, Ms. Ashwitha, Dr. Eshan M R, Mr Vinod Baburao and Dr Kiran Babu N C have led the volunteers. Clean campus drive reminded the volunteers for the need of cleanliness and they found it as one of the best lesson that they learned through the KCDC activities. The volunteers expressed their experience and promised to share the need for cleanliness out of the campus to the society.
Parade Training Programme
Date: September 24, 2022
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps- Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous conducted parade training sessions for its volunteers on 17th September 2022 and 24th September 2022 in the Basketball Court of the college campus. The training began at 2:00pm on both the days where the significance and importance of the parade was emphasized and how it is carried out. It was overlooked by the seniors and the volunteers were rigorously trained in commands such as fall out, attention, stand at ease, right turn, left turn, and forward march. The training ended at 4:30 p.m.
Parade Training Programme
Date: September 17, 2022
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps unit of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous conducted parade training sessions for its volunteers on 17th September 2022 in the basketball court and college ground of the college campus. The training began at 2:00pm on both the days where the significance and importance of the parade was emphasized and how it is carried out. It was overlooked by the seniors and the volunteers were rigorously trained in commands such as fall out, attention, stand at ease, right turn, left turn, and forward march. Ms. M Devika, Mr. Jithin S Johnson, Mr. Stevin Joesph B – C certified NCC cadets.
Discipline For Kalajyoti
Date: September 17, 2022
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps unit of Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous deputed 20 volunteers on 17th September 2022 around the college campus for the smooth conduct of the finals of Intra- collegiate fest- Kalajyoti 2022. The volunteers assembled in Chavara Square at 8:30 am, where they were allocated different positions. The main task of the volunteers was to manage the crowd and assist the event heads with requirements. The duty commenced at 9:00 am and concluded by 2:00 pm. Prof. Vinod Baburoa M, KCDC Staff Coordinator instructed the volunteers. The volunteers were appreciated by the faculty and the LCA team for their work.
Basic Life Support and First Aid Training
Date: September 13, 2022
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps- Krsitu Jayanti College Autonomous, organised First Aid training for its volunteers on 13th September 2022. Mr. Sunand Sampath, a trainer for first aid and basic life support, was the main guest for the event. He holds an American Heart Association certification and an NCDC certification as a BLS instructor. The volunteers then participated in an interactive session where they learned about various health conditions and medical aid. For a demonstration of first aid for medical problems including choking, fractures, etc., the volunteers were called to the stage. On this occasion Reverend Father Jais V. Thomas , Prof. Manjunath S and Prof. Vinod Baburao Meghsham were present in the venue .
Orientation for I Year Volunteers
Date: September 10, 2022
Karnataka Civil Defence Corps- Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, organized an Orientation session for the newly registered I Year Volunteers on 10th September 2022 in M3 Auditorium, Main Block of the college campus. The guest speaker for the day was Mr Job P Samuel, Deputy Post Warden of Karnataka Civil Defence Corps- Division 60 who has specialized training in Collapse Structure Search and Rescue. Sir began the session by differentiating between a “CD warden” and a “CD volunteer” and then went on to share his journey from a volunteer to a warden. Sir spoke about his experience in the Division citing many personal anecdotes and highlighting the roles and responsibilities of a civil defence volunteer. This was followed by a Q & A session, where sir efficiently answered all the questions posed by the volunteers. The entire session was conducted under the admirable guidance of Prof. Manjunath S (Dept of Management) and Dr Eshaan (Dept of Management).
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