NSS Digboi college unit conducted 2nd phase of week-long NSS special camp at a very remote village named Saraipung forest village with night stay. Saraipung under Digboi forest division is about 23 km from Digboi town.
The programme started with mushroom cultivation techniques with audio-visual display and practical demonstration to the villagers by two resource persons namely Digboi Padma Borgohain and Nirmali Mech and assisted by Deepanjol Borgohain a student volunteer.
Later, after the technical programme, the mushroom seeds were distributed free among the villagers. The next day, all the 25 student volunteers actively participated in the village school education programme. It is to be worth mentioning that, the Saraipung LP School has only one teacher for five classes from class 1 to 5. The nearest high school is at Bhadoi Passali about 8 km from the spot. The drop-out rate is high in the village
Some of the students of class 8-9 standards are found to be brilliant but due to lack of facility of transportation, they are deprived of their basic needs.
A parallel session on Free-Veterinary Camp was also organized by NSS unit in the village.
All the villagers and the school children were educated in the said programme. The villagers performed colourful cultural dance of the adivasis and Santhalis along with bihu dance and songs. On the fifth day, the school children were taught how to keep village clean along with their school education programme. In the evening session an awareness programme on importance of wildlife conservation, causes of climate change and global warming, was conducted by Rajib Rudra Tariang, Programme Officer of NSS Digboi college unit. On the concluding day, after the morning session of school education, a friendly football match was held between the youths of the village and NSS volunteers of Digboi college.