North South University Social Services Club is one of the integral student-run organizations that constantly works for the deprived ones of the society in the nation. Winter Clothing Drive is one of the annual events the club organizes in order to provide warm clothing to the people who belong to rural areas and does not have the affordability to have warm clothes in this shivering season of winter. People living in North-Bengal areas such as Kishoreganj are most severely affected by winter as the temperature goes alarmingly low at these types of places.
This year, on 19th January, the club members went to Itna, Kishoreganj, a district located in the northern region of Dhaka division, to distribute blankets to the people who were lacking access to it. The happiness and the broad smile of the rural people embellished the value of the event quite more. Due to the lack of warm clothing, these rural people were suffering at the severe levels and were at the verge of being affected by several dangerous diseases due the cold weather.
During the donation, the President of NSUSSC, Kaifi Sultana Kabbo stated, “During winter, people in rural areas suffer the most and are highly susceptible to many dangerous diseases. The death rates due to cold weather in Bangladesh too are rising every year. Winter Clothing Drive-2020 was a small initiative to provide a protective shield to these people to fight against this shivering cold season.”
Due to the widespread of Dengue in recent times, the blood banks are running out of blood. In this hapless situation, North South University Social Services Club (NSUSSC) has organized their annual event “Blood Donation Drive” inside the premises of North South University, as an initiative to help the society through providing donated blood in this crucial time. This year, a three days long campaign has been conducted from 29th of July till 31st of July, associated with Bangladesh Red Crescent Society.
Established in Spring 1994, NSUSSC is the only club at NSU whose main objective is to offer assistance to the underprivileged and the unfortunate in the society. With most of the people living below the poverty line, and the country facing an endless barrage of natural calamities, there is almost no end to the societal problems, which are mostly due to the lack of education, money and the lack of facilities and support provided by the government to the poor. Inadequate funds have left cancer and AIDS patients, acid victims, orphans, drug addicts with little or no hope; the situation is simply heartrending. Natural calamities such as floods and cyclones have left many on the breadline – this is the common scenario in Bangladesh. NSUSSC believes that it is a moral duty as citizens of Bangladesh, more importantly as human beings, to help out the people in need. NSUSSC tries its best to contribute and offer a helping hand to these people in whatever way possible. NSUSSC has organized a host of events and initiated many programs to help the afflicted. Field trips to orphanages, children’s hospitals, acid victim rehabilitation centers and homes for the elderly, social awareness seminars on literacy, drugs and AIDS, vaccination and voluntary blood donation programs, charity concerts and photo exhibitions for cancer, donation and relief distribution initiatives for disaster-stricken people and fund-raising drives for patients and the needy are some of the club’s regular activities. Apart from the above programs, NSUSSC also incorporates an element of fun in its activities for the students. It is the first student activity club of NSU to single-handedly organize an annual picnic for over a thousand students and members of the different faculties of NSU. One other program arranged by the club is the Book Exchange Offer, which is just another way of trying to perform social service, but in this case, for the fellow NSUers. NSUSSC is always striving to come up with new ways to help out, contribute to society and aid the destitute with whatever is possible for subsistence. Its activities do not only make NSUSSC stand out but also makes NSU proud; NSUSSC is the pride of NSU indeed! With innovative activities to serve the community and a large family of dedicated members, NSUSSC has grown over the years to become one of the most successful, active and popular clubs at NSU!
Every winter, many impoverished families in Bangladesh suffer tremendously in the cold; few of them even die due to a lack of warm clothing. Mournfully the situation got desperate this year. While the privileged people of our society welcomed winter with latest warm fashion trends, barbeque parties and pitha utshab, it brought unbearable sufferings for the lower income groups of the country.
For this reason, North South University Social Services Club organized their annual winter project ‘Winter Clothing Drive’ on 21st January at Thakurgaon district. A team of around 20 highly enthusiastic members of NSUSSC went there to distribute around 900 blankets with the ebullience to stand by these underprivileged people. The event took place at Aziznagar, Late Azizul Haque (Khoka) Memorial Association located in Kumarpur, Bhulli of Thakurgaon district. Police Super Md. Moniruzzaman and member of district council Md. Rowshanul Haque (Tushar) were also present during the event.