The sudden outbreak of COVID-19 caused unprecedented pressure on the community and the National Health systems. As a result, the pandemic also had a negative impact on non-infected patients with chronic and rare diseases. Severe restriction of daily life, including lockdown, to prevent the spread of the COVID-19, affected the management and access to treatments of patients with these disorders.
Volunteers of the KIIT NSS Bureau, from all its units, organized the Tika Utsav and Covid-19 awareness program at their respective places. Even as the pandemic has compelled volunteers to stay at home, it could not stop them from attending to their duties. It is the prime duty of all the citizens to follow the Covid protocol. Though vaccines are available now, lack of awareness and vaccine hesitancy are seen among people. With the blessings of Dr. Achyuta Samanta, Founder, KIIT & KISS, NSS KIIT Bureau decided to take the challenge to motivate the people to take the vaccine and follow Covid protocol for their own safety as well as safety of others. KIIT NSS volunteers belong to most of the states of the country. Tika Utsav was held in most of the states from April 11 – 14, 2021.
KIIT NSS Bureau expresses its gratitude to Dr. Achyuta Samanta; Prof. Hrushikesha Mohanty, VC, KIIT-DU; Prof. Sasmita Samanta, Pro-VC; Dr. J. R. Mohanty, Registrar; Dr. Kajal Parasar, KIIT NSS Program Coordinator and Program Officers of different schools for providing the opportunity to the volunteers to express their talent and get involved in service to the society.