College N.S.S. Unit was inaugurated on 15th August 2003 with an intake of 50 volunteers that was doubled to 110 volunteers in 2004. In recognition of its commendable functioning the College was sanctioned a second unit in March 2008. Currently the College N.S.S. team comprises of the Principal as the Chairman, 2 lecturers as Programme Officers and 200 volunteers.
Aim of the NSS
NSS program aims to inculcate social welfare in students and to provide service to the society without bias. NSS volunteers work to ensure that everyone who is in needy get help to enhance their standard of living and lead a dignified life. In doing so, the volunteers learn from people in the community, how to lead life despite scarcity of resources. NSS also provides help in natural and man-made disasters by providing food, clothing and first aid to the disaster victims.
Vision of the NSS
- To understand the community in which they work.
- To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them to develop problem-solving skills.
- To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
- To develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities.
Mission of the NSS
The Motto of NSS "Not Me But We" reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service. NSS helps students develop appreciation to others point of view and also show consideration to other living
- To gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
- To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes.
- To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters, and
- To practice National Integration and Social Harmony.
The symbol of the National Service Scheme, as appearing on the cover page of this Manual is based on the ‘Rath’ wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa. These giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space. The design of the symbol, a simplified form of the Sun-chariot wheel primarily depicts movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social transformation and upliftment.
NSS activities have been divided in two major groups.
1] Regular NSS activities
2] special camping programme
- Regular NSS Activity: Under this, students undertake various programmes in the adopted villages, college/school campuses and urban slums during week ends or after college hours;
- Duration of these services is 120 hours.
- Special Camping Programme: Under this, camps of 7 days duration are organised in adopted villages or urban slums during vacations with some specific projects by involving local communities. 50% NSS volunteers are expected to participate in these camps.
The NSS units organise the regular activities as detailed below:
- Orientation of NSS volunteers: To get the NSS volunteers acquainted with the basics of NSS programmes, 20 hours are allocated for their orientation through lectures, discussions, field visits and audio-visuals etc.
- Campus Work: The NSS volunteers may be involved in the projects undertaken for the benefit of the institution and students concerned. Such projects cover development of play grounds, laying of gardens, tree plantation in the premises, awareness programmes on drug-abuse, AIDS, population education and other projects. The NSS volunteers may work on campus projects for not exceeding 30 hours in a year
- (iii) The remaining 70 hours will be utilized for community service on the projects in adopted villages/urban slums independently or in collaboration with others in this field, as detailed below: (a) Institutional work(b) Rural Project© Urban Projects (d) Natural calamities & National Emergencies[e) National Days and Celebrations
- The National Service Scheme programmes also include the celebration of National days. The purpose of such a provision is to celebrate such occasions in a befitting manner.
- List of important days and weeks to be celebrated at institutional level
List Of Internatioal And National Days/Weeks To Be Observed By National Service Scheme
- National Youth Day 12th January
- Republic Day 26th January
- Martyr Day 30th January
- International Women Day 8 th March
- World Health Day 7 th April
- Anti-Terrorism Day 21st May
- World No Tobacco Day 31st May
- World Environment Day 5 th June
- World Population Day 11th July
- Independence Day 15th August
- Sadbavana Day 20th August
- International Literacy Day 8 th September
- International Peace Day 15th September
- NSS Day 24th September
- National Blood Donation Day 1 st October
- Communal Harmony Day 2 nd October
- National Integration Day 19th November
- World AIDS Day 1st December
- World Human Rights Day 10th December
- National Youth Week 12-19 January
- Van Mahotsava Week 1-7 July
- International Literacy week 8-14 July
- QuamiEkta Week 19-25 November
NSS Unit - I Activities
NSS Unit - II Activities