Nation Service Scheme (NSS)
National Service Scheme is a student – centered programme and it is complementary to education. It is a noble experiment in academic extension. It inculcates the spirit of voluntary work among students and staff through sustained community interaction. It brings academic institutions closer to the society. It is a link between the campus and community, the college and village, knowledge and action. The overall aim of NSS is the Personality Development of students through community service. It gives an extension dimension to Higher Education system and orients the student youth to community service.
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhiji's Centenary year, 1969, aimed at developing student's personality through community service, NSS is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges, Universities and at +2 level working for a campus-community linkage. National Service Scheme Starting with an enrolment of 40000 students in 37 Universities covering all states, the coverage of NSS students increased to about 26.6 lakhs (2006-07) in 198 Universities, 9117 colleges,1196 Technical Institutions, 7542 Plus Two Schools and 41 Plus Two Vocational Higher Secondary Directorates. During its 39 years of fruitful existence more than 2.7crore students have so far benefited from this largest student-volunteer ship programme in the world.
The programme aims to inculcate social welfare in students, and to provide service to society without bias. NSS volunteers work to ensure that everyone who is needy gets help to enhance their standard of living and lead a life of dignity. In doing so, volunteers learn from people in villages how to lead a good life despite a scarcity of resources. It also provides help in natural and man-made disasters by providing food, clothing and first aid to the disaster victims.
OBJECTIVEThe broad objectives of NSS are :-
To enable the students to understand the community in which they work
To understand themselves in relation to their community
To identify the needs and problems in the community in the solution of which they can be involved
To develop competence required for group living and sharing responsibilities
To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude
To develop capacity to meet emergencies and national disasters
To practice national integration
SYMBOL OF NSS
The symbol for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Orissa, India. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release. It signifies the movement in life across time and space, the symbol thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change. The eight bars in the wheel represent the 24 hours of a day. The red colour indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
MOTTO OF NSS
The motto of NSS is 'NOT ME BUT YOU'. This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other person’s point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings.
NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. 24th September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes & activities.
OUR COLLEGE NSS
Our college has Four NSS Units and the NSS Units have organized several programmes for betterment of the society. Every year the volunteers create awareness on various personal, public and social issues. Our College NSS units have conducted more than ten Special Camps around the Palani Region from 2008-2018. In addition to that in the last Seven years the NSS units have conducted Free Eye Screening Camp for the benefit of the students and staff. From the Academic year (2015-2016) The NSS units select volunteers, one who do selfless service to the society and award them with The Best NSS Volunteer Award and Shield, every year.
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NSS PROGRAMME OFFICERS
Department of Botany
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Department of Indian Culture
Department of Indian Culture
Department of Commerce (SF)
ACTIVITIES OF NSS
Regular activities include projects such as
Yoga and Personality Development
Eco Friendly Activities
Devotees and Pilgrims Guidance Service and Festival Mass Control
Independence day and Republic day Parade
Blood Donation and Special Eye Check up Camps
Cancer, AIDS and Health Awareness Programmes
Road Safety Week
National Voters Day
National youth Day
Untouchability Eradication Day
Village Adoption and its Development,
Special Camp Activities
The NSS Units organize a 10 or 7 days Special camp in different selected rural areas. Projects are selected according to needs of the rural life. Camps are held annually, funded by the Government of India, and are usually located in a rural village or a city suburb. Volunteers are involved in such activities such as :
Planted trees inside the campus as well as in various schools in the adopted villages.
Stage shows or a procession creating awareness of such issues as social problems, education and cleanliness
Cleaning The Street, Ponds, Schools, Temple Premises And Graveyards
Awareness Programmes and Rallies
Eco friendly Activities
Inviting doctors for health camps
Personality and Skill Development Programmes