National Service Scheme
Three NSS units with three programme officers and with a total strength of 300 student volunteers involve in regular and special camping activities. This is doing yeomen service to the society in general and executes projects that are useful to the neighbouring villages.
Every year in addition to the seven days special camp programme in neighbouring villages, they conduct awareness programmes on many social issues such as AIDS, HIV, Child Labour, Climate Change, Clean city, Protection of girl children etc., With the help from hospitals, they conduct health camps such as blood grouping, blood donation, vision screening and so on.
The Main Objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are :
- Understand the community in which they work
- Understand themselves in relation to their community
- Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving
- Develop a sense of social and civic responsibility among themselves
- Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
- Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
- Gain skills in mobilizing community participation
- Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
- Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
- Practice national integration and social harmony
Started initially in 37 universities involving 40,000 volunteers, the scheme has grown over the years and it is implemented today with an involvement of more than 2.6 million volunteers spread over in 200 Universities, Polytechnics and +2 Systems. The efforts of NSS volunteers have been widely acclaimed by the community, universities, colleges and general public as the NSS volunteers have been rendering selfless service to the community.
The Motto of NSS “Not Me But You”, reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students develop appreciation to other person’s point of view and also show consideration to other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines on the belief that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.
NSS Programme Officers:
K. GUNASEKARAN – Unit – I
N. KALAIVANI – Unit – II
C.P.M. YUGEASH RAJ– Unit – III