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NSS (National Service Scheme)Unit

• NSS program officer : Dr. Tushar Wankhede
• NSS program co-officer : Dr. Mrs. Yogita Thakare
• Unit Capacity : 200 students (Boys and girls)

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. The cardinal principle of the NSS programme is that it is organised by the students themselves, and both students and teachers through their combined participation in community service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks of nation building.

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.

Aim

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.

Objectives

The broad objectives of NSS are:

• To understand the community in which they work;

• To understand themselves in relation to their community;

• To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process;

• To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility;

• To utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems;

• To develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities;

• To gain skills in mobilizing community participation;

• To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude;

• To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters

• To practice national integration and social harmony.


Sant Gadgebaba's ten point programme

1. Food for hungry

2. Water for thirsty

3. Clothes for needy

4. Helop for education of poor boys and girls

5. Shelter for homeless people

6. Medical facilities to handicapped and diseased people

7. Employement to unemployee people

8. Sanctuary to birds and wild animals

9. Matrimonial help to poor boys and girls

10. Confidence to unhappy people

11. Education to poor people

NSS Activities:

Activities during 2016 - 2017



A Blood Donation Camp was organized on14-02-2014 in the college Auditorium. To know the value of blood the “Valentine Day” is selected every year to organize the blood donation camp. Blood cannot be manufactured and there is no substitute for it. Hence it is important to create a network of young blood donors to save lives. The NSS volunteers enthusiastically donated their blood and in all 106 units were collected which is priceless compared to its actual cost of Rs. 84800/-.

Youth Rally

A Youth Rally was organized on 23-02-2015, in which 150 students had participated. The theme of the rally was the preaching of “GADGE BABA”, the 19th century folk hero and his philosophy of self-reliance, community-sharing and cleanliness. Themes like Clean surroundings, Self-help Schemes, Use of Fuel-saving Devices, Increased Environmental Awareness and the Strengthening of Women's Groups were upheld during the rally.

Training and Selection camp on “Disaster Management”

A Training and Selection camp on “Disaster Management” for NSS volunteers was organized on 25-05-2014 in which Dr. Shrikant Patil, NSS Director, SGBAU, Mr. Ambadasji Ghule, District Coordinator and Dr Chetan Raut graced the camp as the resource persons. As many as 180 volunteers took part in this training program. Our college was selected by SGB Amravati University to conduct the Training and Selection camp on “Disaster Management” for NSS volunteers of Amravati district. Dr. V. G. Thakare, chaired the session. The speakers shared their thoughts and guided the NSS volunteers regarding “Disaster Management”.

Tree plantation by NSS students NSS students Build a ‘Bandhara’ at Village
NSS Camp at Kathora Pro V.C. Dr. Tidke NSS students visited Science Express of Govt. of India
NSS students camp- Preparing waste water Blood Donatiopn Camp by NSS students

• Participation and activities undertaken by NSS students in special camps

Year Adopted Village Major Activity
2009-10 Yawali Shahid, Tah. & Dist Amravati Rehabilitation campaign for addicts.
2010-11 Bhankhed, Tah. & Dist Amravati Agriculture supported practices.
2011-12 Bhankhed, Tah. & Dist Amravati Construction of “Kolhapuri Bandhara”.
2012-13 Chandsura, Tah. Nandgan Khan., Dist. Amravati Construction of “Kolhapuri Bandhara”.
2013-14 Naya Akola, Tah. Chandur Bazar, Dist. Amravati “Swachha Gram” Mission

• Participation of NSS students in various activities :

Tree Plantation & its cultivation,
Tree Plantation at adopted village,
Save fuel as well as Environment protection abhiyan
Independent Day Celebration
Congress Grass Eradication in College Campus
Visit to various rallies and exhibition program by NSS students to work there as volunteers.
Rehabilitation campaign for addicts.
Agriculture supported practices.
Digging of lavatory tanks
construction of Bandhara
Workshop on ‘Crop Cultivation’ for farmers etc.
Water conservation
Cleanliness drive
Cleanliness Program in college Campus