National Service Scheme (NSS)

 

Convener: Dr. Chandrakanta Mathur

Co-Converer: Dr. Amulya Kumar Sahoo

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 N.S.S. team of this college has excelled in the area of social service in West Delhi. The services of the team have been greatly appreciated by various establishments such as hospitals, orphanages, slums, refugee homes etc. The N.S.S. also runs adult education class and provides social guidance to the illiterates. The fieldwork carries weightage in improving one's career prospects and professional competence. Attendance is compulsory. A fine would be charged for noncompliance with N.S.S. duties and camps. 

The NSS unit of Shyama Prasad Mukherjee College (SPM) undertook a number of projects. These projects helped to channelize energies of youth in a constructive way during their free time. 

Under NSS, regular weeding was done by the students in the college premises. This aroused love for the nature in the students. It led to the beautification of the campus. This weeding project was also a help to the college gardeners who do tremendous hard work in the maintenance of the beautiful gardens, all year round. 

Through NSS team awareness was spread regarding civic sense and cleanliness. The NSS volunteers prepared a “Nukad Natak” which was performed in the college. This moved the attention of the students towards the importance of cleanliness. Inspired and enthused by this Nukad Natak, students took part in the cleanliness drive organized by the NSS unit. Students enjoyed cleaning their classrooms, corridors and other common areas in the college. It was a great experience for them. 

Both the weeding and the cleanliness drive enlightened the students with the value that “no work is small”. 

NSS also organised workshops. One was on “Human Values” which imbibed good values in the students. Another one was organized by Chetna (the enabling society of the college) on “Mainstreaming Disability in Socio-economic Development” which was facilitated by NSS. All the NSS volunteers actively attended it. This workshop sensitized the students about people with disability. The strength and power of disabled people was highlighted. Both these workshops were a learning experience for the students. 

NSS invited E-Waste Management projects and Best out of Waste items from the students. It is estimated that 75% of electronic items are stored due to uncertainty of how to manage it. These electronic junks lie unattended in houses, offices, warehouses etc. and normally mixed with household wastes, which are finally disposed off at landfills. This necessitates implementable management measure. Projects by students brought different creative ideas of managing and recycling the electronic waste. 

Various beautiful and useful articles were made by the students from the waste. Students’ talents and creativity came into the spotlight. Students were also encouraged to teach their skill to the needy people who can make this their vocation. After learning to make these best out of waste items, needy people can have an additional income. 

 

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