National Service Scheme (NSS)
National Service Scheme is an Indian public sector public service program run by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. The scheme was launched in 1969, the centenary of Gandhiji. It provides an opportunity to the student youth of India to participate in various government functions. Led community service activities and programs. Shaheed Udham Singh Government College, Sunam, has 04 NSS units adding around 200 NSS volunteers every year. Volunteers get the opportunity to participate and actively contribute to various campaigns and initiatives taken up by NSS units.
NSS Motto: “Not I, But You”
Objective of NSS:
Its sole objective is to provide experience to young students to develop their personality through community service.
To prepare the youth with a healthy spirit to serve the society and work for the social upliftment of the underprivileged people of the nation.
Its objective is to prepare the youth to serve the society and nation and promote social welfare through community service. Furthermore it identifies the needs and problems of the community and finds solutions with the intention of promoting national unity and social harmony. With this, the youth of the country joins the mainstream of the nation in the spirit of public welfare.
Components of NSS:
There are three basic components of NSS.
1) NSS Program Officer (Teacher):-
The NSS Program Officer is a member of the teaching faculty who provides the necessary leadership to the NSS volunteers.
2) NSS Volunteer (Young Students):-
NSS volunteer is a self-motivated college student.
The community provides NSS volunteers with first-hand knowledge of the living conditions of the public.
Details of NSS Activities:
NSS activities are divided into two major groups.
1) Regular NSS Activity:
Under this, students participate in various programs in the college campus. Apart from this, various types of programs are carried out by volunteers to spread awareness on various burning issues. These programs are also organized in the college campus and any other place like market, colony, city and village. The hallmark activities undertaken by NSS units are as follows:
- i) Cleanliness.
- ii) Tree plantation campaign.
iii) Various types of awareness campaigns.
- iv) Sanitation campaign.
- v) Celebrating special days.
- vi) Blood donation camp.
vii) Survey in village.
viii) Organization of health camps.
2) Special Camping Programs:
Under this, camps of 7 days duration are organized in the adopted villages or college campus with some specific projects by involving the local communities. Along with NSS volunteers, some other students are also expected to participate in these camps. Sometimes these camps are also of one day duration.
Under the NSS programme, any college student can opt for NSS. Volunteers are required to provide a minimum of 120 hours of service per year as part of regular activities and are also required to participate in at least one 7-day special camp program every year. Special camping programs will be treated as a separate project and the work hours done in those programs will be calculated separately and will not be included in the 120 hours of normal NSS activities. A, B and C certificates are earned by students after completion of the first, second and third year of service respectively.
NSS Program Officer:-
|Prof. Darshan Kumar (Unit-I)
|Dr. Ramandeep Kaur (Unit-II)
|Prof. Chamkaur Singh (Unit-III)
|Dr. Manpreet Kaur (Unit-IV)