NSS

Govt Post Graduate College Seema

THE NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME (NSS)

INTRODUCTION

The National Service Scheme, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India, popularly known as NSS was launched in Gandhiji's Birth Centenary Year 1969, in 37 Universities involving 40,000 students with primary focus on the development of personality of students through community service. The Scheme was started to establish a meaningful linkage between the campus and the community. Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, had recognized that the country could not progress in a desired direction until the student youth were motivated to work for the upliftment of the villages/community. For Gandhiji the villages, where majority of the population lived, represent the country i.e. India. Therefore, for the national reconstruction and national resurgence it was deemed fit that the students and teachers should be properly sensitized and utilized for strengthening the Indian society as a whole with particular emphasis on rural community. Therefore, student youth, teachers and the community are considered the three basic components of the National Service Scheme.

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. The cardinal principle of the programme is that it is organised by the students themselves and both students and teachers through their combined participation in social service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks of national development. Besides, the students, particularly, obtain work experience which might help them to find avenues of self-employment or employment in any organisation at the end of their university career.

The National Service Scheme helps youths to channelize their energies and capabilities towards nation building activities by organizing them into volunteer groups. It plays a vital role in the personality development of the students and engage them in the upliftment of the society and give them a sense of participation in national reconstruction.

The College got its first Unit of National Service Scheme (NSS) in the year 1990-91. As the strength of the College grew after every subsequent year, a need for another Unit of the NSS was realized. It was only in the year 2006 that the Himachal Pradesh University NSS Advisory Committee sanctioned additional NSS Unit to the College. Since the addition of this Unit, the NSS activities in the College expanded considerably and a larger number of students came under its fold every year since then.

Day to day activities of NSS
Detail of Achievements under NSS (2006-07 to 2020-21)

a) Total Enrolment

Year/Session Boys Girls Total Boys Girls Total Target
2006-07 686 600 1286 114 138 252 200
2007-08 565 549 1114 109 123 232 200
2008-09 639 702 1341 81 119 200 200
2009-10 663 716 1379 84 116 200 200
2010-11 763 796 1559 105 157 262 200
2011-12 804 870 1674 125 188 253 200
2012-13 614 884 1498 93 171 264 200
2013-14 672 911 1583 110 164 274 200
2014-15 685 1061 1746 146 165 311 200
2015-16 785 1056 1841 164 215 379 200
2016-17 180 289 469 200
2017-18 130 173 303 200
2018-19 155 159 314 200
2019-20 113 133 246 200
b) Detail of Special Camps
Year Adopted Village(s) Date(s) of the Camp No.of campers Target
2006-07 Seema 18-27th Dec., 2006 100 100
2007-08 Bijouri 23rd Dec,07 to Ist Jan., 08 100 100
2008-09 Kulgaon 21st to 30th Dec., 2008 100 100
2009-10 Khashadhar 25th to 31st Dec., 2009 100 100
2010-11 Bijouri & Rantari, Bhatwari 17th to 23rd Dec., 2010 100 100
2011-12 Seema, Bijouri &Rantari 17th to 23rd Dec., 2011 100 100
2012-13 Bijouri, Jakhar and Rantari 26th Dec. 12 to 1st Jan.,13 100 100
2013-14 Seema.Bijouri, Malwani, Rantari 25th Dec. 13 to 31st Dec. 13 100 100
2014-15 Seema, Bijouri, Jakhar, Malwani 8th Feb;15 to 14th Feb;2015 100 100
2015-16 Seema,Masli,Rohru Town 7th Feb-13th Feb,2016 107 100
2016-17 Seema,Masli,Rohru, Bijori 24 Dec to 30 Dec 2016 137 100
2017-18 Seema,Masli, Bijori 7th to13th Feb 2017 93 + School Volunteers 100
2018-19 Seri Basa, Seema,Masli, Bijori 21th Dec to 27th Dec 2018 108 100
2019-20 Rohru, Rantari, Seema, Masli, Bijori 24th Dec to 30th Dec 2019 101 100