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The National Service Scheme (NSS)

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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.

 

           

Detail of Achievements under NSS (2006-07 to 2015-16)

a) Total Enrolment:


Total Admission in the College

Enrolment under NSS

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Activities/Achievements of NSS Volunteers 

  1. Four NSS Volunteers attended National Level Adventure camp held at NIM Uttarkashi(UK) during June/ July, 2010.
  2. Three volunteers participated in State Level Pre-RD trail held at Bhangrotu (Mandi) during August, 2010.

iv)          Four NSS volunteers participated in Winter Adventure Programme held at Natural Adventure Foundation, Thenmala, Kerela during Jan/Feb., 2011.
v)            Two Volunteers participated in District/State Level Selection Trials for Pre-RD Camp at Shimla during first week of September, 2011.One Volunteer selected for Pre-RD camp held at Modinagar (UP)during the last week of September, 2011.
vi)           Eight volunteers Participated in Annual Status of Education Report (ASER) Survey -2011 (a Citizens Survey of Children across India facilitated by PRATHAM (NGO) during October, 2011.
vii)          Two volunteers attended NSS National Mega Camp held at New Delhi during Nov, 2011.
vii)          Twelve NSS volunteers undertook the work of conducting Organic Farming Survey in Rohru & Chirgaon blocks organized by SAMIKSHA GROUP, a Shimla based NGO during June and July, 2012.
viii)         Two volunteers of the participated in International youth Day Function organized by the H.P.AIDS Control Society Shimla on 12.08.2012.
ix)           Two volunteers of the College participated in district level Pre-R.D. selection trial and state level selection trails. Miss Upasana Singh was selected for the Pre-Republic day parade and participated in the Pre-RD Camp held at Murthal(Haryana) from 10th to 19th November,2012.

  1. Eight NSS volunteers participated in Para-Legal Volunteers Training held at Judicial Court Complex, Rohru on 21.9.2012 & 22.9.2012.
  2. Two volunteers participated in NSS Mega and Adventure Camp held at Banglore, Karnataka from 11th June 2013 to 24 June 2013.
  3. Thirteen Volunteers participated in four days Para-Legal Volunteers Training. Two volunteers participated in North Zone Inter-State Declamation Contest held at Government College for Women, Jammu(J&K) during December,2013.
  4. Four Volunteers participated in NSS Mega camp held at Tezpur Central University,Assam from 13th December to 24th December, 2013.

xiv)         Four volunteers participated in Winter Adventure held at Narkanda and Kufri(H.P.) from 28th December,2013 to 6th January,2014.

  1. Four volunteers participated in National Youth Festival and Suvuchar Munch held at Ludhiana (Punjab) form 12th -16th January, 2014.
  2. Two NSS volunteers were appointed as Campus Ambassador to facilitate youth registration as voters and strengthen democracy by youth vote and attended one day workshop regarding Systematic Voter Education &Electoral Participation (SVEEP).
  3. Eight volunteers participated in Adventure Camp held at Hatkoti-Giriganga  from 25th August to 3rd September,2014.
  4. Two volunteers of the College participated in district level Pre-R.D. selection trial held at HPU Shimla on 15th  Sept.2014 and State level trails at Sundernagar on 26th September,2014.
  5. Mr. Manjeet Thakur (B.A.III) was selected for the Pre-RD Camp and attended 10 days camp at Murthal (Haryana) from 9th to 18th November, 2014. He was also got selected for Republic Day parade camp and attended one month RD camp at New Delhi from 1st December to 31st December, 2014. Mr. Manjeet Thakur of B.A.III participated in this years’ RD Parade-2015 in New Delhi and brought laurels not only to the NSS unit & College but also to the Himachal Pradesh University and State as well.
  6. Two Volunteers participated  in XIXth National Youth Convention & Suvichar during 19th National youth Festival at Guwathi (Assam) from 8th January to 12th January, 2015.
  7. One Volunteer participated in XXth National Youth Convention & Suvichar during 20th National youth Festival at Raipur(Chattisgarh) from 12h January to 16th January, 2016.
  8. Two NSS volunteers rendered their services as Campus Ambassadors to facilitate youth registration as voters and strengthen democracy by youth vote under Systematic Voter Education & Electoral Participation (SVEEP).Poster making and slogan writing contest on electoral process were also held.
  9. Ten volunteers successfully completed the 14 days Basic Trekking Guide Course organized by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering and Allied Sports, Regional Centre, Hatkoti (Distt. Shimla) from 10-23 March 2016.

d)         Achievements of Dr. Gopal Dutt Sharma, Programme Officer, NSS Unit-II
for  the Year 2012-13 to 2015-16
           

  1. He coordinated the TERI sponsored youth seminar on “Entrepreneurship and Skilling: A Springboard for Sustainable Development” organized in the college on 7th& 8th April 2016.
  2. He  was nominated as one of the Contingent in charge of 10 days NSS Adventure Camp held at Hatkoti - Kharapather (Giriganga) and also successfully completed the Adventure Course with “A” grade and acquired proficiency in elementary skills in Rock Climbing, Repelling, River Crossing, Trekking, Jungle Craft Survival & Leadership organized by Atal Bihari Vajpayee Institute of Mountaineering& Allied Sports, Manali, Govt. of H.P. from 25th August, 2014 to 3rd September, 2014.
  3. Participated as Delegate of the North Zone Workshop on “Considering NSS as Elective Subject and various Youth Programmes to Promote National Integration sponsored by Association of Indian Universities and Ministry of Youth Affairs &Sports, Govt. of India organized by Department of Youth Welfare and NSS of Panjab university chandigarh on May27 and 28th 2014.
  4. Appointed as Nodal Officer for the conduct of Systematic Voters’ Education and Electoral Participation (SVEEP) activities in the College during General Election to 16th Lok Sabha on 6th March, 2014
  5. Coordinated the Area Familiarization Exercise (FAMEX) and disaster awareness programme conducted by Commandant 7th Bn of National Disaster Response Force(NDRF),Bhatinda(Pb) in the College on 10th March,2014
  6. Attended one weeks’ Training Orientation Programme for NSS Programme Officers organized by the NSS Training Orientation &Research Centre (TORC), Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, and Regional Centre Chandigarh at H.P.University Shimla from 11th to 17th June, 2013.
  7. Nominated as the Member of the Himachal Pradesh University, NSS Advisory Committee to advice on programme development activities during December, 2012.
  8. Appointed as the Nodal Officer for coordinating NSS activities in Shimla District and participated in State Level function organised by HP AIDS Control Society on the occasion of International Youth Day on August 12, 2012.
  9. On the recommendation of the State NSS Authorities, participated and attended two days National Level Workshop on “Voluntary Blood Donation” organised by NACO and Maharashtra AIDS Control Society on 26th & 27th April, 2012 at Mumbai.
  10. Coordinated the Survey work of Organic Farming in Rohru & Chirgaon blocks organized by SAMIKSHA GROUP, (a Shimla based NGO) during June and July, 2012 and ASER Survey 2011& 2012 (Annual Status of Education Report ) 2012- A Citizens’ Survey of Children across India facilitated by the PRATHAM in which 25 NSS volunteers of the College took part as Field Investigators
  11. Attended and participated in two day training workshop of Para legal Volunteers organised by HP Sub-Divisional Legal Services Committee Rohru on 21st to 22nd Sept. 2012 along with Eight NSS Volunteers & two other staff Members.
  12. Participated in one day National Seminar on “Role of Teachers in Quality Higher Education” on World Teacher’s Day organised by Internal Quality Assurance Cell HPU on 5th of October, 2012.
  13. Attended 2 week’s Training of Trainers (TOT) programme on Disaster Management at H.P. Institute of Public Administration, Shimla from 23rd May to 4th June,2011 and presented paper on the topic entitled “Hazards, Vulnerability & Risk: Concept & Relationship” during the training

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