Since 1992 the college NSS unit is organizing from time to time various types of outreach programs. And also as per the Maharashtra Public University Act-2016 u/s-4 Objectives of University’s college’s and Powers and Duties the Social Responsibility inculcating amongst the Students through these programs viz., program Related to Property Rights or Legal Awareness for Poor People, Awareness About Poverty Alleviation Programs / Schemes, Literacy (Including Women literacy), Coaching for Needy Children, Special Coaching Programs for the Socially-and Economically-backward students, Gender Rights, Consumer Rights, Prevention of Environmental Pollution, Eco-Conservation, planting of Saplings and preservation, Arsenic-free Water, Surface Water Management, Child Health Care, Family Planning, Blood Donation, Anti- Drug and Anti-Alcohol Awareness, Health and Hygiene Consciousness, Book Distribution, Campus Cleaning and Beautification, Drainage Maintenance, Rural Road Maintenance, NSS Spit Free India Movement, Organ Donation, My Family My Responsibility Young Inspiratory Network (YIN)’ Child Rights Week, Constitution Day, Fit India Thematic Campaign Fitness, Fit India, Fit, Healthy And Clean Maharashtra e Marathon, Minority Rights Day, Corona awareness Programs And in addition to this, other innovative activities are implemented annually with the participation of NSS volunteers under the NSS unit of the college as directed by the various departments under the Central Government and Government of Maharashtra etc. In these programs conducted NSS Volunteers, officers, and non-teaching employees, and a good number of NSS Volunteers have participated. Many NSS Volunteers have participated in the Movement for literacy.
Inception of the National Service Scheme (NSS)
In May 1969, a conference of student representatives (of universities and institutions of higher education) convened by the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission also unanimously agreed that a national-service scheme could be an instrument for national integration. On 24 September 1969, then-Union Education Minister V.K.R.V. Rao launched the NSS at 37 universities in all states. The scheme has been extended to all states and universities in the country, and also +2-level institutes in many states.
Aims and Objectives
Understand the Community in which they work.
Understand themselves in relation to their Community.
Identify the needs & problems of the Community and involve them in the problem-solving process.
Develop among them a sense of social and civic responsibility.
Utilize their knowledge their finding practical solutions to individual & community problems.
Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities.
Gain skill in mobilizing community participation.
Acquire leadership qualities and a democratic attitude.
Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters.
Practice national integration and social harmony.
The educational goal of the NSS implies that besides gaining an understanding of concepts like community, social structure, Power Conflict, etc. occurring in real-life situations, Students should acquire competence in the field of program planning.
The service goal of NSS also calls for an educational approach in solving community problems. Its purpose is to help the community to recognize its needs and to assist in the mobilization of resources to meet these needs. Both the educational goal and the service goal of the NSS should be kept in mind while planning Service activities by the students under the regular NSS program.
The logo of the National Service Scheme, as appearing on the cover page of this Manual is based on the ‘Rath’ wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa. These giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation, and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space. The design of the logo, a simplified form of the Sun- chariot wheel primarily depicts movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social transformation and upliftment.
The NSS symbol is embossed on the NSS badge. The NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking any programme of community service. The Konark wheel in the symbol height bars which represent the 24 hours of the day. Hence, the badge reminds the were to be in readiness for service of the nation round the clock i.e. for 24 hours. The red colour in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood i.e. lively, active, energetic, and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of mankind.
24th September, Celebration of NSS Day
NSS was formally launched on 24th September 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes and activities.
During Silver Jubilee Year the NSS theme song has been composed. All NSS volunteers are expected to learn the theme song and sing the song during NSS programmes and celebrations.
The NSS Functions in Two Parts
1. Regular activities-(work) : No. Of Students 200
2. Special Camps for 07 days : No. Of Students 100
The Students will have to work for a minimum period of 120 hours and will receive a certificate on the completion of NSS.