Prof. B. M. Lahoti
NSS Officer, PLITMS-Buldana
NSS ACTIVITY REPORTS
- NSS ANNUAL ACTIVITIES CALENDER 2016-17. To download click here.
- International Yoga Day Programme Report To view/download click here.
- Tree Plantation Activity Report To view/download click here.
- Independence (Azaadi-70) Week Celebration Report To view/download click here.
- Matdar Janjagruti va Swacchata Abhiyan Ahwal (Report) To view/download click here.
- Sahamahi Ahawal (Six Months Report 2016-17) To view/download click here.
- NSS Annual Report 2016-17 To view/download click here.
In India, the idea of involving students in the task of national service dates back to the times of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. The central theme which he tried to impress upon his student audience time and again, was that they should always keep before them, their social responsibility. The first duty of the students should be, not to treat their period of study as one of the opportunities for indulgence in intellectual luxury, but for preparing themselves for final dedication in the service of those who provided the sinews of the nation with the national goods & services so essential to society. Advising them to form a living contact with the community in whose midst their institution is located, he suggested that instead of undertaking academic research about economic and social disability, the students should do “something positive so that the life of the villagers might be raised to a higher material and moral level”.
The overall aim of National Service Scheme as envisaged earlier, is to give an extension dimension to the higher education system and orient the student youth to community service while they are studying in educational institution.
The motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is : ‘NOT ME BUT YOU’.
This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other person’s point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society on the whole. Therefore, it should be the aim of the NSS to demonstrate this motto in its day-to-day programme.
The broad objectives of NSS are to:
(i) understand the community in which they work
(ii) understand themselves in relation to their community;
(iii) identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process;
(iv) develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility;
(v) utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems;
(vi) develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities;
(vii) gain skills in mobilizing community participation;
(viii) acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude;
(ix) develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
(x) practice national integration and social harmony.
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