National service scheme was formed in India in 1969.The main goal of NSS is to foster national integration and socialharmony, its motto being 'Not Me, But You'. The symbol of the NSS, the giant Rath Wheel stands for continuity as well as changeand symbolizes the continuous striving of the NSS for social change.
NSS helps students understand the community in which they work: it uses their knowledge to find practical solutions to community problems. NSS creates a sense of social and civic responsibility in the students who enroll as volunteers.
The University of Madras rendered the approval for , Assistant Professor of the Computer Science Department was appointed as the
NSS Programme Officer of Unit - I.
By enrolling in NSS, students develop social service, team spirit, discipline, self confidence, leadership etc.
Programmes of action
There are two kinds of programmes
i.e., the Regular Programme, which is organised throughout the year and another is the Special Camping Programme, which is organized at the adopted village for Seven days.
Regular NSS Activities
The regular activities of the NSS include participation in rallies, seminars, camps, programs on social evils, domestic violence, gender issues, diabetes, road safety, the environment and AIDS awareness programs. The volunteers also make regular visits to old age homes, orphanages and slums. They also have programs for the visually challenged and the ‘differently abled’. Programs for the education of children and empowerment of the poor, especially women are also held. The volunteers also participate in a variety of cultural programmes and competitions and frequently volunteer their services for the college functions.
Few NSS volunteers are chosen to attend the prestigious Republic Day training camp and participate in the Republic Day Parade in Delhi or in Chennai. All the NSS activities of the college are organized and monitored by the NSS program officer.
Besides these activities, the NSS unit also organize various camps like eye camps, veterinary camps, blood donation camps and health camps. Seminars, workshops, cultural programs, training programs and awareness programs are held in collaboration with public and private organizations and NGOs. Apart from service to society, these activities would give the student volunteers a greater exposure and the wherewithal to deal with social issues.
"Always render more and better service than is expected from you. Serving of service to others is what brings happiness.”