ABOUT NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It provides opportunity to the student youth of 11th & 12th Class of schools at +2 Board level and student youth of Technical Institution, Graduate & Post Graduate at colleges and University level of India to take part in various government led community service activities & programmes. The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands on experience to young students in delivering community service. Since inception of the NSS in the year 1969, the number of students strength increased from 40,000 to over 3.8 million up to the end of March 2018 students in various Universities, colleges and Institutions of higher learning have volunteered to take part in various community service programmes.

ABOUT PIRENS IBMA NSS UNIT

The NSS Unit of PIRENS IBMA was started on October, 2020 and an NSS Committee was constituted for the same. When the Institute started the NSS Unit, very few students showed interest, however, with the passage of time, the Unit landed up having a handsome number of students who have registered to be NSS Volunteers. In line with this, a lot of programmes have been organised by the NSS Unit.

The NSS Committee is headed by Dr.Nilesh Bankar, Director, PIRENS IBMA and the Program Officer & Assistant Program Officer of the Unit is Prof. Pramod Borhade & Prof. Yogesh Amle respectively.

Students who wish to join as an NSS Volunteer in the Unit are asked to fill a form which is kept as an official record and documentation with the Institute. Till date, the NSS Unit was able to organise more than 7 programmes.

The Motto

Motto of the NSS is "NOT ME BUT YOU". This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other personal’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 NSS Symbol

The symbol of the NSS, is based on the "Rath" wheel of the Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) 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 symbol, 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 the NSS for social transformation and upliftment.

The NSS Badge

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 has eight bars which represent the 24 hours of the day. Hence, the badge reminds the wearer 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.

The NSS Day

NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. Therefore, 24th September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes and activities.

The NSS Song

The NSS theme song has been composed in the Silver Jubilee year. All the NSS volunteers are expected to learn the theme song and sing the song during NSS programmes and celebrations.

NSS ACTIVITIES

NSS activities have been divided in two major groups. These are regular NSS activities and special camping programme.
(a) NSS Regular Activities:
Under this, students undertake various programmes in the adopted villages, college / school campuses and urban slums during weekends or after college hours.
(b) Special Camping Programmes:
Under this, camps of 10 days duration are organised in adopted villages or urban slums during vacations with some specific projects by involving local communities. 50% of the NSS volunteers are expected to participate in these camps.

NSS Regular Activities:

As stated above, NSS volunteers undertake various activities in adopted villages and slums for community service. Duration of these services is 120 hours. The NSS units organise the regular activities as detailed below:
(i) Orientation of NSS volunteers: NSS programmes, 20 hours are allocated for their orientation through lectures, discussions, field visits and audio-visuals etc.
(ii) Campus Work:The NSS volunteers may be involved in the projects undertaken for the benefit of the institution and students concerned. Such projects cover development of play grounds, laying of gardens, tree plantation in the premises, awareness programmes on drug-abuse, AIDS, population education etc. The NSS volunteers may work on campus projects for not exceeding 30 hours in a year.
(iii) The remaining 70 hours will be utilized for community service on the projects in adopted villages/urban slums independently or in collaboration with others in this field, as detailed below:
(a) Institutional work:The students may be placed with selected voluntary organisations working for the welfare of women, children, aged and disabled outside the campus.
(b) Rural Projects:The rural projects generally include the working of NSS volunteers in adopted villages for eradication of illiteracy, watershed management and wasteland development, agricultural operations, health, nutrition, hygiene, sanitation, mother and child care, family life education, gender justice, development of rural cooperatives, savings drives, construction of rural roads, campaign against social evils etc.
(c) Urban Projects:In addition to rural projects other include adult education, welfare of slum dwellers, training in civil defence, traffic control, setting up first-aid posts, work in hospitals, orphanages, destitute home, environment, population education, drug, AIDS awareness, and income generation projects etc. Professional and technical institutions having NSS may have to design appropriate programmes for the community based on their needs.
(d) Natural calamities & National Emergencies:The NSS units are expected to utilize the services of NSS volunteers at the time of natural calamities and national emergencies for mobilizing public support and rendering necessary assistance to the authorities in rescue, relief and rehabilitation. In such emergencies and calamities the Programme Officers are expected to take the initiative and offer the services of the NSS units and its volunteers to assist the administration.
(e) National Days and Celebrations:The National Service Scheme programmes also include the celebration of National days. The purpose of such a provision is to celebrate these occasions in a befitting manner.

List of International and National Days/Weeks To Be Observed By National Service Scheme

Month Date Days
January 12th National Youth Day
January 26th Republic Day
January 30th Martyr Day
March 8th International Women Day
April 7th World Health Day
May 21st Anti- Terrorism Day
May 31st World No Tobacco Day
June 5th World Environment Day
July 11th World Population Day
August 15th Independence Day
Month Date Days
August 20th Sadbhavana Day
September 8th International Literacy Day
September 15th International Peace Day
September 24th NSS Day
October 1st National Blood Donation Day
October 2nd Communal Harmony Day
November 19th National Integration Day
December 1st World AIDS Day
December 10th World Human Rights Day



Week

Month Week Days
January 12th-19th National Youth Week
July 1st-7th Van Mahotsava Week
July 1st-7th International Literacy Week
November 19th-25th Quami Ekta Week

NSS ACTIVITIES CONDUCTED DURING A.Y. 2020-21

SR. NO. DAY & DATE NAME OF PROGRAM ACTIVITY/ EXPERT SESSION NAME OF RESOURCE PERSON
1 23.01.2021 SATURDAY PARAKRAM DIWAS ORGANIZING “PADYATRA” ON THE OCCASION OF NETAJI SUBHASHCHANDRA BOSE BIRTH ANNIVERSARY. -
2 08.03.2021 MONDAY INTERNATIONAL WOMENS DAY 2021 EXPERT SESSION ON "WOMEN HEALTH AND NUTRITIONS" PROF. KANCHAN DESHMUKH (WOMENS COLLEGE OF HOME SCIENCE & BCA, LONI)
3 22.03.2021 MONDAY NASHAMUKTA BHARAT ABHIYAN & AAZADI KA AMRUTMOHOTSAV ESSAY WRITING
THEME/SUBJECT:
1. INDIAN INDEPENDENCE MOMENT.
2. NASHAMUKTA BHARAT ABHIYAN
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4 24.03.2021 WEDNESDAY NASHAMUKTA BHARAT ABHIYAN & AAZADI KA AMRUTMOHOTSAV POSTER PRESENTATION
THEME/SUBJECT:
1. INDIAN INDEPENDENCE MOMENT.
2. NASHAMUKTA BHARAT ABHIYAN
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5 27.03.2021 SATURDAY NASHAMUKTA BHARAT ABHIYAN & AAZADI KA AMRUTMOHOTSAV SPEECH COMPETITION THEME/SUBJECT:
1. INDIAN INDEPENDENCE MOMENT.
2. NASHAMUKTA BHARAT ABHIYAN
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6 16.03.2021 TO 31.03.2021 POSHAN PANDHARWADA STUDENTS AND FACULTY'S SHARE THE FLYER REGARDING THE HEALTHY FOOD AND IMPORTANCE OF HEALTHY FOOD ON SOCIAL MEDIA. -
7 10.05.2021 MONDAY COVID-19 VACCINATION AWARENESS MOMENT STUDENTS AND FACULTY'S SHARE THE FLYER REGARDING COVID-19 VACCINATION AWARENESS ON SOCIAL MEDIA -

NSS Image Gallery:

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COVID-19 VACCINATION AWARENESS MOMENT:


COVID-19 VACCINATION AWARENESS MOMENT:


EXPERT SESSION ON WOMEN HEALTH AND NUTRITIONS:


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