The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. This scheme was launched in Gandhi ji’s Centenary year in 1969. 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 Motto of NSS “Not Me But You”, reflects the essence of democratic livingand upholds the need for self-less service.
The NSS wing was started at Bebe Nanaki University College, Mithra in year 2013-14. The NSS wing of the college is under the supervision of Programme Officer Dr. Parmjeet kaur (Assistant Professor and Head, Department of commerce). The aim of the wing is to motivate the students to indulge in nation building activities through various events/ programmes and rendering selfless service to the community.
There are two types of NSS activities: Regular Activities (120 hours) and Annual Special Camp(120 hours). All the NSS Volunteers who have served NSS for at least 2 years and have performed 240 hours of work under NSS are entitled to ‘B’ and ‘C’ certificate from the university under the signature of the Vice-Chancellor and the Programme Coordinator.
Our NSS volunteers regularly participate in several of Social activates like Yoga Day, Tree plantation,eye check-up camp, general check-up, Blood donation camp. During special seven days camp volunteers engage in physical labour like campus cleaning, tree plantation etc. NSS volunteers also participate in awareness programmes against social problems like pollution, dowry system, Traffic Awareness Rally etc.
The NSS wing also conducts various Guest Lectures, Competitions and workshops during regular and special camps on themes like AIDS awareness, self-defence, legal awareness, ‘Beti Bachao Beti Padha’, Gender sensitization, Digital India etc. The role of NSS wing in College performance has always been very important. The NSS wing also collaborates with several NGO’s in and around Mithra village working on these issues.