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National Service Scheme (NSS)


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Guided by the motto, 'Not Me But You' NSS volunteers uphold the tradition of selfless service towards the society. The College has three NSS Units comprising of 500 volunteers. Volunteers are required to work for 120 hours in one academic session for national reconstruction and personality development programmes. Volunteers attending the 7 days special NSS camp and other regular activities are awarded certificates carrying benefit for seeking admission to higher academic programmes and jobs.

Various programmes were organized by the units through the academic session 2018-19.

NSS Activities

The College has three NSS Units comprising of 500 volunteers who participated whole heartedly in several activities undertaken throughout the year to generate a sense of social responsibility. Programme Officers of NSS Units are Ms Amanjot Kaur (Department of Commerce), Ms. Manbir Kaur (Dept of Commerce) and Dr Manik Gupta (Department of Chemistry).

7 Days Special NSS Camp

NSS Units of the college organized a 7 Days Special NSS Camp themed Swachh Bharat Abhiyan and Environment Protection” from Jan 8-14, 2019. A total of 160 volunteers (150 students and 10 non-students) attended this camp under the supervision of NSS programme officers. Details of the events organized during this special NSS camp are as follows:

Day 1:  Mr Bikram Rana, the State Liaison Officer inaugurated the camp and had an interactive session with the students. He encouraged the students to be the contributors to the economy rather than consumers. He described NSS as the third pillar of education and highlighted the fact that NSS provides the platform to bring out the hidden talent of the youth. Cleanliness drive was carried out by the volunteers with complete discipline and dedication in the campus under the guidance of the programme officers.

Day 2: The second day started with the meditation session followed by a lecture on “Diet and Nutrition in Health and Disease” by Mrs Namrata Sethi (Govt. Home Science College, Sector-10, Chandigarh). The volunteers enthusiastically participated in the session. Various issues of food industry, including food adulteration and their direct impact on human health were discussed. In the afternoon, volunteers participated in the Best out of Waste activity:  reduce, reuse and recycle. The volunteers prepared various decorative and usable items using waste materials, such as, newspapers, disposable cups and plastic bottles. Dr Parminder Walia and Dr Rashmi judged the event.

Day 3: The session began with meditation. An interactive discussion on the theme “India of your dreams” was held followed by the talk by the old volunteers, who shared their experiences of previous camps attended in different regions of the country. Extempore conducted for volunteers during the day got an enthusiastic response from them. A guest lecture on “Road safety and Traffic Rules” was also organised. Mr Rajeev Sharma and the senior head constable, Mr Ashok Kumar from Chandigarh Traffic Police Department were the chief guests. Physical activities including volleyball for the boys and relay race for girls were also organized, where, volunteers showcased the best of their sportsman spirit in the field.

Day 4: The NSS volunteers conducted a survey in Kaimbwala village on the theme “Employability skills among women of Kaimbwala”. A rally was also carried out in the village spreading awareness about the “Cleanliness and Health” of the country. After the rally, the volunteers went door to door and asked residents various questions. The purpose of the survey was to evaluate the percentage of working women and their status in the family. Later in the afternoon, volunteers had an interactive session on life skills with Mrs Sumeet Kaur from Prasanchetas Foundation, NGO, Chandigarh. Through various video clips, she emphasised the importance of getting to know oneself in one’s own life before contributing to the external world. Activities of the session truly rejuvenated the spirit of the volunteers. The day was concluded by sharing the experiences of the survey conducted amongst the volunteers.

Day 5: Mr Paramjeet Singh and Mr Balbir Singh from Regional Centre of Entrepreneurial Development, Sector 35 Chandigarh spoke on the topic “Employability skills among students” on the fifth day, that also happened to be the National Youth Day. They had one on one interaction with the volunteers and spoke on determination of goal and how they could choose self-employment as a career choice. Volunteers were thrilled to learn from the experience of the two dignitaries. Volunteers also participated in panel discussion where they expressed their views on the country's growth from a developing to a developed one. They also visited Chandi Kusht Ashram, near airport area of Chandigarh in the afternoon. The volunteers spent two hours talking to the people living there and also donated clothes and fruits to them. This provided them with a closer insight of human values and societal issues.

Day 6: The sixth day started with offering prayer to the almighty. This was followed by the session reviews by the participants. The senior volunteers gave presentations of their camp experience with the help of pictures and video clips. Panel discussion on the topic “Youth and Nation Building” was also conducted which was concluded by Mr Tejinder Pal Singh.  The volunteers later gathered to celebrate Lohri in the campus.

Day 7: The last day of the camp was dedicated to cultural events where Dr Rimplejeet Kaur Head, Department of Sociology joined the volunteers. The volunteers presented traditional and folk songs and dances. They recited patriotic poems and presented various traditions of the different states. This was followed by the valedictory function where S Gurdev Singh Brar (IAS Retd.), President SES and Colonel Jasmer Singh Bala, Secretary SES honoured and appreciated the volunteers for their active participation in various competitions organized during the course of the camp. Principal Ms Rita Singh also congratulated the volunteers and the programme officers for a commendable effort in organization of the NSS camp.

OTHER NSS ACTIVITIES

  • 8 Volunteers along with Programme Officer, Ms Amanjot Kaur participated in “Youth Leadership Training Camp” organised by Youth Welfare Department, Panjab University, Chandigarh from June 25-July 3, 2018. Karan Singh, Mehak, Jyotirmya, Babita Rani, Mitesh, Naman, Swapnil and Aanchal participated in this camp held at YS Parmar University, Nauni.
  • Adventure Camps: (i) Amit Kumar and Gaganpreet Singh of B.Com. III attended National Adventure Camp held at Regional Water Sports Centre, Pong Dam, Kangra, HP from Sept 12- 21 2018. (ii) Anmol Uppal of BCom III and Nikhil Sharma of BSc III attended Adventure Camp at Atal Bihari Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports, Mcleodganj from Oct28- Nov6, 2018. (iii) Muskan Rai of BCom III and Mohit of BSc III attended Adventure Camp at Atal Bihari Institute of Mountaineering & Allied Sports, Manali from June27- July6, 2018.
  • Swachh Bharat Summer Internship 2018 Programme was carried out by 11 volunteers with Nodal Officers, Ms Amanjot Kaur and Dr Gurpreet Kaur. Under this programme, volunteers spent 100 hours working in adopted village, Kaimbwala during summer vacations. Volunteers were involved in a number of activities like, nukkad natak, development of composite pits, installation of green and blue dustbins, tree plantation, sanitation drive among school students and rally etc. Jyotirmya, Nikhil, Tejwant Kaur, Rajneesh Talwar, Aman, Anshul Sharma, Mohit, Anju, Nidhi Saini, Karan Singh and Babita Rani. Jyotirmya was adjudged as the ‘SBSI Best Intern’.
  • Saarthi Campaign: Our NSS volunteers participated in project “Saarthi” with PGIMER, Chandigarh. The volunteers were allotted duty in the morning and afternoon sessions wherein they helped the patients in the OPD Section.
  • Swachh Bharat Pakhwara (Aug1-15, 2018): Principal Dr Jyoti Lamba and NSS Programme Officers inaugurated the cleanliness drive on the campus and motivated the NSS volunteers and students to keep the campus clean. Swachhta pledge was taken by 100 volunteers along with Principal and programme officers and cleanliness drive was conducted in the college campus on Aug 7, 2018.
  • Mock Youth Parliament Debate/Declamation Contest: 2 NSS volunteers participated in the debate cum declamation contest organised by NSS Unit of S.D College, Chandigarh on Aug 24, 2018. Jyotirmya  and Payal of B.Com. III got 2nd and 3rd prize respectively.
  • NSS Orientation Programme was organised for newly enrolled volunteers on Aug 29, 2018. A debate cum declamation contest was organised in collaboration with Electoral Literacy Club and Cultural Affairs. Prizes were won by Yukti (BSc I), Jyotirmya (BCom III) and Nidhi Sharrma (BSc Biotec II).
  • International Peace Day: NSS unit organised a session on Conflict Resolution and Meditation by Prof. Ashwani Kumar Chadha on the eve of International Peace Day on Sept 15, 2018 in the College campus.  
  • Malaria and Dengue Awareness Programme: 110 volunteers along with programme officers, participated in this programme held at Kishangarh on Sept 20, 2018. The volunteers interacted with the residents and created awareness regarding dengue and malaria.
  • NSS Day was celebrated on Sept 24, 2018 with great fervour and enthusiasm. The event was inaugurated by Principal, Ms Rita Singh. The Sarpanch of the adopted village, Kaimbwala was also present on this occasion. Interactive lectures were organised on the topic “Waste Segregation” and “Malaria Awareness” by faculty members. Cleanliness drive was also carried out by volunteers in the campus.
  • Pre-Republic Day Selections: 6 volunteers (Mohit, Tejwant Kaur, Vani, Kajal, Aditya and Daleep) participated in the Pre-Republic Day selection at Panjab University, Chandigarh.
  • 15 Volunteers participated in the Second Blind walk organised by Chandigarh administration at Sector-17 Plaza on Oct 11, 2018.
  • To celebrate the Vigilance awareness week, a poster making competition was organised on the topic “Eradicate Corruption: Build a New India” by National Insurance Corporation. Cash prizes were awarded to the winners, Ravi (BComII), Babita (BCom III) and Daleep (BA III). Consolation prizes were won by Nandivardhan (BSc Biotech. II) and Priya (BSc III). An integrity pledge was also taken by Principal, Ms. Rita Singh, Programme Officers and volunteers.
  • NSS Unit of the College conducted Road Safety Festomania 2018 in collaboration with Environmental Society of the College on Nov 19, 2018.
  • To mark the United Nations Day for Elimination of Violence against Women, a Human Chain was formed under the campaign, SAATH (Sab Aage Aayenge Tabhi Hoga) on Nov 22, 2018.
  • The Unit in collaboration with Red Ribbon Club of the college organised a rally of 100 NSS volunteers to mark the World AIDS Day on Dec1, 2018.
  • Babita Rani (BSc Biotech III) attended National Integration Camp and Youth Pravasi Bhartiya Diwas at BHU, Varanasi from Jan18-24, 2019.  Jyotirmya and Mehak of BCom. III attended National Integration Camp held at District Institute of Education and Training, Mandi, HP from Feb 12-18, 2019.
  • Nikhil, Yukti, Hope and Jyotirmaya participated in National Youth Parliament Festival 2019 conducted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, GOI and were selected up to District Level Competitions held at GCCBA, Sector 50 on Jan 25, 2019..
  • NSS Volunteers attended Pariksha Pe Charcha 2.0, a live interaction programme with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Jan 29, 2019.
  • An interactive session was organised by Chandigarh Traffic Police on the eve of Traffic Awareness Week on Feb 8, 2019.
  • 60 volunteers along with Dr Jasvinder Singh Bhatti, participated in the SBI Green Marathon themed “Run to Make Chandigarh Greener” held on Feb 10, 2019 at Lake Club, Chandigarh.
  • 110 volunteers along with Dr Jasvinder Singh Bhatti attended Drug Free India campaign, an initiative of The Art of Living, held at Chandigarh University.
  • 23 volunteers, along with Ms Amanjot Kaur, collected information regarding a campaign to make ‘Chandigarh Disabled Friendly’ in collaboration with GRIID, Sector-31, Chandigarh. A survey was conducted in Sectors 18, 19 and 27.
  • NSS Unit of the College in association with the Department of Transfusion Medicine, PGI organised Blood Donation Camp on Feb 21, 2019. 133 units of blood were collected in this camp. Tree Plantation drive was also organised on the same day at the Boys’ hostel. This was inaugurated by Col. Jasmer Singh Bala (Retd.).