(NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME)

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NSS – BASIC CONCEPTS

The overall aim of National Service Scheme 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 reason for the formulation of this objective is the general realization that the college and +2 level students have a tendency to get alienated from the village/slum masses which constitute the majority of the population of the country. The educated youth who are expected to take the reins of administration in future are found to be unaware of the problems of the village/slum community and in certain cases are indifferent towards their needs and problems.

Therefore it is necessary to arouse the social conscience of the students, and to provide them an opportunity to work with the people in the villages and slums. It is felt that their interaction with the common villagers and slum dwellers will expose them to the realities of life and bring about a change in their social perception.

The broad objectives of NSS are to:

  1. Understand the community in which they work
  2. Understand themselves in relation to their community
  3. Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process
  4. Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
  5. Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems
  6. Develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities
  7. Gain skills in mobilizing community participation
  8. Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude
  9. Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters
  10. Practice national integration and social harmony

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NSS Motto : 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.

NSS Symbol : The symbol of the National Service Scheme is based on the ‘Rath’ wheel of the Konark Sun Temple 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 NSS for social transformation and upliftment.

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 the mankind.

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


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NSS Song:

Uthen Samaj Ke Liye Uthen – Uthen, Jagen Swarashtra Ke Liye Jagen – Jagen. Swayam Saje Vasundhara Sanwar Den-2 

Hum Uthen – Uthega jag Hamare Sang Sathiyo Hum Badhen to Sab; Badhenge Apne Aap Sathiyo.Jamin Pe Aasmann Ko Utar Den – 2 Swayam Saje Vasundhara Sanwar Den – 2

Udasiyon Ko Door Kar Khushi Ko Bantte Chalen. Gao Aur Shahar Ki Duriyo Ko Patte Chalen. Gyan Ko Prachar De Prasar De Vigyan Ko Prachar De Prasar Den. Swayam Saje Vasundhara Sanwar Den – 2

Samarth Bal Varidh Aur Nariyan Rahen Sada. Hare Bhare Vano Ki shaal oudhati Rahe Dhara. Tarakkiyon Ki Ek Nayi Katar Den – 2

Swayam Saje Vasundhara Sanwar Den – 2

Ye Jati Dharam Boliyon Bane, Na Shool Raah Ki. Vdhayen Bel Prem Ki Akhandata Ki Chaah Ki.

Bhavana Se ye Chaman Nikhar Den, Sadhavana Se ye Chaman Nikhar Den. Swayam Saje Vasundhara Sanwar Den – 2

Uthen Samaj Ke Liye uthen – Uthen. Jagen Swarashtra ke Liye Jagen –

Jagen. Swyam Saje Vasundhara Sanwar Den – 2


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Classification of NSS Programme: NSS activities have been divided in two major groups. These are regular NSS activities and special camping programme –

  • Regular NSS Activity: Under this, students undertake various programmes in the adopted villages, college/school campuses and urban slums during weekends or after college hours;
  • Special Camping Programme: 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% NSS volunteers are expected to participate in these camps. Special Camping programme under NSS has been dealt with in Part III in

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:

  • Orientation of NSS volunteers: To get the NSS volunteers acquainted with the basics of NSS programmes, 20 hours are allocated for their orientation through lectures, discussions, field visits and audio-visuals etc.
  • 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 and other The NSS volunteers may work on campus projects for not exceeding 30 hours in a year;
  • 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:

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  • Institutional work: The students may be placed with selected voluntary organizations working for the welfare of women, children, aged and disabled outside the campus.
  • Rural Project: 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
  • Urban Projects: In addition to rural projects other include adult education, welfare of slum dwellers, training in civil defense, 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 the
  • 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
  • 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 such occasions in a befitting

OA-26.3.1. (B): Award of entitlement marks at Goa University Examination under the Choice Based Credit System (CBCS) per semester for participation at various levels and for their achievements:

  Sr. No Nature and Level of Participation   Entitlement Marks per Semester
1 Regular participation in NSS (as in OA-XX.1 (IV)   10
2 NSS Special Camp (7 days)   5
3 National Integration Camp (6 days)   5
4 Pre-RD Camp (10 days)   5
5 Adventure Camp (10 days)   5
6 National Youth Convention (6 days)   5
7 Best all-round NSS volunteer of the College of the year   5 (based on

entire year)

8 Indira Gandhi Awardee   10
9 Participation at RD Camp (one month)   10
10 Participation at International Event such as International Youth

exchange programme (6 days)

  10

NSS Activities Conducted for the Academic Year 2021-2022
Sr. No. Name of Activity programmes Photo View Report
1 On ocassion of NSS Day 2021 – NSS Installation /Felicitation NSS National Campers (for A.Y. 2018-2020)/ Posters on Theme: NSS & Youth & Short Film made by National Campers was released at the hands of Chief Guest Shri. Subhash Naik, Jounalists. View Report
2 ‘Mission Rabies’ Awareness  talk by Dr. Murugum Appupiliai on World Rabies Day held in College Stilt area View Report
3 Poshan Maha, Talk on Healthy Eating-by  Mr. Shailesh Chodankar, Asst. Prof. in Physical Education (Online – Google Meet) View Report
4 Gandhi Jayanti Celebration & FIT India Freedom run 2.0 in collaboration with Jan Shikshan Sansthan-Goa in College Campus View Report
5 On Vigilance Awareness Week – Central Vigilance Commission Pledge taken by NSS Volunteers (Online – Google Meet) View Report
6 New Voter Registration 2021 Awareness Programme  (Online – Google Meet) View Report
7 New Voter Registration 2021 Drive Online & Offline in collaboration with Office of the District Electoral Registration Officer- 09 Porvorim View Report
8 Participated in the National Youth Parliament– Parliament Conclave Goa @60 held at  Shayam Prasad Mukharjee Stadium, Goa University. View Report
9 Educational Talk on  Blood  Donation: The Gift of Life – Dr. Uma Sadekar in FYBCOM Class. View Report
10 HIV/AIDS & Blood Donation Awareness Rally in collaboration with Red Ribbon Club View Report
11 Blood Donation Camp in collaboration with Red Ribbon Club & Blood Bank-GMC, Bambolim View Report
12 Youth Voter’s Festival’  Poster & Akash Kandil making competition on theme ‘Voter’s Awareness’ in collaboration with Office of the District Electoral Registration Officer- 09 Porvorim View Report
13 Participated in the ‘AIDS Awareness Pledge by Youth of Goa’ delivered by the Governor of Goa Shri. P.S.Sreedharan Pillai on occasion of World AIDS Day organised by the Goa AIDS Control Society and Vidya Prabodhini College, Parvari. View Report
14 NSS volunteers contributed for the Armed Force Flag Day Fund View Report
15 EVM & VVPAT  Awareness Camp by officials of District Electoral Registration Officer- 09 Porvorim View Report
16 Participated in the ‘Goa Utsav’ Lecture Series – by Prof. Datta B. Naik, an educationist organised by Dept of Information & Publicity to celebrate Goa@60 held at EDC Hall Panaji. View Report
17 Participated in the launch of ‘Pink Force’ a squad of Women Goa Police at Miramar Circle View Report
18 Participated in the Sail Parade & Fly Past on Goa@60 at Miramar Beach View Report
19 Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav – Clean India Program Panchayat Areas of Porvorim Constituency & Saligaon View Report
20 On National Youth Day Talk by Shri. Rajendra Bhobe & showcased Short film on ‘Lessons from the Life of Swami Vivekananda ‘ was organised for NSS volunteers View Report
21 As a tribute to 75th Anniversary of Independence organised & participated in event of ’75 Crore Suryanamaskar’ for Students (Online Session- YouTube) & College Staff performed Suryanamskar on Campus. View Report
22 International Women’s Day Celebration  done in collaboration with Women’s Cell of the College, organised a Talk by Dr. Radhika Nayak, Principal of Dempo College, Cujira & two Wallpapers on theme ‘Women Empowernment were released. View Report
23 Konkani Sahitya Samelan organised by Vidya Prabodhini college- Volunteers participated actively in the Pre & Post event preparations. 100 Volunteers attented the valedictory function. View Report
24 World Earth Day – Rainwater-Harvesting Talk – Shri. Kaushal Parsekar, Dhavrukh, Mandrem Goa View Report
25  NSS unit in colloboration with Guidance and Counselling Cell & IQAC  organised a Talk on Mental Health by Dr. Peter Castelinho, Renowned Psychiatrist in Goa View Report
26 Cyber Jagrookta Diwas – Pledge taken & awareness talk on Information Security.80 Volunteers downloaded certificates from https://pledge.mygov.in/cyber-security-awareness/. View Report
27 3 days Disaster Management Training by GIPARD for NSS Volunteers at Science Park, Pundalik Nagar – Parvari View Report
28 Pomburpa Spring Garden Cleaning Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav – ‘Clean India Program’ View Report
29 Hutatma Smarak Cleaning at Pompurba, Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav – ‘Clean India Program’ View Report
30 World No Tobacco Day Post sharing from College Instagram Page by Volunteers on their Social Media/ Whatsapp Status View Report
31 World Environment Day – Tree Plantation Drive by volunteers in their locality. View Report
32 International Yoga Day organised by the Tourism Ministry View Report
33 2100 Paper bags preparations & distribution to local shops View Report
34 500 Cloth bags preparations & distribution to public and in shops View Report
35 Campus Development by Volunteers View Report
36 NSS Stock Verification View Report
37 3 Students have Volunteered for Blood Donation for medical Emergency in GMC. View Report
38 National Voters Day Prize Winner View Report
39 NSS National Campers View Report

NSS Annual Report

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2012-2013

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2013-2014

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2014-2015

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2016-2017

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2017-2018

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2021-2022

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