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. Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhiji's Centenary year in 1969. Aimed at developing student's personality through community service,
The motto of 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 person's point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings.
The symbol for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the world-famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Odisha, India. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release. It signifies the movement in life across time and space, the symbol thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change. The eight bars in the wheel represents 24 hours of a day. The red colour indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social transformation and uplift.
There are two types of 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 a certificate from the university under the signature of the Vice-Chancellor and the Programme Coordinator. The Annual camps are known as Special Camps. Camps are held annually, funded by the government of India, and are usually located in a rural village or a city suburb. Volunteers may be involved in such activities as:
2. Awareness campaigns on social problems, education and cleanliness
3. Awareness Rallies
4. Inviting doctors for health camps
5. Blood donation
6. Traffic control
There are no predefined or preassigned tasks; it is left up to the volunteers to provide service in any way that is feasible. Camps typically last between a week and 10 days, although camps for shorter periods are also conducted by NSS.
NCC Rally conducted days in 2018.
Create awareness among youth regarding Health service & Friendship. Red Cross Society Functions with the one & only aim of serving people in distress without any consideration of caste, religion, language & Nationality.
The Main Fundamental Principles of Youth Red Cross is HUMANITY, IMPARTIALITY, NEUTRALITY, INDEPENDENCE, VOLUNTARY SERVICES, UNITY & UNIVERSALITY.
The Main Objective of Youth Red Cross is to inculcate in the youth of our country to create awareness on the care of their own health & others.
Red ribbon club are envisaged to instill among all the students the values of service, develop healthy life styles and increase access for safe and adequate quantities of blood to all the needy by promotion of regular voluntary blood donation.
Apart from this, RRC aims at harnessing the potential of youth by equipping them with correct information on mental health, substance abuse, nutrition & reproductive and sexual health and building their capacities as per educators in spreading messages on positive health behavior in an enabling environment.
To reduce new occurances of HIV information among youth by raising their risk perception through awareness on HIV prevention methods.
The 4th International Yoga Day was celebrated in Mahalashmi Women’s college of Arts and Science on 21/06/2018 from 10.00 am to 12.30 pm. Yoga Expert Dr.Mr. S. Murugesan, M.Sc., M.Phil., Ph.D., Aravind Yoga Centre, Avadi, was the Chief Guest.
500 volunteers from NSS, YRC and RRC units participated in the event. NSS Programme Officer Dr. Mrs. M. Durga welcomed the gathering. Our Beloved Chairman Thiru. S. Kunjithapatham and the Managing Directors Thiru. S.K. Thirukumaran and Thiru. S.K. Senthilkumaraddressed the gathering.
Our dignified Principal Dr. Mrs. N. Bhuma delivered a special address to the gathering. Our Respected Vice-Principal Mr.S.Ramaswamyparticipated in the event .Dr.Mr.A.Iyappan ,HOD, Department of Tamil introduced the Chief Guest to the Audience. An inspirational speech was given by the Chief Guest Mr. S. Murugesan about the health benefits of Yoga. Later, a demo session was organized for practical awareness of Yoga.
NSS Programme Officer Mrs.M.P.Sridevi, Asst.Professor,Dept.of English, Hosted the programme. The celebration was concluded by vote of thanks