History of NSS:
After independence the University Grants Commission, headed by S. Radhakrishnan, recommended the introduction of voluntary national service in academic institutions. This idea was again considered by the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) at its meeting in January, 1950; after examining the idea and the experiences of other countries in this field, the board recommended that students and teachers should devote time to voluntary manual work. In the draft first Five-Year Plan adopted by the government in 1952, the need for social and labour service by Indian students for one year was stressed. In 1958 Jawaharlal Nehru, in a letter to the chief ministers, considered the idea of social service as a prerequisite for graduation. He directed the Ministry of Education to formulate a suitable scheme for the introduction of national service into academic institutions.
Launch of NSS:
In May 1969, a conference of student representatives (of universities and institutions of higher education) convened by the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission also unanimously agreed that a national-service scheme could be an instrument for national integration. The details were soon worked out and the Planning Commission sanctioned an outlay of Rs. five corers for the NSS during the Fourth Five-Year Plan, stipulating that the NSS be a pilot project in select institutions and universities. On 24 September 1969, then-Union Education Minister V.K.R.V. Rao launched the NSS at 37 universities in all states. The scheme has been extended to all states and universities in the country, and also +2-level institutes in many states. The NSS unit started in our college since June 1973. Now we have one NSS units with 250 volunteers regularly engaged in the different social activities of NSS.
At national level, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of India is the nodal authority, which works with state-level NSS cells. State-level NSS cells are responsibility of the respective state governments. Within states, each university has University level NSS cell under which institutions (schools and colleges) based NSS units operate. Most government and government-aided institutions have volunteer NSS units. Institutions are encouraged to have NSS volunteers. A unit typically comprises 20–40 students. They are managed internally by a responsible party from the school or college, who reports to the regional NSS coordinator. Most institutions do not have a separate uniform for NSS volunteers as there is standard khakhi colored national dress for NCC.
To give a new dimension to the higher education system and orient the student youth to community service while they are studying in educational institution.
Objectives of NSS:
- To enable the students to understand the community in which they work;
- To understand themselves in relation to their community;
- To identify the needs and problems in the community and provide the solutions of which they can be involved;
- To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
- To apply their education in finding practical solution to individual and community problems.
- To gain skills in mobilizing community participation;
- To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude;
- To develop capacity to meet emergencies and national disasters; and
- To practice the sense of national integration.
The Motto of NSS "Not Me But You” reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students develop appreciation to other person's point of view and also show consideration to other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines/on the belief that the welfare .of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.
Symbol of NSS:
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 Orissa.
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 represent the 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
Details of College NSS Unit:
- Year of NSS implementation : June 1973
- Strength of NSS Volunteers Sanctioned : Regular Activity 250 , Special Camp 125
- Duration : 2 Years
NSS Program Officer (Academic Year 2014-2015 to 2019-2020):
|Academic Year||Name of Principal||Name of NSS Program Officer|
|2015-2016||Dr. S. N. Nikam||Prof. S.D.Mohan, Dr.P.G.Ambekar , Prof. K.S.Kakhandaki|
|2016-2017||Dr. H. P. Adke||Prof. W.K.Gagare, Dr.P.G.Ambekar , Prof. K.S.Kakhandaki|
|2017-2018||Dr. R. P. Bhamre||Dr. P.B.Pardeshi, Dr.P.G.Ambekar , Prof. K.S.Kakhandaki|
|2018-2019||Dr. B. S. Jagdale||Dr. P.B.Pardeshi, Prof. S.A.Wagh, Prof. K.S.Kakhandaki|
|2019-2020||Dr. B. S. Jagdale||Dr. P.B.Pardeshi, Prof. N. A. Patil Prof. Y. D. Ghumre|
Glimpses at NSS Activities
As per the programs and schedule given by the university, NSS advisory committee and local needs every year our NSS unit conducts various social programs.
- Cleanliness Programme at college
- Cleanliness Programme at Meshankhede village
- HIV-AIDS prevention rally
- Tree plantation
- Blood donation camp
- Awareness of Voters
- Lecture on cashless transactions
- Blood checkup camp
- Avoid use of plastics rally
- Cyber security camp
- Women security camp
- Kerala flood relief fund collection
- On road safety Programme
- Sanitary pad distribution
Annual Special NSS Camp:
Seven day special Camps are held annually, funded by the government of India & Savitribai Phule Pune University, and are usually located in a rural village or a city suburb. Volunteers may be involved in such activities as:
- Stage shows or a procession creating awareness of such issues as social problems, education and cleanliness
- Awareness Rallies
- Inviting doctors for health camps
There are no predefined or reassigned tasks; it is left up to the volunteers to provide service in any way that is feasible.Special Camp works (Academic Year 2014-2015 to 2018-2029):
|Sr.No.||Name of Cadet||Place||Nature of Work||Valuation|
|01||20th to 26th December 2015||At. Mesankhede Tal. Chandwad||“Shri sketra Datta Maharaj” temple area cleaning and floor construction , All village cleaning , During fair periods provides security, road safety Programme, Road construction||75,000/-|
|02||10th to 16th December 2016||At. Mesankhede Tal. Chandwad||1.5 km drainage cleaning, tree plantation in primary school campus, All village cleaning, During fair periods provides security for traffics, road safety Programme. Awareness Programme for cashless transaction||90,000/-|
|03||14th to 20th December 2017||At. Daregaon Tal. Chandwad||“Kanif nath” temple cleaning, soil canal construction for water conservation, road construction, arrange “no plastic, save environment” awareness rally distributed cloth bags, organize good morning squad group during camp periods aware in peoples for cleaning, tree plantation||95,000/-|
|04||20th to 26th December 2018||At. Daregaon Tal. Chandwad||110 C.C.T. soak pit with 2 soil canal construction for water conservation, tree plantation, awareness about the conservation of biodiversity, save girls abhiyaan, cleaning.||1,50,000/-|
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