National Service Scheme (N.S.S.)
The National Service Scheme (NSS) was officially started on 24th September 1969, to establish a meaningful linkage between the campus and the community. Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, had recognised that the country could not progress in a desired direction until the student youth were motivated to work for the upliftment of the villages/community. For Gandhiji, the villages, where majority of the population living, represent the country. Therefore for the national reconstruction and national resurgence it was deemed fit that the students and teachers should be properly sensitised and utilised for strengthening the Indian society as a whole with particular emphasis on rural community. Therefore, student youth, teachers and the community are considered as the three basic components of the National Service Scheme.
The vision is to build the youth with the mind and spirit to serve the society and work for the social uplift of the down-trodden masses of our nation as a movement.
The National Service Scheme has been functioning with the motto “NOT ME BUT YOU” in view of making the youth inspired in service of the people and hence NSS Aims Education through Community Service and Community Service through Education.
- Understand the community in which they work
- Understand themselves in relation to their community
- Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process
- Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
- Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems
- Develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities
- Gain skills in mobilizing community participation
- Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude
- Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
- Practice national integration and social harmony
Dayanand Science College NSS Unit
The National Service Scheme (NSS) Units of Dayanad Science College was started with a view to establish a meaningful linkage between the institution and the Community. Initially, The National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit of Dayanand Science College is functioning since in Dayanand Science 1971 under University Marathwada, Aurangabad. Now, The National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit of Dayanand Science College is functioning since in Dayanand Science 1995 under S. R. T. M. University, Nanded. Initially, the College has one Unit with 75 volunteers under the guidance of one Programme Officer (P.O). The number of volunteers has increased gradually and reached the highest enrollment in 2007-2008. During this year 150 students were enrolled as volunteers and under the guidance of two Programme Officers (P.Os).
At present, the college has two Units with 150 volunteers under the guidance of two dedicated Programme Officers (P.Os.). The Programme Officers in charge of the NSS Units are:
Prof. A. M. Chougule, Department of Industrial Chemistry.
Dr. V. D. Mote, Department of Physics.
The NSS Unit of this institution has always been active and a number of commendable services have been performed for the society at large in different parts of Maharashtra.
All the services of the NSS Unit were performed through Regular Activities of the Unit as well as through Special Camping programmes. These services include blood donation, AIDS Awareness Campaign, community development etc. Besides, the NSS Unit of the college has also played an active role in social works such as construction of waiting sheds, public urinals, and pavilion in public playgrounds in collaboration with the community of the concerned areas.
During the past 15 (fifteen) years, the NSS Unit of this College has selected several villages as adopted villages. These adopted villages were given priority where student volunteers and the P.Os directly involve themselves for the development and upliftment of such villages. Within these areas the Unit has also undertaken several programmes like – literacy campaign, AIDS awareness, Cleanliness drive etc. Under the Government’s Programme of plantation and afforestation, the Unit planted thousands of saplings at different sites and places. At present, two plantation sites at Takali and Shivali villages are looked after by the unit itself, wherein clearing of weeds, fencing and other activities are undertaken at regular intervals.
One of the remarkable services of the unit is the voluntary donation of blood for use in hospitals. This service is being rendered regularly following the annual calendar chalked out by the State NSS Cell. While organizing the camp, the volunteers willingly donate their precious blood for the poor and helpless patients. This is, indeed, a selfless and humble service to humanity and also a laudable service of the Unit.
Keeping in view the needs and expectations of the community, it has always been the endeavor of the college NSS Unit to render its services at its level best.
Dr. J. S. Dargad
Dayanad Science College
Prof. A. M. Chougule
Programme officer, NSS Unit I
Dr. V. D. Mote
Programme officer, NSS Unit II
Phone: (02382) 221149
Fax: (02382) 221149
Social Work NSS
Unit of NSS, Dayanand Science College
Latur, Dist. Latur
Maharashtra. PIN: 413512
|Name:||Shri. A. M. Chougule|
|Qualification:||M.Sc., B.Ed., M.Phil.|
|Name:||Dr. V. D. Mote|