National Service Scheme (NSS)
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a community service programme sponsored by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. It was launched in the year 1969, the birth centenary of Mahatma Gandhi.
The objective of the programme is to develop a student's personality through active involvement in community service. The activities conducted throughout the year attempt to inculcate a sense of discipline, awareness and social responsibility among students. Presently, the NSS unit of Abeda Inamdar Senior College (Autonomous) has a total number of 250 students.
Activities of the NSS Unit
The NSS unit conducts a diverse range of activities in accordance with the University calendar.
The academic year begins with an Orientation programme educating the newly-inducted volunteers on the rules and regulations of the National Social Service Scheme.
The NSS unit organises an annual winter camp. The camp spans over a week and requires student volunteers to stay at an adopted village. There, students engage in community and social welfare activities such as
Educating underprivileged students in villages
Undertaking economic surveys
Participating in village cleaning
Street plays and rallies
The NSS wing also organises programmes for the benefit of the students during the winter camp. This includes yoga sessions, mental health awareness and meditation, student workshops and talks and lectures.
c) Outreach Activities
NSS volunteers also engage in other activities such as:
Blood donation drives
Cleanliness drives on the campus and neighbouring localities
Celebration of important days and birth anniversaries
Tree plantation drives
Street plays and rallies spreading awareness
Old age home visits
The motto of the National Service Scheme is “NOT ME BUT YOU” reflecting the selfless service expected of an NSS volunteer.
As per Ordinance 163 of the University, students participating in the activities of the NSS and NSS winter camp are rewarded with credits.
NSS Program Officers
Mrs. Shabana Shaikh,
Assistant Professor, Department of Political Science
Dr. Rahul More
Assistant Professor, Department of Economics
Mrs. Shilpa Tambe
Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology