NSS Unit of LBS
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is available in this college since 2005-2006 academic year. In this scheme a special camp of ten days duration is organized for students. Students of this college were selected at the state level, at the University level and also at National level. Regular programme are organized in this scheme at “Gokul Gram”, “Nirmal Gram” and at the “Adopted Gram” in the area.
What is NSS?
National Service Scheme, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India, popularly known as NSS was launched in Gandhiji’s Birth Centenary Year 1969, in 37 Universities involving 40,000 students with primary focus on the development of personality of students through community service. Today, NSS has more than 3.2 million student volunteers on its roll spread over 298 Universities and 42 (+2) Senior Secondary Councils and Directorate of Vocational Education all over the country. From its inception, more than 3.75 crores students from Universities, Colleges and Institutions of higher learning have benefited from the NSS activities, as student volunteers.
Objectives behind the 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 & problems in the community in the solution 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 develop competence required for group living and sharing responsibilities.
- Gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
- To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
- To develop capacity to meet emergencies and national disasters
- To practice national integration.
Routine programs are organized in the campus of the institute as per the list of programs and mentioned in the calendar provided by the university. Some of these programs are as given:
- Orientation program at the beginning of session to introduce the students and newcomers about N.S.S.
- Plantation program
- Communal harmony day program
- N.S.S foundation day program
- Literacy awareness program
- Anti–tobacco and anti–drugs program
- World Aids day
- Blood donation program
- Youth week etc.
One day camp and Seven days residential rural camp
In the whole session some of outdoor programs and activities are organized in the surrounding areas of the city and out of the city i.e in the rural areas. Two one day camps are conducted in the slums and poor locality areas which are thrust of basic facilities. In this camp programs related to awareness about water conservation, cleanliness, education to every children, money saving, save baby girls, duties for the nation, traffic awareness, anti–liquor and other intoxicant substances, polythene free areas etc are conducted.
Seven days rural residential camp conducted in the village is the main activity of N.S.S . In this camp N.S.S volunteers takes part very strongly and waits every year for participation in such camp. As per the norms maximum 50 students can participate in the one day camp and seven days rural camp. The seven days rural residential camp helps the students to know about the rural life and to create awareness about problems facing by village people. In these camp volunteers conduct rallies in which the students give message through slogans related to social problems, short term play (nukkad natak) and printed material related to aids awareness are distributed. Clean environment, save baby girls, anti–tobacco, money saving and other activities are also a part of this camp. General Health check–up camp is also conducted with the help of government agencies for the old age and needy people of villages. This rural camp brings a lot of positive change among the N.S.S volunteers which create confidence and overall development among them. At the end of the camp, participants get certificates from village panchayat which helps to motivate them.
As per the norms of the scheme, students can get “B” certificate after completion of 120 hours activities each year (participation in routine activities, one day camp and seven days rural camp) in the two years of his studies. In the third year of graduation or 2 years of post graduation courses students can get “C” certificate also. For getting this certificate the interested student has to do a project work regarding social issue as per his interest or suggested by the programme officer of the concerning N.S.S unit. The university recommends every N.S.S unit to conduct oral or written exam at the end of every session for N.S.S volunteers. The deserving volunteers gets “B” certificate awarded by the university i.e Barkatullah Vishvavidhyalaya. These certificates helps the N.S.S volunteers to get 5% extra marks advantage in the government jobs.
In every session the interested volunteers also shows their interest to have strong participation in the district level camp, state level camp and national level camp organized time to time by the university.
In conclusion, the participation of students in the N.S.S is very much supportive for overall development of the students studying this college.