First semester students of Salesian College had an orientation meeting to enlist new members for the college community service group the National Service Scheme (NSS), 18th July 2019.
NSS Head, Assistant Professor Manoresh Thapa and Assistant Professor Pinky Gupta explained what the NSS is all about and presented all the work the social service wing of the college did during the previous year.
Mr Thapa also talked about the outreach programs as well as the annual NSS camp and the number of hours each NSS volunteer has to put in for community service over a period of three years to obtain the NSS Certificate.
Senior volunteers of NSS from 3rd semester shared their views, their work for the community both in the college and outside, and the fun they had.
The seniors also talked about other learning benefits like socialising, meeting new people, learning with them and increasing one’s knowledge and many more.
Senior NSS member Chesang Sherpa (Treasurer) was promoted to the post of Vice President for NSS and officially authorized to represent Salesian College Sonada.
After a short talk on the benefits of being a member of the NSS and explanation of the value of the NSS Certificate for job opportunities, the students who were eager to join NSS were encouraged to sign up for the volunteer force of the college.
The NSS program handled by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India, was established in Gandhiji’s Birth Centenary in 1969 by 37 Universities having some 40,000 students with main focus on the improvement of personality of students through community service.
Today, NSS has more than 3.2 million students dispersed in 298 Universities and in scores of Senior Secondary Councils and Directorate of Vocational Education all over the country. From its commence, more than 3.75 crores student volunteers from colleges, universities and Institutions of higher learning have benefitted from NSS activities.