About NSS & Youth Red Cross (YRC): The National Service Scheme (NSS) was launched by the Government of India in Gandhiji's Centenary year 1969. It aims at developing amongst students a sense of participation in nation building through Social Work. This deepens understanding of the social environment and enriches his/her personality through actual participation in day-to-day life of the society. This process of learning is not only a desirable supplement to the classroom education but develops in the student a sense of responsibility, tolerance and cooperation. The NSS plays a vital role in the development of the latent aspects of the student's personality.
The Red Cross, established in 1863 in Geneva, by Jean Henry Dunant, is an International Organization meant for humanitarian services. Its headquarters is in Geneva, Switzerland with many affiliated National Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. It is a non-religious, non-political and non sectarian International body. Regardless of either frontiers or race, the Red Cross remains a voluntary organization and also an independent one having considerable welfare activities to its credit. The Youth Red Cross is the most important constituent of its mother organization, Indian Red Cross. It is a group movement organized at the initial stages for students between 18 and 25 years of age within the colleges. A qualified lecturer is recognized as the leader and he is called the Programme Officer under his guidance, the students are trained and encouraged to manage the affairs of the group, electing their own office-bearers.
Aim:The overall aim of National Service Scheme as envisaged earlier is to give an extension dimension to the higher education system and orient the student youth to community service while they are studying in educational institution The Indian Red Cross Society aims to inspire, encourage and initiate at all times all forms of humanitarian activities so that human suffering can be minimized, alleviated and even prevented and thus contribute to creating a more congenial climate for peace.
Motto: The motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is 'NOT ME BUT YOU'. This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other person's point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings. The motto of YRC is Serve One Another
Over all objectives of NSS & YRC: The overall objective is education and Personality development of students through community service.
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 and 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 education- find practical solution to individual & 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 and social harmony.
Objectives behind the Youth Red Cross (YRC):
- To inculcate in the Youth of our country.
- Awareness on the care of their own health and that of others.
- The understanding and acceptance of civic responsibilities and acting accordingly with humanitarian concern, to fulfill the same.
- To enable the growth and development of a spirit of service and sense of duty with dedication and devotion in the minds of youth.
- To foster better friendly relationship with all without any discrimination.
Unit Level Organization:
The NSS & YRC Units involves active participation of the Principal, College Advisory Committee, the teachers and students volunteers.
NSS & Youth Red Cross Day:
NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programs and activities. May 8th is the Youth Red Cross Day.
NSS & Youth Red Cross Volunteers Pledge:
- The NSS Volunteers Pledge
Volunteers will be required to take the following pledge on 24th September:
“We the student volunteers and proud members of the National Service Scheme do hereby pledge that we shall uphold the pride and prestige of our National Service Scheme and always strive to maintain Tolerance & Sacrifice, Love & Concern, service & sacrifice and follow high standards of ethics in life and academic performance. We also pledge that we will never resort to any sort of violence instead strive to settle all differences and disputes relating to religion, language, region, political and economic grievances by peaceful and constitutional means. We promised to work with dedication to preserve and strengthen the integrity of our nation and committed to selfless service to the society.”
I Pledge myself to care my own health and that of others, to help the sick and suffering specially children and to look upon the youth all over the world as my friends.
Since the establishment of the College in1986, the NSS & YRC unit has been functioning with full vigour and enthusiasm.