NSS (National Service Scheme)
The National Service Scheme (NSS) was launched in 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of Nation, by the Government of India. It is a voluntary association of young people, especially college students to work for campus-community linkages. The aim is to develop student’s personality through community service.
The NSS symbol is based on the giant “Rath Wheel” of the world famous Konark Sun Temple of Orissa. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It also stands for dynamism and progressive outlook of youth. The symbol thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.
Enrollment of NSS Volunteers
- The NSS volunteers will be enrolled from the first and second year degree-class students. Preference will be given to the students who have worked as NSS volunteers at +2 levels also.
- Students belonging to minority communities, scheduled castes and scheduled tribes are encouraged to participate in NSS.
- Girls are encouraged to join NSS.
Every year the Government of India evolves a theme based on which the NSS activities of the year shall be carried out.
Objectives of NSS:
- 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
- Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
- Utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
- Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
- Gain skills in mobilising community participation
- Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
- Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters
- Practice national integration and social harmony
Thiruvalluvar Polytechnic College celebrated NSS Day on September 24 and in a different way.
It renders various service activities in rural areas of Coimbatore by laying roads, cleaning and maintaining the environment pollution free with sanitation. Programme Officers of other institutions are invited at regular intervals to give guest lectures. The objectives of the NSS are to create social service attitudes among students, to improve the personality by doing social service and to conduct special camping under a theme. The training is included in the curriculum for the first year as a co-curricular subject.
24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day.
The college teaching and non teaching staff participated in the event on campus.