NSS or the National Service Scheme programme was launched by the Union Education Minister Dr.V.K.R.V.Rao on September 24,1969 during the Gandhi Centenary Year. It was started to establish a meaningful linkage between the campus and the community. The idea was originated by Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation. He viewed that the country could not move in the desired direction unless the students were motivated to work for the upliftment of the community. Therefore, the cardinal principle of the programme is to get a sense of involvement in the task of nation building through the combined participation of students and teachers in social service. The overall aim of the NSS is to give an extended dimension to the higher education system and orient the students to community service. The programme is now extended to all the states and universities and also at the +2 level in some states. The programme is primarily funded by the Central and the State Government.
The motto of the NSS is ‘NOT ME BUT YOU’.
The NSS Day is celebrated on 24 September each year with appropriate programmes and activities.
The NSS Hooghly Mohsin College Unit
The unit organizes various programmes to develop a strong and meaningful relation between the college and the local community.
The Programmes Organized in 2005
The unit joined the programme on College Foundation Day on 1 August in 2005.
On 2 September 2005 the unit welcomed a group of thirty students walking throughout the country under the awareness generation programme ‘AIDS WALK FOR LIFE 2004-05’ undertaken by the Project Concern International. The team was duly attended by the unit. Some puppet shows were also organized on this occasion.
The unit organized a seminar ‘Some Mosquito-borne Diseases in India with special reference to Dengue’ on 16 September 2005. The speaker was Amiya Kumar Hati, Ex-Director, School of Tropical Medicine, Kolkata.
The unit organized a workshop on the legal rights of girls — ‘Know your Rights’– for the girl students of the college jointly with Jabala Action Research Organization, an NGO.
The unit also observed the World AIDS Day on 1 December 2005 by organizing a debate competition, jointly with Parivar Seva Sanstha, an NGO. The motion of the debate was ‘Sex education is relevant for adolescent students’.
The unit is also engaged in maintaining a clean environment in the College campus. Students find interest in gardening and other beautifications of the College.
The unit is looking forward to organizing more fruitful and effective programmes for the betterment of the College and the adjacent locality.