NSS

NSS

NSS has been one of the most progressive societies of our college. The 400 registered NSS members were given orientation and office bearers were elected in August, 2014. Admissions for the year 2014-2015 were quite complex this time due to the role-back of FYUP. NSS unit had to take active part in conducting admissions. Volunteers visited the Hope Project, an internationally funded NGO, to understand the working and the target group they have been working for. An NGO meet was organized, tree plantation and teacher’s day was celebrated on 5th September. Prime Minister Narendra Modi appealed to the youth to have environmental concern. Taking up the cause of ‘swatchh and swastha bharat’, more than 200 volunteers cleaned-up the entire campus and greeted the safai workers on 2nd October.

‘Daan Utsav’ or the ‘Joy of Giving’ week was celebrated in the activity week, October 8-15. The motive was to derive joy at personal level by donating for a noble cause. It was a 7-day event each day was dedicated to different types of donation. Day 1 – Gyan Daan, Day 2 – Pustika Daan, Day 3 – Mudra Daan,  Day 4 – Samagri Daan, Day 5 – Vastra Daan, Day 6 – Rakta Daan, and Day7- Shram Daan. 8th Day was celebrated as ‘NSS Fest’ in which many students were invited to put up their stalls and show case their skills. Students from different colleges participated in the event. On the occasion of Sardar Patel’s birth ceremony, Rashtriya Ekta Diwas (Unity Day) was observed to spread message of unity, safety and security.

Governance day seminar was organized and peace club formed in association with the Universal Peace Federation of India. Along with NSS volunteers, delegates from Japan and Mr. Krishna Adhikari, Secretary General (UPF-India) took the peace – pledge. The Seminar was then continued by Shri Nitishwar Kumar, IAS (Private Secretary to MOS Railways) who interacted with the audience on the topic of ‘Governance and Ethics’.

A day was spent with His Holiness Dalai Lama at the Bahai’s Lotus Temple for taking peace-pledge for the lost life at Peshawar attack. Around 50 volunteers attended the session.

An invitation from NSS IIT, Roorkee to our college was accepted and a team of 12 NSS volunteers were sent to attend the session under the supervision of mentors. Volunteers participated in several competitions such as Utopia (study of Model Village), Carpe Diem (Video documentary), Strokes (Drawing competition) and Towards Educated India. Ramanujan College stood first in Carpe Diem and Strokes winning cash prize of an aggregate of Rs.6000. Street play unit of the NSS won the third prize in inter-college competition at ‘Antardhwani’ cultural fest of the University.