National Service Scheme (NSS)
The National Service Scheme is an Indian government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhiji’s Centenary year, 1969, aimed at developing student’s personality through community service. The NSS unit had been established in College in the year 1995. Earlier it was under Karnataka University Dharwad. Later in the year 2000 the NSS unit was under VTU, Belgaum. It is functioning efficiently since inception.
The programme aims to instill the idea of social welfare in students, and to provide service to society without bias. NSS volunteers work to ensure that everyone who is needy gets help to enhance their standard of living and lead a life of dignity. In doing so, volunteers learn from people in villages how to lead a good life despite a scarcity of resources. It also provides help in natural and man-made disaster by providing food, clothing and first aid to the disaster’s victims.
At national level, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of India is the nodal authority, which works with state-level NSS cells. State-level NSS cells are responsibility of the respective state governments. Within states, each university has University level NSS cell under which institutions (schools and colleges) based NSS units operate. Most government and government-aided institutions have volunteer NSS units. They are managed internally by a responsible party from the school or college, who reports to the regional NSS coordinator.
The Basaveshwar Engineering college unit headed by Principal Dr. S. S. Injaganeri and coordinated by Programme officer Dr. S. K. Patil. The unit actively participated in all social activities.
The objectives of NSS
"Serve the downtrodden in the society” and “Personality Development through Community Service".
There are two types of activities: Regular Activities (120 hours) and Annual Special Camp (120 hours). All the NSS Volunteers who have served NSS for at least 2 years and have performed 240 hours of work under NSS are entitled to a certificate from the university under the signature of the Vice-Chancellor and the Programme Coordinator. The Annual camps are known as Special Camps. Camps are held annually, funded by the government of India, and are usually located in a rural village or a city suburb. Volunteers generally involved in such activities as:
- Awareness Rallies
- Inviting doctors for health camps
- Identify needs, problems and resources of the community.
- Establish rapport with the people in the project area
- Function literacy non formal education of rural youth.
- Environment enrichment and conservation.
- Health, family welfare and nutrition
There are no predefined tasks; it is left up to the volunteers to provide service in any way that is feasible. Camps typically last between a week and 7 days, although camps for shorter periods are also conducted by NSS.
The motto of NSS is “NOT ME BUT YOU”. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole. This expresses the essence of democratic living and upholds the need of selfless service and appreciation of the other man’s point of view and also consideration for fellow human beings.
* INTERNATIONAL YOGA DAY
* GANDHI JAYANTHI
* CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL FASTIVALS
The celebration of the 72nd Independence Day on 15th August 2020 and Republic Day on 26th January 2021 were actively coordinated by NSS unit of the college
* YOUTH FOR SEVA SOCIAL CONCERN INITIATIVES
As per the directions of VTU Belgavi, the NSS programme officers along with Volunteers participated in the above programme on 19th and 22nd July 2021 for SSLC examinations.
* ORIENTATION PROGRAMME
Basaveshwar Engineering college NSS unit conducted an orientation class for the new NSS volunteers for making them aware of the importance and motives of being a NSS volunteer. The class was taken by Dr. P L Timmanagoudar, Former NSS Programme co-ordinator VTU Belgaum with program officer Dr. S K Patil.
The College NSS unit has participated in Swachh Bharath Summer Internship Camp–2018, was launched by The Ministry of Human Resource Development, in association with the Swachh Mission (Gramin),
In the year 2018-19 we have conducted many programmes under regular activities.