National Service Scheme (NSS)
National Service Scheme, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India, popularly known as NSS was launched in Gandhiji’s Birth Centenary Year 1969, in 37 Universities involving 40,000 students with primary focus on the development of personality of students through community service. Today, NSS has more than 3.2 million student volunteers on its roll spread over 298 Universities and 42 (+2) Senior Secondary Councils and Directorate of Vocational Education all over the country. From its inception, more than 3.75 crores students from Universities, Colleges and Institutions of higher learning have benefited from the NSS activities, as student volunteers.
The BVC Chapter of NSS was formed under the esteemed guidance of Principal and Program Officer along with 100 dedicative volunteers. NSS Wing in BVC Institute of Technology & Science, Amalapuram is organizing many events annually by catering to the needs of College, surrounding villages/Slums in and around Konoseema Region.
The Motto of NSS “Not Me But You”, reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students develop appreciation to other person’s point of view and also show consideration to ‘/other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines/on the belief that the welfare .of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.
The programme aims to inculcate 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 disasters by providing food, clothing and first aid to the disaster victims.
The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are :
- 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 and
- practice national integration and social harmony
Functions of the Cell:
To create awareness about Environment and conservation of natural resources.
- To conduct blood donation camps from willing NSS Volunteers and students periodically and also in emergency situations.
- To create awareness about health, personal hygiene and environmental hygiene among the students and the society.
- To conduct medical camps in the adopted villages periodically to serve the poor and needy.
- To sensitize people against forbidden practices like child marriages, child labour and to
create awareness about the importance of women education.
- To adhere to Union and State Govt. policies towards social development.
- To develop a sense of social and civic responsibility among the students.
The following are the facilities of the cell:
- Separate room for the function of the Cell
- Table and Chair
- Hand Mike and working tools
- A.C Seminar Hall (on shared basis)
Chairman : Dr. G.M.V Prasad, Principal
Coordinator : Mr. Durgarao Kathula, Assistant Professor
Members : 7 Faculty members
Mr. Payasam Chakradhar Prasad, Dept. of CIVIL
Mrs. Shaik Meera Bibi, Dept. of EEE
Mr. Ganguluri Buli Raju, Dept. of MECH
Mr. Ryali Satish Kumar, Dept. of ECE
Mr. P T S N Murthy, Dept. of CSE
Mr. Maddala Raja, Dept. of MBA
Mr. Moturi Devi, Dept. of MCA
& Two Volunteers from each department
Roles of the Co-ordinator
- To act as an organizer, educator, a coordinator, a supervisor, administrator and a public relations person to improve the quality and magnitude of NSS programme.
- To prepare a plan of year wise activities, implement and evaluate the activities of the unit.
- To give proper directions and guidance to the members of the cell and volunteers in conducting various activities smoothly and successfully.
- To conduct meetings with cell members and volunteers before taking up any activities.
- To follow the guidelines given by University NSS Cell and act accordingly.
- To maintain Accounts and send reports to the authorities from time to time.
Roles of the Members of the Committee:
- To help in preparing year wise plan and be helpful in giving suggestions.
- To extend support unconditionally in conducting service activities.
- To supervise the activities of NSS volunteers in the field and give proper guidelines.
- To help the coordinator in making press reports and university reports.
- To find feasible solutions in case of any problem in organizing a programme.
Roles of the Volunteers
- To maintain self-discipline in personal life to build character and to remain as an ideal student.
- To develop aptitude for service activities in the society
- To take up various service activities under the guidance of Cell Members and Coordinator.
- To assist the coordinator and the cell in organizing social service activities and special camps.
- To establish rapport with the people in adopted villages and serve accordingly.