National Service Scheme
Dr. Manish Kumar Sagar
Before we get into the actual workings of this organization, here is a bit of literature related to the National Service Scheme (NSS):
1. About NSS:
Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhiji's Centenary year, 1969. The main aim of this scheme is developing students personality through social/community service. NSS, is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges, Universities and at +2 level working for a campus-community linkage. The cardinal principle of the NSS programme is that it is organised by the students themselves, and both students and teachers through their combined participation in community service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks of nation building. Most of these camps are conducted in rural places or sub-urban areas. Their motto was simple Not me, but You.
2. Objectives behind the NSS:
To enable the students to understand the community in which they work.
To understand themselves in relation to their community.
To identify the needs and problems in the community in the solution of which they can be involved.
To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
To apply education- find practical solution to individual & community problems.
To develop competence required for group living and sharing responsibilities.
To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
To develop capacity to meet emergencies and national disasters
To practice national integration.
3. Brief Introduction about NSS Unit, MITS:
NSS Unit, MITS was formed in 2011-12 Academic year. Dr. Manish Kumar Sagar, Professor, from Mechanical Engineering Department is the Incharge of the unit, working as the NSS Programme officer. NSS unit, MITS, Gwalior, conducted various events like Helmet Awareness Programme, Shramadaan Programs, Plantation Programs, Orientation Programme, Various Medical Camps, Literacy cum Awareness Programme, One day camps, Special Camps, Anti Tobacco Championing, Save Female child Awareness Programme & various Awareness Programme, etc.