NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME
The NSS Unit of St. Joseph Polytechnic College is the prominent face of our college to the public. The NSS unit of the college consists of 100 socially sensitive students with deep sense of service participating in the activities of club with verve. We are organizing so many community activities in nearby villages and schools. The main aim of this unit is the development of the personality of students through community service.
OBJECTIVE OF NSS
- Understand the community in which they work.
- Understand themselves in relation to their community.
- Identify the need and problem of the community and involve them in problem solving.
- Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
- Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems.
- Develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibility.
- Gain skills in mobilising community participation
- Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
- Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disaster.
- Practical nation integration and social harmony.
BENIFITS OF JOINING NSS:
- The NSS offers a wonderful opportunity to use a part of spare time to empathise and help the poor and the under privileged fellow countrymen living in slum and villages.
- It provides the volunteer with an opportunity to train themselves as the future leader and decision maker of the country.
- It provides training to equip the volunteer with the minimum necessary skills to carryout programme.
- A weightage of 15 marks is given to every volunteer who hold NSS certificate for the purpose of admission to next higher course.
- Volunteer will get 2% grace marks, those who attend national camp get 3% while those who take part in the Republic Day camp will get 5% grace mark and 6% grace mark for attendance in international camps.
The motto or watchword of the NSS is “NOT ME BUT YOU”. 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.
The symbol of the National Service Scheme is “Rath’ Wheel of the Konark Sun Temple of Orissa. These giant wheels of the sun temple portray the cycles of creation, preservation and release and signify the movement in life across time and time and space. The design of the symbol, a simplified form of the Sun Chariot wheel primarily depicts movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It stands for community as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social transformation and enlistment.
NSS was formally launched on 24th September 1969, the birth Centenary year of Father of Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes and activities
Glimpses of St. Joseph’s NSS Unit
- Free medical campus at various and needy villages
- Dental camp, Health camp & Eye camp
- Conducting Traffic awareness events and rallies
- Tree plantation
- Special camps in various school
- Blood Donation Camp