NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME
The Goal of National Service Scheme or N.S.S. as it is popularly known may be listed as follows
Service for the nation and humanity
To create national Integration and
To develop the personality of its volunteer’s and imbibe in the leadership qualities.
The unit was fist introduced in the college in the year 1971 and at the onset of it the first Programme Officer was Prof. Surender Gavaskar. Who was the P.O. from 1971 to 1979. Under whose guidance the unit was honoured with the BEST UNIT award. The second Programmer Officer in the history of the unit was Prof. Shashadri. He was P.O. from 1979 to 1989. The next programme officers to follow also led the unit to win different competitions at college and inter college level.
The N.S.S. unit of Guru Nanak Khalsa College has put in a lot of efforts all these years to meet these goals and has been successful to a great extent in doing the same. The N.S.S. unit of our college has the vision to work forward with the mission of forgetting and surrendering one’s self and rendering selfless service to others. The enrolment in this unit is open to all the students of the degree college irrespective of their caste , creed and religion.
The different activities of the Unit are as follows:
Orientation :- The orientation Programme is arranged every year by the unit to give the newly enrolled volunteers an overview of the tasks undertaken by the N.S.S. unit.
Leadership training camp :- A leadership training camp is held every year by the University to enhance the leadership qualities in the students. One male and one female volunteer are to be sent for this camp. It is a great opportunity for the volunteers to learn true leadership qualities.
Consumer awareness programme :- An consumer awareness is held where in the students are made aware about consumer rights and proper business ethics.
Rural Camp :- For the past five years our College has adopted a village named ‘Karade-Khurda’, in Raigad District, Taluka - Panvel. Every year a rural camp of 10 days is held at this village. In this camp the students participate in a number of activities for rural development such as:
Constructing new roads for the villagers.
Setting up medical check- up camps for the villagers.
Conducting eye check-up camps for the villagers.
Conducting medical and educational awareness programmes for the villagers.
Organised and conducted cleanliness drives, where they have cleant the entire staircase which goes towards the Patalganga River.
The regular activities of the unit include a number of activities of community welfare some of which are stated below…
Distribution of National Flags :- Every year on the occasions of Independence Day and Republic Day the unit distributes Flags in the College Campus and the area around the college. The money collected as donations while doing so is utilized for needy students of the college
Blood Donation Camp :- Blood donation camps are held in the college every year with the assistance provided by Sion Hospital and Tata Memorial Hospital. In this camp, teaching, non- teaching staffs as well as the students donate blood. This is a noble cause by itself last year the blood donation drives was conducted and above 100 units of blood were collected.
ThalaessimiaCheck up camp :- Thalaessimia being a very dangerous disorder in the blood of a person which can cause a number of problems. The unit organizes a check up camp every year in which the students can give a sample of their blood to check for this existence of this disorder. This is done after the volunteers go class to class making the students aware of the problem and informing them about the same.
Eye Check up camp :- Every year an eye check up camp is held in the college free of cost for the benefit of the staff members, non- teaching staffs as well as for the students of the college.
Pulse Polio Project :- A pulse polio drive is conducted every year in different areas where in the volunteers give polio doses to children in the slum areas.
Ganpati Immersion :- Every year the volunteers are involved in helping the Mumbai Police for maintaining and regulating the traffic and the people during Ganpati immersion.
AIDS Awareness :- The volunteers prepare street plays related to AIDS awareness and enact them at public places like railway stations, and on busy junctions as well as in different places in the college making the people aware of AIDS and correcting the misconceptions they have related to the same. The volunteers make posters and put them up at various locations in the college and in the surrounding areas.
Anti Tobacco Awareness :-Similar to AIDS awareness the students prepare street plays for the Anti Tobacco awareness and perform at various public places making people aware of the dangers of consuming Tobacco.
Orientation: As usual this year too, an Orientation programme was conducted for the newly enrolled NSS volunteers on 3rd August 2015. On this occasion the guest speakers were Dr. Santosh Pathare, Ex-District Co-ordinator and Dr. Phondekar, Co-coordinator, NSS cell, University of Mumbai
Green Ganesha Workshop: The NSS Unit in collaboration with the Times of India Group organized a one day Green Ganseha Workshop on 16th September 2015. The main motive of the workshop was to bring awareness among students to save the environment by using Eco- friendly idols rather than Plaster of Paris (POP) idols. Apart from our College students, sixty (60) students from neighbouring also participated.
Regulating Traffic: During Ganesh Festival 16th to 25th Sept. 2015, NSS volunteers assisted the Mumbai Traffic Police in Byculla to control the traffic for the famous “Lalbagcha Raja” Ganpati. participated.
Constitution Day Rally: On the occasion of Constitution Day a rally was organized on 26th November 2015. In this rally the students spread the message of importance of our Constitution by displaying placards which they had made. At end, Principal Dr. Kiran Mangaonkar spoke about the other aspects and highlights of the Constitution.
Mahaparinirvan Divas: The NSS Unit organized a special gathering in order to honour Bharat Ratna Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar on Mahaparinirvan Divas, 6th December. The chief guest on this occasion was Prof. Anad Devalekar from Chetna College, who enlightened all with his words of wisdom.
Disaster Management Workshop and Mock Drill: A two day District Level workshop with the collaboration with the Disaster Management Unit from Brihan Mumbai Corporation (BMC) on 14th & 15th December 2015. In this workshop the students were explained and demonstrated techniques to tackle various kinds of situations aroused during disasters. Students from neighbouring Colleges also participated
Residential Camp: Like the previous year the NSS Unit held its residential camp in its adopted tribal village Waghote in Wada, Palghar from 24th - 30th Dec 2015. During the camp, this year the various activities undertaken by the NSS volunteers were cleanliness drive, vanarai bandhara construction (mini dam), temporary road construction, awareness rallies on the social issues as well as skits were also performed in the village.
Youth Day Celebration: On 12th January 2016 Yuva Divas was celebrated in the College Auditorium in remembrance of Swami Vivekananda.
For the year 2013-14, at District Level, the Colleges' NSS unit as well its Programme Officer was chosen as the "BEST NSS UNIT" and "BEST PROGRAMME OFFICER" respectively.
One of NSS volunteer, Ms.Varsha Thombare was selected for NRD camp and she led the parade in Delhi on 26th January 2014.
Orientation: For the newly enrolled students (volunteers) the NSS unit organized the Orientation programme on 4th August 2014. In this programme they were made aware about NSS activities. The guest speaker on this occasion was Dr. Satish Kolte of K.C.College who is the District Co-ordinator.
Peace Rally : On 6th August 2014 a Peace rally was organized by University of Mumbai for the Global peace and to express deep sorrow for the Hiroshima Nagasaki nuclear blasts victims. About 65 volunteers of our NSS Unit participated.
Blood Donation Camp: The NSSunit organized a blood donation drive on 11th August 2014, in collaboration with J.J.Hospital. A total of 98 Blood bags were collected. The programme was inaugurated by Vice - Principal Dr. R.K. Patheja (G N Khalsa College).
Library Event : The College Library conducted an Exhibition of Books on 11th & 12th August 2014. 10 volunteers of the NSS unit participated and assisted them in conducting the exhibition.
Akshara Foundation Orientation : On 15th August 2014 Akshara foundation (an NGO) held an orientation lecture, in which they gave a brief account of the activities.
Disaster Management: A two day workshop on Disaster Management was organized by the Brihan Mumbai Corporation (BMC) on 25th & 26th August 2014. In this workshop, the NSS volunteers were trained by the BMC officials that how to manage yourself and help others during a disaster or natural calamity.
SAAM TV Save Water Campaign: SAAM TV Network organized an awareness campaign of Saving Water called “Sarvjalabhiyan” on 28th August 2014. The participants were made aware of importance of water, and how to save it for future use by taking an oath.
Traffic control During Ganesh Festival: The NSS volunteers of our Unit are the only ones to get the opportunity to control the traffic movement for the famous Lord Ganapati of Mumbai “Lalbaug Cha Raja” every year. This year 15 volunteers volunteered for the same from 29th August 2014 – 7th September 2014; a total of 10 days. Also on the last day of Ganesh Visarjan these volunteers controlled the traffic at Dadar TT.
Eco-friendly Activities: In order to make the people to go more ECO- friendly during the Ganesh Celebrations a campaign was conducted from 3rd September – 5th September 2014.
Swach Bharat Abhiyan: In order to support the Swach Bharat Abhiyaan, the NSS volunteers cleaned Matunga Central Railway Station on 2nd October 2014.
Voter Awareness Programme: The NSS unit conducted a Voter Awareness Programme for the students. In this programme the students were made aware of the importance and the power of VOTE. The NSS unit volunteers of Vidyalankar College, a nearby College also participated in this programme.
Run for Unity: On 31st October 2014 the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, Mr. Devndra Fadnavis inaugurated a “RUN FOR UNITY” in the remembrance of Sardar Vallabbhai Patel, the Iron Man of India. In this run NSS volunteers of other Colleges as well as our College participated.
Residential Camp: The NSS Unit has adopted a tribal village Waghote in Wada, Palghar. In this academic year the residential camp was held from 24th - 30th Dec.2014. During the camp, various activities were under taken by the NSS volunteers for example like cleanliness drive, construction of stage for children, temporary road construction, awareness rally on the social issues as well as skits were also performed in the village.