NSS In-Charge : - Mr Jitendra Barle (Department of History)

The National Service Scheme (NSS) 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, NSS is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges, Universities and at +2 level working for a campus-community linkage. The first duty of the students should be, not to treat their period of study as one of the opportunities for indulgence in intellectual luxury, but for preparing themselves for final dedication in the service of those who provided the sinews of the nation with the national goods & services so essential to society 

The cardinal principle of the programme is that it is organized by the students themselves and both students and teachers through their combined participation in social service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks of national development. Besides, the students, particularly, obtain work experience which might help them to find avenues of self-employment or employment in any organisation at the end of their university career.

Here are some of the benefits among many:

  1. Discipline: during the camp, you are given a fixed schedule and it requires you to wake up at 5, followed by exercise and so on. Having a routine induces discipline in your day to day life.
  2. Understanding ground realities : living in the comforts of our homes we fail to realize grassroot level problems. Once you get exposed or when you are assigned task which involves physical work you realize it is not as easy as it sounds.
  3. You learn to work as a team : several teams are formed and you are assigned different tasks or games based on this.
  4. Time management : every task is given a fixed time within which you have to complete it. Tasks and games includes skit, mime, debates, newspaper making etc.
  5. You get rid of stage fear: here, you get a lot of opportunities to perform in stage whether it dance, music or literary.
  6. You make a lot of friends : last but not the least, staying together for 7 days and working as a team will let you have awesome friends.
  7. You learn to cook: as I said earlier, each team will have to take up mess duty on a particular day. Hence for me personally I learnt basics of cooking from novice.
  8. You learn to socialize : since you are not given you phones you spent most of the time talking :-)
  9. You'll have a lot of fun : field trips, games ,camp fire and other activities makes the camp memorable.
  10. Sharing is caring : you have your food together often sharing your plate with two or three.
  11. You learn to socialize : since you are not given you phones you spent most of the time talking :-)
  12. You also get several other benefits like leadership qualities, adjust with limited facilities, game tactics etc. You are also give several personality development talks and games.

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