Formed in 1969, the ultimate goal of the National Service Scheme is to foster national integration and social harmony. Its motto 'Not Me, But
You' is based on the idea that the welfare of the individual is directly related to the welfare of society. The symbol of the NSS, the giant Rath Wheel
stands for continuity as well as change and symbolizes the continuous striving of the NSS for social change.
Through a wide range of service schemes, the NSS helps students to understand the community in which they work, to identify its needs and
problems and to use their knowledge to find practical solutions to individual and community problems. The NSS creates in the students a sense of
social and civic responsibility and fosters over all personality development and leadership qualities.
The NSS unit of the college endeavors
To create social awareness leading to effective action.
To be actively and constructively involved in the needs and problems of the community and thus become agents of social change.
To strengthen the spirit of service and sacrifice in the youth of the nation
To train students towards responsible leadership,
To develop the personality of the students through community service.
These objectives are realized through various projects under the guidance and supervision of the NSS Officer and her team.The regular activities of
the NSS include working in old age homes and orphanages and working with the visually challenged and the differently abled. NSS volunteers also
work in slum areas for the education of children and youth and the empowerment of the poor, especially women.
Besides a 7-day residential annual camp the NSS unit also organizes dental and/or eye camps, veterinary camps, blood donation camps and
health camps. Students also do volunteer work in the Income Tax office and voice record books for the use of the visually challenged. They also
participate in a variety of cultural programmes and competitions and frequently volunteer their services for college functions.
Red Ribbon Club
The red ribbon is a symbol for drunk driving prevention, drug prevention, and for the fight against AIDS. The Red Ribbon Foundation and
Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) are examples of organizations that utilize the red ribbon symbol. MADD is an organization founded in 1980
whose mission is to stop drunk driving, support the victims of this violent crime and prevent underage drinking. Red Ribbon International is an
organization founded in 1993 whose main purpose is the education about prevention of the Human Immunodeficiency Virus or HIV, Acquired Immune
Deficiency Syndrome Related Complex, ARC and AIDS.
The Red Ribbon portal should be the first port of call for anyone seeking further information on HIV and AIDS. A Metropolitan Foundation
project, it offers one of the most comprehensive information resources available on HIV disease. The information is practical and easy to understand
and covers everything from how to protect yourself from getting HIV to how to live positively if you have already contracted the disease and where to
get legal advice or counselling support.
The Red Ribbon Club, functioning in our college, is a voluntary on-campus intervention programme for students. It is initiated and supported
by the State AIDS Control Society and implemented through multi-sectoral collaboration, particularly, using the services of cadre officers of the State's
National Service Scheme (NSS).
The programme will address the knowledge, attitude and behavior of the youths in the interrelated areas of Voluntary Blood Donation, HIV &
AIDS prevention, as demanded by their age, environment, and life style. The Red Ribbon Club will serve as a complementary and comprehensive
prevention intervention to support and reinforce similar youth led initiatives. It will also prepare and promote youth peer educators within and
outside the campuses.