National Service Scheme (NSS) at The M S University Of Baroda
There are number of voluntary and governmental agencies who are very active on the front of involving youth in different activities. The attempts are being made to groom the youth section to become responsible citizens of India. As a matter of fact the focus towards these adolescents has been as the “Human Resource” having potential which can be enriched further with various inputs.
Youth as a Resource received good attention from the planners of our country. The whole ministry of Human Resource Development is constantly thinking to enhance HRD function at all levels. The Ministry has various departments among which Department of Youth Affairs & Sports is one which caters to the developmental needs of youth in our country. The department runs two kinds of programmes, i.e., National Service Scheme (NSS) and Nehru Yuva Kendra (NYK) for organised youths.
NSS which celebrated its Silver Jubilee in 1993-94 has now enrolled about 12 lakhs students all over the country including University and Higher Secondary School students. NSS has now taken a form of movement through which teachers and students are involved jointly for their effective participation in developmental work as well as for making education socially relevant. Therefore, NSS is described as the programme for personality development through community service.
During the year under report, varied activities were undertaken to ascertain the translation of NSS objectives into reality. Among the major programmes were work on HIV/AIDS Lifestyle Education, anti-addiction Education, Literacy, Participation in Pulse Polio Immunisation Programme of Govt. of India etc. The Theme of camping i.e. “Youth for sustainable development with focus on Watershed Management and Wasteland Development” was implemented in the camping programme. Following pages highlight these regular activities and special programme undertaken during the year 2005-2006.
Celebration of Independence Day at University Pavilion.
At M.S. University of Baroda, the programme to celebrate Independence Day is organised centrally at The M.S. University Pavilion. A group of 50 volunteers along with Prof. Navale, Prof. Aruna Khasgiwala Dean & Head, Dr. M.N. Parmar, Dr. Jagdish Solanki participated in the programme. The programme consisted of flag hoisting by Dr. Manoj Soni, Vice-Chancellor, M.S. University of Baroda. Other presentations consisted of activities of felicitation of NCC, ACC and NSS volunteers for their outstanding participation during the year.
Celebration of NSS Day
NSS day is celebrated on every 24 th Sept the day on which NSS was launched. A group of 10 volunteers and 2 programme officers participated the state level NSS Day celebration at Amar Jyoti Vihar, Maninagar, Ahmedabad. The NSS M.S. University had won highest medals and considered as best university for the NSS activities during the year 2005-2006.
Celebration of NSS day was organised at University level in which a group of 75 volunteers presented educational programme within the university departments NGOs, slums and villages.
A group of 50 NSS volunteer participated in Cleanliness campaign outside the NSS office under the leadership of Ms. Shruti Shah.
Workshop on Violence against Women 08/10/2005
30 NSS volunteers participated in workshop on Violence against Women conducted by Dr. Leena Mehta, Mrs. Hemali Patel in collaboration with WSRC MSU at Faculty of Social Work.
Celebration of Navratri with Senior Citizens
A group of volunteers participated in the celebration of Navratri with senior citizens at Jalaram Vrudhashram Vadodara on 18/10/2005.
23 rd and 24 th November 2005
30 volunteers of NSS have conducted programme on drug addiction, HIV / AIDS awareness, women empowerment, Literacy campaign in the Kalyanpura, Baroda.
NSS youth participating in workshop on action for life 12/12/2005
25 NSS volunteers participated in workshop on action for life by initiative of change Panchgini Maharashtra in which representative from 9 countries have shared their experiences with NSS youth and representative of 5 NGOs remain present.
Participation on NSS youth for the literacy campaign 21/12/2005 to 31/12/2005
The NSS volunteers participated in the literacy campaign at Raipura, Kotna, Nandesari & Dashrath villages under the leadership of Ms. Betshi and Ms. Jaika Yagnik students of SDOM, Faculty of Social Work, M.S.U. Baroda in collaboration with Swadesh.
Baroda Day Celebrations
Celebration of Youth week from 12/01/2006 to 19/01/2006
Celebration of Republic Day
At M.S.University of Baroda, the programme to celebrate Republic day is organised centrally at M.S.University Pavilion. A group of 50 volunteers along with Prof. Aruna Khasgiwala Dean & Head, Dr. M.N. Parmar, Dr. Jagdish Solanki participated in the programme. The programme consisted of flag hoisting by Dr. Manoj Soni, Vice-Chancellor, M.S.University of Baroda. Other presentation consisted of activities of felicitation of NCC , ACC and NSS volunteers for their outstanding participation during the year.
One day Leadership Work shop 02/02/2006
30 volunteers were identified and were provided special coaching on various aspects of leadership and their role to be played in coming years in the NSS activities by Dr. Jagdish Solanki and Dr. M.N. Parmar.
Special Campaign Programme
The special campaign programme in NSS is organised to ensure personality development of NSS volunteers through structured, thematic community programme. A group of 60 volunteers selected for the one camp. A part of campaign volunteers were involved in tree plantation, construction of community assets, literacy mission. The community education and cultural programmes to whole village were also orgainsed. The volunteers presented community songs role play, skits on the subject literacy, health, environment and girls education during the ten days camp volunteers, sub-divided into committees like academic, kitchen, fieldwork, hostel and cultural committees managed the daily programmes. The topics like importance of education, communication, leadership development, techniques of working with people etc. were discussed. Debate and essay competition were also organised. These programmes were planned by Dr. Jagdish Solanki and executed with the help of trained NSS volunteers Shri Nehal Joshi, Shital Vyas, Rahul Pardeshi and Varun Mistry actively assisted in making camp successful.
In additions to this two special camps for the students of Faculty of Social Work were organized as a part of the training to the group living and rural life.
Programme Co-ordinator (NSS)