National Service Scheme (NSS)
Unit No: 155
The National Service Scheme was launched in 1969, September 24 in India. It is a central sector scheme under Ministry of Youth Affairs. In 2019 the NSS has celebrated its Golden Jubilee.
The College was allowed an NSS unit in 2015 to strengthen the extension and social activities by the University of Calicut. NSS unit 155 of the college aims at personal development of students trough social service which is the motto of NSS. The unit functions under the University of Calicut.
NSS Programme officer and the Volunteers are the spinal cord for conducting social activities and the Unit has total 100 volunteers, 50 each from First and Second years in an academic year. NSS has Regular work activities for all volunteers and a 7days special camp for second year students. All Volunteers undergo orientation programs, training, leadership camp, and awareness class, social activities such as cleaning, pain and palliative service, relief activities antidrug campaign etc.
Each volunteer of NSS has to attend a minimum of 240 hours of regular work activities and a compulsory special camping programme for 7 days mostly during X’mas holidays. Those volunteers who successfully complete the criteria will be given 2 percentage of Grace Marks and NSS Certificate signed by the by the Vice Chancellor.
The symbol of the NSS is based on the ‘Rath’wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa. These giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space. It stands for community as well as change and implies the continuous striving of National Service Scheme for social transformation & upliftment.
The motto of NSS is ‘NOT Me But You’. This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other person’s point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings.
Mr. IKBAL KK
Asst. Professor, Dept. of English
C.H.M.K.M Govt. Arts & Science College
Kizhakoth P.O., Parakkunnu, Koduvally
Kozhikode, Kerala- 673572
Phone: 0495- 2214033,+91 9447714033