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SIKKIM UNIVERSITY - NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CELL

 Introduction to SU NSS Cell

Sikkim University  NSS Cell was initiated on January 8th, 2014 and  registered with the Regional Centre, Gangtok i.e. Dept. of Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt. of Sikkim with sanction of three units in the month of March 2015.  The in-charge of NSS Cell  is Programme Coordinator appointed by Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor for a period of three years and presently the position  is held by Dr. Nidhi Saxena, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Law, Shri Budh Bahadur Lama, Astt. Prof., Dept. of Political Science and Dr. Namrata, Dept. of Psychology are serving as Programme Officers of NSS. The Cell has a formally constituted Advisory Board headed by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor as its Chief Patron. The Cell has three registered units i.e. 300 enrolled student volunteers presently.  The Cell is also supported by participations from faculty members and administrative staff members of the University. It is engaged in social activities in and around Gangtok in the State of Sikkim. It organizes regular activities or programmes in a year in the form of orientation/personality development workshops, blood donation camp, plantation programmes, cleaning drive, health awareness etc. Fifty per cent students of a unit participate in Special Camps organized once in a year on a certain theme. The Cell has organized/participated in  various programmes e.g. Orientation programme, “Swachchha Bharat Abhiyaan (cleaning drive and field visits)”,  “Green Walk”, Blood donation camp, “Sikkim Run”, “National Youth Festival (Guwahati)”, “Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (Pune)”, Training programme on “Solid Waste Management” at IIT, Guwahati, Special Camp on “Creation of Sanitation Awareness”, TCS Employability training programme, Workshop on “Holistic Personality Development of Students”, various speech, debate, essay competitions etc.

The NSS activities are exclusively funded by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt. of India.Hence no fee is charged from the members.  The scheme is designed in such a manner as to involve as many students of University in various social activities and encourage them to become ideal citizens of the country. As in most of the institutions, NSS volunteers in Sikkim University are not required to put on uniform but wearing of NSS badge in its  programmes is mandatory. The Cell provides certificates to the participating volunteers on completion of a minimum of 240 hours of regular activities and a special camp in a duration of two years. The certificate has significant value in co-curricular activities in the academic career of students.

How to apply

All students admitted to the University are free to apply for NSS membership. Application in the prescribed format may be submitted to the NSS Cell in the beginning of Monsoon Semester during the month of August and the notice regarding enrollment is circulated by NSS Cell every year mentioning vacancy and other details.

Contact details: Dr. Nidhi Saxena (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

NSS Motto

The motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme 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. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society on the whole. Therefore, it should be the aim of the NSS to demonstrate this motto in its day-to-day programme.

NSS Symbol

The symbol of the National Service Scheme, as appearing on the cover page of this Manual 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. The design of the symbol, a simplified form of the Sun-chariot wheel primarily depicts movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social transformation and upliftment.

NSS Badge

The NSS symbol is embossed on the NSS badge. The Konark wheel in the symbol has eight bars which represent the 24 hours of the day. Hence, the badge reminds the wearer to be in readiness for service of the nation round the clock i.e. for 24 hours. The red colour in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood i.e. lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.

NSS Day

NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes and activities.

NSS Song

During Silver Jubilee Year the NSS theme song had been composed. All NSS volunteers are expected to learn the theme song and sing the song during NSS programmes and celebrations.

Programmes /Activities organized or Participations by SU NSS Cell:-

  1. First meeting of NSS Cell Advisory Committee on May 12th, 2014
  2. Participation in Greenathon and Green Walk Programme organized by Dept. of Forests, Environment and Wildlife Management, Govt. of Sikkim at MG Marg, Gangtok (June 22nd , 2014)
  3. Blood Donation Camp in association with Sikkim Manipal University held at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile, Gangtok (June 26th , 2014)
  4. Personal interaction of  NSS volunteers with  Programme Coordinator, NSS at NSS Cell, 6th Mile, Gangtok (September 7th-8th, 2014)
  5. Essay Competition on Role of NSS in Personality Development of Indian Youth” on the occasion of NSS Day held at Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile, Gangtok (September 24th, 2014)
  6. Orientation Programme for NSS volunteers held at Sikkim Government College, Tadong Auditorium, Gangtok with special session on “Zero Waste Management” (October 12th, 2014)
  7. Debate Competition on “Government is responsible for maintaining cleanliness in a nation”  held at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile, Gangtok (October 17th, 2014)
  8. Organized Cleaning Drive for  University Premises initiated on October 2nd, 2014 in and around  Kanchendzonga Administrative Block, 6th Mile, Gangtok (October 18th-19th, 2014)
  9. Visit by NSS team to  Assamlingzey (East Sikkim) for Cleaning Drive and creation of  Sanitation Awareness (October 26th, 2014)
  10. Voluntary collection of donations for PM Relief Fund from University members by NSS volunteers (October 1st-31st,  2014)
  11. Essay competition on “Role of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel in National Integration” on the occasion of National Unity Day at Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile, Gangtok (October 31st , 2014)
  12. Slogan writing competition on Swachchha Bharat Abhiyaan at NSS Cell, 6th Mile, Gangtok (November 8th, 2014)
  13. Participation in Sikkim Run Contest organized by Zest Event Management Group, Sichey at MG Marg, Gangtok on November 9th, 2014
  14. Visit of NSS team to  West Pandam (East Sikkim)  for cleaning drive and for creation of  sanitation awareness on November 15th, 2014
  15. Prize distribution ceremony organized at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile, Gangtok on November 20th, 2014
  16. Second meeting of NSS Cell Advisory Committee on December 11th, 2014
  17. Participation in 19th National Youth Festival and National Youth Convention & Suvichar   at Nehru Stadium, Guwahati (January 8th-12th, 2015)
  18. Participation in Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad at MAEER’S MIT, Pune  (January 10th-12th, 2015)
  19. Participation in Training Programme on “Solid Waste Management-Challenges and Opportunities” at IIT, Guwahati (January 12th-14th, 2015)
  20. Special Camp on Theme “Creation of Sanitation Awareness” at Assamlingzey and Rumtek, East Sikkim (January 26th- February 04th, 2015)
  21. Participation in Orientation Programme for Untrained NSS Programme Officers at TORC, RKMA, Kolkata by Programme Coordinator, NSS (February 8th-14th, 2015)
  22. Cleaning Drive at Departmental Field, Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile, Gangtok
  1. Programme on International Women’s Day organized at Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile, Gangtok on March 8th, 2015
  2. Follow up programme of special camp on “Best out of Waste Exhibition” by school children at Assamlingzey, East Sikkim on March 15th, 2015
  3. Participation in “CMS Vatavaran” and training on Environmental Film Screening at Gangtok (March 12th-13th, 2015)
  4. Employability Training Programme by Tata Consultancy Services at Teesta Boy’s Hostel, Gangtok ( March 18th-24th, 2015)
  5. Special lecture on “Meditation and Stress Management”  at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile, Gangtok on April 4th, 2015
  6. Cleaning drive at Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile, Gangtok on April 11th, 2015
  7. Cleaning drive at Central Library, 6th Mile, Gangtok on April 19th, 2015
  8. Road Cleaning by NSS volunteers at 6th Mile on  May 20th, 2015
  9. Participation in “Legal Awareness Programme” organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Sikkim at Gangtok on June 5th, 2015
  10. Workshop on “Holistic Personality Development of Students”  at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile on June 6th , 2015
  11. Special lecture on “Emotional Management”  at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile on June 7th, 2015
  12. International Yoga Day Programme at Teesta Boys’ Hostel, Gangtok and participation in programme at Palzor Stadium on June 21st, 2015
  13. Participation in Regional Level Workshop on “Prevention of Substances (Drugs Abuse) at NEHU, Shillong by Programme Coordinator, NSS (June 15th to 17th , 2015)
  14. Third meeting of NSS Cell Advisory Committee on July 13th, 2015
  15. Ukhan Competition  on the occasion of  Nepali Bhasha Manyata Diwas at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile on  August 20th ,  2015
  16. Brief Orientation Programme for NSS volunteers organized at Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile on on  August 27th, 2015
  17. Debate competition  by 24 Hours Inspired Team in association with Gangtok Municipal Corporation organized at Sikkim University (Intra-University at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile) on September 11th , 2015 and Inter-University/Inter-College on  September 19th, 2015
  18. Participation in Talk on “Empowerment to Excel” by Chinmaya Mission, Sikkim at SMU Auditorium, 5th Mile on  September 12th , 2015
  19. Peace Walk on International Peace Day at MG Marg, Gangtok on September 21st, 2015
  20. Speech Competition on “Development of Leadership Skills in Indian Youth” on NSS Day at Dept. of Horticulture,6th Mile on  September 24th, 2015
  21.  Cleaning drive at Teesta Boys’ Hostel on October 2nd, 2015
  22. Meditation session and Pranic Healing Course at Teesta Boys’ Hostel, Gangtok (October 2nd  and 4th, 2015
  23. Essay competition on “Ways to Make India Clean and Green in Next Ten Years” organized on Intensive National Cleanliness Campaign at Dept. of Horticulture,6th Mile on October 11th, 2015
  24. Skit competition on “Swachh Bharat Mission” on Intensive National Cleanliness Campaign  at Dept. of Horticulture,6th Mile on October 11th, 2015
  25. Interactive talk  on “Genesis of Concept of  Solid Waste Management at International and National Level” by CA P.K. Singh, Finance Officer, Sikkim University in Prize Distribution Function on the Activities organized on Intensive National Cleanliness Campaign on October 28th, 2015
  26. Participation in “Walk The Talk Loud” Walkathon Contest at MG Marg, Gangtok by staff members and students on October 30th, 2015
  27. Participation of volunteers in Photo Exhibition at MG Marg and Prize Distribution Function at Chintan Bhawan organized by ESS India, 24 Hours Inspired in association with RMDD Dept., Govt. of Sikkim on October 31st, 2015
  28. Elocution competition organized on concluding day of Vigilance Awareness Week (October 26th  to 31st , 2015) at Dept. of Horticulture,6th Mile on October 31st, 2015
  29. Participation in Sikkim Run Contest (volunteers, staff and student participants and  skit on “Prevention of Drugs Abuse”) at MG Marg, Gangtok on November 1st, 2015
  30. Volunteer support to   3rd Convocation of Sikkim University at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok on November 9th, 2015
  31. Participation in training programme on “Career Guidance and Counselling” organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Sikkim at Gangtok by Programme Coordinator, NSS (November 25th to 29th, 2015)
  32. Participation in training programme on “Life Skills” organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Sikkim at Gangtok by Programme Officers, NSS (November 30th to December 4th, 2015)
  33. Invited lecture delivered by Programme Coordinator, NSS on "Leadership and Personality Development" in training of trainers programme on "Social Animators for Tribal Youths"  organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Sikkim at Gangtok on December 3rd, 2015
  34. Invited lecture delivered by Programme Coordinator, NSS on  "Importance of Value Education in Today's Context and Organization of Moral values based programmes in educational institutions"   in Training of Trainers on "Life Skills Development for NSS and NCC officers of Sikkim" organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Sikkim  at  Gangtok on  December 3rd, 2015
  35. Participation in district level declamation contest on “Patriotism and Nation Building” on  December 19th, 2015
  36. Participation in 6th Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad at MAEER’S MIT, Pune from January 27th to 30th, 2016
  37. Blood donation camp in association with STNM Hospital, Gangtok organized at Raap Jyor Cauvery Multi Purpose Hall, 5th Mile on February 25th,  2016
  38. Participation of Dr. Subhash Misra, Programme Officer, Unit I in Orientation programme for untrained NSS officers at TORC, RKMA, Kolkata by from February 28th-March 5th, 2016
  39. Workshop for Young Volunteers to Volunteer for Constructive Work organized in association with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti, New Delhi at Raap Jyor Cauvery Multi Purpose Hall, 5th Mile on March 15th-16th, 2016
  40. Participation of NSS volunteers in Yoga and Naturapathy Seminar organized by Dept of Health, Govt. of Sikkim in association with Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi on March 28th-29th, 2016
  41. Self Defense Training organized in association with Sikkim University Students’ Association at Raap Jyor Cauvery Multi Purpose Hall on  April 10th,  2016
  42. Invited talk by Shri G.K. Tuteja, NSS Director, New Delhi on Role of NSS volunteers in nation building on  May 30th, 2016
  43. Plantation of  medicinal plants at Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile on  June 5th,  2016
  44. Special Camp: “Creation of Health Awareness and Sanitation” with representative volunteers from three units at Upper Yangang from June 15th to 21st, 2016  
  45. International Yoga Day programme at Teesta Boys’ Hostel, Gangtok on June 21st, 2016
  46. Rally at MG Marg on International Youth Day organized by NSS Cell in association RGNIYD, Sriperumbudur with participating colleges also on  August 12th, 2016
  47. Interactive talk on International Youth Day  organized by NSS Cell in association with RGNIYD, Sriperumbudur participating colleges too on  August 12th, 2016
  48. Sketch competition as part of freedom fortnight organized at Raap Jyor Cauvery Multi Purpose Hall, 5th Mile on  August 25th, 2016
  49. Ukhan competition on theme “Leader” organized on the occasion of Bhasha Manyata Diwas at Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile on August 27th, 2016
  50. Skit performance on freedom struggle by NSS on closing function of freedom fortnight at Raap Jyor Cauvery Multi Purpose Hall, 5th Mile on  August 31st, 2016  
  51. Digital India Workshop organized by NSS Cell in association with NeGD, Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, New Delhi  with participating colleges (invited lectures, poster competition, skit competition, quiz competition and idea generation contest) on  September 10th, 2016
  52. Talk on sanitation by NSS volunteers at Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile as part of Swachhta Pakhwada on  September 14th,  2016
  53. Fifth meeting of SU NSS Cell advisory committee at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile on September 16th, 2016
  54. Support of NSS volunteers in Sikkim University Students’ Association elections for academic session 2017-18 on September 23rd, 2016
  55. Orientation programme for newly enrolled volunteers at Raap Jyor Cauvery Multi Purpose Hall, 5th Mile on  NSS Day on September 24th , 2016
  56. Sanitation drive at MG Marg, Gangtok in association with Gangtok Municipal Corporation, Gangtok  on  October 1st , 2016
  57. Participation and volunteers support in Unity run on National Unity Day organized by Sikkim University Sports Board from Raap Jyor Cauvery Hall, 5th Mile to Administrative Block, 6th Mile on  October 30th, 2016
  58. Skit performance by NSS volunteers in “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” programme organized  by Zest Event Management Group, Sichey at MG Marg, Gangtok on November 3rd, 2016
  59. Slogan competition on occasion of National Unity Day on  November 3rd,  2016
  60. Written quiz competition on occasion of Constitution Day on  November 26th, 2016
  61. Support by NSS volunteers in organizing various competitions by 24 hours Inspired in association with Sikkim AIDS Control society on World AIDS day at MG Marg, Gangtok on December 1st, 2016
  62. Visit of team of four NSS volunteers to National Integration Camp, Bangalore from January 3rd to 9th, 2017
  63. Visit of team of four NSS volunteers to National Youth Festival at Haryana from  January 12th to 16th,  2017
  64. Contribution of NSS volunteers in survey for publication of book on “Genesis of Sanitation in Sikkim” organized by  24 hours Inspired, Gangtok in the month of January, 2017
  65. Visit of team of six NSS volunteers to National Integration Camp, Chhatisgarh from  February 9th to 15th,  2017
  66. Visit of team of four Sikkim University NSS volunteers  in National Integration Camp, Bankura, W.B.  from  February 7th to 13th,  2017
  67. Participation of NSS volunteers in Matribhasha Diwas programme organized by Sikkim University at Raap Jyor Cauvery Multipurpose Hall, 5th Mile on February 21st, 2017
  68. Blood donation Camp in association with SRM University, 5th Mile at SRM University, 5th Mile on   February  24th,  2017
  69. Awareness programme on prevention of drugs abuse  organized by NSS Cell in association with National Institute of Social Defence, New Delhi with participation from nearby affiliated colleges and SRM University, 5th Mile with lecture sessions and inter-University and inter-College poster competition at Raap Jyor Cauvery Multi Purpose Hall, 5th Mile on March 1st, 2017
  70. Participation of Dr. Sujata Upadhyay, Programme Coordinator, NSS in two days intensive workshop for Central universities NSS coordinators on collaboration with NCRI and preparation of proposal on establishment of UGC Centre on “Fostering Social Responsibility and Community Engagement in Universities” organized by National Council of Rural Institutes, MHRD, Govt. of India Hyderabad on March 6th-7th, 2017
  71. Support by NSS volunteers in Walkathon contest organized by 24 Hours Inspired, Gangtok on the occasion of International Women’s Day at MG Marg, Gangtok on March 8th, 2017
  72. Orientation programme for NSS volunteers by Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini, Gangtok on innovations in teaching methods at Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile on March 20th, 2017
  73. Participation of NSS volunteers in three days Yoga and Naturopathy Conference organized by Dept. of Health, Govt. of Sikkim in association with Ministry of AYUSH, New Delhi at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok on March 21st-23rd, 2017
  74. Meeting organized by NSS Cell in association with NCRI, Hyderabad with various academic departments of University on submission of proposal on UGC Centre for Fostering Social Responsibility and Community Engagement in Universities  at  Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile on March 20th, 2017
  75. Training session on innovations in teaching methodology for NSS volunteers by Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini at Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile on March 25th, 2017
  76. Workshop organized by SU NSS Cell in association with NCRI, Hyderabad with various academic departments of University on submission of proposal on UGC Centre for Fostering Social Responsibility and Community Engagement in Universities  at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile on March 28th -29th, 2017
  77. Awareness programme on “Swastha Bharat Mission” by Swastha Bharat Trust, New Delhi at Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile on April 4th, 2017
  78. Conduct of Inter-house singing competition at Govt. Senior Secondary School, Lumsey, 5th Mile, Gangtok by NSS volunteers in association with Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini, Gangtok on May 6th, 2017
  79. Yoga session on 3rd International Yoga Day was organized at Raap Jyor Cauvery Multipurpose Hall, 5th Mile on June 21st, 2017.
  80. Participation of NSS volunteers in Awareness Programme on National Handloom Day organized by Directorate of Field Publicity, Gangtok at Sikkim Govt. College, Tadong on August 5th, 2017
  81. Oath taking and cleaning drives conducted by NSS volunteers at Departments of Education, Management, Geology and Commerce as part of Swachchhata Pakhwada (August 1st to 15th, 2017) on August 10th and 11th, 2017

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