THE MADURAI DIRAVIYAM THAYUMANAVAR HINDU COLLEGE

Extra Curricular Activities - NSS

Origin

National service Scheme was launched during the Mahatma Gandhiji's Birth centenary year 1969 by the Ministry of Youth Affairs. The aim of National Service Scheme is "Development of the Personality of Students through Community Service". The Overall aim of National Service Scheme is to orient the students youth to community service while they are studying in educational institution. The National Service Scheme was started to establish a meaningful linkage between the campus and the community on 24th September 1969, the then Union Education Minister Dr.V.K.R.V.Rao, launched the NSS programme in 37 Universities covering all States. The immediate next year our institution launched a unit of National Service Scheme to given an extension dimension to the students and the local society. At present the institution having 7 Units each with 100 volunteers, in which 2 are exclusive for women.

Motto

The motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is "NOT ME BUT YOU". They reflect the essence of democratic living and uphold 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.

Aims of NSS Programmes

The Operational aim of NSS is to integrate the three basic components of the programme. NSS programme should provide a variety of learning experiences which must develop a sense of participation, service and achievement among the volunteers. The activities should aim at the following:

Making education more relevant to the present situation to meet the felt needs of the community and supplement the education of the University/college students by bringing them face to face with the rural situation.

Providing opportunities to the students to play their role in planning and executing development projects which would not only help in creating durable community assets in rural areas and urban slums but also results in the improvement of quality of life of the economically and socially weaker sections of the community.

Encouraging students and non-students to work together along with the adults in rural areas.

Developing qualities of leadership by discovering the latent potential among the campers both students as well as local youth (Rural and Urban), with a view to involve more intimately in the development of programme and also to ensure proper maintenance of the assets created during the camps.

Emphasizing dignity of labour and self-help and the need for combining physical work with intellectual pursuits.

Encouraging youth to participate enthusiastically in the process of national development and promote national integration, through corporate living and cooperative action.

While undertaking these activities each NSS unit should envisage its programmes/activities aimed at instilling discipline, building character, promotion of physical fitness and development of culture.

Regular Activities

Organizing orientation programmes to shape the NSS volunteers.

Awareness programmes such as Environmental Protection, Road safety, Anti tobacco Awareness, AIDS, Child Labor Eradication, Human Rights, Eye Donation, Blood Donation, Drug Addiction, First Aid, 108 Ambulance Demonstration, Green Energy, Fire Safety, Rain water Harvesting, Women Protection and Disaster Management.

Conducting Mass Blood Donation Camps to help the patients admitted in Govt. Hospital.

Organizing tree planting programmes in the college premises as well as in the nearby villages periodically.

Organizing anti ragging rally, anti drug rally, voters day rally and save nature rally.

Our NSS Volunteers participating in the Tiger Project and Birds census surveys.

Organized an orientation programme on disability management jointly with UDIS Forum funded by CBM.

Special Camp

All the NSS units are organizing special Camps with the theme "Healthy Youth for Wealthy India" at villages near by our institution. In special camps we organize General Medical Camp, vetnary Medical Camp, Dental Checkup, Eye Checkup, awareness and cultural programmes.

N.S.S Awards and National Participation by Faculty

National Young Leaders Programme Award

Dr.A.Sivagurunathan, Assistant Professor of Zoology, Programme officer Unit No. 154 - Third Prize (Rs.35000 cash prize) - Instituted by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government Of India - Awarded by NSS Regional Directorate Chennai and Manonmaniam Sundranar University – 2015 -16.

Dr. K.Subramonian, Assistant Professor of Botany, Programme officer Unit No. 36 - Fifth Prize (Rs.12,500 cash prize) - Instituted by Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government Of India - Awarded by NSS Regional Directorate Chennai and Manonmaniam Sundranar University - 2015-16.

National Participation

Dr.A.Sivagurunathan, Assistant Professor of Zoology, Programme officer Unit No. 154 – Contingent Leader, Manonmaniam Sundaranar University NIC Contingent - National Integration Camp – conducted by Kovempu University at Sringeri Karnataka - 28.2.2016 to 5.3.2016

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, University Level Best N.S.S Unit Award

Dr.A.Sivagurunathan, Assistant Professor of Zoology, Programme officer Unit No. 154 – 2014-15

Dr. K.Subramonian, Assistant Professor of Botany, Programme officer Unit No. 36 - 2016-17

Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, University level Best N.S.S Programme Officer Award

Dr. T.Muthulakshmi, Assistant Professor of Tamil, Programme officer Unit No. 26 – 2011-12 Dr.K.Murugan, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Programme officer Unit No. 39 – 2011-12 Thiru.G.Neela Krishna Babu, Assistant Professor of Computer Science, Programme officer Unit No. 36 - 2012 -13

Dr.A.Sivagurunathan, Assistant Professor of Zoology, Programme officer Unit No. 154 – 2014-15

Dr. K.Subramonian, Assistant Professor of Botany, Programme officer Unit No. 36 – 2015-16

Dr. N.Sankara Gomathi, Assistant Professor of Commerce, Programme officer Unit No. 26 - 2015-16

Best N.S.S Volunteer Award by Learners

State Level Best NSS Volunteer Award

P. Kumar (B.Sc Chemistry) - N.S.S Unit No. 40 - 2012- 13

University Level Best NSS Volunteer Award

P. Kumar (B.Sc Chemistry) - N.S.S Unit No. 40 - 2012- 13

K. Sathish Kumar (B.Sc Comp.Sci) - N.S.S Unit No. 36 - 2012 -13

K. Saravanan (B.Sc Comp.Sci) - N.S.S Unit No. 36 - 2013 - 14

A.Ramaiya (B.Sc zoology) - Unit No. 154 - 2014-2015

S.G. Veera Lakshmanan (B.Sc Physics) - Unit No. 154 - 2015-2016

C. Anantha Prabhu (B.Sc Physics) - Unit No. 154 - 2015-2016

A.Srivishnu (B.Sc Physics) - Unit No. 154 - 2016 – 2017

V.Rajaram (B.Sc Physics) - Unit No. 154- 2016 – 2017

R.Ranjith Kumar (B.Sc Physics) - Unit No. 154 -2016 – 2017

J.Marimuthu (B.Sc Physics ) - Unit No. 36 - 2016 – 2017

S.Kanthakumar (B.Sc Mathematics) - Unit No. 36 - 2016 – 2017

NSS International Participation by Learners

V.Priya Durga B.Sc Physics – Unit No. 26 – Visited China - International Youth Welfare and Cultural Exchange Programme arranged by Ministry of Youth affairs, Government of India – 2.7.2018 to 9.7.2018

NSS National Participation by Learners

A.Ramaiya (B.Sc zoology), Unit No. 154 – National Integration Camp - Karnatak University, Dharwad - 14.2.2015 to 20.2.2015

S.G. Veeralakshmanan ( B.Sc Physics), Unit No. 154 – National Level Adventure Camp, - Dharmsala Himachal Pradesh - 6.10.2015 to 22.10.2015

C. Anandha Prabhu (B.Sc Physics), Unit No. 154 – National Integration Camp - Kovempu University at Sringeri, Karnataka - 28.2.2016 to 5.3.2016

J.Marimuthu (B.Sc Physics), Unit No.36 – National Integration Camp - Hydrabad, Telungana State – 24.10.2016 to 30.10.2016

S.Kantha Kumar (B.Sc Mathematics), Unit No.36 – Adventure camp - ABVIMAS, Manali, Himachal Pradesh – 20.11.2016 to 29.11.2016

V. Rajaram (B.Sc Physics), Unit No. 154 National Integration Camp - Davanagere University, Davanagere, Karnataka – 03.03.2017 to 09.03.2017

P.Greamson (B.Sc Chemistry), Unit No.36 – National Youth Day Celebration – Buddha University, Noida, Uttar Pradesh – 12.1.2018 to 16.1.2018

NSS State Level Participation by Learners

A. SriVishnu (B.Sc Physics), Unit No. 154 - NSS South zone Pre Republic Day Parade Camp – 06.10.2016 to 16.10.2016

A.SriVishnu , (B.Sc Physics), Unit No. 154 - Tamil Nadu State Republic Day Parade Camp & Parade – 16.01.2017 to 26.01.2017

R. Ranjith Kumar, (B.Sc Physics), Unit No. 154 - State Level Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Programme (RGNIYD) - 20.02.2017 to 23.02.2017

M.Thanga Mani Selvam (B.Sc Physics), Unit No. 154 - Tamil Nadu State Republic Day Parade Camp & Parade – 17.1.2018 to 27.1.2018

K.Harihara Sivan (B.Sc Mathematics), Unit No. 36 - Tamil Nadu State Republic Day Parade Camp & Parade - 17.1.2018 to 27.1.2018