NSS Exhibits “Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat”
NSS platform that provide multiple benefits for a volunteer including developing social responsibility, teaching skills, find solutions to real problems (like environmental issues, disaster mitigation, etc.) along with the motivation of selfless service that helps develop bonding with the society.
Every year the NSS Day is celebrated nationwide on 24 September to mark the Foundation day of National Service Scheme (NSS) that was launched in 1969 marking the birth centenary of Mahatma Gandhi. This year NSS completed 51 years as an organizationOn the occasion of the foundation day, NSS-JNU organised a one of its kind ”E-Convention (The leaders of today and tomorrow)”,which brought together all the volunteers of NSS units from all over the country under one platform.
Abhivyakti, Convenor, NSS-JNU, gave opening remarks followed by a small video presentation that highlighted the activities held during the year. The Guest of Honour, Prof. M Jagadesh Kumar, Vice-Chancellor, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, in his inaugural speech emphasised on the greater potential outreach possible for NSS in various institutions. He highlighted the importance of the NSS platform that provide multiple benefits for a volunteer including developing social responsibility, teaching skills, find solutions to real problems (like environmental issues, disaster mitigation, etc.) along with the motivation of selfless service that helps develop bonding with the society.
Chief guest of the event, Shri Saurav Kumar Shah, IPS, Director NSS and Deputy Secretary, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, appreciated the efforts that NSS has been contributing in the process of nation-building through activities like blood donation camps, teaching programmes for the underprivileged, plantation drive, etc. displaying Atmanirbhar Bharat.
He said the diversity that NSS exhibits is a real example of ‘Ek Bharat, Shreshtha Bharat’.
A concise presentation of activities NSS held during the COVID-19 pandemic was provided in the occasion. He showed a small presentation talking about the various programmes that are being planned for motivating more and more volunteers to join NSS.
P. Singh, Rector III, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, praised the initiatives of NSS like manufacturing protective masks, distributing food grains and sanitisers during COVID-19. He highlighted the need for increased involvement of volunteers to strengthen the bond between society and NSS volunteers.
There were several videos received from all over the country, which showcased the activities done by their NSS units. Over 50 entries were received out of which four were shortlisted for showing to entire audience. The entire programme was highly appreciated by everyone and over 500 people attended the webinar.