NSS - National Service Scheme
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It provides opportunity to the student youth of 11th & 12th Class of schools at +2 Board level and student youth of Technical Institution, Graduate & Post Graduate at colleges and University level of India to take part in various government led community service activities & programmes.The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands on experience to young students in delivering community service.
The Motto of NSS "Not Me But You", reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students development & appreciation to other person's point of view and also show consideration towards other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is a good doctrine in this motto, which underlines on the belief that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.
The logo for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Orissa, India. The Red & Blue colors contained in the logo motivate the NSS Volunteers to be active & energetic for the nation-building social activities. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space, The wheel thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.
The NSS logo is embossed on the badge of NSS. The eight bars in the wheel of NSS logo represent the 24 hours of a day. The red colour indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
Ojectives of National Service Scheme (NSS):
i. Understand the community in which they work
ii. understand themselves in relation to their community
iii. Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving
iv. Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
v. Utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
vi. Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
vii. Gain skills in mobilising community participation
viii. Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
ix. Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters
x. Practise national integration and social harmony
NSS UCE Unit
Our NSS unit is now one among the most active NSS unit under NSS Technical Cell, Govt. of Kerala. The NSS Unit of this college was registered in 2013 (unit. No: 214). Our unit received Best Unit, Best Programme Officer & Best Volunteer awards from Directorate of Technical Education, Govt. of Kerala. The social activities of NSS UCEK got attraction, appreciation and support from various Govt. Departments, agencies, institutions, Govt. Officials Medias, public, celebrities, Social activists, politicians, Ministers, People’s representatives etc.
The NSS units of UCEK has contributed many innovative technical projects to the society.The NSS unit of our college, with 100 volunteers, plays an active role in shaping our student humane and responsible citizens. The overall aim of NSS is personality development of students through community service. We conduct special camping programme of seven days duration in adopted places.
Community service rendered by the unit has taken several dimensions like adoption of villages for intensive development work, carrying out the medico-social service, setting up of medical camps, programs for mass awareness, sanitation drives, adult eduction programs for weaker sections of the community, blood donation camps, helping patients in the hospitals, helping inmates at orphanages and the physically challenged. The unit has also generously involved in fund raising programmes during various natural calamities and disasters. Other major activities are, HOME FOR HOMELESS’ (for providing shelter to poor community), ‘PUNARJJANI’ (repairing & cleaning the old hospital equipments and furniture) etc.