NSS UNIT
LADY KEANE COLLEGE

Motto : “Not me but you”

A. INTRODUCTION:

Programme Officers: Three POs -

          (Prof. B. R. Syiem, Prof. S. Khongsit, Prof. H. Mawroh)

College Members (Faculty): Prof. D. G. Marbaniang, Prof. A. Nongsteng

Total Numbers of Volunteers in the College: More than 300 enrolled students

Adopted village: Pingwait village, Mawkynrew Block, East Khasi Hills District, Meghalaya

B. OBJECTIVES:

The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are :

  • Understand the community in which they work
  • Understand themselves in relation to their community
  • Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving
  • Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
  • Utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
  • Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
  • Gain skills in mobilising community participation
  • Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
  • Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
  • Practise national integration and social harmony

C. NSS VOLUNTEERS PLEDGE:

Volunteers will be required to take the following pledge on 24th September:

“We the student volunteers and proud members of the National Service Scheme do hereby pledge that we shall uphold the pride and prestige of our National Service Scheme and always strive to maintain Tolerance & Sacrifice, Love & Concern, service & sacrifice and follow high standards of ethics in life and academic performance. We also pledge that we will never resort to any sort of violence instead strive to settle all differences and disputes relating to religion, language, region, political and economic grievances by peaceful and constitutional means. We promised to work with dedication to preserve and strengthen the integrity of our nation and committed to selfless service to the society.”

D. ACTIVITIES:

The unit is actively involved in organizing various programmes within the college and outside. Besides carrying out the regular activities in the campus,the NSS Unit, Lady Keane College has adopted Pingwait village situated 30 kms from Shillong located in Mawkynrew Block as its adopted village. For the last few years, the NSS Unit has been working actively within this village. Special camps have been organised in this village every year and many programmes like Awareness programmes on health, sanitation, environment etc, Training programmes, Health camp, school visits, survey, asset creation and various social activities have been undertaken during the special camp.

Other regular activities carried out during the past few years include:

  • Health Check up & AIDS prevention
  • Tree plantation & campus cleaning
  • Villages cleanness & survey of underdeveloped people
  • Rural development
  • Campaign against drug abuse.
  • Participation in Pre-Republic day Camp and Adventure Camp
  • Blood donation camps
  • Disaster Management Training Programmes
  • Street Plays
  • Tree Plantation Drives
  • Red Ribbon Club Activities

E. ASSETS CREATED:

1. Public latrine constructed in the adopted village
2. Development of existing water source
3.Installation of smokeless chawlas in village households

F. NSS ACTIVITIES DURING 2014-2015

The NSS unit of Lady Keane College Shillong have grown from strength to strength with the active participation of the entire student NSS volunteers of the College throughout the year.The activities performed and carried out by the NSS Unit of the College for the year 2014-2015:

1. INTERNATIONAL YOUTH DAY 2014:

The Meghalaya AIDS Control Society, Shillong in collaboration with the Red Ribbon Clubs had organized a Poster, Slogan Writing and Photography competition on the 11th of August, 2014 held at St.Mary’s College, Shillong. The volunteers of our Unit also participated in the competition in which they emerge as runners up in the Slogan Writing and Photography competition.

2. NAAC PEER TEAM VISIT:

The volunteers of the NSS unit of the college were actively involved in the preparation for the NAAC Peer Team visit from 10-12 July,2014.During the visit, the Unit also presented the yearly report of the activities of the Unit to the Peer team and also got the opportunity to show a power-point presentation that highlighted the various activities of the unit during the five years from the last NAAC Accreditation.

3. NSS FOUNDATION DAY, 2014:

The 45th NSS Foundation Day was celebrated on the 24th of September, 2014 at the Convention Centre, NEHU, Shillong. The function was graced by the Vice Chancellor of NEHU and the Deputy Commissioner of East Khasi Hills District. All the NSS Units of the State actively participated in the celebration.

During the Inaugural programme the Chief Guest and the Guest of Honor gave an address which was a source of motivation for the students participants and Programme Officers alike . Special awards were given to the ‘Best NSS Unit’ and ‘Best NSS volunteer’ of 2014. Other awards were also given at this session to recognize the contribution of the volunteers and POs.

The second part of the programme included a cultural programme that was brought alive by all the special performances by student representatives of the NSS Units. Several performances like dances, songs, skit presentation and many other were the highlight of this session. Our student volunteers also presented a Khasi Traditional song and also showcase their talents by playing the traditional musical instruments. The Celebration ended with a live band performance which brought everyone to their toes.

4.PRE-REPUBLIC DAY CAMP:

This year also one Student volunteer, Gayoti Maiong of BA 3rd year was chosen to attend the Pre-Republic day, 2014 at Bhubaneswar, Orissa from the 10th - 18th October, 2014

5. WORKSHOP ON ROAD SAFETY AND TRAFFIC RULES:

The NSS Unit of the college had organized a One-day Workshop on the theme “Road Safety and Traffic Rules” on the 30th of October,2014 in the College Seminar Hall. The purpose of the Workshop was to raise awareness among the students which is an essential component of day –to- day life.

The workshop was inaugurated by the Superintendent of Police of East Khasi Hills District, Shri M.Kharkrang in the presence of the Principal of the College, the teaching staff of the college, the Programme Officers of the Units of other colleges and NSS student participants from the college and other college as well. The presentations included lectures on “Road Safety” and “Traffic Rules” delivered by Shri.N.Thapa, In-charge Traffic, Sardar Police Station, Shillong

6. BLOOD DONATION CAMP:

A Voluntary Blood Donation Camp was organized by the NSS Unit of the College in collaboration with NEIGRIHMS, Shillong on the 1st of November, 2014 .The camp was held at the Medical care Unit of the college and was inaugurated by Dr.(Mrs) E Marbaniang, Medical Officer Blood bank, NEIGRIHMS.

During the camp about hundred voluntary donors including NSS Volunteers, students and teaching staff of the college, came forward to volunteer as donors. However, 29 donors were medically fit for the donation. The Camp witness the active participation of the Students of the college which is not usually seen in female colleges.

7. CLEANING DRIVE:

The Volunteers of the unit also actively participated in this year’s cleaning drive organized by the college.

8. SPECIAL CAMP, 2014:

The NSS Special Camp 2014 was held from the 1st - 7th of December,2014 at Pingwait, the adopted village of the Unit. Forty six student volunteers participated actively in the camp. The Camp was Inaugurated by the Sordar of the village in presence of the members of the village.

Various activities were carried out during the camp, which included:

  1. Technology training camp: on “Organic Composting”
  2. Educational programme for the children:
  3. Awareness cum training programme on “Fast-food as employment opportunities for women and youth”
  4. Training programme on “ Setting up of Rural Market”
  5. Asset creation: completion of the construction of the existing water source
  6. Nutrition awareness Programme
  7. Cleaning drive
  8. Showing of documentary film
  9. Cultural Programme
  10. Village survey

9.OTHER ACTIVITIES

The NSS Volunteers of the Unit also assisted in various programmes like seminars, workshops, sports activities etc held in the college during 2014.

CONCLUSION:

In conclusion, we would wish to thank Dr (Mrs) C.Massar, Principal, Lady Keane College for her continuous support and cooperation in any of the activities of the NSS Unit and we also wish to continue to lift up the motto of the NSS “Not Me But You”.

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