The NSS unit of ARSD College has made a remarkable footprint and is devoted to community service and volunteering for different causes round the year. It is actively involved in the service of underprivileged and their inclusion to the main stream of the society. It aims at inculcating human values, dignity of labour, self-confidence and discipline among volunteers.
With a team of almost 100 self-motivated volunteers who are determined to bring a change in the society, it aims at:
- Fostering a culture of service before self
- Spreading smiles
- Propagating the idea of clean and green India
- Promotion of education among underprivileged children
- Inclusion of the downtrodden to the main stream
- Making the world a better place to live for all
In collaboration with NGOs like Connecting Dreams Foundation, You Can Foundation and Jaagruti Waste Paper Recycling Services the unit is achieving its aims. Celebration of the days of national significance like International Yoga Day, National Voter’s Day, Rashtriya Ekta Diwas, No Tobacco Day, National Youth Day, etc. has become a part of its annual calendar. Every year from 1 to 15 August it celebrates Swachhata Pakhwara and from 18 to 23 September NSS Week. Blood donation camps and health check-up camps are its integral parts which are done regularly. Donation and plantation drives are also among its annual activities. Along with these the volunteers are involved in various sensitization and awareness programmes.
NSS Unit of the college has adopted Sri Ram JJ Camp, a slum near the college where under SEVADEEP volunteers educate and guide young minds. They devote 2 hours daily to nurture and polish the reading, writing, speaking, arithmetic and other skills of the children of the slum and a significant improvement has been marked.
With an objective to bring a positive change in the lives of children, Connecting Dreams Foundation- ARSD Chapter began its initial journey by adopting the SDMC Primary School. They set up a library there and conducted various reading and games sessions for children to improve their reading and communication skills along with making them aware of the benefits of physical activities. They also strive to fulfil the dreams of these kids by conferring them the small things that they wish for.
ARSD became the only college in the University of Delhi to conduct programme for the inclusion of transgender.It conducted a programme on substance abuse in collaboration with National Institute of Social Defence (Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment) and became the Nodal College for the same.
NSS ACTIVITIES OF THE SESSION 2017-2018
The NSS unit is one of the most active societies of the college which strivesfor development of personalities of student through community service. The session began with the online registrations for being a part of NSS, about 400 students registered out of which 150 students were screened. They were allotted enrolment numbers and work diaries were distributed to them to maintain a record of the hours contributed to social service as NSS volunteer.
Orientation Programme for registered volunteers of NSS was held on 16 August 2017. The guest on the occasion was Dr Amit Tuteja, Founder and CEO of Connecting Dreams Foundation and Dr G.K.Jha. Dr Amit Tuteja threw light on the the work that CDF is doing and What CDF ARSD chapter is trying to achieve. The Orientation Programme was followed by a poster making competition on the theme ‘Disability is not inability’ which was sponsored by the Indian Spinal Injuries Centre. Three Prizes of Rs 10k, 5k and 3k were announced. The winners of the competition received the prizes on 5thsep 2017 on the occasion of spinal cord injury day celebrated at Talkatora Stadium.
SwachttaPakhwarawas observed by the NSS unit of the college from 1 Aug 2017 to 15 August 2017. The pakhwara began with more than 100 students,teachers and non teaching staff of the college taking the ‘swachtta oath’. Many activities were organised as part of pakhwara; a seminar on the theme of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’, awareness programmes and cleanliness drives in and around college, poster making competition on the theme of ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan’, effective disposal of waste and hazards of plastic and swachtta rally and door to door campaign to spread awareness about cleanliness in the market and JJ clusters of Satyaniketan. Large number of NSS volunteers, NCC cadets, students and teachers participated in ‘Shramdaan’.
No Tobacco Day was celebrated to create awareness about the bad effects of tobacco on 30 August 2017 by creating a space for slogan writing on the ill effects of tobacco where students wrote slogans and created awareness.Plantation drive in collaboration with the Rotary Club was organised in college campus on 05-09-2017. The Principal of the College Dr.G.K.Jha and the president of the Rotary Club Dr K KAnand (Retired Associate Professor ARSD College) inaugurated the drive.140 saplings were planted by the volunteers on this occasion. The volunteers moreover pledged to take care of the sapling they planted.
NSS Week was observed by the NSS unit from 18 Sep 2017 to 23 Sep 2017.One day workshop on ‘Prevention of Drug Abuse Among the Youth’ was held on 18 September 2017 in collaboration with National Institute of Social Defence (Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment) to sensitise the students of various colleges of south campus. Mr Manoj Hatoj, in-charge-NCDAPalong with his team was also present. About 170 students participated in this training programme from variouscolleges. A series of lectures and interactive sessions were held by eminent social workers and academicians related to the field. They discussed the various terminologies, threats and risks related to the problem of drug abuse.The students from various colleges participated enthusiastically with all the speakers and among themselves and also suggested solutions to some problems discussed. In continuation with the theme of first day an inter college debate competition on ‘Is drug abuse a disease or choice?’ was held on 20 September 2017 in which large number of students from different colleges of Delhi participated. A Poem recitation competition for the children below 14 years of Sri Ram JJ Camp was held on 19 September 2017, the prize winners were given prizes.Preventive Health Screening Camp was organised for the residents of the Sri Ram JJ Camp in collaboration with Apollo Tele Health Services free of cost in their locality. A large number of people of the locality took benefit of the camp organised. A discussion among the NSS Volunteers on the alternative NSS Motto was held on 22-09-2017 as directed by NSS DU Centre . The students gave their alternative motto and explained why they think so. On the last day of NSS week i.e23 September 2017NSS daywas celebrated by organising a workshop on road safety in collaboration with Delhi Traffic Police. The workshop was conducted by Mr. Manoj Kumar, ASI Delhi Police. More than 150 students attended this workshop. His talk was very effective in which he shared very important information, statistics and rules with students for the safety of their lives.The talk was followed by the screening of the motivational movie ‘Pursuit of Happiness’.
An interaction session was held on 12 October 2017 with MissTanushreePareek. She is the first woman combat officer to be commissioned in the 51-year history of the BSF. She was welcomed by our principal Dr. G.K. Jha, Ms Swati PO NSS and Dr Anamika Prasad convener women development cell. She gave a very inspirational talk to students and motivated the students to participate in the Run for Martyrs and be a part of the citizens paying tribute to the martyrs.
RashtriyaEktaDiwas on birth anniversary of SardarVallabhbhai Patel was celebrated on 31 October 2017to pay our respect to him for his contribution towards the building of Nation. A non competitive Unity run which was flagged off by Dr. G.K.Jha, Principal of the college was organized on this occasion. Dr. G.K.Jha , Principal of the college also spoke on the occasion and encouraged the students to understand their responsibilities as the citizen of the country. He administered the oath for unity to all NSS volunteers and teachers present. An introduction on Sardar Patel and his contributions was given by Dr.S.C.Jha, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science. Students also participated enthusiastically on this occasion by expressing their views on Relevance and Importance of Sardar in Today’s India, reciting poems on theme of Unity and singing patriotic songs. At the end doordarshan Documentary on Life and Time of SardarVallabhbhai Patel was screened.?
Sensitisation Programme on ‘Substance Abuse, Youth and Higher Education’ on 1 November 2017 in collaboration with National Institute of Social Defence (Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment). Mr AnandKatoch, Director NISD was the chief guest at this occasion.Mr Manoj Hatoj,Deputy Director,Ms Preeti, consultant, Dr Rajesh, Professor at Department of adult and continuing education, University of Delhi and Dr SuneelVatsayan, chairperson NADA foundation were present at the occasion. More than 150 students from various colleges of University of Delhi participated in this programme. In the afternoon session an inter college painting competition was held on the theme ‘Anti Drug Abuse and Illicit Drug Trafficking’. Students of various colleges participated enthusiastically in the competition and created amazing thought provoking paintings.
Five of our NSS volunteers got the opportunity to work as volunteers at World book fair that was held at PragatiMaidan from 6 January 2018 to 14 January 2018. The event was a mega success with coordinated efforts of the members and National book Trust officials
National Youth daywas celebrated on 12-01-2017. The theme this year was the teachings of Swami Vivekananda. On this occasion a talk was held on ‘Value Education and Success in Life’ by Dr. S Lakshmi Devi ex- principal of Shaheed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for women, which was very well attended by all the teachers and students of the college. Her talk was very interesting filled with interesting stories from mythological books and teachings of hindu scriptures. Students also expressed their views on the teachings of Swami Vivekananda and he being the ideal role model for the youth of the country.
On National Voter’s dayi.e on 25th January 2018 voter’s pledge was administered by the Principal of the College to all the teachers and students at the republic day function organised at college. All the NSS volunteers, NCC Cadets, students and teachers present at the function took the oath. On 29th January 2018 NSS unit of the college in collaboration with Delhi Traffic Police and Samsung organised a Road Safety Awareness Programme. The team of samsung screened various videos on road safety awareness, message from Minister of Road and Transport Shri Nitin Gadkari and Traffic Police Personnel. Street Play on the theme of road safety was also performed several times to create awareness. Quiz on the theme of road safety was organised for the college students and the prizes were sponsored by Samsung – one samsung phone and 4 bluetooth speakers.
Blood Donation Camp was held in association with Lion’s Club on 26th March 2018. Students and Staff of the college contributed to this noble cause by donating total 101 units of blood was donated in the blood donation camp conducted on 26 march 2018. 4 students from other college also contributed to this noble cause. units of blood.
- NSS Unit of the college has adopted Sri Ram JJ Camp, a slum near to college. Apart from the activities conducted in slum mentioned above, about 50 NSS volunteers are part of the education team which has undertaken the task of guiding young minds under the name of SEVADEEP. These volunteers have been devoting 2 hours daily towards the education of these children since 6 September 2017. They are working really hard to nurture and polish their reading, writing, speaking, arithmetic and other skills and a significant improvement is seen. To encourage their talent a poem recitation competition was held on 19 sep 2017 and an elocution competition on the occasion of Children’s day. On the occasion of National Integration Day a documentary on SardarVallabhbhaipatel was shown to them.
- College has a MoU with JAAGRUTI™ Waste Paper Recycling Services for recycling the paper waste of the college. During the cleanliness drives in college about 2 tonnepaper waste was collected from various departments and office which was given to them. College received reams of A4 sheets in return of the recycled paper.
- With an objective to bring a positive change in the lives of a few children, Connecting Dreams Foundation- ARSD Chapter began it’s initial journey by adopting the SDMC Primary School. Improving children’s quality of life, their interpersonal and analytical skills and inculcating ethics in their behaviour were some of the main aspirations of the project. In order to achieve them the team set up a library in the school,they conducted various reading sessions, game playing sessions with the children so as to improve their english reading and communication skills and to make them aware of the benefits that physical activities provides. They also strived to fulfil the dreams of these kids by conferring them the small things that they wished they had. Out of some 76 dreams that were collected students were able to fulfill 45 and hope to attain the rest.
One of our student Khyati of B.Com(P) 3rd year was selected from about 120 students for the 10 day Pre-Republic Day Camp North Zone from 25.10.2017- 3.11.2017 at CCSHAU Hissar, Haryana.She was selected for the republic day parade camp which was held from 1st January 2018 to 31st January 2018 and participated in the republic day parade.