Co Curricular Activities
National Service Scheme (NSS)
In India, the idea of involving students in the task of national service dates back to the times of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. The central theme which he tried to impress upon his student audience time and again, was that they should always keep before them, their social responsibility. The first duty of the students should be, not to treat their period of study as one of the opportunities for indulgence in intellectual luxury, but for preparing themselves for final dedication in the service of those who provided the sinews of the nation with the national goods & services so essential to society. Advising them to form a living contact with the community in whose midst their institution is located, he suggested that instead of undertaking academic research about economic and social disability, the students should do “something positive so that the life of the villagers might be raised to a higher material and moral level”.
The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are :
to understand the community in which they work
to understand themselves in relation to their community
to identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving
to develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
to utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
to develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
NATIONAL CADETS CORPS (NCC)
The NCC in India was formed with the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948. It was raised on 15 July 1948. The National Cadet Corps can be considered as a successor of the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC) which was established by the British Government in 1942. During World War II, the UOTC never came up to the expectations set by the British. This led to the idea that some better schemes should be formed, which could train more young men in a better way, even during peace. A committee- set up at the behest of our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, headed by Pandit H.N. Kunzru recommended a cadet organization to be established in schools and colleges at a national level. The National Cadet Corps Act was accepted by the Governor General and on 15 July 1948 the National Cadet Corps came into existence. There are many different types of camp holding by N.C.C. in India.
Annual Training Camp
National Integration Camp
Para Jumping Camp
Army Attachment Camp
Thal Sainik Camp
Republic Day Camp.