NSS (NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME)
National Service Scheme was inspired by the ideals of our father of the nation,Mahatma Gandhiji. N. S. S. has been given priority since 1950 by the Commission of Education .It had been implemented since 1969 during the year of Gandhi Shatabdi during which 40,000 students from 34 colleges were registered for N. S .S. Today 25,00,000 students all over the country have been active volunteers of N.S.S. So far Hemchandracharya North Gujarat University is concerned 12000 volunteers from 80 colleges have joined N.S.S. This Scheme is conducted by the commission of Human Resources and Development of Indian Government.But,recently this scheme is separately conducted under the auspices of youth programmes and sports commission.
The chief objective of N.S.S. is to inspire the students for social service along with their learning. Students are shaped and cultured through social services. In N.S.S. virtues such as manual labour, social service,co-operation and rural living are concealed.The main slogan of the N.S.S.is“Not I but you”it gives priority to the sense of selfless service and co-operation. Any task can be easily fulfilled through co-operation. It has been proved through the various experiences in the field of professions agriculture, education,politics and the society that he experiences of N .S .S .are useful in every field.
N. S. S.unit has been functioning at Arts College,Shamlaji since 1989 i.e .from the very establishment of the college. At present Dr. Bharat Patel and Dr .Jagrutiben Patel working as a program officers of NSS. Programmes such as social services and public awareness are held by this unit. N.S.S. unit hold programmes such as cleanliness, tree plantation,addiction relief,abolition of bad customs,saving of female child,diagnosis of all diseases,abolition of superstitions,cattle treatment camp, customer protection, blood donation camp, AIDS awareness, disaster management,visit of old Age houses and many cultural programmes are held every year.During the out station camps in villages many programmes such as lectures of experts,exhibitions,rallies are held to enhance public awareness. Besides the N.S.S.volunteersparticipateinstateandNationallevelN.S.S.activities.