Not Me, But You
National Service Scheme, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India, popularly known as NSS was launched in Gandhiji's Birth Centenary Year 1969, in Universities involving students with primary focus on the development of personality of students through community service. From its inception, students from Universities, Colleges and Institutions of higher learning have benefited from the NSS activities, as student volunteers.
RGU NSS Unit is the Rajiv Gandhi University (A Central University) of the National Service Scheme, institutionalized under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India. Our major aim is to motivate students at RGU to indulge in nation building activities through various events and programme which are aimed towards the benefit of people in and around RGU and State in particular. The efforts of NSS volunteers have been widely acclaimed by the community, universities, colleges and general public as the NSS volunteers have been rendering selfless service to the community.
RGU NSS Unit is mentored our SLO Dr. S.N. Sharma and headed by two Programme Officers Mr. Gomar Basar (Asstt. Registrar, Academic) and Mr. John Gaingamlung Gangmei (Asstt. Professor, Dept. of Social Work). They are supported by other faculty Dean of Students Welfare Prof. Tasi Ka. The Students body also assist the unit in the organization of various events, programme and projects. We also have dedicated team of volunteers (students) of RGU from various streams/degrees that participated with enthusiasm and also make the events successful. RGU fraternity, teaching and non-teaching and alumni are also closely associated with RGU NSS Unit at various capacities.
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 and
x. Practise national integration and social harmony
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 develop appreciation to other person's point of view and also show consideration to '/other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines/on the belief that the welfare .of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.
The symbol 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 wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space, the symbol thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.
The NSS Symbol is embossed on the badge. The eight bars in the wheel 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.
RGU NSS Unit has a volunteer base of students belonging to various disciplines and degrees of RGU. Some of our major activities on various social issues ranges from blood donation, shramdhan, immunisation, disaster management, teaching, environmental issues and adventure camp. We also collaborate with several VO’s, NGO’s, GO’s, CSR’s in and around Itanagar on working on these issues.
Workshops and Awareness:
We conduct several sanitation and cleanliness drives, tree and orchid plantation drive, nature walks throughout the year. Besides, workshops on several themes like AIDS awareness, self defence, legal awareness, beti bachao beti padha, gender sensitization, digital India etc are also organized.
We encourage students to take up projects related to environmental sustainability of the campus. They include Need for Rain Water Harvesting Infrastructure expansion, Water Saving measures in the hostels, Greener Transportation through bicycle public transportation, Introduction of the waste management systems in hostels. Recently we have also introduced Adventure and Mountaineering Club; NSS and Youth Development as an Open Elective Paper for third semester Students for the first time in Northeast India.
Collaborations and Networking:
We have collaborations and network with several VO’s, NGO’s, CSO’s, and GO’s in different fields of volunteering. Such as ChildLines, Oju Mission, State Hospital, Blood Banks, CHC-Doimukh, Department of Social Welfare, State Legal Aid Society, RGU Health Centre etc.
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