National Service Scheme (NSS) unit of Fairfield Institute of Management & Technology is a voluntary program in which the students work towards creating a campus-community linkage. It helps in building a sense of social and civic responsibility among the youth community. They utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems which helps in acquiring leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
NSS helps the student to grow individually and also as a group. It makes the students confident, develop leadership skills, and gain knowledge about different people from different walks of life. Students also learn other skills that help them to lead a better life in various situations.
The programme aims to instil the idea of social welfare in students, and to provide service to society without bias. NSS volunteers work to ensure that everyone who is needy gets help to enhance their standard of living and lead a life of dignity. In doing so, volunteers learn from people in villages how to lead a good life despite a scarcity of resources. It also provides help in natural and man-made disasters by providing food, clothing and first aid to the disaster's victims.
Objectives behind the NSS
• To enable the students to understand the community in which they work.
• To understand themselves in relation to their community.
• To identify the needs and problems in the community in the solution of which they can be involved.
• To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
• To apply education- find practical solution to individual & community problems.
• To develop competence required for group living and sharing responsibilities.
• Gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
• To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
• To develop capacity to meet emergencies and national disasters
• To practice national integration.
What We Do?
NSS FIMT has a volunteer base of around 200 students belonging to various disciplines and courses at FIMT College. NSS volunteers work to ensure that everyone who is needy gets help to enhance their standard of living and lead a life of dignity. We work in rural areas, adopted villages and school to serve the cause of society through survey, education, blood donation, environment & economic issues and health awareness programme.We also collaborate with several NGO’s in and around Delhi on working these issues.
Types of Activities
All the NSS Volunteers who have served NSS for at least 2 years and have performed 240 hours of work under NSS are entitled to a certificate from the university under the signature of the Vice-Chancellor and the Programme Coordinator. The Annual camps are known as Special Camps. Camps are held annually, funded by the government of India, and are usually located in a rural village or a city suburb. Volunteers may be involved in such activities as:
3. Stage shows or a procession creating awareness of such issues as social problems, education and cleanliness
4. Awareness Rallies
5. Inviting doctors for health camps
There are no pre-defined or pre-assigned tasks; it is left up to the volunteers to provide service in any way that is feasible.
The motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is 'NOT ME BUT YOU'. This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other person's point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society on the whole. Therefore, it should be the aim of the NSS to demonstrate this motto in its day-to-day programme.
NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes and activities.
The symbol of the National Service Scheme is based on the ' Rath ' wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa. These giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space. The design of the symbol, a simplified form of the Sun-chariot wheel primarily depicts movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social transformation and upliftment.
The NSS symbol is embossed on the NSS badge. The NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking any programme of community service. The Konark wheel in the symbol has eight bars which represent the 24 hours of the day. Hence, the badge reminds the wearer to be in readiness for service of the nation round the clock i.e. for 24 hours. The Red color in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of bold i.e. lively, active energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue color indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.