NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME
The National Service Scheme of Mahendra Engineering College (Autonomous) Unit I was started on 1998 with a strength of 100 volunteer’s and unit II was started on 2000 with a strength of 100 volunteer’s. The NSS Cell of Mahendra Engineering College had worked particularly, for leadership development in student volunteers, both male and female. At present the NSS Cell, Mahendra Engineering College has strength of 200 student volunteers working under head of the Mr.K.Dhanesh Prabu and the Programme Coordinators.
- Understand the community in which they work
- Understand themselves in relation to their community
- Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process
- Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
- Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems
- Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
- Gain skills in mobilizing community participation
- Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude
- Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disaster and
- Practice national integration and social harmony
The motto or watchword of the NSS is "Not me but you". It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society on the whole. This express the essence of democratic living and upholds the need of selfless service and appreciation of the other man's point of view and also consideration for fellow human beings.
SYMBOL & BADGE
The NSS symbol is embossed on the NSS badge. The NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking any program or 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 the service of the nation round the clock i.e. for 24 hours. The Red Colour in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood i.e. lively, active energetic and full of high spirit. The Navy Blue Colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
NSS was formally launched on 24th September 1969, the birth Centenary year of Father of Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programs and activities
PROGRAMMES OF ACTION:
There are two kinds of programmes i.e., the Regular Programme, which is organised throughout the year and another is the Special Camping Programme, which is organized at the adopted village for seven days, these programmes are planned and executed in the light of guidelines framed by the Central and State Governments, with the view to develop the personality of the student and to develop the community at large.
REGULAR NSS ACTIVITIES
The various activities given below, achievable and realizable targets are furnished for each of them, taking into consideration all the practical difficulties.
- Enrollment of NSS Volunteers
- Rescue Squad formation
- NSS Day Celebrations
- Eye Checkup for nearby Village people.
- Blood Donation Camp
- Orphanage visit
- Voluntary service to the public.
- Planting Saplings in the College and temple premises.
- Rally for creating social awareness in the public.
- Awarness Programme on fire safety.