National Service Scheme(NSS)

EXTENSION ACTIVITIES / National Service Scheme(NSS)

                                                                           NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, launched in 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of Nation. The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands on experience to young students in delivering community service.

The NSS unit at SKHMC was established on 16-09-2002, as 45th unit under The Tamil Nadu Dr. M G R Medical University, Chennai. Its avowed objective is to develop the personality of the students and provide service to the community based on the cardinal principle of NSS that it is organized by the students themselves, and both students and teachers through their combined participation in social service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks of national development.

The Motto

The motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is ‘NOT ME BUT YOU’.

NSS Symbol

                                                                                                              

The symbol of the National Service Scheme is based on the ‘Rath’ wheel of the Konarak 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.

NSS Badge



The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are to:All the youth volunteers who opt to serve the nation through the NSS led community service wear the NSS badge with pride and a sense of responsibility towards helping needy. The Konark wheel in the NSS badge having 8 bars signifies the 24 hours of a the day, reminding the wearer to be ready for the service of the nation round the clock i.e. for 24 hours. Red colour in the badge signifies energy and spirit displayed by the NSS volunteers. The Blue colour signifies the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.

Ø  Understand the community in which they work

Ø  Understand themselves in relation to their community

Ø  Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving

Ø  Develop a sense of social and civic responsibility among themselves.

Ø  Utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems

Ø  Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities

Ø  Acquire skills in mobilising community participation

Ø  Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude

Ø  Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters;

Ø  Practise national integration and social harmony 

The successive list of Programme Officers of NSS Unit of our college is:

Sl.No

Name of Programme Officers

Period

1

Dr. M. Murugan

2002 – 2008

2

Dr. T. K. Jayakumar

2008 - 2015

3

Dr. Abhijith C. Nair

2015 - 2016

4

Dr. Sonny Mon, R.

2016 – 2019

5

Dr.Arun R. Nair

2019-till date

The college unit has been actively engaged in extension and outreach activities in association with National & International agencies, Industries, the community, Government and Non- Government organized bodies reaping cognizable results every time. Activities such as conducting medical camps; awareness programme on Health, Hygiene & Sanitation; involving Socio development issues; seven days - Special camps; personality development programmes for volunteers and students; activities for clean campus; livelihood activities, observance of health related days; celebration of national important days and festivals for communal harmony.

Activities 2013 - 2019  -  Click here

Activities 2019- 2020  -   Click here

Activities 2020 - 2021  -  Click here

Board of Trustees

C.K. Mohan, Chairman
Chandralekha Mohan, Director
M.C. Bhavya, Trustee (Associate Professor, Dept. of Practice of Medicine, SKHMC)
B. Sabarish, Trustee (Clinical Associate Professor, Dept. of Emergency Medicine, Amrita Institute of Medical Science, Kochi)