In August 2019, our college instituted the National Service Scheme (NSS) with a view to promote social service and also instill ideas of social welfare, humanity, magnanimity and philanthropy amongst our students. “Not Me But You” is the altruistic objective of the NSS, aimed at developing students’ personality through voluntary community service. This is allied to the mission of Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan that also works selflessly toward the improvement and empowerment of the downtrodden and enables them to lead a life of dignity.
The college has quite a few underprivileged neighbourhoods around its vicinity, which were catered with provisions by the college itself so long, and now they have been taken under the wings of NSS-RKSMVV. A variety of campaigns and activities have since been conducted and held. The NSS kick started its innings with an Anti-Plastic campaign to arouse a consciousness amongst the underprivileged not just about the harmful ills of using plastic, but also about the options available to them instead. A Blood Donation Orientation Camp was conducted prior to the blood donation camp, to address the various questions and prejudices, and pre-conceived notions relating to blood donation. A door-to-door dengue campaign had been organized by the volunteers to create awareness. The Menstrual Health and Hygiene Awareness Programme, a topic much ignored and most in need for attention, was conducted by the NSS team. Even during the pandemic, the NSS, living my its motto, had come forward and selflessly served these communities, beginning with COVID awareness to supplying provisions that come under necessities; all of which had been carried out on behalf by our college monastics.
We hope to continue working relentlessly as our motto keeps inspiring toward it, and expand our reach further.