National Service Scheme (NSS)
NSS is a part of the Youth Welfare Programme of the Government of India and its main objective is the development of the personality of students through community service.
- The student, who volunteers to participate in a 7-day special camp (work camp) and a mini-camp as well as devotes 280 hours to community service within a period of two years in the course of study, gets a national merit certificate, signed by the Vice Chancellor and issued by the University.
- NSS volunteers who have certificates are eligible for a grace mark of 10 for their University examination.
In-charge : Sr Elizabeth Joseph & Dr Shoniya Thomas
ANNUAL REPORT 2019-2020
The National Service Scheme functions with the twin objectives of personality development and community service. The two NSS units of our college had an active and resourceful academic year in 2019-20 with 200 newly enrolled volunteers under the ample guidance of Sr. Elizabeth Joseph and Dr Shoniya Thomas.
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY
For healthy living, environment plays an important role. It provides us air, food, etc. It is correctly said that ‘ the difference between animals and humans is that animals change themselves for the environment, but humans change the environment for themselves’. Environment is just like our neighbourhood; its surrounding conditions influence us and modify growth and development.
As part of the environment day celebrations, the NSS volunteers of Assumption Autonomous College; Changanacherry assembled in the college campus. Dr.Shoniya Thomas welcomed the gathering. College Principal Rev. Sr. Cherukusumam CMC has planted the tree saplings and gave a short message on the importance of environment day; NSS volunteers Sandra Suresh thanked the gathering.
The main decision was to distribute seeds in the whole campus. Seeds were arranged and the volunteers were divided into different group according to their departments. They distributed the seeds to their respective departments.
WORLD BLOOD DONATION DAY
All the volunteers were assembled in the college campus at 9 am on 14th June and exhibited the posters and charts regarding the importance of the day. NSS volunteer secretary Sandra Suresh gave an awareness talk about blood donation.
WORLD YOGA DAY
World Yoga Day was celebrated on 21st June 2019. The trained volunteers of our college, Ms.Dayana Thomas, Ms.ChinnuMol Sebastian and Ms. Sandra Suresh gave awareness of practicing yoga every day and all the volunteers practised yoga for about one hour.
ECO FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES
As part of NSS jubilee year and Birth centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi the volunteers of our college planted many tree saplings in the college premises.
ZERO WASTE CAMPUS, ADOPTED VILLAGE AND TOWN
The inauguration of “ValicheriyalVimukthaCapmus, Village, Town” programme was held on 13th Saturday at 9.30 am at college auditorium. NSS volunteer secretary Ms. Sandra Suresh welcomed the gathering. Principal, Rev.Sr.Cherukusumam CMC presided over the meeting. Dr. C N Manoj, CEO, and Dr.Priya Manoj, Director, Pelican Boitech and Chemicals labs were the officials of the day. Dr. C N Manoj, inaugurated “ValicheriyalVimukthaCapmus, Village and Town” programme and gave awareness about the consequences of wastes in our day to day life. Then he divided the students into groups and they discussed about different types of wastes generated by human activities and suggested remedies for the discussed problems by conducting a ”participatory research appraisal”. After the lunch break; we discussed the action plan and suggested to prepare a standard operating procedure for ”ValicheriyalVimuktham” and ”SamboornaShuchithuaSaksharathaYanjam”.
PLANTING OF TREE SAPLINGS
On August 30, at 1.00pm, the NSS volunteers of Assumption College gathered at NSS office and planted the tree saplings in various grow bags. They placed all those grow bags in the college premises in order to achieve the goal of green campus. Students were divided into groups according to their departments so that each group can look after those saplings each week. By 2.00pm, all the grow bags had been placed.
Sr Elizabeth Joseph, NSS Programme Officer attended a seven day orientation programme in Rajagiri College, Kalamaserry from 14th to 20 th August 2019.
FLOOD RELIEF ACTIVITIES
NSS volunteers contributed their services to the community who suffered in the flood. Volunteers put baskets in super markets labeled as flood relief contribution and collected useful commodities from various super markets in Changanacherry and distributed in the affected areas of Kuttanadu.
THREE DAY CAMP FOR NSS VOLUNTEER SECRETARIES
The college NSS Secretaries Sandra Suresh and Chinnumol Sebastian attended the three day camp for unit secretaries held at St. Mary’s College, Manaracadu from 30th August to 1st September.
Standing just next to the parents in the lead, teachers are truly an indispensable part of everyone’s life. They mould and nourish each individual’s talent and capabilities.On every September 5, Teachers’ Day was celebrated all over India as an occasion to appreciate and acknowledge the efforts and hard work of our teachers in making us sophisticated and responsible individuals.
On 5th September the NSS volunteers and college union led the teachers day celebration at Assumption college in a colorful manner and the NSS volunteers distributed the greeting cards and toffees to the teachers of the college.
AWARENESS CAMPAIGN ON ANTI-NARCOTICS.
Asst. Director of CHASS, Changanacherry gave talks on different types of drugs, their sources and how they become misused and how the youth get addicted to it. Two short films were also displayed. All the students who had attended it really benefitted from the class as it was an eye opener to many realities.
On September 7ththe NSS volunteers of Assumption College were given an orientation class to first year and second year NSS volunteers by Mr. O.V. Shynoj, a social worker and a higher secondary NSS PO. Through various activities he demonstrated different lessons of life. The main idea conveyed by him was that NSS provides an open stage where we will be ready to help others every time. His words were really inspiring. The class ended at 1.30pm.
NSS DAY CELEBRATION
The motto ‘NOT ME BUT YOU‘underlines the fact that the welfare of an individual ultimately depends on the welfare of the society. Therefore, NSS shall work for the benefit of the whole society. National service scheme was started on 24 September in 1969. Hence, every year; 24th day of September is celebrated as NSS day.
This year is the Golden jubilee year of NSS. On 24TH September 2019, NSS volunteers of Assumption College celebrated the day in a meaningful manner. On this special day, NSS flag was hoisted by Principal, Rev. SrCherukusumam CMC and delivered a message and appreciated the volunteers for their selfless services. On this day, volunteers honoured the previous NSS Programme Officers of the college. Indeed, it was an inspiration and memorable moment for them. During the official meeting; Dr Shoniya Thomas and Sr Elizabeth Joseph delivered speech. Volunteers distributed medicinal plants to the Ex –programme officers and college authorities. After the official session, volunteers conducted a rally from college campus to Changanacherry town to give awareness to the community regarding the Golden Jubilee Year of NSS. Then we visited the Paral, Anganwadi, which was one of the adopted village of the college.
150th birth centenary year was celebrated by the volunteers in a special manner on 2nd October 2019. The volunteers conducted a cleaning work in the Jose road along with the locals of the area. A seminar was organised on this day and the session was led by Sri. V J Laly, HSS, St Theresas Higher secondary School, Vazhappally. He narrated the life history of Mahatma Gandhi to the volunteers.
BLOOD DONATION CAMP
NSS volunteers of Assumption College organised a blood donation camp in association with HDFC Bank, Changanacherry with the help of Blood Bank, Medical collegeKottayam on 19th November 2019. The camp was a great success and 45 students donated blood.
Every year; India celebrates 26 November as Constitution day. The day is celebrated to commemorate the adoption of the Constitution of India on 26 November 1949 by Indian Constituent Assembly.70th Constitution Day of our country was celebrated by the NSS volunteers in the College on 26th November 2019. The volunteers assembled in the basket ball court and read the preamble of the Indian constitution.
NSS Volunteers with the NCC students of the college actively participated in the celebration of Republic Day at Assumption College Campus. The ceremony began with the hosting of national flag by our beloved principal hosted the flag by Rev. SrCherukusumam CMC at 7.30 am on 26th January 2020. It was followed by inspiring speeches on the significance of occasion. The students took pride in glorifying and celebrating the spirit of unity and brotherhood. NSS volunteers sang a patriotic song during the occasion.
FIT INDIA MOVEMENT
As part of Fit India Movement a seminar on “Fitness and its benefits” was organized for the volunteers of our college on 18th January 2020. The session was handled by Dr Unnikrishnan, Sports coach, Physical education department, Assumption College for the volunteers. After the session volunteers were taken up to the college gymnasium and trained in the equipment.
NATIONAL INTEGRATION CAMP
It was a proud moment for us that our first year NSS volunteer Ms Annie Susan attended National Integration Camp at Marian College Kutiikanam, Idukki, Kerala from 21st to 27th February, 2020.
ORIENTATION CLASS ON DISASTER MANAGEMENT
NSS volunteers attended a disaster management class arranged by Physical education department. The classes were taken by Mr.Sijgy Antony and Mr.Joji. It was quite an interesting class.
AWARENESS CLASS ON CORONA VIRUS
First year NSS volunteer secretory Ms Annie Susan Jennings attended an awareness on Novel Corona Virus which had almost threatened to spread through outKearala at Baselius College Kottayam. Dr Ajay Mohan took class about the Corona Virus and told us about its symptoms and precautions.
SEVEN DAY SPECIAL CAMP
Suvaranam 2019, the seven day special camp of NSS unit ofAssumption Autonomous college, Changanacherry was held at St Shantals High School Mammoodu from Dec.20- 26, 2019.The camp focused on environmental energy conservation activities. The volunteers were instructed to conduct a survey on energy conservation methods in houses in the MammooduPanchayathu. The volunteers participated in the eco friendly activities at various parts of MammooduPanchayathu.
The flag hoisting ceremony was done by Rev SrCherukusumam CMC. The inaugural ceremony of the camp commenced with the lighting of the lamp by a group of dignitaries. Dr Shoniya Thomas, Programme Officer, delivered welcome speech on the occasion.The presidential address was given by our beloved Principl Rev. SrCherukusumam CMC. Smt. LisammaMulavana inaugurated the seven day camp. The key note address was delivered by Rev. Fr John V Thadathil, Vicar LourdeMataha Church, Mammoodu. He inspired the volunteers for the success of the camp and encouraged for the active participation. Vote of thanks was given by Sr Elizabeth Joseph,Programme Officer.
The day began with prayer and the yoga session was led by nss volunteer; Dayana Thomas. The main activity of the day was Energy conservation Survey and awareness programme in the community. Volunteers were divided into 8 groups and conducted the survey successfully.
Afternoon session was taken by Dr MADHU Krishnan K, EMC Award winner, 2019 on the topic “PrakruthyAtheejeevanam”. It was an inspiring session for the volunteers to love and protect the nature. Evening session class was conducted by Rev.DrBijiKoyippally, Cana , Thuruthy on the topic of “Young People with a sense of Morality”. He conducted the session in an interactive manner. It was an eye opening session for the volunteers. The camp analysis took place at 9.30 pm.
The day begun with prayer and yoga session. The morning session was led by Ms Sandra Suresh. On the third day of the camp; volunteers organised a free medical camp in association with St Thomas Hospital Chethipuzha. The session was inaugurated by Rev. Fr John V Thadathil, Vicar LourdeMataha Church, Mammoodu . Felicitations were given by doctors from the hospital and also appreciated the volunteers for their selfless services. The beneficiaries was around 150 .
The Skill oriented class was led by Ms.BindhuSiby , CHASS in the afternoon session. Volunteers got an opportunity to practice for the preparation of paper bags and cloth bags. Evening session was led by Dr Sr. Bindhu Joseph, St Shnatal Ayurveda Hospital, Mammooodu on the topic “Importance of Adolescent Health” . Volunteers took this session for their doubt clarifications regarding their health issues.
Today Volunteers conducted a road cleaning activities Chanaganacherry – Vazhoor route. Through this activity NSS volunteers gave a hygienic consciousness to the community.
Afternoon session was taken by Ms.BindhuSiby , CHASS on the topic; Skill oriented training – [Session II]. Volunteers were able to equip in clothe mat and carpet preparations. Evening session began at 4.30 pm with the talk of Sri Jayakrishnan G, Housing Ofiicer, Mallappally on the topic; Global Warming and Climate Change’. It was motivated the volunteers to follow an eco-friendly activities in their personal life.
Fifth day began with prayer and yoga. Afterwards ,volunteers were engaged in Puzhasamrakshanam – Thod cleaning activities at Mammoodu. The students were extremely zealous even though the work was quite tedious. During the cleaning time,volunteers sung contemporary folk songs. The Ward councillor Sri Sunny also came and appreciated the volunteers for the enthusiasm they showed during the cleaning time.
Sri Joseph Antony, Director Mark and Fill Associates, led the afternoon session. It was a motivational class on the topic “The art of overcoming Failures”. Volunteers shared that their motivational rate increased after the session and also they were able to set a goal to their future life. Volunteers highly appreciated about the class. After that volunteers got an opportunity to visit the ShantalGiri Ayurveda Hosptal, Mammooodu. As part of Christmas, volunteers organised a carol in the near by houses. It gave a wonderful motivation to the volunteers,as a step to women empowerment. The volunteers became part of the Christmas celebration at LourdeMatha Church, Mammoodu and presented programmes for the church community. Thereafter volunteers attended Christmas holy mass.
NSS volunteers celebrated Christmas day meaningfully by visiting Children Home at Kunnamthanam. Volunteers got an opportunity to interact with the orphans and their care takers. Punchayathu president Smt. Lisamma and team members joined the camp and celebrated with the volunteers by cutting cakes and sharing their experiences.
Afternoon session was handled by Sri Esho Thomas, St Peters HSS, Kurumpanadam , on the topic ‘Environment and Plant Health’. He also encouraged to protect the environment and accept the meaning of “NOT ME BUT YOU” in their life.
The volunteers were found that little gloomy on the last day because of the closing of the camp. They changed a lot in their behaviour and achieved more values in their life. The students after their yoga were instructed to assemble in the school ground .They organised Gramolsavam with the children from the community. Valedictory function was started by 11 am which was presided over by Punchayathu president ;Smt. Lisamma Mulavana, Sri Nideesh Kocherry, Chairman, Smt. Ajitha Kumary Chairperson, Smt. Ancy Joseph, Ward member , Rev. Sr Anjo SABS, School Principal. Camp magazine, ‘Sukrutham 2019’ was released in the meeting by Smt. LisammaMulavana. The camp report was presented by Ms Anaka Prakash. Vote of thanks was given by Ms ChinnuMol Sebastian, volunteer Secretory. ‘Sukrutham 2019’ helped the volunteers to learn about the value of social services.Happiness prevailed in the group activities and fullness of living was examined within the limited facilities.
|Sl. No||Date||Duration of session in Hrs||No. Volunteer s attended||Nature and quantum of work|
|1||May 29-july 31||100hrs||93||Swachh Bharat Summer Internship – 100 hrs of swachhata-our 93 NSS volunteers became the part of this internship. Volunteers organized survey, Rallies, Dance performance, waste collection and segregation and impart awareness regarding the importance of sanitation and hygiene in personal life and families.|
|2||June 5||2hrs||100||Environmental Day Celebrations- Beat plastic pollution was the moto of 2018 Environment Day. As a part of this NSS volunteers of Assumption College, prepared posters to educate the students about the consequences of plastic pollution in human life and exhibit in different parts of the college. A speech was delivered by Kumari Gayatri NS from 2nd DC botany. On behalf of this day we conducted a spectacular flash mob in the college campus and all the NSS volunteers wear the green badge in this day.|
|3||14 June||30 mnts||60||Blood Donation Day- Prepared posters on the need of Blood donation and exhibited it in various parts of campus.|
|4||19 June||3hrs||100||Reading Day- NSS volunteers collected around 100 books from students of various departments and it contributed to Alphonsa Balika Bhavan, Near Assumption College.|
|5||June 20||1hr||65||Drug Abuse Day- Prepared posters regarding the side effects of drug abuse in human’s life.|
|6||JUNE 21||1hr||80||International yoga day- Atheena Menon from III DC Botany, previous voluntary secretary led a class on the topic importance of yoga in daily life and introduced some yoga steps and all the volunteers practiced this for 30 minutes.|
|7||JUNE 25||3hrs||85||As part of Swatchh bharath internship intern conducted a rally to generate awareness about sanitation among the communty|
|8||JUNE 27||30mnts||93||Internship – NSS volunteers performed a flash mob in the Indoor Court on the theme of swatchhata.|
|9||August 6||30 mnts||65||Hiroshima Day- Exhibited posters|
|10||August 9||Nagasakki Day- Exhibited Posters|
|11||August 10||1hr||93||Intern conducted Plastic Waste Collection from the village|
|12||August15||2hrs||80||NSS Volunteers Actively Participated In Independence Day Celebrations In The College Campus, Collaborated With NCC Unit|
|13||August16||2hrs||95||Flood Relief Activities – NSS volunteers visited and contributed Rs. 3000 to the flood affected area at vettithuruthu, Chanaganachery, one among the adopted village our college.|
|14||August 20||6 hrs||100||Flood Relief Activities – NSS volunteers organized a dress collection drive and Five flood relief camps were visited and distributed the collected dress for refugees .|
|7hrs||10||NSS volunteers who were safe from flood related problems were actively coordinated a one day cleaning at St Mary’s Nursery School, Kainady.|
|4hrs||95||NSS volunteers spend their time for Vegetable Garden preparation at college.|
|17||September 3||1 hr||225||I DC NSS volunteer’s selection was conducted.|
|18||September 5||1hr||100||Teachers Day Celebrations- NSS volunteers In collaboration with Union, celebrated teachers day attractively. On this day volunteers prepared and exhibited a collage in the notice board and distributed paper pens to all the teachers in Assumption family.|
|19||September 8||4hrs||165||Vegetable Garden Preparation|
|20||September 13-15||3days||60||NSS volunteers of our college in association with MSW students of SB and Assumption collage conducted a Post Flood Survey at Kuttanad and organized a group discussion with the flood affected people.|
|21||September 24||2hrs||100||NSS Day of this year was meaningfully celebrated by the NSS volunteers. They presented NSS motto and message in common notice board of college and each volunteer offered one extra lunch and distributed packed lunch to refugees of Flood Relief Camp at Townhall Changanacherry.|
|22||October 2||3hrs||125||Birth Centenary day of our Father of Nation , Mahatma Gandhiji, our college Principal, Rev. Sr. Cherukusumam CMC, Inaugurated the Clean Campus Green Campus project organized by Shuchithua Kerala Mission. After the official programme NSS volunteer took part in cleaning activities within the campus and Panchayath Road .|
|23||October 31||1 day||Programme Officer||Presentation on ‘Edutainment’ by Dr. Aju K Narayanan at Assembly Hall, MG University.
Meeting of programme officers and volunteer secretaries Discussion topics: 7 day camp, training programmes, PFMS, Film capus release etc.,
|23||November 16-18||3 days||2||A three day leadership training programme of volunteer secretaries at BK College Amalagiri.
Leadership, personality development, NSS- objectives and possibilities etc., are the topics discussed.
|24||November 19||3hours||2||Workshop on Zero Budget Natural Farming: New Challenges and Opportunities by Padma Shri Subhash Palekar organised by NSS unit and School of Biosciences MG University.|
The annual 7-day NSS camp Sukrutham 2018 was conducted at Vettithuruthu, Changanacherry. Vettithuruthu is an adopted village of Assumption College Changanacherry. Main theme of special camp was flood related activities like toilet and house construction activities in the adopted village. Duration of the special camp was seven days, within this Clean village Green village activities were organized for Four days. Various talks, cleaning activities and other skill oriented trainings were also produced as the part of this scheme. Around 85 NSS volunteers participated in in this glorious event. Main activity of the NSS volunteers during 7 day camp was helping in house construction and toilet construction. Toilet constructed for the family of our student history department .Even though it was a strenuous activity, NSS volunteers were whole heartedly participated in the construction works.