Commemorating 40th National Service Scheme Foundation Day, a cleanliness drive was initiated by Dimapur Municipal Council and the NSS volunteers consist of Patkai Christian College, Salt Christian College Dimapur and Vision Home Higher Secondary School, Diphupar.
130 NSS volunteers took participated in the cleanliness drive in areas such as Church road, Burma camp, Khermahal, Clock tower areas supervised by DMC members Kukoi Sumi, sanitation in charge, Yanger Toshi, Nungsang Jamir and T. Lotha along with teachers’ in charge such as Bendangnungsang, programme officer NSS, Patkai Christian College, S.K Jena, lecturer and programme officer NSS, Salt Christian College and Gopal Chetri, programme officer NSS and Neivolie, Lecturer from Vision Home Higher Secondary, Diphupar.
The whole cleanliness drive was undertaken with an objective to enable students to understand the community in which they work their relation with the community, the needs and problem of the community, to develop sense of social and civic responsibility. Moreover, the scheme enables them to develop competence required for group living and sharing responsibilities, to acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude, to develop capacity to meet emergencies and national disasters and above all to practice national integration.
NSS was launched in Gandhiji Centenary year, 1969 aimed at developing student’s personality through community service. NSS is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges, Universities and at +2 level working for a campus-community linkage.
The cardinal principle of NSS programme is that it is organized by the students themselves, and both students and teachers through their combined participation in community service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks of nation building.
Overseeing the cleanliness drive, the DMC member Kukoi Sumi, sanitation in charge briefing press person thanked the participating colleges in the NSS cleanliness drive in an effort to keep the city clean. The DMC also thanked the college programme officers and the NSS volunteers from Patkai CC, Salt CC and Vision Home for partaking in the social work.
Taking to this reporter, NSS Programme officer, Patkai Christian College, Bendangnungsang said that the presence of DMC members was very encouraging and further thanked the DMC in making the social work a success.