NSS promotes responsibilities, says Dr Chandrashekar

National Service Scheme (NSS) is not just using the pickaxe, but it is the pet project of Mahatma Gandhi, said Dr Chandrashekar, project officer, NSS, University of Mysore (UoM).

He was addressing the participants after inaugurating the special annual NSS camp at Gumachanahalli village in Jayapura Hobli of the taluk recently, under the auspices of Sarada Vilas Law College, Mysuru.

“Gandhiji’s vision for our students, especially our youth both, boys and girls, is for inculcating social responsibilities with relevance to day-to-day challenges, said Dr Chandrashekar and added that the then Union minister for Education, Dr VKRV Rao had inaugurated NSS on September 24, 1969.

Dr Chandrashekar disclosed that the NSS, which was launched in 37 universities across the country, is now operating in over 158 universities with more than 11 lakh students enrolled as members. He called upon the students to be more creative in their approach to life so that the society would benefit.

Sarada Vilas Law College Principal Vinitha P K, who presided over the programme, said that the NSS camp at Gumachanahalli village was organised to create more awareness among the students and people as part of Swachh Bharat campaign in addition to events on literacy drive and environment issues.

NSS officer H R Rangaswamy, assistant officer Priya, lecturers Rajeshwari, Mahesh Sharma, Dr Mohan Kumar, S C Jyothi, Sandesh, Gangadharaiah and others were present.

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