National Service Scheme
The National Service Scheme, popularly known as NSS, was established in 1969, the birth centenary of the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhiji, by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. It is a voluntary association of young people, especially college students, to work for campus-community linkages. The objectives are to develop students’ personalities, leadership qualities and social responsibility through community service. The motto of NSS is “NOT ME, BUT YOU”.
Aarupadai Veedu Medical College & Hospital, a constituent Institute of Vinayaka Missions Research Foundation (Deemed to be University), established the NSS unit in June 2003 under the State NSS cell, Government of Puducherry with 50 volunteers of MBBS students. Our college was the first Medical College that started the NSS amongst the Medical Colleges in Pondicherry.
We conduct regular activities such as the Swachh Bharat programme, Family Health and Nutritional programme, Blood donation camps, Orientation and leadership programmes, Camps at adopted villages, planting trees, AIDS awareness, Blood donation awareness, Personal hygiene awareness, Breastfeeding Awareness, Voters’ awareness, etc.
As Mahatma Gandhi once said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”, let us involve ourselves in the service of others.