Kollegal, March 12, 2019: “The National Service Scheme (NSS) has the power of building the nation, inculcate patriotism, and creates a perfect personality among the students, like education,” opined S.D. Joseph, Founder, St. Margaret PU College.
He addressed the students after inaugurating the annual special camp held at Kamagere, in Hanur Taluk, organized by the NSS Unit of the JSS Women’s College, Kollegal.
“NSS was established by father of the nation Mahatma Gandhiji in the year 1969, and it is a national movement. Developing love and respect for the country, harmony, secularism, service mindedness, equality, social justice among the participants, and introducing them to the rural life are a few of the major objectives of this movement,” he explained.
Prof. Umesh, Principal of the College in his address said, “NSS which was present only in 37 Universities across the country, has now extended to 750 Universities, comprising a total number of 50 lakh volunteers, including 5 lakh in Karnataka. NSS has become a foundation for education. Organizing several qualitative, creative and awareness programmes through NSS has helped in developing human values among the student fraternity.”
Sri N. Nanjundaswamy, Principal, St. Margaret PU College, expressed his view that NSS means work. “You should not feel it is just cleaning or removing garbage. All the programmes conducted under NSS will help to change your attitude, and understand the lives of people living in rural areas,” he added.
Prof. Basavaraju, Programme Officer, Prof. Prakash, Assistant Programme Officer and Prof. Manjunath were present on dais.