NSS is an Indian Government sponsored public service programme conducted by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are:
The NSS team comprising of convener, faculty members and student volunteers organize several events throughout the year to create awareness about community development issues. The College celebrates International Yoga Day on June 21 st every year in college Premises. in an attempt to have cleaner surroundings NSS organized a 'Cleanliness Drive' on August 7,2018 within the college premises. The NSS team members and other students participated in large numbers, with an aim to have neater and beautiful surroundings and they cleaned the campus area. The drive was followed by slogan writing to raise awareness on environmental issues and everyone taking a pledge to make India a completely clean and green country. A visit to slum is a part of their community contribution towards awareness of 'Swatch Bharat' program.
On the Teachers' Day, 5 September, with the sense of thanksgiving and optimism NSS organized GRATITUDE DAY, 2018 in the college auditorium. The event is greatly applauded by the teaching community in the college.
NSS, in collaboration with Goonj, celebrated the joy of giving under the ' Dil ki suno. Kuchh Karo' campaign of the Daan Utsav from 2nd October to 8th October ,2018. Student volunteers, spread across various metro stations in Delhi set up stalls where people could contribute clothes, cash and stationary items, stalls were also set up to increase the sales of brand new products like backpacks, jholas, pouches, etc. made out of reused clothes by the slum women.
A team of 20 people represented NSS, SGGSCC and in two day event organised by Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation at Sanjay camp aimed at making urban slum communities children friendly by painting the homes of the slum dwellers and beautifying the walls with caricatures, The event ended at a high note wherein over 1200 volunteers successfully managed to give the children of Sanjay Camp a colourful Diwali present by painting around a 1500 walls.
NSS conducted a donation drive in the college on 30th and 31st October in which students and teachers of the college participated wholeheartedly, donating thousands of rupees and plenty of books, clothes and gifts for the underprivileged children. They also participated in many events like, Road Safety Walkathon, Republic Day celebration and flag hoisting in the college. Thalassemia Camp in association with Rotary Club was held in the college. The purpose of community engagement is definitely to serve by the society. The spirit of nationalism and brotherhood is inculcated among the students by the society.
Project Kashti aims to convert underdeveloped and backward villages into smart villages and to generate entrepreneurial opportunities for the unemployed, underprivileged masses. Adopting a holistic approach, the project's goal is the enhancement of the villagers of Kukrola on social, financial, physical and psychological grounds. It focuses on multiple sectors, namely; Water Purification, Waste Management, Sanitation, Health, Education, Skill Development, Women Empowerment and termination of Social Taboos. It also focuses on improving the infrastructure, security and safety conditions of the village. It has helped the villagers achieve improved standards of living and in assisting Kukrola to develop into a self- sustainable, interlinked economy.
Catering to 10 out of 17 UN SDGs, Kashti was strategically divided into 4 segments- Skill development, Water filtration, Waste segregation and Sanitation.
In October'18, the project hit the implementation stage, sewing and stitching workshop was setup and training was given to 50 villagers, out of which 20 entrepreneurs became capable of catering to local needs and outside orders. 30% of the revenue from sewing and stitching was reinvested in the second segment.Segment 2-Water Filtration
This phase saw setting up of 2 Community Reverse Osmosis Water Treatment Plants in January'19. The plants' functioning is looked after by 4 workers. Under this, purified water was provided to the 235 houses in the village by 2 delivery men. The profit from this segment, after paying the salaries was invested in segment 3.Segment 3-Waste Segregation
Segment3 focused on waste segregation and waste treatment. Under this, one green and one blue dustbin was placed in every house. The waste was then collected on a daily basis by 2 appointed entrepreneurs working for a salary. The wet waste is converted into manure by 3 people and sold by 2 for Rs.5/kg. The dry waste is converted into recycled products. 30% revenue from segment 3 was reinvested in the fourth segment.Segment 4- Sanitation
Under this segment Tabeer liquid handwash manufacturing unit was set up in March'19. This employed 15 women entrepreneurs who were trained in marketing, finance and management.
Vision & Mission
The vision of Kashti is to create government-recognised smart village. In the next 4 months, Kukrola will be a self-sustainable, interlinked-economy which will be able to cater to its community needs without any major external intervention while generating profits and offering products/services to areas outside the village. It will be promoting 'Zero Waste' policy, with all its energy being sourced sustainably.