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National Service Scheme(NSS)

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The Motto of National Service Scheme is NOT ME BUT YOU

About National Service Scheme (NSS)

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It provides opportunity to the student youth of 11th & 12th Class of schools at +2 Board level and student youth of Technical Institution, Graduate & Post Graduate at colleges and University level of India to take part in various government led community service activities & programmes. The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands on experience to young students in delivering community service. Since inception of the NSS in the year 1969, the number of students strength increased from 40,000 to over 3.8 million up to the end of March 2018 students in various universities, colleges and Institutions of higher learning have volunteered to take part in various community service programmes.

Its aims at developing amongst students a sense of participation in nation building through social work. This deepens understanding of the social environment and enriches his\her personality through actual participation in the day-to-day life of society. This experimental learning is a desirable supplement to classroom education and develops in the student a sense of responsibility, tolerance, and co-operation. National Service Scheme (NSS) plays a vital role in the development of the latent aspects of a student's personality. 

  • Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru established the National Service Scheme for the welfare of the students.
  • The first and second year students will be enrolled as volunteers. The final year students and the post graduate students will not be admitted in NSS.
  • Enrollment is based on the willingness of the students. They are supposed to do service for 120 hours in a year. Apart from this, they have to attend a special NSS Camp.
  • Fifty students will be selected in a unit. The above students should stay in the camp for seven days. During the camp, the students are provided food from the college fund allotted for NSS. And also facilities such as transports, food, etc., are provided from the above fund. Money will not be given on any reasons.
  • The students who are not enrolled in National Cadet Crops, Social Services League and National Service Scheme, can join in Social Service League. They can render service to the college as well as the society.

Aims and Objectives:

    • Development of the personality of students through community service.
    • To work with and among people.
    • To enhance creative and constructive social action.
    • To enhance knowledge of self and community through a confrontation with reality.
    • To enable them to understand the growing up process and awareness on youth health issues: alcoholism, smoking, substance abuse, sexually transmitted disseases, etc.
    • To acquire skills in program developmentfor future self-employment.
    • To gain skills in the exercise of democratic leadership and to form an idea on the dynamics of marriage and family as social institution.
    • To promote the will to serve the weaker sections of the community.

Sona College of Arts and Science, puts high emphasis on its students contributing willingly to the society around them, and encourages all initiatives and activities to that end. These are the various current outreach activities on campus. We have one NSS units (50 volunteers). This unit is allotted for both boys and girls. Assistant Professor will work as a programme officer in each unit. The senior professor will serve as a coordinating officer.

National Service Scheme (NSS) is a community service oriented unit of Sona Academy started working from 2019. This unit consists of a chairman that is the principal of the college, any one lecturer in college act as programme officer, at present Dr.C.Jaganath, H.O.D., B.B.A. acting as P.O. of the unit. There are 100 students volunteers from different departments of Under Graduate Courses are serving in the unit. It is a registered body under Periyar University functioning on the guidelines of union ministry of Human Resource Development and the Ministry Of Youth Affairs and Sports. The NSS unit observes and organizes various programmes on all International and National Importance days like Yoga day, World Human Rights Day, National Voters day, Environment day, AIDS, Women’s day, so on.

The unit take up various local, state and central government’s social programs like Clean & Green - Plantation of Trees, Voters Awareness and Enrollment, Swatchh Bharath campaign, Blood Donation Camps and so on. The NSS organizes various awareness Rallies against ill-effects of Drugs, Alcohol, AIDS Awarness, Suicides tendencies among youngsters etc. The unit also works by adopting slums and few local communities to bring awareness on sanitary issues. Students of NSS assist government agencies by take part in various surveys they conduct and immerse with rural India.The National Service Scheme chapter at Sona encourages students to give back to the country in a manner that simultaneously helps their own personality development.

NSS Activities


The Chief guest of the Programme was Dr.R.Pitchai Md consultant in Immunohematology and transfusion medicine, SKS hospital, salem.


In State Republic day Pre Rd Parade selected candidates J. PRIYADHARSHINI and M.KAMIL MOHAMMED from II BCOM got appreciated by Dr.P.Kolandaivel Vice - Chancellor, Periyar University.


The chief guest of the day was D. Damodharan, RTO, and Salem west.


The chief guest of the day was doctor D. Joseph, Primary Health centre Suramangalam, Salem and also doctor M. Hemavathi consultant Sona group of institution Salem and also Mrs. Bhuvaneswari Head of the department, Bio technology, SAS Salem.


Mr. Santhosh, City Commissioner, Salem appreciated our service and gave certificates to the students.


Mr. Dharman, Police Inspector, Salem Town Station and Mr. Ravichandran, RTO Inspector, Salem chaired the program and gave insights about the child abuses and related legal approaches towards to stop girl children violence