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SIKKIM UNIVERSITY - NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME CELL

(I)    Introduction to SU NSS Cell
Sikkim University  NSS Cell was initiated on January 8th, 2014 and  registered to the Regional Centre, Gangtok i.e. Dept. of Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt. of Sikkim with sanction of three units in the month of March, 2015.  The in-charge of NSS Cell  is Programme Coordinator appointed by Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor for a period of three years and presently the position  is held by Dr. Sujata Upadhyay, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Horticulture.  Dr. Jigmie W. Bhutia, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Tourism and Dr. Subhash Mishra, Assistant Professor, Dept. of Education are serving as Programme Officers of NSS. The Cell has a formally constituted Advisory Board headed by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor as its Chief Patron. The Cell has three registered units i.e. 300 enrolled student volunteers presently.  The Cell is also supported by participations from faculty members and administrative staff members of the University. It is engaged in social activities in and around Gangtok in the State of Sikkim. It organizes regular activities or programmes in a year in the form of orientation/personality development workshops, blood donation camp, plantation programmes, cleaning drive, health awareness etc. The fifty per cent students of a unit participate in Special Camps organized once in a year on a certain theme. The Cell has organized/participated in  various programmes e.g. Orientation programme, “Swachchha Bharat Abhiyaan (cleaning drive and field visits)”,  “Green Walk”, Blood donation camp, “Sikkim Run”, “National Youth Festival (Guwahati)”, “Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad (Pune)”, Training programme on “Solid Waste Management” at IIT, Guwahati, Special Camp on “Creation of Sanitation Awareness”, TCS Employability training programme, Workshop on “Holistic Personality Development of Students”, various speech, debate, essay competitions etc.
All students admitted in the University are free to apply for NSS membership. Application in the prescribed format may be submitted to the NSS Cell in the beginning of Monsoon Semester during the months of August and September. The NSS activities are exclusively funded by the Ministry of Sports and Youth Affairs, Govt. of India, hence no fee is charged from the members.  The scheme is designed in such a manner so as to involve as many students of University in various social activities and encourage them to become ideal citizens of the country. As in most of the institutions, NSS volunteers in Sikkim University are not required to put on uniform but wearing of NSS badge in its  programmes is mandatory. The Cell provides certificates to the participating volunteers on completion of a minimum of 240 hours of regular activities and a special camp in a duration of two years. The certificate has significant value in co-curricular activities in the academic career of students.

 

The National Service Scheme (NSS) University Advisory Committee with the following members:

1

Vice-Chancellor

Chairman

2

Registrar

Member

3

Finance Officer

Member

4

Dr. Dhaniraj Chettri, Dean, Students Welfare

Member

5

Head of concerned NSS Regional Centre

Member

6

Dr. Pradip Das, Provost, Sikkim University

Member

7

Dr. Nidhi Saxena, Asst. Prof. Department of Law

Member

8

Fr. Dr. Daniel Bara,Sj, Principal,   Loyola College of Education, Namchi

Member

9

Shri. M.P Kharel, Principal, Sikkim Govt. College, Tadong

Member

10

Dr. Rabin Kumar Chhetri, Principal, Sikkim Govt. College, Namchi

Member

11

Principal, Sikkim Govt. College, Gaylshing

Member

12

Shri. Dewan Limboo, B.Sc IVth Semester, Department of Horticulture (As Student representative)

Member

13

Shri. Bibhushan Regmi,  MA IInd Semester, Department of Sociology (As Student representative)

Member

14

State Liaison Officer NSS

Member

15

Shri. R.P Gurung, CEO, ECOSS

Member

16

Ms. Jashodha Chettri, President, Rotary Club, Gangtok

Member

17

Shri. Kailash Pradhan, CEO, Sikkim Development Foundation

Member

18

Ms. Priya, WWF

Member

19

Shri. B.K Roka, General Secretary , Red Cross Society, Sikkim

Member

20

Dr. Sujata Upadhyay, Assistant Professor, Department of Horticulture, NSS, Programme Coordinator

Member Secretary



(II)    Programmes /Activities organized or Participations by SU NSS Cell:-
1.    First meeting of NSS Cell Advisory Committee on May 12th, 2014
2.    Participation in Greenathon and Green Walk Programme organized by Dept. of Forests, Environment and Wildlife Management, Govt. of Sikkim at MG Marg, Gangtok (June 22nd , 2014)
3.    Blood Donation Camp in association with Sikkim Manipal University held at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile, Gangtok (June 26th , 2014)
4.    Personal interaction of  NSS volunteers with  Programme Coordinator, NSS at NSS Cell, 6th Mile, Gangtok (September 7th-8th, 2014)
5.    Essay Competition on “Role of NSS in Personality Development of Indian Youth” on the occasion of NSS Day held at Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile, Gangtok (September 24th, 2014)
6.    Orientation Programme for NSS volunteers held at Sikkim Government College, Tadong Auditorium, Gangtok with special session on “Zero Waste Management” (October 12th, 2014)
7.    Debate Competition on “Government is responsible for maintaining cleanliness in a nation”  held at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile, Gangtok (October 17th, 2014)
8.    Organized Cleaning Drive for  University Premises initiated on October 2nd, 2014 in and around  Kanchendzonga Administrative Block, 6th Mile, Gangtok (October 18th-19th, 2014)
9.    Visit by NSS team to  Assamlingzey (East Sikkim) for Cleaning Drive and creation of  Sanitation Awareness (October 26th, 2014)
10.    Voluntary collection of donations for PM Relief Fund from University members by NSS volunteers (October 1st-31st,  2014)
11.    Essay competition on “Role of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel in National Integration” on the occasion of National Unity Day at Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile, Gangtok (October 31st , 2014)
12.    Slogan writing competition on Swachchha Bharat Abhiyaan at NSS Cell, 6th Mile, Gangtok (November 8th, 2014)
13.    Participation in Sikkim Run Contest organized by Zest Event Management Group, Sichey at MG Marg, Gangtok on November 9th, 2014
14.    Visit of NSS team to  West Pandam (East Sikkim)  for cleaning drive and for creation of  sanitation awareness on November 15th, 2014
15.    Prize distribution ceremony organized at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile, Gangtok on November 20th, 2014
16.    Second meeting of NSS Cell Advisory Committee on December 11th, 2014
17.    Participation in 19th National Youth Festival and National Youth Convention & Suvichar   at Nehru Stadium, Guwahati (January 8th-12th, 2015)
18.    Participation in Bharatiya Chhatra Sansad at MAEER’S MIT, Pune  (January 10th-12th, 2015)
19.    Participation in Training Programme on “Solid Waste Management-Challenges and Opportunities” at IIT, Guwahati (January 12th-14th, 2015)
20.    Special Camp on Theme “Creation of Sanitation Awareness” at Assamlingzey and Rumtek, East Sikkim (January 26th- February 04th, 2015)
21.    Participation in Orientation Programme for Untrained NSS Programme Officers at TORC, RKMA, Kolkata by Programme Coordinator, NSS (February 8th-14th, 2015)
22.    Cleaning Drive at Departmental Field, Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile, Gangtok on February 17th, 2015
23.    Programme on International Women’s Day organized at Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile, Gangtok on March 8th, 2015
24.    Follow up programme of special camp on “Best out of Waste Exhibition” by school children at Assamlingzey, East Sikkim on March 15th, 2015
25.    Participation in “CMS Vatavaran” and training on Environmental Film Screening at Gangtok (March 12th-13th, 2015)
26.    Employability Training Programme by Tata Consultancy Services at Teesta Boy’s Hostel, Gangtok ( March 18th-24th, 2015)
27.    Special lecture on “Meditation and Stress Management”  at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile, Gangtok on April 4th, 2015
28.    Cleaning drive at Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile, Gangtok on April 11th, 2015
29.    Cleaning drive at Central Library, 6th Mile, Gangtok on April 19th, 2015
30.    Road Cleaning by NSS volunteers at 6th Mile on  May 20th, 2015
31.    Participation in “Legal Awareness Programme” organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Sikkim at Gangtok on June 5th, 2015
32.    Workshop on “Holistic Personality Development of Students”  at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile on June 6th , 2015
33.    Special lecture on “Emotional Management”  at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile on June 7th, 2015
34.    International Yoga Day Programme at Teesta Boys’ Hostel, Gangtok and participation in programme at Palzor Stadium on June 21st, 2015
35.    Participation in Regional Level Workshop on “Prevention of Substances (Drugs Abuse) at NEHU, Shillong by Programme Coordinator, NSS (June 15th to 17th , 2015)
36.    Third meeting of NSS Cell Advisory Committee on July 13th, 2015
37.    Ukhan Competition  on the occasion of  Nepali Bhasha Manyata Diwas at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile on  August 20th ,  2015
38.    Brief Orientation Programme for NSS volunteers organized at Dept. of Horticulture, 6th Mile on on  August 27th, 2015
39.    Debate competition  by 24 Hours Inspired Team in association with Gangtok Municipal Corporation organized at Sikkim University (Intra-University at Barad Sadan, 5th Mile) on September 11th , 2015 and Inter-University/Inter-College on  September 19th, 2015
40.    Participation in Talk on “Empowerment to Excel” by Chinmaya Mission, Sikkim at SMU Auditorium, 5th Mile on  September 12th , 2015
41.    Peace Walk on International Peace Day at MG Marg, Gangtok on September 21st, 2015
42.    Speech Competition on “Development of Leadership Skills in Indian Youth” on NSS Day at Dept. of Horticulture,6th Mile on  September 24th, 2015
43.     Cleaning drive at Teesta Boys’ Hostel on October 2nd, 2015
44.    Meditation session and Pranic Healing Course at Teesta Boys’ Hostel, Gangtok (October 2nd  and 4th, 2015
45.    Essay competition on “Ways to Make India Clean and Green in Next Ten Years” organized on Intensive National Cleanliness Campaign at Dept. of Horticulture,6th  Mile on October 11th, 2015
46.    Skit competition on “Swachh Bharat Mission” on Intensive National Cleanliness Campaign  at Dept. of Horticulture,6th Mile on October 11th, 2015
47.    Interactive talk  on “Genesis of Concept of  Solid Waste Management at International and National Level” by CA P.K. Singh, Finance Officer, Sikkim University in Prize Distribution Function on the Activities organized on Intensive National Cleanliness Campaign on October 28th, 2015
48.    Participation in “Walk The Talk Loud” Walkathon Contest at MG Marg, Gangtok by staff members and students on October 30th, 2015
49.    Participation of volunteers in Photo Exhibition at MG Marg and Prize Distribution Function at Chintan Bhawan organized by ESS India, 24 Hours Inspired in association with RMDD Dept., Govt. of Sikkim on October 31st, 2015
50.    Elocution competition organized on concluding day of Vigilance Awareness Week (October 26th  to 31st , 2015) at Dept. of Horticulture,6th Mile on October 31st, 2015
51.    Participation in Sikkim Run Contest (volunteers, staff and student participants and  skit on “Prevention of Drugs Abuse”) at MG Marg, Gangtok on November 1st, 2015
52.    Volunteer support to   3rd Convocation of Sikkim University at Chintan Bhawan, Gangtok on November 9th, 2015
53.    Participation in training programme on “Career Guidance and Counselling” organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Sikkim at Gangtok by Programme Coordinator, NSS (November 25th to 29th, 2015)
54.    Participation in training programme on “Life Skills” organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Sikkim at Gangtok by Programme Officers, NSS (November 30th to December 4th, 2015)
55.    Invited lecture delivered by Programme Coordinator, NSS on "Leadership and Personality Development" in training of trainers programme on "Social Animators for Tribal Youths"  organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Sikkim at Gangtok on December 3rd, 2015
56.    Invited lecture delivered by Programme Coordinator, NSS on  "Importance of Value Education in Today's Context and Organization of Moral values based programmes in educational institutions"   in Training of Trainers on "Life Skills Development for NSS and NCC officers of Sikkim" organized by Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Sikkim  at  Gangtok on  December 3rd, 2015

(III)    Salient Achievements:-
1.    Felicitation to Mr. V. Nishant, Dept. of English for being “Fastest Green Walker” in “Green Walk” organized by Dept. of Forests, Environment and Wildlife Management at MG Marg, Gangtok on June 22nd, 2014
2.    Felicitation to Ms. Madhuparna Mandal,  Dept. of Psychology for securing 10th rank in Sikkim Run Contest organized by Zest Event Management Group, Sichey at MG Marg, Gangtok on November 9th, 2014
3.    Felicitation to Sikkim University NSS Team by Shri A.K. Ghatani, Hon’ble Health Minister, Govt. of Sikkim at Gangtok for logistical support to Sikkim Run Contest (organized by Zest Event Management Group, Sichey on November 9th, 2014) on November  17th, 2014
4.    Mr. Sayak Das, Dept. of Microbiology and Mr. Aditya Kumar Ranjan, Dept. of Chinese secured second and third positions respectively in Training Programme on “Solid Waste Management-Opportunities and Challenges” organized by Knowledge Incubation Cell, Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati during January 12th-14th, 2015
5.    Ms. Kiran Chettri, Dept. of Horticulture and Ms. Suman Pradhan, Dept of Psychology qualified for entry level job in BPO Section  at Tata Consultancy Services, Kolkata on May 8th, 2015
6.    Mr. Biplove Kumar, Dept. of History and Ms. Kikam Bhutia, Dept. of Management secured second and third ranks respectively at Inter-University/Inter-College Debate Competition “Your Take Your Stake” organized by ESS India, 24 Hours Inspired, Gangtok in association with Gangtok Municipal Corporation at Sikkim Govt. College, Tadong on September 19th, 2015
7.    Mr. Satyajit Garnayak, Dept. of Horticulture and Mr. Chongtham Bishwojit (Pepe), Dept. of Chinese secured first and second rank respectively as University /College students in  3 Km “Walk he Talk Loud” Walkathon Contest at MG Marg, Gangtok on October 30th, 2015
8.    Dr. Swati A. Sachdeva, Associate Professor and Head, Dept. of Sociology secured first rank in 1 Km “Walk the Talk Loud” Walkathon Contest at MG Marg, Gangtok on October 30th, 2015
9.    Felicitation to Sikkim University NSS Team by Shri A.K. Ghatani, Hon’ble Health Minister, Govt. of Sikkim at Gangtok for volunteer support to Sikkim Run Contest (organized by Zest Event Management Group, Sichey on November 1st, 2015) on November  10th, 2015
10.    Felicitation to Mr. Yogesh Adhikari, Dept. of Mathematics and team by Shri A.K. Ghatani, Hon’ble Health Minister, Govt. of Sikkim for excellent skit performance on “Prevention of Drugs Abuse” on November 10th, 2015

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