National Service Scheme (NSS)
The National service scheme, popularly known as NSS was launched in Mahatma Gandhiji’s centenary year, 1969. It aimed at developing student’s personality through community service. The cardinal principle of NSS programme is that it is organized by the students themselves, and both students and teachers through their combined participation in community service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks of nation building.
NSS is a value based youth movement which links campus with community and provides an opportunity to the students for their overall personality development through community service. In today’s scenario NSS is one of the major youth movements to retain our social values and cultural heritage.
Red Ribbon Club (RRC)
Red Ribbon Club is a movement started by the Government of India in Educational Institutions through which students will be making awareness of AIDS. The club organizes awareness camps on AIDS at regular intervals in village areas. The volunteers engage themselves in distributing pamphlets regarding AIDS and the way of living.
Red Ribbon Club Guidelines
- Red like Love, as a symbol of passion and tolerance for those affected
- Red like Blood, representing the pain caused by many people who have of AIDS
- Red like the anger about the helplessness about which we are facing for a disease for which there is still no cure.
- Red is a sign of warning not to carelessly ignore one of the biggest problems of our time
- Red Ribbon clubs are envisaged to instill among all the students in the educational institutions values of service, develop healthy life styles, and increase access to safe and adequate quantities of blood to all the needy by promotion of Regular voluntary blood donation.