Services Committee

National Service Scheme (NSS)


NOT ME BUT YOU

About National Service Scheme (NSS)

Popularly known as NSS, the National Service Scheme was launched in Gandhiji’s Centenary year, 1969. Aimed at developing student’s overall personality through community service. NSS, is a voluntary association of young people in +2 level, Colleges and Universities and at working for a campus-community linkage.

The cardinal principle of the NSS programme is to organised 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 was started in Seshadripuram Evening Degree College in the year 2006. The services of NSS unit of SEDC over the years have been highly commended.

Program Officer: Vinay Sagar L S

Guiding Officer: Sowmya M S

Students Co-ordinator: Vardharaj V, Chandana B

Objectives of NSS

  • To make the students to understand the community in which they are living.
  • To make them realise their role in the community.
  • To build a sense of social and civic responsibility.
  • To find practical solutions to individual & community challenges.
  • To acquire skills in mobilising community participation.
  • To develop leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
  • To bring capacity to cater emergencies and natural disasters.

Pledge

I solemnly pledge to work with dedication, serve and strengthen freedom and integrity of the nation. I further affirm that I shall never resort to violence and that all differences and disputes relating to the religion, language, region or political or economic graveness shall be settled by peaceful and constitutional manner.

Symbol

  • The NSS symbol is based on the “Rath” wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Odisha.
  • The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
  • The Red colour in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood i.e. lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit.
  • The giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space.

Enrollment

NSS is a voluntary scheme which starts from 11th Standard onwards. At college level the NSS volunteers will be enrolled from the first and second year degree students. The students from foreign countries studying in Indian universities can also join NSS so that they may share the experiences of national reconstruction and community work. NCC cadets will not be allowed to join NSS. Similarly NSS volunteers will not participate in NCC or any other youth organisation as long as they are in NSS.

An NSS volunteer needs to devote a total of 240 hours social service in two years duration. Every year, an NSS volunteer has to devote 20 hours of orientation and 100 hours of community service.

To enrol as NSS volunteer student has to contact the NSS Programme Officer of our college. Enrolment in NSS is free.

The NSS volunteers on successful completion of the required hours of service are issued a certificate. NSS volunteers are exempted from doing credit course if they attend eight days of special camp and they will get six credits. NSS volunteers can get some weightage during admissions in higher studies and other benefits as decided by the Institutions/University.

National Cadet Corps (NCC)


Unity and Discipline

Our NCC Army Wing is an infantry unit under 39 Karnataka Battalion, Karnataka and Goa directorate. NCC aims to groom students into models of discipline and develops in them character, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of advance and selfless service. NCC transforms them into trained and motivated human resource that will lead the nation in all walks of life and also motivates them to join the armed forces and serve the nation.

The National Cadet Corps is the Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis. National Cadet Corps is a Tri-Services Organization, comprising the Army, Navy and Air Force, engaged in grooming the youth of the country into disciplined and patriotic citizens. The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools, colleges and Universities all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps.

NCC Flag Contains NCC Crest in gold in the middle, with the letters "NCC" encircled by a wreath of seventeen Lotus with a background in Red, Blue and Light blue. Red depicts the Army, Deep Blue depicts the Navy and Light Blue depicts the Air Force. The seventeen Lotuses represent the 17 State Directorates. "UNITY AND DISCIPLINE" (EKTA AUR ANUSHASAN) is written at the bottom of the NCC Flag.

NCC Officer: Lt. Chikka Rangaswamy R

Students Co-ordinator: Ranganathan N, Mallikarjun M

DG's four Cardinal Principles of Discipline

  • Obey with a smile
  • Be Punctual
  • Work hard and without fuss
  • Make no excuses and tell no lies

History of NATIONAL CADET CORPS (NCC)

The National Cadet Corps (NCC) has its genesis in the University Corps, which was created under the Defense Act, 1917 with the object to make up the shortage of the Army. In 1920, when the Indian Territorial Act was passed, the University Corps was replaced by the University Training Corps (UTC) in 1942, the UTC was renamed as the University Officers Training Corps (UOTC). The need to create a youth organization at National level to train the young boys and girls to be better citizens and future leaders of our great country in all walks of life, including Defense forces, was rightly realized by our leaders. A Committee under Pandit H.N. Kunzru was set up in 1946 at the behest of our first Prime Minister, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. The NCC came into existence on 16th July, 1948 under the NCC Act XXXVI of 1948 under the Ministry of Defense (MOD).

Aim

The aims of NCC as approved by MOD in Mar 2001 are as under:

  • To develop character, comradeship, discipline, leadership, secular outlook, spirit of adventure, sportsmanship and ideals of selfless service among the youth of the country.
  • To create a human resource of organized, trained and motivated youth, to provide leadership in all walks of life and always be available for the service of the nation.
  • To provide a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the Armed Forces.

Pledge

I do hereby solemnly promise that I will serve my motherland most truly and loyally and that, I will abide by the rules and regulations of the National Cadet Corps. Further under the command and control of my commanding officer I will participate in every camp most sincerely and wholeheartedly. We the cadet of the National Cadet Corps, do solemnly pledge that we shall always uphold the unity of India. We resolve to be disciplined and responsible citizen of our nation. We shall undertake positive community service in the spirit of selflessness and concern for our fellow beings

Camps

  • RDC: Republic Day Camp
  • TSC: Thal Sainik Camp
  • AAC: Army Attachment Camp
  • ATC: Annual Training Camp
  • BLC: Basic leadership camp
  • CATC: Combined Annual Training Camp
  • RDC: Republic Day Camp
  • TSC: Thal Sainik Camp
  • AAC: Army Attachment Camp
  • ATC: Annual Training Camp
  • BLC: Basic leadership camp
  • CATC: Combined Annual Training Camp

Activities Done During Camps

  • Drill
  • Cross Country
  • Yoga
  • Physical Training
  • Weapon Training
  • Games
  • General Awareness Lectures
  • Camp Fire
  • Cultural Activities
  • Map Reading
  • Field Craft & Battle Craft

Certificates

Senior Division and Senior Wing:

  • 'C'- Certificate is the highest recognition of training and qualification of a Senior NCC cadet
  • 'B'- Certificate is the initial recognition of training and qualification of a Senior NCC cadet.

Training and Other Activities

Regular activities like Drill, Refile Drill, Map Reading, Weapon Training, Field Craft and Battle Craft etc, are being imparted to the cadets as per the syllabus framed by NCC Directorate, Bengaluru.

Anti-Drug Rally, Swachcha Bharath Abhiyan, Yoga, Independence Day, Republic Day, Kargil Vijaya Diwas, Road Safety Rally, Blood Donation, Army Awareness, NCC Inter collegiate competition and NCC Day celebration are the other programs conducted by SFGC, NCC 7KAR BN, Bengaluru, in which our cadets will take an activities role.

Youth Red Cross (YRC)


SERVICE TO SOCIETY

The Youth Red Cross Wing unit of our college has always played a proactive role in inculcating and spreading medical consciousness among our students and the general public. The wing conducts a mega blood donation campaign every year to reiterate its core belief that donating blood is tantamount to giving life. The YRCW also conducts crash courses in first aid administration for the benefit of our students as well as the staff.

Why you should be a member of YRC?

The hope of every nation in the world is its young people. We, in our institution, prepare our students to be caring citizens so that they have an opportunity to touch the lives of the needy and the helpless. We try to make a difference in our students through YRC.

Faculties Convenor: Vinay Sagar L S

Students Co-ordinator: Mallikarjun M, Prerana S

Activities of YRC Members:

Three cardinal principles encompass all YRC activities:

  • Promotion of health and life.
  • Service to the sick and the suffering.
  • Promotion of national and international relationship to develop the mental and moral capacities of the youth.

Holding on to these principles, YRC volunteers work in the following areas:

  • Promotion of health and hygiene and service to others
  • Relief work during emergencies like flood, fire and other natural calamities
  • National Integration
  • World friendliness

Creating awareness about health and hygiene is a priority area. So YRC observes the following commemorative days with lectures, health camps & blood donation camp:

  • World Health Day
  • World Red Cross Day
  • World Blood Donation Day
  • Geneva Convention Day
  • World AIDS day

Collaborations

  • YRC collaborates with Indian Red Cross Society Bengaluru
  • NSS unit of the college
  • Government departments and Non-Governmental voluntary organizations.

SEDC promotes humanitarian principles and values

We, through our active YRC unit, inculcate in our students, humanitarian action based on the fundamental principles of the Red Cross Society, which includes:

  • Protection of Life
  • Health and human Dignity
  • Respect for others
  • Acceptance of responsibility to help others without discriminations based on nationality, gender, belief, class or political opinions

Rangers & Rovers


SERVICE

The Bharat Scouts & Guides is a voluntary, non-political, educational movement for young people, open to all without distinction of origin, race or creed, in accordance with the purpose, principles and method conceived by the founder Lord Baden Powell in 1907. The college Rangers and Rovers unit strives hard to live up to the aim of creating service orientation and self-reliance among students, simultaneously promoting leadership qualities and physical fitness.

Rovers Leader: Kalidas K.

Rangers Leader: Geetha V.

Vision

Foremost in preparing the youths to become agent of change in communities, guided by the Scouts and Guides oath and law.

Mission

TO prepare young people to make ethical and moral choices over their life time by instilling in them the values of the scouts and guides.

Objectives

The purpose of the Movement is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of the local, national and international communities.

Activities

  • Training Camps
  • Sadbhawna Diwas celebration by faithful prayer and different competitions
  • World Literacy Day celebration (Literacy Drive)
  • Rally on AIDS day
  • International Day for the disabled persons celebration
  • Rallies on social and environmental issues like Leprosy, Human Rights, Women Literacy, Polio etc. shall be organized time to time.
  • Community work/ Volunteering on the occasion of local celebrations, functions and exhibitions.