National Service Scheme

Institute of Engineering and Technology

Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalya, Indore, M.P.

About NSS
OUR MOTTO

Someone rightly quoted, "You must become purpose-driven rather than performance-driven" .

As committed pioneers, we inspire our volunteers to strive for excellence. They are imbued with an unrelenting zeal of never giving up but steadfastly confront any challenges of life. We encourage our volunteers to be positive, think independently, become responsible and confident.
We pride ourselves creating and providing an atmosphere that would motivate, inspire, encourage and support every volunteer entrusted to our care, to turn out to be the amazing citizens.

The motto of NSS family is "Not Me but You" which has inspired and will inspire generation of youngsters to give their best for their family and our Mother India. We train our volunteers to reach out to the economically backward and the unprivileged. We motivate our volunteers to be committed individuals who have respect for all forms of life, culture and religion. The ideals enshrined in the constitution of India coincide with the same values we work towards creating a society in which all human beings can live happily and peacefully.

HISTORY

After independence, the University Grants Commission, headed by S. Radhakrishnan, recommended the introduction of voluntary national service in academic institutions. After proper consideration and examination of the idea by the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) and guideline by our first PM Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru, In May 1969, a conference of student representatives (of universities and institutions of higher education) convened by the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission also unanimously agreed that a national-service scheme could be an instrument for national integration and orientation camp was organized at Rajghat. This camp was concluded on 7 June 1969. KK Gupta from DU was declared the first volunteer. On 24 September 1969, the then Union Education Minister V.K.R.V. Rao launched the NSS at 37 universities all states and since then 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 programs.

OUR SIGNIFICANT WORKS

NSS in IET-DAVV was introduced in the year 2001. The unit has seen active participation since then. Our volunteers aim to make their surroundings a better place to live in with their innovative ideas. Along with social welfare works, we have also organised informational talks, inviting guest speakers and engagement activities like photo walks. All the works that we did in recent years can be broadly categorised into :

HEALTH

We believe that "Health is the greatest wealth". Be it ours or others, we focus on taking good care of it. For this, we regularly conduct health checkup camps in our college premises in association with the local hospitals, practice yoga and celebrates Yoga day. We have also successfully organised blood donation drives, which was open for all.

AWARENESS

"Awareness precedes change." Knowing the importance as well as the power of awareness, we tend to aware people around us more and more. The most effective way we have found to do so is through Nukkad Natak. We have covered topics like women safety, child marriage, malnutrition, traffic safety, climate change, de-addiction, chronic diseases in the past few years. Other ways include posters and poems.

CELEBRATIONS

Celebrations are an indispensable part of our culture. From birth anniversaries of great leaders, important days in the national history to festivals, we celebrate it all in our own unique ways. Even in the times of COVID, we managed to celebrate these important days virtually.