National Service Scheme (NSS)

NSS is a body for social service affiliated to the Bangalore University. Various programs are implemented through regular activities of the volunteers under the guidance of NSS programme officer. The main objective of the association is to arouse social consciousness among students to provide an opportunity to work for the underprivileged and the marginalized sections of our community. This would enable the students to develop personal goals and commitment to the larger community to which they belong.

UBA- Campaign on Promoting the usage of Jute bags for waste disposal
In connection with UBA activity, an awareness campaign was conducted about the usage of jute bags for waste disposal in various villages like Kannamangala, Purushanahalli, Nagenahalli, Genjanahalli, Vadagere, Badhrapura on 9/10/19 at 8.30am. The main objective of this activity was to create awareness among people on the hazards of using plastic bags and to motivate them towards the use of fabric (cotton or jute) bags. In this regard, our NSS volunteers distributed jute bags to the village and encouraged them to use those bags for waste disposal. This programme benefitted about 850 families.

Plastic free Life Campaign
Plastic free Life Campaign was carried out on 4th October 2019, at 12.00 noon in K. Narayanapura Cross. About 30 volunteers participated in this campaign and about 150 households were benefitted. The students prepared various posters showcasing different issues pertaining to plastic usage. Utilising these posters, our NSS volunteers addressed the public pointing out the hazards about plastic usage. They also emphasized the use of cotton or jute bags.

Visit to old age home
As a part of social activity, our NSS volunteers visited various NGO’s- Holy Cross Institute, Preethi Nivas Trust and Mercy Home on 2nd October 2019 at 10.30 am. About 15 volunteers spent their time with the senior citizens. Students interacted with them individually where the students understood about their lives. The sister In charge of the home spoke to our volunteers and also narrated about the situation of the old people.

Awareness session on Waste Disposal
As a part of social activity, our NSS volunteers visited Cratis Hospital on 2nd October 2019 to learn about the disposal of toxic medical waste from the hospital. The students addressed various queries to the staff in the hospital through which they gained complete information about the mediwaste disposal.

UBA- Baseline Household Survey in Adopted villages
Our college students conducted a survey in various adopted villages like Kannamangala, Purushanahalli, Nagenahalli, Genjanahalli, Vadagere, Badhrapura on 16/7/2019 at 9.00 am. A survey form was used to collect various details from the villagers like respondent details, their household infromation, their status of migration, awareness about various government schemes that would benefit them, availability and accessibility of resources and problems they are facing. Social mapping was also carried out where the volunteers figured out the various resources avaliable to the village residents and also made it available for the villagers to have a glance at it.Apart from these activities, our students prepared a case depicting the demographic factors of the villagers.

Rural Community Development & Field Practice
Rural community development programme was conducted in V.Nagenahalli on 14thSeptember, 2019 at 10.00 am. About 30 NSS volunteers took active involvement in this programme and about 150 houses sought benefit from this programme.
Objective of the programme:
• To observe the village and recognize their problems.
• To study about the village using participatory Rural Appraisal Method for Rural Community Development.
• To share study information to the community people.

The programme commenced with an orientation session on Rural Community Development & Importance of Field work to the students. The students were explained about the basic concepts of PRA which included Watch, Listen, Learn, Establishing rapport, Map and Facilitation.

The students were given exposure to Participatory Rural Appraisal practice which would enable the students understand the rural condition and make them understand on the Rural Community Development.

The students have been grouped into 4 teams and assigned to do a study the community people and their status. The students were asked to do the assignments in the following areas-
1. Transact walk – Observation of the resources and facilities, which are available in the village.
2. Social mapping – Drawing the village map with road, Street lights, houses etc. in the center of the village with people participation.
3. Problem tree–Observation of the village – Discussion of Core Problem of the village & Its causes and effects.
4. Case study–Case study about one household`s income, lifestyle and everything about the family.

Dengue awareness Campaign
Dengue awareness Campaign was carried out on 17/08/2019 at 2pm. The NSS volunteers formed different groups and the groups were directed to various places like K.Narayanapura, Kothanur and Geddalahalli. The students carried various posters & banners and created awareness about dengue infection, its causes and symptoms. The public was also educated about the remedial measures to prevent it.

Repairing potholes
Potholes repair work was carried out on 17/8/19 at 2.00 pm. In connection with Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the NSS volunteers took an initiative of closing the potholes on the roads towards Narayanapura cross.

Initiative to create litter free campus and environment
Three activities were carried out by NSS student volunteers on 24/8/19 at 2.00 pm.
• Creating litter free campus
• Creating litter free environment
• Repairing of potholes from our campus towards
About 600 volunteers grouped into three, made an effective contribution towards the various targeted activities thereby exhibiting their self-responsibility towards the societal requirements.

A Rally to avoid Narcotics usage
Kristu Jayanti College NSS volunteers in collaboration with Indian Narcotics Department conducted a rally on 26th June 2019 at 8.00 am inorder to create an awareness for the youth with regards to consumption of drugs. The rally took place from started from Reva University to BSF ground (Yelahanka) covering around 8kms approximately and it was headed by Army officials and local police. Posters and banners were projected to the public regarding consumption of drugs, the effects of the drugs over the long run of life, and the remedial measures of overcoming it. The rally was informative to the public. During the Valedictory session on BSF ground, the chief guest G N Chinnappa (Official from Bangalore city civil court 303) stated about the youth’s exploitation by drugs and its impact on increase in crime rate. He also stated that youths should be properly educated and these kinds of rallies would actually serve that purpose.

Environment Day Celebration
All volunteers from various clubs and associations like CSA, NCC, Environmental Club in collaboration with Alumni Association and K. Narayanapura government school, celebrated Environmental day on 15th June 2019 in a veterinary hospital, K. Narayanapura. More than 30 participants took active part in this activity. The program was inaugurated by Rev Fr. Josekutty P D ,The principal of Kristu Jayanti College along with Mrs.Hemalata, The Head Mistress of K Narayanapura government school by planting the sapling. Mrs.Hemalata motivated the students to plant more sapling inorder to create a green filled surrounding and to extend a concern for protecting the environment.

A clean campus drive
A clean campus drive was carried out on 29th June 2019, at 2.00 pm. The students were divided into many groups and they were directed towards various neighbourhood areas of our college. The main objective of this initiative is to ensure a clean environment around us.

With an intention of sensitizing the adolescents on the internet addiction, risk factors, treatment and prevention of social media addiction, awareness programme was conducted to 9th grade students of Government High School, Kothanur on 23/1/19. NSS volunteers explained the positive and negative effects of social media. They also briefed about the effective usage of social media for intellectual development. Apart from this interactive session, a Poster as well as a video Presentation was also carried out to give them, a clear view on the effects of social media.

In collaboration with BBMP ward Agara, our NSS unit conducted a programme on creating awareness about the electronic voting system on 06.03.19 to our college students. The members from BBMP introduced the students to Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) in the electronic voting machine. They explained the working mechanism of the voting machine and various benefits of VVPAT. About 2000 students gained practical insights from this programme.

Santrupti was conducted on 8.3.19 during which all the outgoing NSS senior volunteers were honored with certificate and mementos for their effective contribution to NSS for the past three years. Special appreciation was also given to few volunteers for holding certain additional leadership qualities, handling various tasks & challenges and also for overcoming certain contingencies during the conduct of certain activities. Annual NSS report was presented in this programme briefing the detailed list of activities that were carried out during the academic year of 2018-19.

SMOG-FREE BANGALORE CAMPAIGN was carried out by NSS volunteers in Sri Siddhartha Sanivasa High School, Kothanur, K.Narayanapura on 31st January 2019. Various activities like street play, thematic dance and poster presentation focusing on nature conservation were conducted in the school through which the students gained complete awareness about how to preserve our nature and promote afforestation. This activity was of great success as the school students also joined our NSS volunteers in raising slogans and taking oath on nature preservation.

Visit to Mercy Home
On 19th January 2019, NSS organized a visit to Mercy Home, Gubbi Cross. About 25 NSS volunteers were actively involved in this programme. There were about 45 old and destitute women abandoned by their family/children in various stages of ageing process in the twilight of their life need care and love and people to convey their concern and feelings.

Our Volunteers interacted with each inmate and also organized some games and songs in which the inmates also participated. Apart from interaction, the volunteers also donated certain provisions for the home. This activity was carried out in order to inculcate the sense of social belongingness among the students.

Rally on creating Voting awareness
On account of Voters day, a mega rally was conducted on 25th of January 2019 on voting awareness by Jayantian Extension Services and Department of Political Science in collaboration with Horamavu Agara BBMP ward Govt.Officials. The rally covered the neighbourhood localities like K.Narayanapura, Kothanur and Nagenahalli. The rally involved the participation of 1500 members which included the volunteers of NSS, CSA, NCC and the students of Political Science. The students exhibited posters and placards that carried slogans pertaining to the importance of voting.

Awareness Campaign on Health, Hygiene and Importance of gaining Literacy
As a part of Youth week celebration, an awareness campaign was carried out on 19.01.19. This campaign focused on creating awareness about maintaining proper health, hygiene and the importance of gaining literacy among the public especially the workers at various construction sites across the villages like kothanur, K.Narayanapura and Geddalahalli. The students prepared posters on various themes relating to health, hygiene and importance of gaining education. The student volunteers clearly emphasized the importance of maintaining proper health and hygiene. In relevant to this, they suggested some measures like washing hands before having food, having proper diet, avoiding junk foods, drinking boiled water etc.

Blood Donation Camp
Blood donation camp was organized by Jayantian Extension Services ( NSS,CSA & NCC) & the MSW Department on 10/01/2019 in association with Lions Blood Bank, TTK Rotary Blood Bank and NIMHANS. Many students as well as teachers volunteered forward to donate blood and about 625 units of blood were donated.

Campaign Clean Village
This Programme was conducted on 4.1.19, where about 207 NSS volunteers contributed their efforts in creating a clean Village. These students covered various areas surrounding the campus which majorly included kothanur, K.Narayanapura. The students cleared the dry wastes that were spread across the village areas thereby creating a clean village.

NSS Annual Special Camp 2018
Kristu Jayanti College in collaboration with Shri Rishi Prabhakarji of Rishi Samskriti Vidya Kendra organized NSS Annual Special Camp at Shri mata Annapoorneshwari Rishi Tapokshetra, Doddamaralavadi from 16th November 2018 to 22nd November 2018. The activities carried out in the camp focused on the theme “SAMRUDDHA VISHWA” (No Poverty) and “JANAKALYANA SWACHHATA ABHIYAN”.
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NSS Activity - Swachh Bharat Abhiyan October 02, 2018

A First aid training program was conducted on 12.12.18 for the NSS volunteers. The session was carried out by two doctors - Dr.Ginto Paul and Dr.Naveen from White Cross Clinic. Dr.Ginto Paul explained about the first aid, its purpose and functioning principles. He also briefed about the kind of first aid treatment to be administered for burns, choking, insect bites & sting, fractures & dislocations, Sprains & Strains and finally for cardiac arrest.

Road Traffic Awareness programme was conducted on 22/09/2018 in the Main Auditorium where about 314 NSS volunteers witnessed the programme. The session was carried over by the NSS Students Coordinator Mr.Varun Govind who presented information regarding traffic rules and regulations that are to be followed. He also emphasized the measures that need to be adopted by each and every citizen to avoid unnecessary problems caused by traffic.

NSS orientation was conducted on 04.08.18 in the Mini Auditorium at 2.00 pm. About 212 first year volunteers actively participated in this event. The students were given a detailed presentation about NSS, its vision, mission, rules and regulations to be followed. They were also briefed about the list of activities that are conducted under the banner of NSS

Swachh Bharat Abhiyan was conducted in two government schools- K. Narayanpura Govt.School and Siddhartha Govt.School on 4.08.18 at 2.00 pm. Two groups of second year NSS volunteers actively participated in this activity. They cleared all the dry wastes lying in around the school campus thereby creating a clean environment for the young children

Independence Day celebration was successfully conducted on 15/08/18 at 7.30 am in our college campus. The celebration started with a parade by NCC officers followed by flag hoisting by our Principal Fr.Josekutty PD. About 209 NSS volunteers took part in this celebration.

Swachh Campus drive was conducted after the Independence Day celebration at 8.30 am in our college campus. About 209 NSS volunteers were involved in this clean campus drive. The students cleared the dry wasted lying in and around the campus.

Guest talk on ‘HEALTH AND HYGIENE’
A guest talk was conducted on 5.7.18 on health and hygiene. Mr.Arjun, Clinical administrator and Dr. Mahesh, White Cross Clinic addressed our students regarding Health, Hygiene and Weight management Mr.Arjun gave more insight about different types of foods and their nutritional values which grabbed the attention of the students. Dr.Mahesh in his address explained about the life expectancy rate, rate of death happening during the adolescent age of both boys and girls, injuries due to violation of traffic rules, suicidal cases, drug addictions and other health related diseases. It is the right time that this activity was conducted as it is the right time to give awareness to the students about following proper health and hygienic food habits. The session was highly informative and beneficial.

A Cleanliness campaign was carried out in the neighborhood villages on 7.07.18. About 115 volunteers participated in this event. The members were divided into two groups. One group was directed to move to Kothanur and the other group moved to K.Narayanapura. They took the responsibility of clearing the dry wastes that were spread around. The students enthusiastically and actively participated in this event. This activity ensured that all the wastes are cleared ultimately making the environment clean. The students also created awareness among the public about maintaining cleanliness in the premises surrounding them.

NSS volunteers along with the NSS programme officers visited the NGO- Home of Hope located in Doddagubbi on 18.08.18 at 1.30 pm. About 16 NSS volunteers actively engaged in this programme. An amount of Rs. 10000 was collected from the college and was donated to this NGO. Lot of medicines, food items, clothes and groceries were purchased and distributed to the Women’s Wing of this home. This contribution was of great help to them as it met some of the basic necessities of the people leading their lives in the trust.

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