About NSS:

In India, the concept of involving students in national service stretches back to Mahatma Gandhi's time, the father of Nation. The National Service Scheme (NSS) was formally launched on September 24, 1969 , the birth centennial of the Father of the Nation. Every year this day is celebrated as NSS DAY by organizing various programmes and events.
The Motto: The motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is: ‘NOT ME BUT YOU’ . This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other person’s point of view and also to show consideration or fellow human beings. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society on the whole. Therefore, it should be the aim of the NSS to demonstrate this motto in its day-to-day programme.
The Objectives: The broad objectives of NSS are to: (i) understand the community in which they work, (ii) understand themselves in relation to their community; (iii) identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process; (iv) develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility; (v) utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems; (vi) develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities; (vii) gain skills in mobilizing community participation; (viii) acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude; (ix) develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and (x) practice national integration and social harmony.


About NSS Cachar College Unit:

Since its inception, the NSS Cachar College Unit has been planning programs to identify the needs and problems of the local community and find solutions to the problems identified. This unit provides a platform for the volunteers to provide selfless services for community engagement and development.


Programme Officer:

Dr. Dipyaman Mohanta
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  Assistant Professor
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Area of interest :
  Organic Chemistry
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Regular Activities:

With the motivation of developing the personality and character of the student youth through voluntary community service, education through not me, but you and community before self, this unit frequently organises awareness program on World environment day, National voters’ day, International women’s’ day, world no tobacco day, National youth day, Parakram diwas etc. Various activities like plantation drives, cleanliness drives, rallies, street dramas, blood donations, sports, art competitions, slogan competitions, etc. are organised on these days. Volunteers also performed activities like distribution of water and food items among the flood affected people of Silchar, distribution of books, pens and copies and teaching of students in the flood relief camp of Cachar College during the devastating flood of the year 2022. In recognition of their commendable servicers eleven (11) volunteers of this unit has been awarded by the Hon’ble Deputy Commissioner cum Chairman, District Disaster Management Authority, Cachar.


Adoption of Village:

The NSS Cachar College has adopted “Masughat” village to sensitise volunteers about rural livelihood and for the all round development of the village. The village is located under the Borkhola tehsil of Cachar, Assam. It is located around 6 km away from the Cachar College. It has an area of around 151.74 hectares. As per 2011 census, it has a population of 1734 (Household: 408). Out of which male population is 862 while female population is 872. It has a literacy rate of 85.6%. However the female literacy rate is only 41.6%. As outreach program, our unit performs various activities like health camp, eye camp, awareness on plantation drive, cleanliness drive, distribution of old cloths, art competition in the school, promoting sustainable activities, etc. during special camp or as and when required.


Activities of NSS Cachar College Unit:

Activities 2022-23 (Click Here)


Activities 2021-22 (Click Here)


Activities 2020-21 (Click Here)


How to Join:

Volunteers can join the NSS Cachar College Unit by filling the registration form available in the website preferabley at the begining of a session. NSS Certificate will be issued to only those volunteers who will complete 240 hours of regular activities in the period of 2 years and attend one annual special camp organised by the Unit in the adopted village


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