NSS is a journey from college to village, says officer

'Students have a responsibility in building the nation'

Nitte University Pro-Chancellor Dr Shantharam Shetty has called upon the students to be a good human beings who can understand others, love others and can understand their responsibilities towards others.

He was addressing the gathering at NSS day celebrations and Dr Parampalli Narasimha Mayya commemoration, here at School of Social Work Roshni Nilaya, on Tuesday.

He said “the students should be innovative in everyday approach. Without updating one’s knowledge one can not survive in this world. Don’t depend on others for motivation.”

Students should have faith in oneself. Failure is the stepping stone for success. It is a shame that even after 60 years of independence, more than 30 per cent of our population in India lives in below poverty line and only 12 per cent have access to higher education. NSS can bring in changes in the society through activities.

NSS is a theme

Bijapur Women’s University Department of Women’s Study Head and Senior NSS Officer Dr M B Dilshad said that NSS is not only a scheme, but it is a theme and it is a journey from college to village.“There is creativity, activity, festivity and everything in the NSS. It is an opportunity to enter to the mainstream of society. What students miss in classrooms is taught in NSS. It is not for certificate alone, but NSS moulds personality,” he said.
‘Think about country’

Stressing the importance of serving the country, Shri Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Education Society Secretary Dr B Yashovarma said: “whatever may be our profession we should think that we have a responsibility in building the nation. Our education should be meaningful and it should not divert us from service. Citizens should develop civic sense.”
Roshni Nilaya Registrar (Examination) Dr Laxminarayana Bhat P spoke on late Dr Parampalli Narasimha Mayya.

Earlier, in his inaugural speech, Minister for Youth Services, Sports and Fisheries said that students should know their responsibility in building the nation.

“The young generation should help common man to get justice. We should try to follow the messages of Mahatma Gandhi by helping poor and needy,” he added.

Street play

Inter-collegiate Dr Parampalli Narasimha Mayya memorial street play competition was organised on the occasion. A blood donation camp was organised in association of Red Army (MSW) and Inner Wheel, Rotary Mangalore North.

Roshni Nilaya School of Social Work Principal Dr Sophia N Fernandes, Roshni Nilaya Institute of Social Service President Colin Maria D’Souza and others were present.

Ramakrishna College

Ramakrishna Mutt President Jithakamanandaji has said that all have a responsibility towards the country.

Speaking at NSS Day and 150th birth anniversary of Swami Vivekananda organised by the Ramakrishna College on Tuesday, he said “the youth should uphold the dignity of the country. All should have the feeling of patriotism and nationalism and should strive for protecting the country. Working hard and honest is also part of serving the  nation.”

“There has been decline in values in the society. Vivekananda had believed in the youth power for building the country. His preachings and aims and objectives of NSS are corelated. He is a guiding force for the youth”. Ramakrishna College principal Dr Naveen Shetty also spoke.

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