NSS (National Service Scheme)
Year of Beginning : 2011
The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are :
- understand the community in which they work
- understand themselves in relation to their community
- identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving
- develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
- utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
- develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
- gain skills in mobilising community participation
- acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
- develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
- practise national integration and social harmony.
The Motto of NSS “Not Me But You”, reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students develop appreciation to other person’s point of view and also show consideration to ‘/other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines/on the belief that the welfare .of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.
The NSS activities at TIST are of great importance to improve the students’ mental attitude. These activities help in realizing their true potential, to develop their talents, mould them into Engineers with good ethics and leadership quality.
NSS activities 2016-17 :
- Educational Aid To Social Justice Forum : A financial aid of Rs.5000/- was provided to Social Justice Forum, Piravom Chapter for supporting the education of the underprivileged students.
- Financial aid to Mr. Ratheeshan : A financial aid was provided to Late Ratheeshan, Driver, TIST for kidney transplantation and medical expenses. A sum of Rs. 85000/- was collected and handed over to his family.
- Planting Trees in the Campus : NSS TIST planted 50 trees, to commemorate the first death anniversary of Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam.
- Support for Master John Paul : A financial support of Rs. 10,000/- was provided to 3 year old Master John Paul who is deaf and dumb.
- Book Bucket Challenge : The Book Bucket Challenge, an initiative to set up a library within the campus, was successfully organised by TIST NSS. NSS volunteers collected more than 1000 books within 3 days.
- Vegetable Seed Distribution: 500 Vegetable Seed Packets were distributed in the TIST campus by the NSS Volunteers.
- Flag Hoisting : A practical session on ‘Grow bag cultivation’ was conducted after the Flag hoisting on Republic day . Asst. Prof Life John, NSS Program Officer, NSS volunteers and Teachers actively participated in the same.
- Grow bag cultivation in the Hostels : To instill the importance of Organic Cultivation, Green Chilli and Gourd cultivation were done in the hostels of the boys and the girls. NSS volunteers and other students prepared several grow bags in each hostel.
- Visit to the Old age home at Mamala Kavala : NSS TIST strongly believes that the progress of the society is dependent on the importance we provide to the less privileged. They conducted fun games, distributed fruits and goodies and interacted with them.
- Road Safety Survey : TIST NSS initiated a one day Survey on Road Safety, in collaboration with the Mulanthuruthy Police Station. The aim was to provide technical awareness to our students regarding the main accident prone areas, road conditions, road designs, safety aspects and to invite suggestions. To identify such potential problem areas a road safety survey was conducted under the guidance of Mr. Upendranarayan, CEO, IIRS., in the Mulanthuruthy Police station limits.
- Lahari Vimukta Keralam : A Session throwing light on the importance of Drug abuse and its impacts was conducted in association with the Excise Department, Kerala. Mr. Sunil Thomas Sub Inspector of police inaugurated the program and Mr. Job of Excise Department handled the session.
- Self Defense for Women : In the current social scenario, empowering women to defend themselves against atrocities is vital. To address the same, a session on self defense for women was conducted in association with the Mulanthuruthy Police Station
In a commendable act of social service, the NSS volunteers of TIST, along with the Kerala Action Force decided to build houses for two poor families in Choornikkara Panchayath. The foundation stone was laid by Pathmashree Dr. Tony Fernandez on 16.11.2018.
Foundation Stone- laying ceremony of the two new houses
TIST NSS Unit conducted deworming campaign on 25/10/2018 and Albendazole tablets distributed and administered to the students in the college. 250 students participated in this campaign
Volunteers of TIST NSS Unit had taken up the relief and rescue operations on war-footing from 16/8/2018 to 1/9/2018 and actively participated in the flood relief activities in critical circumstances. Everyone took part in different activities like collection of materials, packing, loading, visiting relief camps, volunteering etc. The timely coordination kept the volunteers inspired and motivated to extended all possible help to the victims.
TIST NSS Unit conducted 6 Day Survey Camp from 27/08/2018 to 1/9/2018 in collaboration with the Directorate of Technical Education (DTE) and NSS Technical Cell at Choornikkara Panchayath aimed at visiting the flood affected areas and taking a survey on the amount of damage. All NSS volunteers along with the Programme Officer, Mr. Fabil Varghese, actively participated in the camp.