National Service Scheme (NSS)

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In India, the idea of involving students in the task of national service dates back to the times of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. The central theme which he tried to impress upon his student audience time and again, was that they should always keep before them, their social responsibility. The first duty of the students should be, not to treat their period of study as one of the opportunities for indulgence in intellectual luxury, but for preparing themselves for final dedication in the service of those who provided the sinews of the nation with the national goods & services so essential to society. Advising them to form a living contact with the community in whose midst their institution is located, he suggested that instead of undertaking academic research about economic and social disability, the students should do "something positive so that the life of the villagers might be raised to a higher material and moral level".

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 Practice national integration and social harmony.

In our Institute under the banner of NSS we organize many programmes such as Blood donation camp, Tree planting, Campus cleaning, Construction of bunds in rural areas etc. We also conduct many events related to the social and cultural activity.

The details of the activities conducted under the banner of NSS in the recent years are :

» 13 days programme was arranged to NSS beneficiaries on positive attitude, yoga, Dhyana and Pranayama in Chaitanya Mandira, 14th Cross, Anjaneya Badavane on 1st to 13th of December 2006.

» A special personality development programme was arranged in association with Placement Cell of BIET,` Davangere on 5-10-06 Friday by Endamori Veerendranath, a famous novelist, for Engineering students and NSS volunteers.

» One day Workshop on "Energy from waste" was organized for the benefit of Davangere people on 17-3-07. Chief guests Sri.M.B.Dyaberi, IAS Deputy Commissioner, Davangere, Sri.B.Nijalingappa, Chief Executive officer, Z.P., Davangere and Sri.Pranalinga Shivasali, Commissioner, Davangere Corporation, Davangere were present. Sri.A.C.Jayanna, Chairman, BIET, presided the function. Principal Dr.B.T.Achyutha, Dr.S.Manjappa, Coordinator were present.

» Two days State level stroke rehabilitation awareness and screening camp was arranged on 28th and 29th April 2007. Sri.M.B.Dyaberi, IAS Deputy Commissioner,Davangere and Dr.Chandrashakar Belludi, Director, Stroke rehabilitation foundation, Bangalore participated as Chief Guest for the above programme. Sri.A.C.Jayanna presided over the function. Principal Dr.B.T.Achyutha, participated in the above programme.

» World environmental day was observed on 12-6-07 with the theme "Melting Ice hot Sri.M.B.Dyaberi, IAS Deputy Commissioner,Davangere inaugurated the function. The theme speech was delivered by Prof.G.Anikethan, Department of Chemistry, National Institute of Technology, Suratkal, Karnataka.

» Sri.B.Nijalingappa, IFS, CEO, Davangere Zilla Panchayat, Davangere and A.C.Jayanna, Chairman, BIET Governing Body participated as Chief Guests. Principal Dr.B.T.Achyutha, Dr.S.Manjappa, Coordinator were present. Er.H.N.Veerabhadrappa, Chairman, IE(I) Davangere Local Centre presided over the function.

» The "Samskruthi" forum was inaugurated on 06-11-2007 by SRI SWAMY VEERESHANANDA SARASWATHI from Ramakrishna ashram Tumkur. He delivered a speech on Tradition and culture of our country.

» Blood donation camp was arranged by Information science dept. and NSS unit of our institute on 14-11-2007. The camp was organized in collaboration with Baupji blook bank, Davangere.

» The campus cleaning programme was arranged on 19-11-2007 Monday by NSS volunteers of our Institute. Principal Dr.B.T.Achyutha, Prof. J.S.Muralidhara, NSS coordinator S.M.Chandrashekar & staff members of Textile dept participated in the programme.

» The campus cleaning programme was arranged on 19-02-2008 by NSS volunteers of our Institute. Principal Dr.B.T.Achyutha, Prof. J.S.Muralidhara, NSS coordinator S.M.Chandrashekar & staff members of Textile department participated.

» Swami Vivekananda jayanthi was celebrated in our Institute on 12-01-2009 Dr.Belagere Krishna Shastri graced the occasion and gave a very inspiration lecture.

» Blood donation camp was arranged by Information science dept. and NSS unit of our institute on 16-03-2009.

» Tree plantation in the campus was arranged on 5-6-2009. The programme was organized by BIET NSS unit and Environmental Science department.