Jhargram , West Bengal 721507


As one of its many student-centric approaches, Jhargram Raj College has always involved its student population in social welfare activities and has encouraged its students to be aware of all the issues that are plaguing our society today. The National Service Scheme, set up by the Government of India in 1969, is best suited as a regulated programme to involve the youth of the college in meaningful activities that would notonly benefit members of the larger society, but would boost the holistic growth of these student-volunteers as individuals,and help them to forge their ways ahead in their choice of life.


As the college is affiliated to Vidyasagar University, four units – NSS Unit I, NSS Unit II, NSS Unit III andNSS Unit IV – function under the guidance of the University. Each Unit comprises of 100 volunteers, takingthe total number of NSS Volunteers in Jhargram Raj College to 400. Volunteers are selected on the basis oftheir commitment to the purpose of NSS – summarised in the motto, “Not Me, But You” – and each year,volunteers are recruited against the number of vacant positions which remain after the graduation of final-year student-volunteers. The NSS Units are helmed by four Programme Officers; teachers from different departments, who are committed to the cause of the NSS. These Programme Officers have been trained by the NSS Empanelled Training Institute,Ramakrishna Mission Narendrapur,under the aegis of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India. The NSS Units of Jhargram Raj College report directly to both Vidyasagar University, as well as to the NSS Regional Directorate, Kolkata.


Overtime,the NSS Units have come together to engage its volunteers in several kinds of activities:

  1. In-Campus activities: Annually, the NSS volunteers engage in campus cleaning activities,sapling plantation activities during ‘Banmahotsav’ and creating awareness of social issues through posters and banners placed in all locations of the college.
  2. Seminars and Special lectures: Special lectures and seminars are organised throughout the year to create awareness on several crucial issues such as Gender Equality, Menace of Ragging, Physical Fitness and Maintenance of Good Health, AIDS Awareness, Environmental Awareness, Issue of Snake-Bites and theirremedies, AwarenessofVector-BorneDiseases, and so on.
  3. Observation Days: Observation of Special Days are important in every NSS annual calendar. The NSS Units of Jhargram Raj College have been regularly observing the following Days: International Women’s Day,World Environment Day, International Day of Yoga, Independence Day, Republic Day, NSS Foundation Day and World AIDS Day.
  4. Extension Activities: The NSS Units have four adopted villages, namely Antapati, Fulberia, Tiyakati and Sevayatan. The NSS Units have regularly conducted activities in these villages such as distribution of literary aids, conduction of Thalassaemia awareness and detection camps, awareness camps on vector-borne diseases,survey on snake bites,yoga camps,etc.Other extension activities include cleaning of the Central Bus Terminus of Jhargram and conducting a cleaning drive at the Jhargram District Super Speciality Hospital.
  5. Blood Donation and Thalassaemia Camps in college: The NSS Units of Jhargram Raj College regularly conduct Thalassaemia awareness and detection camps for the students of the college as Jhargram belongs to the ‘Thalassaemia Belt’ region. Blood Donation Camps are also conducted in collaboration with the hospital.
  6. Special Camping Activities:Depending on the resources available and university funds allocated, a Special Camp is usually held in the month of March where 200 selected volunteers engage in many kinds of activities such as campus cleaning, fitness activities, group discussions, debates, cultural programmes, village visits, extension activitiesand seminars.
  7. Activities during the Covid-19 Pandemic: Jhargram Raj College was appointed the Nodal Centre for dissemination of knowledge and information during the pandemic. NSS Volunteers were actively involved in creating awareness, demonstrating how to make and wear masks and how to maintain health and hygiene to curb the spread of the pandemic. A special webinar was also held where Dr. Sandipan Ganguly, Senior DeputyDirector, Scientist F, Head, Division ofParasitology, ICMR– National Institute of Cholera and Enteric Diseases, Department of Health Research (Govt.of India),spoke to the students about the necessity of vaccinations to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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