The National Service Scheme of HHMSPB NSS College for Women plays an important role in developing the personality and overall grooming of the students. It makes its presence felt through many activities conducted in and out the college. The NSS volunteers are committed, talented and of course the pride of the institution and asset to the society.
Regular and special activities are conducted under the guidance of two Program Officers, Dr. V. Chithra Devi and Dr. Asha S. Nair. Many programs and activities were conducted during the year, including regular activities and special camp activities. It was a year of active participation of NSS volunteers in many seminars and voluntary service programs conducted in and outside the college.
The main activities of NSS during the year are listed below.
Campus cleaningBlood Donation camps were organised in association with Sreechithra Institute of Medical Science.A Food festival was organised for raising fund for charity works.Note books and writing materials were collected from the students and teachers of the college and given to the poor students in the Govt. U.P School, Karumom.Program on Drug Abuse was conducted at the MMRHS to make the students aware about the seriousness of the problem.Started collection of money from the students through coin box to help the poor and bed ridden patients.Started Palliative care program in association with Rajeswari Foundation, Jagathy, by which our volunteers are visiting the bed ridden patients at their home and spend some time with them. We are also giving 5 kg rice packet for all the patients.Self Defence programme was conducted by which all volunteers were given classes on Karate and self defence.Volunteers participated in the anti- plastic campaign by the Trivandrum Corporation. Collected plastic waste from the campus, separated plastic bottles and pens and given to corporation for the installation work.Volunteers participated in the exhibition organised by Trivandrum Corporation for making the public aware about danger of plastic waste.Conducted a workshop on the reuse of waste materials like plastic, paper, bottles and clothes and volunteers learnt to make many things and an exhibition was conducted in the college.Volunteers started vegetable cultivation in grow bags.Conducted workshop on making handmade soap and lotion and students made soap and lotion. (The soaps and lotion thus made are distributed to the poor free of cost.)Conducted workshop on paper bag, file and envelop making and on that basis we are starting a paper bag making unit in the college. This is to reduce the use of plastic and to encourage the students to use paper bags and files. It is also decided that the income from this venture will be given to the students concerned.. NSS volunteers have participated as green volunteers of Trivandrum Corporation in the Attukal Pongala festival. They participated in implementing the green protocol and green auditing works. They also distributed the pamphlets regarding sound pollution, prepared by Indian Medical Association. Trivandrum Mayor has given our unit a memento in appreciation of our work.Awareness classes on different subjects like Cyber crime, Lifestyle diseases, Legal awareness, preparation of competitive examinations etc were conducted.Clothe bank system was started and clothes are distributed to the needy people.Books are collected from students and staff and distributed to tribal school/ hostel.Volunteers visited the nearby colony and distributed pamphlets on lifestyle diseases and interacted with the residents about the problems of health and the danger of excessive use of plastic.A documentary- short film festival was organised in connection with Women’s Day and many relevant short films on women were exhibited.Organised talk on women health on Women’s Day in which Dr. Anupama, and Vice President, IMA and Dr. Sonia, Joint Secretary, IMA participated.One volunteer, Aiswarya M Nair participated in the Pre-RD Camp, Trichy and Gayatri participated in the National Adventure Camp, ShimlaParticipated in the Digital India Workshop organised by University of Kerala and Central Govt and our unit won the best unit certificate and our volunteer Nima Anil won the prize for best innovative ideaOur Unit was awarded with certificate of appreciation by NSS Cell, University of Kerala for our activities during the last year. Former volunteer, Anupama G.K got best volunteer award and Dr. V. Chithra Devi , Programme Officer got Certificate of Appreciation.Visited Tribal students at Kottoor at their hostel and spent a day with them. Also donated food items, soap made and clothes collected by our volunteers to them.A Palliative O.P Clinic was started with the help of Rajeswari Foundation for the patients of two wards, Pappanamcode and Karamana. Arrangements are made for weekly O P and home visits, with the help of Residents Association, Councillor and medical team from Rajeswari Foundation. The expense will be met by our NSS Unit and volunteers will also help the medical team.