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.
Blood Donation camps were organised in association with Sreechithra Institute of
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
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
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
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, Shimla
Participated 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 idea
Our 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.