NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME
MALABAR CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, CALICUT
National service scheme is a students-centered programme and it is complementary to education. It inculcates the spirit of voluntary work among students and teachers through sustained community interaction. It is a link between the campus and community, the college and village, knowledge and action. The overall aim of NSS is the personality development of students through community service.
History of NSS in MCC
NSS was launched in Malabar Christian College in 1980 with just one unit comprising of 100 volunteers. After a decade i.e in 1990 it was enhanced to two units, and then to 3 units in 1991. From the time of its start it is a very active organization in the campus. Both the programme officers and the volunteers strictly follow the motto of NSS i.e “Not me but you” and is always ready for selfless service. At present the college has three units namely unit 143, unit 146 & unit 168 with 100 volunteers each.
There are 3 clubs functioning under the NSS
· Red Ribbon Club
· Palliative Club
· Bhoomithra Club
All the auspicious days like Independence day, Republic day, World Environment day, Blood donor’s Day, Aids Day, National Intergration day NSS day, Gandhi Jayanthi etc. has been regularly celebrated in the campus under the leadership of NSS with a variety of Programmes.
Talks are regularly conducted on Social issues, First aids, Road safety, Antidrugs, Legal literacy etc.
Medical camps such as Eye camp , Blood detection camp, Medical Camps etc. are being carried out every year with the support of Hospitals and Red Ribbon Clubs.
Being in the centre of the city we do donate blood regularly to various hospitals in Calicut city.
Special Activities carried out by NSS
· A Three Day Residential Seminar “Angana 2006” on Women Empowerment was organized jointly by the NSS of MCC and Centre for Women’s studies, University of Calicut on 27,28, 29th Oct 2006. It was inaugurated by Smt. Mayilamma – veteran leader of the famous Plachimada struggle against Coca-Cola.
· “Food for a street child” programme – once in a month about 400 to 500 lunch packets were collected from the students and distributed to the needy poore children in the Calicut city. This has helped to inculcate the value of sharing and caring for the poor and needy.
· NATIONAL INTERGRATION DAY ( November 25,2008) was celebrated at Manachira, Kozhikode. Hon’ble M.P. Verendra Kumar inaugurated the programme and dictated the oath for peace and non-violence. A human chain was formed by our NSS volunteers around Manachira.
· Two day residential camp at Leprosy hospital, Chevayur, Kozhikode on 29th and 30th of November 2008. The students shared their time, talents and distributed clothes and gifts to all the inmates of the Leprosy Hospital. It was inaugurated by the DMO Kozhikode, Dr. M. Shamala.
· About 20 NSS volunteers has rendered service as scribes for the plus one and plus two blind students of Calicut Higher Secondary school for handicapped, Kolathara for their Annual Exams.
· The NSS unit of MCC had taken the initiative to give medical assistance and rehabilitee Mr Prabhakaran an asthmatic patient who had been lying unattended in a room bear NITC.
Mapping out a different path by the National Service Scheme.
During the year 2010-11 the NSS students have mapped out to a different path by activity participating in almost all the programme organized in connection with the MAP ( Mass Action for Plastic Waste Free Kozhikode) which was launched by the Hon’ble Collector of Kozhikode, Dr.P.B. Salim in order to remove plastic waste from the Kozhikode city. During the 7 day camp at the Eagle Plantation colony ( Colony adopted by our college for the past three years) they stuck to the same theme. They have conducted plastic awareness campaign, removed plastic waste from Malayamma to Kattangal , distributed cloth bags to nearly 200 families in and around the colony distributed cloth school bags to the students of Poolakode L.P. School ( a school near the colony)
In addition to that the students have cleaned and collected the plastic waste from the Thusharagiri water falls, (which is actually a plastic free zone.) and handed over to the authority , for which they have received a very good appreciation from the different authorities and media.
Eagle Plantation Colony adopted by the Malabar Christian College Calicut.
Adopted the Eagle Plantation Colony Chathamangalam , near NIIT Calicut on December 2008. This a colony comprising of 53 residents of which 35 belongs to SC/ST community and rest OBC’s. The following are the some of the activities carried out in the colony.
· The seven day camp during the year 2008-09 was carried out in the colony.
· Initially a survey was conducted to find out the status of the families in the colony and to understand the grievances of the colony members . We understood that most of the them did not have title deed, ration card electricity and even the basic facilities like water , toilet etc.
· A face to face programme of the residents in the colony with the Govt. officials were organized to highlight the problems faced by the colony people.The Govt. officials included the Revenue Divisional officer Mr.Muhammed Sagir, Kunnamangalam MLA Mr.U C Raman, Chathamangalam Gramapanchayath President Smt.P Sunitha, District SC/ST development officer Smt.Leela George etc.
· The students took down the proceedings of the interaction which was signed by the authorities and they gave assurances to solve the problems.
· A medical camp was conducted to know their health problem.
· We had sent a Memorandum to the Chief Minister Sri.V.S. Achuthananathan regarding the grievances.
· With the continuous pressure of the NSS unit of MCC, all the families have now got the title deed and they have got electricity and water connection.
· Two houses were constructed for the most needy families . Mr Koran & Mr Ramaswamy. It was inaugurated by the Minister Mr. Binoy Viswam. For this venture we have got the support of the Chathamangalam Panchayath and Dayapuram Educational and Cultural Centre.
· Constructed roads towards the colony
· Distributed clothes to all the families according to their requirements.
· Distributed cloth bags to them and made them aware of the pollutions due to plastic.
· Two water filled areas were cleaned and made it useful for them to wash their clothes.
· Recently helped the daughter of Mr Ramaswamy to meet the medical expenses.
We are still in contact with colony people and ready to serve them when ever possible.