Mangaluru: National Service Scheme, Yenepoya (deemed to be University) has been honoured with State-level Best NSS Unit Award and Best NSS State Programme Coordinator Award by the Youth Empowerment and Sports, Govt. of Karnataka in recognition of meritorious service rendered in the field of NSS. Registrar Dr Gangadhar Somayaji & Dr Ashwini S Shetty Programme Coordinator NSS has received the award from Minister for Youth Empowerment and Sports, Govt of Karnataka K C Narayangowda of Karnataka and Minister of Higher education ITBT Dr Ashwath Narayan, Additional Chief Secretary Dr Shalini Rajaneesh IAS.
The NSS is an ideal value-based youth programme. A team of the University work on major projects like Cancer awareness outreach programme under the able guidance of Vice-chancellor Dr M Vijayakumar Oncosurgeon, in which we have trained the Programme officers and volunteers of Karnataka state who in-turn create awareness to the community at large, particularly the rural population in early detection of cancer. More than 28,500 NSS Volunteers and Programme officers have been trained in the entire Karnataka population
NSS Team has adopted 5 villages and discuss the issues of social relevance, which keep evolving in response to the needs of the community, through regular and special camping activities. Such issues include health, family welfare and nutrition, environment conservation, social service programmes, programmes for the empowerment of women, Blood donation campaigns, rescue and relief during calamities, etc. NSS team of Yenepoya also helps for Agricultural Development. More number of NSS volunteers participated in Kattathila Rice Field. NSS Unit has chosen to transform and repurpose this overlooked and environmentally harmful PET bottle into one that is a useful resource. We have planned to construct a functional room in Kattathila school, using “waste” PET bottles instead of conventional bricks under the theme Clean India.
The NSS teams were instrumental in creating awareness about social distancing and the proper usage of masks in times of COVID 19 by organising the National level conference on COVID prevention for youths of all over India. Our volunteer’s officers were also helpful in providing the quarantine facilities and isolated patients with food and other useful products required during these times.
NSS Unit actively involved in Nutrition programme, Women wellness programme, Covid prevention programme, Stress management, Yoga for health, Swachtha hi Seva, Ek Bharath Srest Bharath
Apart from this an excellent Samvedna campaign has been placed in the world book of records where NSS students and NSS programme officers of various units participated in this mega camp by donating the blood. In this campaign NSS Programme Coordinator contributed as State Coordinator for Karnataka and Collected 2788 Blood Units in the 68 Camps in a single day all over Karnataka State Recognising the team effort, the National Service Scheme of Yenepoya University was also honoured with the “International Lifesaver Award” by National Integrated Forum of Artists and Activist on 26.09.2021 at Gandhi Bhavana, Kumarapark, Bengaluru.
This award has been presented by the Govt of Karnataka recognising the outstanding service of the NSS unit of Yenepoya deemed to be university.