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Amongst one of the most active committees in the college is the NSS unit and with over 250 active volunteers, the committee has been proactively working hard to inculcate the spirit of self-less commitment to address social issues plaguing the society.This year the NSS committee began their work in the right earnest by kicking off an anti-tobacco campaign during the college orientation programme on July 14-15, 2009, in association with "World Lung Foundation South Asia" (WLFSA). The efforts were in line with the Smoke Free Initiative campaign launched by University of Delhi. As a major follow-up, a declamation contest on 'Tobacco Route: A Journey to Death' was organized on September 24, 2009 that saw thought evoking contributions from participating young minds. As winner Ms. Amrita Chakrabarty represented the college in the inter-college declamation contest organized by WLFSA at Hansraj College espousing the cause of "Motivation, Legal Enforcement, and Taxation in Tobacco Control".
The NSS Committee holds an annual 'Blood Donationa and Thalessemia Screening camp.This year it was held was on October 30, 2009 working in tandem with GTB hospital. Enthused donors helped collect 167 units of blood while tests carried out with their samples made them aware about the type/ Hb content, Blood Group, MP, HbsAg, HCV, VDRL, HIV I and II etc.
All of us buy candles and other gifts for the festival of Deepawali. It is also a time for sharing. In keeping with this spirit the college organises an annual Deepawali Mela in association with NGO's working with the differently abled. This year the deepawali mela called 'Sahyog' was organized on September 24, 2009 tsaw an active participation by seven NGOs. Articles including candles, decorative materials, handmade products, diyas and various stationery items made by inmates of Aanchal School, All India Federation of the Deaf, Aastha, Delhi Cheshire Home, Jan Madhayam, and Prerna Niketan Sangh were put on sale and proceeds to the tune of Rs. 16,000/- were collected.
The college has constituted the Red Ribbon Society to spread awareness about HIV-AIDS with active support from DSACS; the society held its inaugural function on October 29, 2009 with a public lecture by Mr. Mateen Khan, Consultant, Voluntary Blood Donation, Delhi State AIDS Control Society. The society was instrumental in spreading awareness on world AIDS day by staging a street play, followed by poster making competition, debate, essay writing competition and screening of a film.
With Commonwealth Games 2010 round the corner, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India requested the college for 100 NSS volunteers. The NSS unit launched the campaign for mobilization of NSS volunteers in association with college Proctorial committee in the hope of actively contributing to the requirements of the country - the college met more than its target - we registered 273 volunteers!
The college NSS unit attended the NSS festival organized by NSS Centre, University of Delhi on December 9-10, 2009 where we made a presentation in the form of a streaming slideshow with voice over, on the NSS activities of the college. We also actively participated in the National Youth Camp held in Kanyakumari and National Integration Camp, Gurgaon. Being socially aware to the needs of the disadvantaged the unit was able to raise Rs. 7000/- for Delhi Foundation of Deaf Women.
The NSS initiative of the MHRD in collaboration Desert Boys Rajasthan saw two college students undertaking a week long odyssey amongst the undulating sand-dunes of Jaisalmer along with a faculty member.
The year also saw NSS unit of the college conducting a free health clinic for college employees on 17 February 2010, in collaboration with R. G. Stone Urology and Laparoscopic Centre.