“Participation in the NSS activities uplifts and shapes one’s personality” said Professor B.J. Rao, the Vice Chancellor of University of Hyderabad. While addressing a gathering at the NSS Orientation Programme at the auditorium, College for Integrated Studies on 13 April 2023, he said that the motto of the NSS is – service to the community which is a service to the nation as well. NSS volunteers are volunteering themselves and serving the nation by participating in community development activities in the camps. Activities of the NSS also help to create awareness among the civil society in times of difficulties such as covid19 pandemic. NSS volunteers are volunteering themselves to serve the needy besides their regular academics which is a great trait of humanity. He congratulated Ms. Soujanya and Harikrishna who received the national awards by the President of India in 2019 for their consistent service. He appealed to the student community on the campus to participate in the NSS activities and bring laurels to the university and ensure the visibility of the university at national and international level.



Shri M. Ramakrishna, Regional Director of the NSS for Telangana and Andhra Pradesh said that serving in the NSS is a great opportunity as it is limitless. One can reach higher positions in their life if they are trained in the NSS camps as the NSS activities will develop the qualities of responsibility and discipline. He added that whoever they participate in the activities with sheer devotion of Mansa, Vacha and Karmana, will be rewarded.


Speaking on this occasion, Devesh Nigam, the registrar of the university said that the aim of National Service Scheme is to give an extension to the higher education system and orient the student youth to community service while they are studying in educational institutions. NSS volunteers participating and interacting with the common villagers and slum dwellers will expose them to the realities of life and bring about a change in their social perception and develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility. He appealed the entire student’s community to participate in the NSS activities and bring laurels to the University.



Prof. V. Srinivas Rao, the HoD, Centre for Regional Studies and the former coordinator of the NSS, UoH said that he could achieve seven state awards and three national awards due to consistent works taken up on the campus and off the campus. He said that with support of the then university of administration and motivation of the students he could organise many village camps, special camps and national camps. Prof. Vineet C. P. Nair, the Chief Warden of UoH shared his experiences of participation in NSS activities and suggested the students to participate in the activities so that they can realise and experience the sense of social responsibility. While addressing the gathering, Prof. G. Nagaraju, DSW, said that Gandhiji has suggested the NSS work to serve the people in their vicinity who are in need of the help in terms of hygiene, environment, health, etc. Participation in the NSS activities is a great opportunity for the student’s community to understand the society from a better perspective.



Dr. B. Krishnaih, the coordinator and organiser of the Orientation Programme introduced and welcomed the guests and assured the university authorities that the activities of the NSS would be organised regularly hereafter to extend the visibility of name of the university at national and global level. Ms Aruna, a student NSS coordinator, presented a report in PPT about the past NSS activities on the campus and off the campus and its achievements. Ms. Saujanya, the NSS national awardee, shared her experiences of her regular participation in the NSS activities and how she could achieve the national award without neglecting her studies. Dr. Bhimsingh, the NSS programme officer, Dr. Madhu Babu, the NSS programme officer and Prof. Munaf were also present in the programme.



Dr. Rani Ratna Prabha, programme officer proposed vote of thanks to all the guests and the participants for making the programme a successful event.


– Report by Dr. B. Krishnaih, Coordinator, NSS