NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME (NSS)
With the aim to inspire young students to go beyond the comfort zone and reach out to the society through community service, the National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit of St. Xavier’s College, Mapusa-Goa, marches on with pride and enthusiasm every academic year.
Through carefully designed plethora of activities that bring to fore the complex social problems and by celebrating the rich cultural diversity of India, the students are moulded throughout the year into accomplished and empathetic social leaders. Through visits to orphanages and old age homes, NSS volunteers experience the joy of gifting time to the most vulnerable sections of the society. Thought provoking talks and screening of acclaimed documentaries they broaden their perspective in a very special way. The students also participate with vigour and purpose in rallies, beach cleaning drives, donation drives, awareness drives, anti plastic drives, campus cleaning, blood donation and paper and cloth bag making workshops which bridge the gap between theory and practice, providing them with wholesome experience of community consciousness.
The creative talents of the volunteer are nourished and celebrated through a host of competitions like poster making, painting, elocution on important and relevant themes. Moreover, they participate in various International and National level camps which allow them the opportunity to explore the various, colourful faces of a nation and appreciate the diversity of culture, language and tradition and yet the similarity of the human spirit. It is also with great zeal that the NSS unit conducts its annual camp in a rural area that not only yields lifelong memories and cherished moments, but ever-lasting footprint in the host village through the dedicated service and combined strength of the NSS volunteers.