Education secy urges NSS volunteers to adopt village

ITANAGAR, Sep 8: Education Secretary Madhu Rani Teotia called upon the National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers to adopt a village to fulfill the NSS’ motto of ‘Not me but you’ and to inculcate the sense of voluntary service.
She said this while chairing a review meeting of the NSS’s state liaison cell in the conference hall of the APSCTE here on Friday. The meeting was attended by NSS regional director (Guwahati) Deepak Kumar and HTE Director Tayek Talom, along with 51 programme officers/ coordinators of the NSS of various schools, colleges, and universities.
Teotia stressed on imparting training to untrained programme officers through the Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship, Guwahati, at the earliest, and suggested carrying out a sample group study on the impact of various government initiatives like midday meal, cleanliness, immunization, Poshan scheme, etc, over a period of time, saying it would help in compiling the impacts of the government’s initiatives.
The NSS regional director suggested that NSS volunteers undertake awareness programmes on Ujjwal and Ujala schemes, and advised the programme officers to encourage participation of people from the all walks of the society.
NSS state liaison officer AI Singh presented the annual report of 2017-’18 along with the physical and financial position of the NSS in the state. He informed that there are 101 government-funded NSS units with 13,800 volunteers and six standalone institutions with 600 volunteers in the state in the 2018-19 academic session.