An Orientation-cum-Felicitation ceremony was organized by NSS at NCU on 29 Aug 2018. 1st Year students were informed about the importance of NSS and its activities. Achievements such as blood donation, education drive, cleanliness drive, team building event, women safety and empowerment were showcased. through a video presentation. The newly inducted members of the NSS were cognized about its moto, vision and its functioning.

Volunteers were introduced to their respected domains and were informed about their roles and responsibilities in the NSS. They were apprised about the upcoming event ‘Education Drive’ and were asked to give their suggestions for it. Dr Jyotsna Singh, Dy Dean, Student Affairs & Programme Coordinator, NSS, welcomed the new volunteers and enlightened them about the importance of NSS in their careers and introduced the volunteers to the office bearers of NSS, for the year ahead.

To provide relief to those affected by the floods in Kerala, NSS raised awareness about the calamity among people on the campus and in the neighbourhood and organized a collection drive of monetary and material funds for them. Counters were set up in busy areas of the campus to collect money and materials especially at the cafeteria, NCU. A list of materials required was prepared and people were encouraged to contribute the same. Monetary aid was accepted in the form of hard cash or through Paytm. Nearby areas such as the markets were visited and the NSS team motivated the shopkeepers and residents to contribute and help in providing flood relief. The total amount of voluntary donation collected by NSS was Rs 29,800 which was sent to the Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund, online, on 4 Sept 2018. The event was coordinated by Dr Jyotsna Singh, Programme coordinator, NSS.