Annual Report 2018-19

The NSS Unit of Jusitce Basheer Ahmed Sayeed College for Women consists of 400 volunteers under four Programme Officers, viz. Dr.I.S.Parveen Sultana, Dr.P.Lalitha, Dr.Agthar Begum and Dr.Malika. For the academic year 2018-19 the NSS Unit successfully conducted 15 regular activites and one special camp with various events. A total of 4000 students collectively participated in the events of this year.

The academic year began with an orientation programme  conducted on June 29, 2018, for the first and second year students in the auditorium. Students were given a presentation about NSS and its different objectives, activities, benefits, and awards.

As stated in the common yoga protocol provided by the Ministry of Ayush and on the occasion of International Yoga Day - 21st of June 2018, 50 students actively participated performing various yoga Asanas and Pranayama, it was a great opportunity to instil the value of discipline.

On the 11th of July, a rally was held in Besant Nagar Park to highlight the importance of World Population Day. Around 60 NSS volunteers and NSS Programme Officers took part in the protest, which began at 9 a.m. and ended at 9:30 a.m. Also on the 11th of July, 50 students and NSS Programme Officers attended a session on World Population Day conducted at DMS.

The NSS unit celebrated the world breastfeeding week on the 7th August 2018 along with the PG and research Department of Home Science, Department of Public Health and Preventive Medicine and Chennai Corporation in the Chennai Corporation Community Centre. Around 25 nursing and expectant mothers from neighbouring adopted villages such as Baruva Nagar and Sathyamurthy Nagar, as well as doctors and nurses from Teynampet's Community Health Centre, attended the awareness workshop, as did more than 75 NSS volunteers from JBAS College.

To observe Swachhata Pakhwada all the NSS volunteers on the 1st August 2018 where given an orientation about the objectives of swachhta pakhwada. It was a 7 day program and the ice breaking session motivated the students to go on with the task assigned by the Ministry of Youth Affairs. Programmes on- campus cleaning, neighbourhood cleaning, dengue awareness, and a door-to-door campaign and awareness rally were among the different activities carried out.

S Foundation held an event called Marathal Thagumo on 15 September 2018 at Vivekananda Auditorium Anna University to honour the selfless service and sacrifice of the Martyrs of the Indian armed forces. More than 120 NSS volunteers from our campus participated in this event.

Our college's NSS unit organised a blood donation camp on the 10th of October 2018, in collaboration with Lions Blood Bank and Research Foundation at the Sports Pavilion. A total of 107 students volunteered to donate blood.

JBAS College faculty and NSS volunteers collected more than 200 cartons of relief materials for the victims of Cyclone Gaja. The volunteers were enthusiastic and generous in their contributions to the relief efforts, hoping that their modest contribution might aid those in need.

On the occasion of Mahakavi Bharathiyar's 136th birthday, more than 250 NSS volunteers participated in the walkathon, which drew participants from more than ten colleges in Chennai.

Bala Vidyalaya, a school for young children, decided to set up an open day for our NSS volunteers to raise awareness about the prevention, detection, and causes of hearing loss in infants on the 5th of January 2019.

The seventh edition of Chennai Marathon on 6th of January 2019 saw the participation of 100 NSS volunteers.

Around 30 NSS volunteers took part in the Adarsh Youth Mela organised by the Yuva Shakti youth welfare Association on 2nd February 2019.

Motivational speech by Mr. Sabarish Senniappan director of IPS Academy was organised on 12th February by the NSS unit of JBAS College.

On the 13th of February 2019, a fire safety and awareness session was conducted in the JBAS library reading room, with over 100 NSS volunteers and 30 students from the SIET Dyslexia participating. Mr. Senthil Kumar, a district official in charge of fire prevention in South Chennai, Teynampet and his team came to teach students about several sorts of fire safety and preventive strategies, as well as a practical demonstration of how to use a fire extinguisher.

Our volunteers planted nearly 50 saplings in St Joseph School near Chengalpattu.

The officials of Chennai Corporation held a Leprosy awareness session on the 14th of February to explain the early signs of leprosy and how to diagnose it. Several of our NSS volunteers attended the awareness programme.

NSS special camp is a fantastic opportunity for NSS volunteers to hone their personality and life skills by serving others without reservation, making others happy through service, and so forth. NSS volunteers learn a lot about programme planning and the difficulties that impoverished people encounter. The camp's activities, which included an awareness programme, dentistry camp, a grooming session, designed a fieldwork session for personality development that included sports and games, as well as self-help programmes.