SRINAGAR: Officiating Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir Prof AM Shah on Thursday inaugurated a week long ‘Training and Orientation course for NSS Programme Officers’.
The course is organized by National Service Scheme (NSS), University of Kashmir in collaboration with NSS’s Training Orientation and Research Centre (TORS) and Institute for Development and Communication (IDC) (Chandigarh), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India.
During the inauguration, Shah stressed on the need to develop an attitude among youth particularly students towards society of serving and improving it.
We all have a responsibility towards society that needs to be fulfilled in which Programme Officers have a pivotal role, Shah said in his address.
Speaking at the event, Registrar, University of Kashmir, Prof Zaffar A Reshi said NSS is a perfect platform for interaction between society and University.
“It provides a good opportunity to learn about the needs and aspirations of young boys and girls so that the University can tune itself to meet their evolving demands,” Reshi said while asserting that students can be trained through NSS to serve the society well.
Coordinator Trainings TORC/IDC Chandigarh, Satyavir Singh Malik Vidyalankar, on the occasion gave a brief background about the spirit of service that has helped in establishing the NSS at the National Level. “Presently having 33 Lakh strong volunteers, NSS has over the years grown into one of the largest voluntary organization nationwide and is helping millions of people to achieve basic objectives of life,” he said.
Programme Coordinator NSS, Prof Farooq A Khan hoped that such programmes would further strengthen the Programme Officers to guide students in harnessing the spirit of service to the society.
NSS Programme Officers from various colleges and institutions of the state are attending the week long programme. Programme Officer, NSS Unit KU, Tariq Abdullah conducted the proceedings of the event.