NSS Day Celebrated at PEC

NSS Day PEC 2022
NSS Day PEC 2022
NSS Day PEC 2022
NSS Day PEC 2022

On the auspicious NSS day Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University) Chandigarh celebrated NSS Day with the students. The event started with a warm welcome of the honorable guests and the renowned speakers. After a heartwarming welcome, the audience was enlightened about NSS through a power-point presentation which included: the motto, history, aim and objectives of NSS and the events conducted by NSS PEC. The presentation of the event like Blood Donation Camp, AABHA, Cleanliness Drive, Street Play, Pulse Polio, Plantation drive was also shown. Going ahead in the program, D.R. Prajapati, the Chief Guest and DSA of PEC, quoted the importance of NSS in the lives of students. Followed by Dr. Suchet Sachdev who explained the importance of NSS along with its motto. Dr. Suchet is the Associate Professor in the department of transfusion medicine at PGIMER Chandigarh. He has been awarded a patent for innovation in a blood donor couch to minimize vasovagal reactions in blood donors, has over 40 publications and is also the associate editor of the Indian journal of hematology and blood transfusion. He praised the Blood Donation Camps organised at PEC and mentioned the importance of donating blood highlighting star donors. Later, the speaker of the day, Mr. Sushil K Taank from St. Johns Ambulance, Indian Red Cross Society Chandigarh, took over the session. He gave an important session on First Aid - how it should be done, what should be avoided and the precautions that should be taken. He also quoted that first aid should be added to the curriculum of school education as it is one of the primary things a person should be aware of. The event ended with a vote of thanks by the coordinator and co-coordinator of NSS PEC and distribution of plant saplings as a token of remembrance to signify the importance of the environment and tree plantation. It was a memorable and knowledgeable event for all of us.

Every year NSS Day is celebrated on 24th September across India. The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government sector public service program conducted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. In 1950, the First Education Commission recommended the introduction of National Service by students on a voluntary basis. In April,1967, the conference of State Education Ministers recommended the University students be permitted to join the National Cadet Corps. This was already in existence on a voluntary basis. Finally, an alternative was offered in the form of a new program called the National Service Scheme (NSS). NSS was formally launched on 24th September 1969 , the birth centenary year of the father of the nation, aimed at developing a student's personality through community service. The motto of NSS is” NOT ME BUT YOU” which expresses the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service. NSS aims at demonstrating this motto through its day-to-day programmes.

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Punjab Engineering College (Deemed to be University), in collaboration with IEEE Region 10, IEEE Chandigarh SubSection, IEEE Delhi Section and Galgotias University, hosted an International Workshop on "Best Practices in Educational Activities Workshop" in hybrid mode ideated by IEEE R-10 Education Activities Committee. IEEE is the world’s largest technical professional organization dedicated to advancing technology for the benefit of humanity.

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