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NSS Report (2010 – 2015), NSS Cell, GRI-DU, Gandhigram. Page 1
S.No. Content Page No.
1. About GRI NSS Cell 2
2. Annual Report for the Year 2010-2011 3
3. Annual Report for the Year 2011-2012 9
4. Annual Report for the Year 2012-2013 18
5. Annual Report for the Year 2013-2014 24
6. Annual Report for the Year 2014-2015 33
7. Photo Gallery 41
NSS Report (2010 – 2015), NSS Cell, GRI-DU, Gandhigram. Page 2
A team of dedicated disciples and contemporaries of Mahatma Gandhi,
Dr.T.S.Soundaram and Dr.G.Ramachandran, established Gandhigram Rural Institutions in
1947. The Gandhigram Rural Institute was created to promote rural development. Today, it
has become a nationally and internationally recognized university for its contribution to rural
The NSS (National Service Scheme) Cell in Gandhigram Rural Institute – Deemed
University (GRI) has organized several programmes to tune the personality of the student
volunteers and make them responsible for rural development since 1979-80. The unique
feature of NSS in GRI is that all the students studying Diploma, Under Graduate, and Post
Graduate (except one year programmes) are NSS volunteers. There are 19 NSS units in the
GRI NSS Cell. Shramadhan, tree plantation in campus and in the adopted villages, and blood
donation to the people admitted in the Kasturba Hospital, Gandhigram, and Government
Hospital, Dindigul, are regular features. Other important Regular Programmes organized
were AIDS Awareness, Awareness Rally on Consumer Rights, Awareness Rally on Save Oil
& Gas for Better Living in association with Petroleum Conservation Research Association,
Awareness on Health and Hygiene, Encouragement to NSS volunteers to participate in state
level programmes and other programmes for a wholesome personality development of the
Apart from the above, other innovative programmes organized by the NSS, GRI
include the formation and running of Consumer Clubs in 39 schools in Dindigul District. The
Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society sponsored three units of Red Ribbon Clubs (RRC)
which are also functioning in GRI for the promotion of health awareness among the
volunteers. Though B.Ed. programme is not covered under NSS, a separate RRC unit is
created for this programme. For the successful organization of the NSS Regular and Special
Camping programmes necessary support is enlisted from village Youth Clubs, SHGs, Gram
Panchayats, District Administration, Rotary Clubs, leading NGOs, Tamil Nadu State NSS
Cell, NSS Regional Office, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports-Government of India,
Tamil Nadu State AIDS Control Society, Food, Civil Supplies and Consumer Protection
Department-Government of Tamil Nadu, and Petroleum Conservation and Research
The NSS Cell of GRI has also conducted many special Camping programmes
focusing on the special camp themes during the period 2010-2015. These camps were
conducted in the service villages of GRI and other nearby villages in Dindigul District. The
detailed list of activities carried out under regular programme and special camping from the
academic year 2010 to 2015 are presented in the consolidated report.
ABOUT GRI NSS CELL
NSS Report (2010 – 2015), NSS Cell, GRI-DU, Gandhigram. Page 3
1. Name of the University : Gandhigram Rural Institute
Gandhigram - 624 302, Dindigul (Dt)
2. Total Number of Units : 19
3. Total NSS Volunteer Strength : 1974
4. Enrollment Details :
5. Special Camp Details :
6. Plantation of Saplings : 112 Saplings
7. No. of Units of Blood Donated :
8. Pulse - Polio Immunisation :
Male : 994 Female :980
No. of Camps :15
Male : 397 Female :353
Total Volunteers : 750
Male : 100 Female : 4
Total Units: 104
Male : 9 Female : 9
Total Children : 150
NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME
ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE YEAR 2010 – 2011
NSS Report (2010 – 2015), NSS Cell, GRI-DU, Gandhigram. Page 4
05.04.2010 Programme Coordinator attended one day consultation meeting on setting up
of District Resource Centre at TANSAC at Chennai.
22.04.2010 NSS Programme officers meeting was held at GRI.
May 2010 14.05.2010
Programme Coordinator attended workshop for Development of Training
Manual on Enhancing Youth Participation in Development Programmes at
Programme Coordinator attended TANSAC consultation meeting for the
RRC/NSS Coordinators of Universities at Chennai.
Dr. K.Raja Alias Pranmalai, NSS Programme Officer organized eye camp at
Chinnalapatti. 20 NSS volunteers participated in this camp. This camp was
organized in associated with Meenakshi Mission Hospital, Madurai.
June 2010 Summer vacation
06.07.2010 General NSS Orientation Programme was given to all first year students at the
Multipurpose Auditorium as part of the general orientation programme.
Organised Cycle rally against Drug Abuse and illicit Trafficking at
Mickaelpalayam village. 50 Schools Students, NSS volunteers and
Programme Officers participated in this rally.
Inauguration of State Level Youth Carnival 2010 ‘Illavattam’.
Dr.N.Narayanasamy, Registrar, GRI inaugurated the cultural competitions.
The Special Addresses were delivered by Dr.G.Palanithurai, Dean, Students
Affairs and Dr. A. Pitchai, Coordinator, Cell for Cultural and Arts.
Valedictory Function of State Level Youth Carnival 2010 ‘Illavattam’.
Dr.S.M. Ramasamy, Vice Chancellor, GRI presided over the valedictory
function. Dr.R.Kousalya Devi, Managing Trustee, Gandhigram Trust
distributed the prizes to the winners of the cultural competitions. A Special
Address was delivered by Dr.M.A. Sudhir, Professor & Head, Dept of
Dr.R.Mani, NSS Programme Officer organized Eye Camp at
Sakkayanayakanur Village. A team of doctors from Damiyan Eye Care Centre
Nillakottai tested more than 300 persons belonging to Sakkayanayakanur
village. Among them 88 persons were screened by the doctor’s team. Finally,
21 persons were selected for eye operation and they were taken to Damiyan
Eye Care Centre, Nillakottai. 25 NSS volunteers participated in this camp. This
camp was organized in association with Damiyan Eye Care Centre,
Niilakkottai, Shanthisena, and Education Development Trust, Dindigul.
Dr.K.Manikandan, NSS Programme Officer organized “Awareness Progamme
on Stress Management and Placement Opportunities” at MBA Seminar Hall.
125 student volunteers participated in this programme.
Regular and Special Camping Programmes Organized
From 1 st April 2010 to 31
st March 2011