International Journal of Applied Research
Vol. 6, Issue 8, Part B (2020)
The role of NSS volunteers in environment Protection: A case study of Moreh College NSS units
The National Service Scheme, also known as NSS, was launched in 1969 with the aim to engage student volunteers of colleges and universities in community services. It has given platform for student volunteers to render their service to the nation at various levels. In recent times many of the NSS activities revolves around environment protection and its related issues. The environment we live in is exposed to various harmful elements causing degradation to a very large scale. Loss of forest, extinction of various animal and plant species both in land and water, increase land, air and water pollution, large scale extraction of renewable and non-renewable resources, decrease in fresh air and water, etc. needs special human attention. The study is an attempt to highlight the various activities taken up by NSS in their endeavor to enrich the environment and also protect it from further degradation. The two NSS units of Moreh College, Moreh, Tengnoupal District, Manipur are taken for the case study. The study found that NSS has given a very conducive platform for students (volunteers) to contribute to the society by protecting the environment through their activities which includes observance of world environment day, plantation of trees, cleaning of roadsides and Integrated Check Post campus, construction of sanitary latrines and urinals, cleanliness drive in Moreh town etc. It also creates a sense of awareness and responsibility among the volunteers to protect and enrich the natural environment for the benefit of the larger community.
How to cite this article:
Seiyang Baite, N Samuel Douminthang Baite. The role of NSS volunteers in environment Protection: A case study of Moreh College NSS units . Int J Appl Res 2020;6(8):73-75.