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VC KU chairs NSS review meeting of institutional heads

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Srinagar, April 15:  A review meeting of National Service Scheme (NSS) units associated with the University of Kashmir under the chairmanship of Vice Chancellor University of Kashmir Prof Talat Ahmad was held at KU on Monday.

Besides Director Colleges and State NSS Officer Prof Yaseen Ahmad Shah and Program Coordinator NSS KU Dr Shamim A Shah the meeting was also attended by various institutional heads which included Principals of several Degree Colleges and Program Officers of NSS.

While chairing the meeting Vice Chancellor KU, Prof Talat spoke about how the university had been doing exceptionally good in the NSS activities in past, bagging various prestigious awards and said that the activities are needed to be revived again.

He impressed upon the participating heads of various colleges, NSS program officers  and members from the university to keep the utilization certificates ready on  priority and also suggested program officers be nominated and trained for better contributions in this regard.

“There should be regular workshops and programs in this regard so that the functionality of NSS in the state is made better with better co-ordination from principals of the colleges of the state”, he added.

Director Colleges and State NSS Officer, Prof Yaseen Ahmad Shah spoke on the settlement of accounts and submission of utilization certificates which was another agenda for the meeting.

Prof Shah said that the core aim and objective of the NSS initiative is to make the students understand their community and inculcate in them a sense of responsibility towards their society.

Program Coordinator NSS KU Dr Shamim Ahmad Shah briefed the meeting about the aims, working and basic components of NSS.

He also briefed about the planning at university and other institutional levels in his presentation while he also talked about some weaknesses and strengths in its working in the state.

“While poor documentation remains a core issue in the functionality our volunteers have time and again proved their skill and competence at different forums,” added Dr Shamim.

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