Vice Chancellor, University of Kashmir (KU), Prof Talat Ahmad chaired the Advisory Committee meeting of National Service Scheme (NSS) on Thursday.
Prof Talat appreciated the NSS for its active role in mobilizing volunteers for different social services at both University and College levels.
He said the aim and objective of the NSS initiative was to make students understand their community and inculcate in them a sense of responsibility towards their society.
The meeting was attended by Registrar, KU Nisar Ahmad Mir, State NSS Officer/Director Colleges Prof Yaseen Ahmad Shah, Kamal Kispotta from NSS Regional Center, New Delhi and Dean Students Welfare Prof Raies A Qadri.
Earlier the meeting started with a welcome address by Prof Shamim Ahmad Shah, Coordinator NSS, followed by a brief presentation about the NSS activities in the University and at the College levels.
The agenda was deliberated and discussed thread bare. The Advisory Committee inter-alia approved the tentative calendar of activities to be organized in the current academic year.
The committee also reviewed preparations for the Golden Jubilee Celebrations of NSS to be organized in September.
It was also resolved that an award be constituted for best NSS volunteers, Programme Officers of NSS units associated with University of Kashmir.
The members complemented the NSS for MoU with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for establishment of Empanelled Training Institute (ETI).
The University Advisory Committee is the Apex body as far as the NSS is concerned and has the mandate to review and asses the progress of the NSS and formulate plans and activities to be under taken during this year.