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National Service Scheme popularly known as NSS was launched in Gandhiji’s Birth Centenary Year 1969 under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India with the principal purpose of building the personality of student volunteers through community based services. The motto of NSS “Not me, But you”, reflects the essence of democratic life and supports the need for service without self.
At present, the MM(DU) has 5 units in which more than 500 volunteers are involved. The volunteers are involved in a wide spectrum of activities such as
“The blood is red gold in time of saving a life” and “you don’t have to be a doctor to save a life”. These two lines are the driving force in Blood Shell.
Blood shell is the group of students in the university who are always ready for the noble cause of donating blood and saving someone’s life. In this group the blood group of all the members are noted down and then categorized with different blood groups. In case of emergency the needful contacts the group and members reach to donate blood within 30 minutes.
With the aim to promote the health through community participation, various group projects are organized through role play, nukkad natak, school health programmes, campaign etc by nursing faculty through nursing students in urban as well as rural areas.
Some of the recently conducted group projects are on following topics:
The Department of Public Health Dentistry, have been conducting oral health screening and treatment camps throughout the year among diverse populations particularly special groups like school children, geriatric populations, differently abled groups, Child Care Institutions (C.C.I.) and social rehabilitation centre. To this effect, a completely equipped mobile dental unit along with faculty and students is used. This unit travels to remote places to serving populations that has barriers to assessing dental treatment. Apart from screening and treatment, oral health education and demonstration is also provided to these populations to empower and enable them to better care of their oral health.