Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal asked the universities in Assam to incorporate National Service Scheme (NSS) in their curriculum.
Chairing an NSS meeting in Guwahati on Monday the CM said this will help the students to inculcate the sense of national service and participation.
“An exposure to the ethos of NSS will enable the students right from their college and university days to inculcate social responsibility,” Sonowal said.
The CM also briefed about NSS and how it has been rendering its services through its volunteers in Assam.
“Incorporating NSS in the university curriculum as elective, core or skill-based course will provide a learning platform to the students,” Sonowal reiterated.
He also observed that incorporating NSS in the university curriculum would give its programme a student-centric approach as they would be able to learn or acquire NSS traits on the sidelines of higher education.
The CM also stressed on the need of preparing a broad road map for the NSS to perform its activities in the state.
He also asked the concerned functionary for holding three state-level NSS convention- one each in Upper Assam, Lower Assam and Barak Valley to bring NSS motto close to the heart of the youth of the state.
Sonowal further emphasized on inter-departmental coordination in the state to organise NSS conventions and put in the service of its volunteers to add tempo to several welfare activities.