The motto of the National Service Scheme being “Not me, but you” aims to provide service and a helping hand to society and to instill the idea of social welfare in students through community service. It is with this objective in mind that the NSS Unit of Nabon Women’s Synod College was formed in September 2010 with 2 Programme Officers. The NSS Unit of the College throughout these years has conducted several programmes including blood donation camp, seminars and workshops and has sent volunteers to attend programmes even outside the State. Being part of the NSS also helps the students to gain more exposure to the world around them and above all to mould them to become responsible citizens.


The National Service Scheme was launched on September 24, 1969 by the then Union Education Minister Dr V.K.R.V Roa, in 37 universities involving 40000 students. The NSS headquarters is situated at New Delhi; the National Head who controls the scheme is the Programme Adviser NSS, New Delhi. The NSS is an Indian government sector public service programme conducted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India for community services.

The aims and objectives of the NSS is an extension dimension to the higher education system to orient the student youth to community service while they are studying in educational institutions. The ideological orientation of the NSS is inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi, “Education through Services” which is to understand the community in which they work, toidentify the needs and problems of the community and involved them in problem- solving and to develop among them a sense of social and civic responsibility. The objective of the NSS is developing the personality and character of the student youth through voluntary community service.The major activities of the NSS are the Adoption of villages.

The NSS motto “Not Me But You” reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the needs for selfless services and empathy for fellow human beings. It underlines the welfare of society as a whole. Therefore, it should be the aim of the NSS to demonstrate this motto in its day to day programme.The NSS symbol is based on the “Rath”wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Odisha. The NSS colour is Navy Blue and Red, the red colour indicate that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The Navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of mankind.

The NSS unit of Nabon Womens’ Synod College under NSS Cell NEHU was formed in 2009, Mrs F.Ryntathiang and Dr E Marbaniang were appointed as Programme Officers. Both the Programme Officers haveundertaken training in Ramakrishna Mission Lokasiksha Parishad, Narendrapur, kolkatta West Bengal in 2011. On 24th September 2015 Miss L Lyngdoh was appointed as the new Programme Officer till date replacing Mrs F. Ryntathiang.On October 2015, Orientation on NSS was held in the college Hall and K.Lyngdoh Buam, Asst. Professor and Programme Officer of NSS unit Synod College was the Resource Person. The response was overwhelming and many students enrolled as NSS volunteers. The NSS unit organised the first awareness programme on 24th November 2015 “Women in Higher Education”, Dr Mrs R.Rymbai, Dept of Education, NEHU was the Resource Person.

On February 2016, 30 NSS students from Nabon Womens’ Synod College were selected as volunteers in the 12th South Asian Games, held from 5th February to 16th February in Guwahati and Shillong,India. From 29 February to 6th March 2016, P.O Miss L.Lyngdoh and 8 students NSS volunteers were selected by NEHU Cell to represent Meghalaya at the NSS NorthEast Youth Festival held in Kohima,Nagaland.The NSS unit of the college has participated in various workshops, seminars conducted by NSS NEHU Cell and other colleges in Shillong. From 11th Nov to 22nd Nov 2016, P.O Miss L.Lyngdoh and 4 students NSS volunteers were selected by NSS NEHU Cell, to participate in the Mountain Adventure held in NIMAS, Dirang Arunachal Pradesh. Two student volunteers were selected from Nabon Women Synod College by NSS NEHU Cell to participate in the Pre- Republic Parade in Kolkatta, West Bengal. These students were Lari Laloo in 2016 and Naphi Deingngan in 2019.

The NSS unit of Nabon women Synod College has conducted various Seminars and Awareness Programme such as” Human Trafficking” in 2016 and Shri Lakador Syiem,MPS  Principal  Meghalaya Police Training School was the Resource Person. On 7th November 2017, a seminar on “Cyber Crime” was organised and Smti. C. Lyngdoh, Deputy Superintendent of Police, Shillong was the Resource Person. On 5th December 2018 an Awareness programme on “Climate Change” was conducted and Shri W.Kharkrang, Environmental Engineer, Meghalaya Pollution Control Board was the Resource Person. The NSS unit celebratedWorld Environment Day; various competitionswere conducted, like Slogan writings, Drawing and Painting, Poems and Essay writings.Planting of saplings in and around the college campus was also organised.

In January 2017, the NSS unit of Nabon Women Synod College adopted Umjathang village, under Mawsaitkhnam Village Durbar. The aim of adoption of village is to give new ideas of development to the villagers which would improve their living condition. A special camp was conducted and various awareness programmes was held in the village. The villagers were overwhelming and participated with joy and excitement. This Special Camp were organised again in 2018, 2019 and 2020. Programmes like construction of the washing area, cleaning drive, white washing of the Village School, cultural dance. Awareness programme on Agriculture, Early Marriage, Family Welfare and Nutrition, Health and Sanitation were also conducted.

The NSS unit of Nabon women Synod College has attended various programme related to Skill development, Disaster Management, Integration and Social Harmony, Drugs Prevention, and International Youth Day. In 2019, the NSS unit collaborated with the NSS unit St Edmunds College in a joint cleaning drive from Umshyrpi to 101 Area Upper Shillong to celebrate Swachh Bharat Abhiyan. On October 2019, 4 NSS student volunteers participate in a 5 days Residential Programme organised by NSS unit of St Anthony’s College held in Siloam Umbir. From 7th December to 11thDecember2019,P.O MissL.Lyngdoh and 2 students NSS volunteers from Nabon Women Synod College were selected by NSS NEHU Cell to participate in the North East Festival held in Agartala , Tripura.

P.O Miss L.Lyngdoh has completed an Orientation Course for Programme Officers NSS held in IIE Guwahati, Assam from 2nd to 8th February 2020. On May 2022, Miss Cathy Thabah was appointed as the new Programme Officer till date replacing Dr E.L Marbaniang. At present the NSS unit comprised of two P.O’s and around 300 students volunteers. Due to the world wide pandemic, in 2020 and 2021 students’ volunteers were not able to participate in any programme. During the relaxed lockdown by the Government, minor activities were participated by 10students’ volunteers and P.O Miss L.Lyndoh in the Clean India campaign held in DonBosco Museum, Mawlai Shillong and in Pologround Shillong in October 2021.

On 13th May 2022, 20 student volunteers also participated in the curtain raiser International Yoga Day held in NEHU.The NSS unit celebrated World Environment Day on 4th June 2022, as 5th June was a Sunday. Slogan writing, Drawing and Painting competition on the theme “Only one Earth” was held in the college. The NSS unit organised the first International Yoga Day on 21st June 2022, in the Mission Compound Community Hall, Mawkhar Shillong and Shri Lal Sarkri, Faculty Arts of Living, Shillong was the Resource Person.

NSS enable the students to understand the Society at large, to create social awareness, Personality Development and acquiring leadership qualities and democratic attitude. The core activities of the NSS could be in the field of education and literacy, health, family welfare and nutrition, sanitation and cleanliness, environment conservation, social service programmes, production-oriented programmes, disaster relief and rehabilitations.




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