SPIC MACAY - NSS Outreach Initiative
 
 
Ministry of Skill Development, Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India has issued a letter to the State Liaison Officers (SLO), NSS of all States/UTs asking them to support SPIC MACAY activities through various NSS Units in the colleges, universities and 10+2 schools in their respective States.
 
National Service Scheme (NSS) works with the aim to “arouse the social consciousness of the students and to provide them with opportunity to work with people in the villages and slums and to expose them to the reality of life” so as to “bring about a change in their social perceptions”. All the NSS Units are doing great job in fulfilling the objectives of the mission. The objective of NSS is “Development of personality of a student through community service rendered during leisure hours”. SPIC MACAY focuses on the cultural heritage to giving the exposure of inspiring, subtle, abstract and mystical elements through our cultural heritage to the youth, which finally leads them to develop as finer human beings. Just like NSS, SPIC MACAY’s cardinal principle is “of the students, for the students and by the students.” NSS has focused a lot on the tangible domain which is very important. Now there is a need to also focus on the rich and composite intangible heritage of our country. 
 
It is therefore proposed:
  1. Appoint the NSS Unit Head and one NSS volunteer to be the interface between the institution and SPIC MACAY and facilitate SPIC MACAY activities in the unit, with a yearly financial budget.
  2. To organize at least 1 activity in the unit in a year.
  3. Form a Heritage wing with the help of all the NSS volunteers in the unit, through which the activities can be spread in the schools of the surrounding periphery of 100 kms.

Through these initiatives SPIC MACAY - NSS would be able to touch the lives of the children and youth in the country and have them experience the abstract, inspiration, subtlety and mysticism embodied in our rich intangible heritage. This would lead to developing the spirit of nishkaam karma - selfless volunteerism amongst these youth; thus contributing to build a great nation. 

NSS Units can join this initiative by communicating to any of the SPIC MACAY coordinators from the concerned region. For the contact details of the SPIC MACAY coordinators, click here. Please fill the online form to enroll your NSS Unit by clicking here.

You can also write to [email protected] with "Regarding starting the NSS Initiative" in the subject field. 

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