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National Service Scheme

National Service Scheme (NSS)

          National Service Scheme, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India, popularly known as NSS was launched at Silapathar Science College, Silapathar on 28th  March, 2013with a total enrollment of 100 students with primary focus on the development of personality of students through community service. The NSS unit at Silapathar Science College is enrolled under Dibrugarh University, Dibrugarh. The Motto of NSS "Not Me But You", reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students develop appreciation to other person's point of view and also show consideration to other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines on the belief that the welfare .of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.

         As per National Policy on Education special emphasis has been given to NSS in which it has been proposed that every student would be expected to participate either in NSS or NCC. It is now realized that the scheme is useful for the personality development of the students, particularly in the context of the present campus situation in our country where the opportunities to students for personality development and other activities are scarce. There is thus a need for all to work towards a situation where all the students of undergraduate course and +2level can have such opportunities through the NSS as envisaged in National Policy on Education.

          The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are:

          a.       understand the community in which they work

          b.      understand themselves in relation to their community

          c.       identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving

          d.      develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility

          e.       utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems

          f.       develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities

          g.      gain skills in mobilising community participation

          h.      acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes

          i.       develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters; and

          j.       practise national integration and social harmony.

          The following thrust areas have been identified for NSS activities as directive from the Dibrugarh University in the financial year 2012 – 2013: 

          a)      Disaster Management

          b)      Environmental Awareness and Conservation

          c)      Health and Hygiene

          A team of 9 students from Silapathar Science College represented the Assam State NSS Team to take part in the National Youth Festival held at Chattisgarh during month of January, 2016. In that programme, one student from each participating state was selected to be awarded with the prestigious ‘Bharat Ki Santan’ title. Miss Himadri Gogoi of this college was the proud owner of this coveted prize and her laurels brought fame not only to this institution but to the larger Dibrugarh University fraternity as well. In the recently introduced ‘Best NSS Volunteer’ award among the colleges under Dibrugarh University, Miss Himadri Gogoi was also adjudged to be the rightful candidate for this award.

  1. Jalakiasuti -- the adopted village of the NSS, Unit Silapathar Science College: The NSS Unit of Silapathar Science College, Silapathar has adopted the Jalakiasuti which is located at a distance of 5 KM from the Silapathar town. The historically important village for the remains of the historical Rukmini Ali and theRaja Phukuri is culturally rich inhabited by the Sonowal Kachari community. The NSS Unit of Silapathar science college have conducted the special Camp 2017 for five days  with various NSS activities which include plantation, repairing of roads and bridges and clean drives. They have also taken up literary activities by taking up special classes at the primary school.

Various programs under NSS

National Integration Camp & Pravasi Bharatiya Divas, Banglore from 03/01/2016 to 09/01/2016

    National Integration Camp & the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2017 was held at Bangalore, Karnataka. Eleven numbers of NSS volunteers from various colleges of upper Assam under Dibrugarh University participated in the camp. The team of NSS, Assam under Guwahati Regional Directorate was led by Mr. Jai Chandra Pegu, P.O., NSS, Silapathar Science College and Mr. Padmeswar Doley, another P.O., Jonai Girls’ College, Jonai, Dhemaji.

List of the volunteers from Silapathar Science College for National Integration Camp 2017, 

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Himadri Gogoi




Prabin Badya






Minesh Doley



Mridul Hazarika



World Environment Day, 2017 

World Environment Day is the "people's day" for doing something to take care of the Earth. That "something" can be focused locally, nationally or globally. The NSS Cell of Silapathar Science College observed the World Environment Day on 5th June, 2017. The NSS cell celebrated the Environment day with greater number of participants. Many local organizations were associated with the NSS Cell to undertake plantation at the college premises and at the Botanical garden of the college.

International Yoga Day, 2017 

The second International Day of Yoga at Silapathar Science College was organized by the NSS unit on the day of 21st June, 2017. More than 600 students and teachers participated the Yoga session.  The Yoga instructor was from SilapatharPatanjaliArogya Kendra who led the session.

The NSS Unit, at Silapathar Science College, in our continuous effort towards the upliftment of the level of curricular and co-curricular sphere of the student community of this economically and socially backward area, has always taken initiative. We took to celebrate the International Yoga Day – 21st June 2017 with an aim to add yet another milestone in this regard. We want to see our students to be in the line with national pipeline of co-curricular as well as curricular conduct. And this endeavour of us led us to be in the first line of planner to achieve the most sought after goal. We have always tried towards the personality development of our students to shine in the national and international scenario of success. And celebration of “International Yoga Day” is supposed to add fuel to the fact. Our goal is to provide the country with healthy and disciplined group of future citizen.

The yoga day was observed with all students and teachers at the campus instructed by the members from the Patanjali Centre, Silapathar, conducted by NSS Unit Silapathar Science College.

NSS Program on construction of Foot Bridge and Clearing Drainage at Amritpur, Silapathar

The locality where the Silapathar Science College is located suffers from water logging during summer due to lack of proper drainage system. The NSS unit of Silapathar Science College on 7th July, 2017 took out a Shramdhan program to construct bamboo footbridges and to clear drains along the way to the Silapathar Science College.

Flood Relief campaign

 The NSS unit of Silapathar Science College on took out a program of flood relief campaign on 2nd of August,2017  at Silapathar town to raise fund to help the flood affected communities of North Lakhimpur district. The NSS Unit of Silapathar Science College raised funds and essential goods from the Silapathar Town to be distributed among the flood victims of Lakhimpur. 

The essential goods were distributed to the victims of the devastating flood with the help of the Pratidin Time News Channel family. The list of items that has been distributed have been stated as under. 

Relief items distributed at Relief  Camp at North Lakhimpur on 18th July, 2017

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10 quintals

Rs. 28000.00



2 quintals

Rs. 8000.00



2 quintals



Packaged Drinking Water

400 pkt.

Rs. 4000.00



200 pkt.

Rs. 4000.00



100 pcs. 

Rs. 5000.00



60 pkt.

Rs. 1000.00

Total Rs. 60,000.00


Program Date: 24 Sept. 2017

The 24th September is celebrated as theb National Service Scheme Day every year. This year also the NSS volunteers of Silapathar observed the day as National Service Scheme (NSS) Day. The NSS Day was organized in the MPDC hall of the Aryabhatta Science Centre building with the gathering of the NSS volunteers. An Orientation Programme was organized for the new volunteers.  The Program Officer, NSS, Mr. Jai Chandra Pegu, made a presentation on Role and Functions of NSS. Indicating the role of NSS at the institution level and the wide scope of an NSS volunteer, Mr. Pegu continued to share the varied experiences of a volunteer at state, National and international level. He also stated the objectives of NSS and role of NSS in nation building in India and abroad. He also talked of the awards and reorganizationas NSS cadets.

A campus cleaning program was also done to mark the NSS day. All the volunteers took up brooms and baskets to clean the college campus with the theme,” Clean India, Green India”. After the cleaning program a light refresh was arrange for the NSS volunteers after which the program was concluded.

NSS Unit of Silapathar Science College has received a letter of appreciation from District Health Authority for organising Blood Donation Camp on the occasion of World Blood Donors Day 2022