The range of services provided by the students varies greatly. Of the plethora of activities, we undertake a few major that include teaching of school students, who cannot afford a good education, both inside and outside the campus, spreading social awareness through lectures, debates and organizing blood donation and first-aid camps. Our work also includes setting up of small-scale industries for the uplift of nearby rural areas. To organise such multifarious activities, NSS has been divided into a number of cells.
The Awareness Cell actively towards spreading awareness regarding social issues like Women Empowerment,
Ration Cards, Public Distribution System, NREGA, Right to Vote, etc. with the help of Nukkad Nataks. They try to change
the perspective of people towards a number of sensitive issues with Global Warming and Blood Donation being their
top priorities. The team works towards motivating common people to take initiatives and bring about a change in the society.
DRAFTING AND PLANNING CELL
An Integral part of the NSS team, the Drafting and Planning Cell assumes the duty of meeting the monetary requirements of the various activities that are conducted under the canopy of NSS. It includes contacting interested and motivated people who are willing to do their part for their beloved country. Raising funds, their budgeting into various channels, channelizing the funds smoothly, mainting a proper database are the technical aspects of this cell. The non technical aspects include creating a proper socio economic portrayal of rural Indian Society through various surveys and carrying out research and development activities to improve the financial condition of the destitute that includes woman emancipation and creation of part time unskilled labour jobs.
INDIAN ROAD SAFETY CAMPAIGN
Being one of the latest addition to NSS, IIT Roorkee chapter, IRSC cell aims at creating awareness amongst the stakeholders. The goal is to change the scenario with the help of various surveys and awareness. The cell intends to make people familiar with the traffic rules and the first responder training to amicably deal with any mishap. The IRSC cell has been actively working on and off campus. The cell floats internships for volunteers who are
tasked with assessing the government road policies, finding loopholes and suggesting solutions for the same.
One of the newer cells of NSS IIT Roorkee Chapter, it intends to achieve the goal of providing JEE coaching to talented students. Underprivileged children chosen through a rigorous selection procedure are given regular coaching to clear one of the toughest examinations of the world. Eleventh grade students are enrolled in comprehensive two-year programme whereas twelfth grade students are enrolled in a one-year programme covering content from both NCERT and that required for JEE.
MANAGEMENT AND PROMOTIONS CELL
Arguably the most active cell of NSS, it holds the responsibility of the organisation and smooth conduction of all NSS central activities. It takes care of the planning, drafting and execution of all NSS guest talks and other events such as Prabhat Pheri, newspaper and cloth collection drives. It plays the pilot role in the organisation of the Blood Donation Camp(BDC) which enables the collection of nearly a thousand blood units each semester. It subsidiary activities range from the accommodation of guests to promotions on the ground as well as offline.
SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAAN
Swachh Bharat Abhiyan cell works towards the improvement of the deteriorating conditions of cleanliness in and around the campus. In order to promote clean and aesthetic surroundings, the cell conducts awareness rallies and cleanliness drives. Awareness rallies are conducted to make people conscious about the damage that the environment suffers due to our irresponsible acts. By conducting Shopkeeper Surveys, they help keep the waste generation of the shops in check by encouraging the shopkeepers to opt for proper waste disposal methods.
Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalayas are established with the most important task of
finding the talented children from the rural areas of country. The Navodaya Cell of NSS, IIT Roorkee works
towards helping the aspiring students to achieve the goal. The enthusiastic students are tutored keeping the
Navodaya Entrance Exam in mind.
Most of the people work with the motto of making their lives simpler, but only a few work with the aim of helping others. Such is the watchword of the Pragati cell. It tries to enlighten them with the benefits they are eligible for because of several government initiatives. The cell also works in the field of education by teaching them regular basis and providing with tutors.
One of the most important cells of NSS, IIT Roorkee, Prerna cells works towards helping the
children from underprivileged section of the society who don’t have access to the basic infrastructure by teaching
them and helping them in every possible way. The cell emphasis not only on educational aspects but also works towards
the overall development of the youngsters involved.
RT EDUCATION CELL
Rural Transformation Education Cell fulfills the important duty of upliftment of the common people by imparting technical education to those without resources to avail these facilities. Focussed mainly on changing the condition of Khanjarpur village, it holds regular classes, including computer classes, and a variety of extracurricular activities for children such as drawing and sports competitions, talent search exams, etc. It aims to give the key to true freedom, education, to all those unable to receive it.
EDITORIAL AND PHOTOGRAPHY CELL
The Editorial and Photography cell works with the motto that “no work is done if no one knows about it”.
It shoulders the responsibility of documenting and capturing every initiative, survey, rally, project and other activity conducted by NSS,
IITR. It focuses on keeping the IITR junta updated with the latest events of NSS either through the website or social media posts.
The cell members laboriously work throughout the year for the annual magazine,
organisational brochure and newsletter.
The design cell aims at making the website and magazines graphically pleasing and far more attractive. The cell members design the flexes, logos, posters and layouts for magazine, website, newsletters and all other official documents. It occasionally conducts workshops and training sessions which is open for all the students.
The Web Development Cell has the major task of maintaining the official website of NSS, IIT Roorkee. It keeps the world well-versed with the activities of NSS by regular updates on the website. It maintains numerous online portals for student welfare and keeps an online database of the enrolled students and the activities of the NSS.