GUWAHATI, Nov 25 - Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal today asked the universities in Assam to incorporate the National Service Scheme (NSS) in their curriculum to help the students while in the university to inculcate the sense of national service and participation in national reconstruction.
Chairing a meeting of NSS, Sonowal said that an exposure to the ethos of NSS would enable the knowledge seekers right from their college and university days to inculcate social responsibility in them.
Taking a keen view of how NSS has been rendering its services through its volunteers in State, the Chief Minister said that incorporating NSS into the university curriculum as elective, core or skill-based course would provide a learning platform to students.
Sonowal also stressed the need of preparing a broad roadmap for the NSS to perform its activities in the State. He also asked the functionaries concerned for holding three State-level NSS convention, one each in Upper Assam, Lower Assam and Barak Valley to bring the NSS motto close to the heart of youth.
He also said that considering the all-important activities undertaken by the NSS, like blood donation, tree plantation, health and sanitation, literacy, social harmony, disaster management, promotion of organic farming etc, the NSS volunteers need to be mobilised in the State with an effort to involve more youth into its ambit.
Sonowal also emphasised inter-departmental coordination in the State to organise NSS conventions and put in the service of NSS volunteers to add tempo to several welfare activities being pursued by the government.