Two-day Inter-University South Zone Workshop inaugurated
A two-day Inter-University South Zone Workshop, organised by the KLE University in association with Union Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports and the Association of Indian Universities (AIU) was inaugurated by Karnataka Women's University Vice-Chancellor Prof Meena R Chandawarkar here today.
The theme of the workshop is 'Considering National Service Scheme (NSS) as Elective Subject and Skill Development with Vocational Education Training'.
It was for the first time that a deemed-to-be-university organised a zonal workshop in the country.
Speaking after inauguration, Prof Meena said, 'NSS activities are very effective for stimulating the students to be creative and enthuse in them the spirit of selflessness, patriotism, dedication and work for the poor and needy, it also helps them in developing soft skills which will be useful for the students in their future career.'
She hoped that the workshop, which was intended to deliberate on National Service Scheme (NSS) as Elective Subject and Skill Development with Vocational Education Training would give useful inputs so that the other workshops scheduled in different parts of India would take it as guidelines which would ultimately initiate in developing the NSS as an effective and useful tool for developing the youth power in the country.
Dr G K Tuteja, Program Adviser, Union Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, who was the chief guest, in his address said at present there were about 35 lakh students working as NSS volunteers which was supposed to be increased to 100 crore in the near future.
Dr V D Patil, Registrar, KLE University in his presidential remarks briefed the NSS activities being conducted by the University and its constituent units for the benefit of the rural people.
He said with the incorporation of NSS as Elective Subject, the students community would be able to inculcate the values of nationalism, patriotism, brotherhood and helping each other.
As many as 80 delegates from 80 universities from all South Indian Universities are participating in the two-day Workshop.
(Posted on 21-05-2014)