The National Service Scheme (NSS) Units of Govt. Aizawl West College was started with a view to establish a meaningful linkage between the institution and the Community. Initially, the College has four Units with 400 volunteers under the guidance of two Programme Officers (P.Os). The number of volunteers has increased gradually and reached the highest enrollment in 1999-2000. During this year 700 students were enrolled as volunteers.
At present, the college has five Units with 500 volunteers under the guidance of 5 dedicated Programme Officers (P.Os.). The Programme Officers in charge of the NSS Units are:
- Dr. PL Ramliana
- Malsawmtluangi Chauhang
The NSS Unit of this institution has always been active and a number of commendable services have been performed for the society at large in different parts of Mizoram.
All the services of the NSS Unit were performed through Regular Activities of the Unit as well as through Special Camping programmes. These services include blood donation, AIDS Awareness Campaign, community development etc. Besides, the NSS Unit of the college has also played an active role in social works such as construction of waiting sheds, public urinals, and pavilion in public playgrounds in collaboration with the community of the concerned areas.
During the past 11 (eleven) years, the NSS Unit of this College has selected several villages as adopted villages. These adopted villages were given priority where student volunteers and the P.Os directly involve themselves for the development and upliftment of such villages. Within these areas the Unit has also undertaken several programmes like - literacy campaign, AIDS awareness, Cleanliness drive etc. Under the Government’s Programme of plantation and afforestation, the Unit planted thousands of saplings at different sites and places. At present, two plantation sites at Durtlang and Sihmui villages are looked after by the unit itself, wherein clearing of weeds, fencing and other activities are undertaken at regular intervals.
One of the remarkable services of the unit is the voluntary donation of blood for use in hospitals. This service is being rendered regularly following the annual calendar chalked out by the State NSS Cell. While organizing the camp, the volunteers willingly donate their precious blood for the poor and helpless patients. This is, indeed, a selfless and humble service to humanity and also a laudable service of the Unit.
Another activity of the NSS Unit which cannot be left out is that it has successfully organized the Inter-College Quiz Competition in 2005 in collaboration with UNODC-CHARCA and NSS Cell for HIV/AIDS Awareness. In this quiz competition, 30 students representing 11 Colleges from different parts of Mizoram participated.
Keeping in view the needs and expectations of the community, it has always been the endeavor of the college NSS Unit to render its services at its level best.