Anuraag Gutgutia shares his experience at NSS in aninterview with us.
Q. What changes you suggest in theworking procedure? Q.
What was your main task in the last year?
A. NSS is doing a fantastic job inA. I was the group leader for an NSS group responsible forthe social field but there are largevillage survey under Prof. Saumen Hajra. My major task waswhite spaces where improvementscarrying out a detailed survey of the two villages namelyare required. I would reallyRakhalgedia and Rangamatia , identify the problems thesuggest that NSS should take thevillagers were facing in any respect: social, economic,initiative in promoting the spirit of cultural and political ;frame out plausible solutions.
social entrepreneurship among itsvolunteers.
Q. Do you feel that your hard work was efficiently utilized by the people? Please mention ,if you have any example.
Q. What is your message to the freshers?
A. 'We collected the one hundred and forty slippers fromA. Don't take NSS just as a part of your academic curricular.the store, and carried them in our bicycles to theThere is a greater dimension to it. Be passionate, do yourRaklalgeria village. A huge crowd was encountered on thatbest. The ecstasy you derive out of helping others willvery day and children were very happy to come thereremain with you for a much longer duration than anybarefoot and go back with slippers in their feet.' Thoughmaterial possession ever can.NSS volunteers have worked hard all throughout, there ispotential for more and more. I would like to see more
“Social service is in each one's blood, now it's time for
innovation in the social welfare being done by the
you all to bleed.”
Anuraag | The NSS Newsletter15th August, 2011
F E A T U R E D N S S B U Z Z
“We should have but one desire today — the
groomed in his formative years and the inspiration
desire to die so that India may live — the desire to
he received studying Vivekananda.
face a martyr's death, so that the path to freedom
On this day, the NSS team stands to salute all the
may be paved with the martyr's blood.
”martyrs and this great son of our Nation andremembers the sacrifices that made each of us a freehis cry for freedom and proud citizen of this great Nation. We would likeby our beloved to place here few of his quotes that motivate one
leader Subhas and all:Chandra Bose, popularlyreferred to as Netaji, holds
It does not matter who among us will live to see
as much significance in
India free. It is enough that India shall be free and
this date and age as it did
that we shall give our all to make her free.
during the years of Independence struggle.
Friends! I would implore you to assist in the
Netaji was a great revolu-
awakening of youth and in the organization of the
tionary and one of the
youth movement. Self-conscious youth will not
most prominent personal-
only act, but will also dream; will not only destroy,
ities in the saga of the
but will also build. It will succeed where even you
Indian Independence whose charisma and immense
may fail; it will create for you a new India -- and a
patriotism culminated in such daring struggle and
free India -- out of the failures, trials and experi-
legendary sacrifices that it's a part of folklore now.
ences of the past.
He is a perfect ideal for today's youth: A greatscholar, his strict adherence to principles and a
You are today the custodians of India's national
never-say-die attitude coupled with an unmatched
honour and the embodiment of India's hopes and
love for his country is a guiding light for each of us.
aspirations. So conduct yourself that your
His leadership brought people of all communities
countrymen may bless you and posterity may be
together and also established the first women
proud of you.
regiment in Asia named The Rani of JhansiRegiment. His biography shows how he was