Placement Hall, 27th July, 2018. Dr Divyesh Shas, the moving spirit behind the NSS movement sending in its roots in the BESC campus inducted the new students who have opted to join the collective. Dr Shah began by explaining that the National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian Government sponsored public service program conducted under the aegis of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the GOI. The Scheme was launched in the centenary year of the Father of the Nation, Mahatma Gandhi, in 1969 and aims at developing student personalities through community service. NSS is a voluntary association of young people in colleges, universities and at the + 2 level working for campus-community linkages. He then proceeded to elaborate how the BESC has been running its own self-financed NSS unit since 2014 and spoke in detail about the various programs being conducted by the NSS unit of the college. It was then time for introducing the audience to the different activities of the BESC NSS unit, with Dr Shah taking the students through the · Blood Donation Drive (a highwater mark in campus achievements), · Jal Se Jeevan (the innovative and highly appreciated BESC response to water management as a bulwark against Climate Change and Global Warming), · Magic Box (another BESC innovation that teaches not only the virtue of sharing with our less fortunate brethren but also seeks to impart invaluable life lessons to the recipients), · Seva Sandwitch (a student’s initiative that is matched by the College spread smiles among the hungry) · Sapling Plantation for every tree that we plant is a blessing for mankind · Cleanliness Awareness Camps Dr Shah also informed the audience about the forthcoming attractions for NSS – the Blood Donation Camp to celebrate the Nation’s Independence Day and the Medicine Donation Drive that is currently being organised in the college. He urged the students to stand up and be counted as a member of the NSS fraternity by participation in the medicine collection drive where all are encouraged to drop unused medicines, that are not otherwise expired, into the collection Boxes that have been placed in various points in the college. The medicines so collected will be handed over to concerned authorities so that they may be used to address the needs of those who cannot otherwise afford them. Almost all the students participated in the programme.