1.NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME (NSS) – Coordinator : Mr.L.Simon Arokiadoss, M.Sc.,B.Ed
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhiji’s Centenary year, 1969. Aimed at developing student’s personality through community service, NSS is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges, Universities and at +2 level working for a campus-community linkage. The cardinal principle of the NSS programme is that it is organised by the students themselves, and both students and teachers through their combined participation in community service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks of nation building.
2.NATIONAL GREEN CORPS (NGC) – Coordinator : Mr.M.G.Raymond, M.Sc., B.Ed.
National Green Corps is a programme of the Ministry of Environment and Forests of Government of India covering around 1,20,000 schools in India with NGC School Eco Clubs. Environmental activity in schools in India is promoted through the National Green Corps.Â NGC of St.Paul’s MHS School has 60 NGC Students or NGC Cadets who form the National Green Corps. These NGC Students participate in activities related to Biodiversity Conservation, Water Conservation, Energy Conservation, Waste Management and Land Use Planning and Resource Management. Locale specific issues are focused by the NGC Eco Clubs. When youngÂ boys from NGC take up the environmental awareness activities and outreach activities, they attract huge public attention which eventually becomes public support for an environmental cause or environmental intervention. Water Harvesting, Plantation, Composting of biodegradable waste are most popular activities of NGC.
3. JUNIOR RED CROSS (JRC) – Counselor : Mr.C.Nethaji ,M.A.,B.Ed.
The Junior Red Cross is a school studentâ€™s group (upto 12std or under 17 yrs of age). It is a group movement organized within the school. The teacher is the recognized leader and is known as the Counselor and the pupils are known as members of Junior Red Cross groups. The Junior Red Cross is organized for the purpose of inculcating in the children of its country the ideals of peace and service, to care for their own health and that of others, to understand and accept civic and human responsibilities, to cultivate, and maintain a spirit of friendly helpfulness among children in and across the globe, to disseminate the Red Cross messages with a selfless motive.
The aims of the Junior Red Cross may be summarized briefly as:
- The promotion of health of others and that of own,
- Service to the sick and suffering,
- International friendliness and,
- Dissemination of the Red Cross Movement, its role and activities.
4.BHARAT SCOUT – Scout Master : Mr.A.Victor Jayaraj, M.Sc., B.Ed.,
The Bharat Scouts & Guides is a voluntary, non-political, educational movement for young people, open to all without distinction of origin, race or creed ,in accordance with the purpose, principles and methods conceived by the Founder Lord Baden Powell in 1907.The purpose of the Movement is to contribute to the development of young people in achieving their full physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual potentials as individuals, as responsible citizens and as members of local, national and international communities.
Principles: The Scout /Guide Movement is based on the Following Principles.
DUTY TO GOD: Adherence to spiritual principle, loyalty to the religion that expresses the acceptance of the duties resulting there from.
DUTY TO OTHERS;
Loyalty to one’s country in harmony of local and international peace, understanding, co-operation.
Participation in the development of society with recognition and respect for dignity of one’s fellowmen and for the integrity of the natural world.
DUTY TO SELF:
Responsibility for the development of oneâ€™s self.
RED RIBBON CLUB (RBC)