Established in Spring 1994, NSUSSC is the only club at NSU whose main objective is to offer assistance to the underprivileged and the unfortunate in the society. With most of the people living below the poverty line, and the country facing an endless barrage of natural calamities, there is almost no end to the societal problems, which are mostly due to the lack of education, money and the lack of facilities and support provided by the government to the poor. Inadequate funds have left cancer and AIDS patients, acid victims, orphans, drug addicts with little or no hope; the situation is simply heartrending. Natural calamities such as floods and cyclones have left many on the breadline – this is the common scenario in Bangladesh. NSUSSC believes that it is a moral duty as citizens of Bangladesh, more importantly as human beings, to help out the people in need. NSUSSC tries its best to contribute and offer a helping hand to these people in whatever way possible. NSUSSC has organized a host of events and initiated many programs to help the afflicted. Field trips to orphanages, children’s hospitals, acid victim rehabilitation centers and homes for the elderly, social awareness seminars on literacy, drugs and AIDS, vaccination and voluntary blood donation programs, charity concerts and photo exhibitions for cancer, donation and relief distribution initiatives for disaster-stricken people and fund-raising drives for patients and the needy are some of the club’s regular activities. Apart from the above programs, NSUSSC also incorporates an element of fun in its activities for the students. It is the first student activity club of NSU to single-handedly organize an annual picnic for over a thousand students and members of the different faculties of NSU. One other program arranged by the club is the Book Exchange Offer, which is just another way of trying to perform social service, but in this case, for the fellow NSUers. NSUSSC is always striving to come up with new ways to help out, contribute to society and aid the destitute with whatever is possible for subsistence. Its activities do not only make NSUSSC stand out but also makes NSU proud; NSUSSC is the pride of NSU indeed! With innovative activities to serve the community and a large family of dedicated members, NSUSSC has grown over the years to become one of the most successful, active and popular clubs at NSU!
Every winter, many impoverished families in Bangladesh suffer tremendously in the cold; few of them even die due to a lack of warm clothing. Mournfully the situation got desperate this year. While the privileged people of our society welcomed winter with latest warm fashion trends, barbeque parties and pitha utshab, it brought unbearable sufferings for the lower income groups of the country.
For this reason, North South University Social Services Club organized their annual winter project ‘Winter Clothing Drive’ on 21st January at Thakurgaon district. A team of around 20 highly enthusiastic members of NSUSSC went there to distribute around 900 blankets with the ebullience to stand by these underprivileged people. The event took place at Aziznagar, Late Azizul Haque (Khoka) Memorial Association located in Kumarpur, Bhulli of Thakurgaon district. Police Super Md. Moniruzzaman and member of district council Md. Rowshanul Haque (Tushar) were also present during the event.
To show their gratitude and love to elderly people, the members of the club visited an old home located at Monipur, Hotapara in Gazipur on the 12th of April.
Medicines, walkers, wheel chairs and necessary goods were given as a token of respect among 220 of the old home residents.
A team of about 100 members of NSUSSC was present there.
It is our moral responsibility to give our elders the respect and love they deserve, said Tasnina Momo, president of the club.
“Those faces with sorrows and loneliness remind us how we should bear our responsibilities without considering our parents a liability. The aim of this initiative is to motivate the young generation to take proper care of their roots, their parents,” she added.
She said the inner peace and satisfaction that the young members of the club gained from this initiative will give them the boost to arrange more such visits.