NATIONAL SERVICE SECHEME
NSS is an Indian government sponsored public service program conducted by the department of Youth Affairs and sports of the Government of India. It was introduced in the year 1969-70 making the centenary year celebration of the birth of Mahathma Gandhi. The scheme seeks to correct the phenomenon of divorce of education from society by exposing the students to the social realities. “Education through service” is the additional dimension, the NSS imparts to the education system.
- Understand the community in which they work.
- Understand themselves in relation to their community.
- Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve in problem solving process.
- Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
- Utilise their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems.
- Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities.
- Gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
- Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
- Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters.
- Practice national integration and harmony.
NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969.
Theme of the Programme:
“Healthy Youth Healthy India”
The Motto of NSS "NOT ME BUT YOU", reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students development & appreciation to other person's point of view and also show consideration towards other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is a good doctrine in this motto, which underlines on the belief that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.
The logo for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Orissa, India. The Red & Blue colors contained in the logo motivate the NSS Volunteers to be active & energetic for the nation-building social activities. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space, The wheel thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.
The NSS logo is embossed on the badge of NSS. The eight bars in the wheel of NSS logo represent the 24 hours of a day. The red colour indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
The College has two units of NSS. The NSS students are provided training in community service and civil awareness. They are also expected to take part in the week long annual camp organized to create awareness in villages. Students can also join the Red Ribbon Club which creates awareness on AIDS.