NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME (NSS)
Objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS)
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, which is popularly known as NSS. The NSS scheme was launched in Mahatma Gandhiji's Centenary year, 1969.
The main objective of the National Service Scheme is “development of the personality of students through community service”. This objective is sought to be achieved by enabling the students to work in community. The programme aims to inculcate social welfare in students, and to provide service to society without bias.
The objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are
- To enable the students to understand the community in which they work
- To understand themselves in relation to their community
- To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process
- To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
- To utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
- To develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
- To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude
- To develop capacity to meet emergencies and national disasters
- To practice national integration and social harmony.
Motto of National Service Schem
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 develop appreciation to other person's point of view and also show consideration to '/other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines/on the belief that the welfare .of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.
Regular activities of National Service Scheme
Regular activities includes- Tree plantation, preservation and up keeping of trees, construction and repair of roads, cleaning of village ponds and wells, health education and primary health care, first aid awareness, blood donation, anti drug addiction drives, AIDS awareness, disaster management (Cyclones, floods, earth-quakes, drought), women empowerment, road safety, Traffic Awareness , socio-legal surveys, Literacy/Educational Programme, Plastics eradication Celebration of important days, cleanliness of campus etc.
Who can enroll as a NSS Volunteer
Any person who is enroll himself / herself as a regular student in any undergraduate course which are affiliated to the Universities recognized by UGC / State Government.
- student should have completed a minimum of two years of volunteer-ship in NSS.
- He / She should not be less than 18 years and more than 25 years in age. In case of SC / ST, the upper age limit can be relaxed by 3 years.
- His / Her academic performance should have been reasonably good.
What is duration of Volunteer ship
Students selected as NSS volunteers are expected to work in the scheme for a period of two years continuously and render community service for at least 120 hours in a year and also participate is special camping programmes of 7 days duration.
What are the formalities
A student who wants to join NSS he/she has to fill up Application (enrollment) form, which is available on college website.
The NSS in-charge is designated as NSS Programme Officer.
Asst. Prof. Gajendra Dhamal,
NSS Programme Officer,