National Service Scheme (NSS)
About National Service Scheme (NSS):
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It provides opportunity to the student youth of 11th & 12th Class of schools at +2 Board level and student youth of Technical Institution, Graduate & Post Graduate at colleges and University level of India to take part in various government led community service activities & programmes. The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands on experience to young students in delivering community service. Since inception of the NSS in the year 1969, the number of students strength increased from 40,000 to over 3.8 million up to the end of March 2018 students in various universities, colleges and Institutions of higher learning have volunteered to take part in various community service programmes.
About National Service Scheme (NSS) Department
N.S.S. Unit started from the academic year 1992-93. The university has approved a unit of two hundred students for the same. “Not me but you” being the core of N. S. S. The unit works for social upliftment, duty consciousness, patriotism, environmental sense and other concepts. It gives prime importance to the ethical and social value to be maintained through the programs of the unit. The unit also stands for the prestige and value for manual work, so as to create responsible and ideal citizen.
To conduct and organize various programs for the development of students, N. S. S Department always co-operate with various government departments, charitable institutes, Panchyat Samiti, Zilla Parishad, Nagar Palika, Rural Hospital, etc. N. S. S. department tries to nurture social activity with the help of these departments.
The NSS Badge Proud to Serve the Nation:
All the youth volunteers who opt to serve the nation through the NSS led community service wear the NSS badge with pride and a sense of responsibility towards helping needy. The Konark wheel in the NSS badge having 8 bars signifies the 24 hours of a the day, reminding the wearer to be ready for the service of the nation round the clock i.e. for 24 hours. Red colour in the badge signifies energy and spirit displayed by the NSS volunteers. The Blue colour signifies the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind
The motto of National Service Scheme is NOT ME BUT YOU
Benefits of Being a NSS Volunteer:
A NSS volunteer who takes part in the community service programme would either be a college level or a senior secondary level student. Being an active member these student volunteers would have the exposure and experience to be the following:
- an accomplished social leader
- an efficient administrator
- a person who understands human nature
- To develop national integrity.
- To develop leadership qualities.
- To create social awareness.
- To make students environment friendly.
- To create awareness about health.
- To create awareness about superstitions.
- To create awareness about literacy and law.
- To develop rural area in all angles.
- To learn how to manage emergency situations.