National Service Scheme (NSS)
1. National Service Scheme (NSS)
National Service Scheme, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India, popularly known as NSS was launched in Gandhiji’s Birth Centenary Year 1969, in 37 Universities involving 40,000 students with primary focus on the development of personality of students through community service. Today, NSS has more than 3.2 million student volunteers on its roll spread over 298 Universities and 42 (+2) Senior Secondary Councils and Directorate of Vocational Education all over the country. From its inception, more than 3.75 crores students from Universities, Colleges and Institutions of higher learning have benefited from the NSS activities, as student volunteers.
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 doctrine 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.
The symbol 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 wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space, the symbol thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.
The NSS Symbol is embossed on the badge. The eight bars in the wheel 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.
National Integration Camp,
Adventure Programmes, etc.
The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are:
Understand the community in which they work,
Understand themselves in relation to their community,
Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving,
Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility,
Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions 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 attitudes,
Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and Practice national integration and social harmony.
At our institute, The SGB Amravati University, Amravati has a given sanction for a Unit of 100 combined of Boys and Girls. The NSS activity is fostering under the able guidance of Prof. Sanju Vinchurkar as a Programme Officer. The numbers of activities like National Integration Camp, Blood Donation, Plantation, Shramdaan, Disaster Management, etc. are regularly organized. Faculty & staff members are extending their whole hearted cooperation for the success of NSS chapter. Few of the activity glimpses can be witnessed in our photo gallery.