National Service Scheme (NSS)
The National Service Scheme (NSS), an Indian government-sponsored public service program is aimed at developing among the students the concept and practice of community service. Popularly known as NSS, it is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges and Universities honing students’ personality through community service.
NSS was launched on 24 September 1969 to commemorate Mahatma Gandhi’s centenary celebrations. Initially it began operating in 37 Universities involving 40000 volunteers. Growing from strength to strength, it has today approximately 2.6 million volunteers spread across Indian educational institutions. The ever –growing Service organization has been rendering selfless service to the community for a campus-community linkage.
Information about NSS
MOTTO: The motto of NSS is “Not me but You” reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless services.
The philosophy behind this motto is “Welfare of an individual depends on welfare of the community”.
SYMBOL: Giant Rath wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) which portrays creation, preservation and release. The symbol thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.
BADGE: Symbol embossed on the badge wheel, 8 bars represents 24hours/day.
RED COLOUR: It indicates young blood with full of high spirit, active, energetic and lively.
NAVY BLUE: It indicates cosmos in which NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute for the welfare of mankind.
FUNDING: The scheme is funded by both Central and State Govts in the ratio of 7:5 to organize Regular Activities(RA), Special Camping Programme (SCP). An amount of Rs.16/- per volunteer per annum is released towards RA and Rs.300/- per SCP. SCP is of 10 days duration to be organized in the adopted villages or community. RA should be of 120 hours in an academic year.
The main objectives of NSS
- To understand the community in which the students work and understand their relation with the community
- To develop among themselves a sense of social and civil responsibility
- To gain skills in mobilizing community participation
- To utilize knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
- To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
- To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disorders
- To develop competence required for group living and sharing responsibility
- Practice national integration and social harmony
- NSS program Officer - 1
- Asst. NSS Program Officer - 1
- NSS Coordinators - 2
- NSS Student Coordinators - 2
- Media and Press(Person) - 1
Regular Activities (RA)
- Adoption of Village
- Service in slums
- Coordination with NSS organizations
- First Aid
- Medical Camp
- Health Camp
- Haritha Haram
- Awareness Programmes (Health hygiene, Pulse polio, AIDS Legal/Personal security, Cyber issues, Sanitation, Women Empowerment Program and Road safety)
- Blood Donation Camp
- Disaster Management
- Public Rallies
- Celebration of Special Occasion
- NSS Day
- Clean and Green( Cleanliness of Community)
- Public Speaking Competition
- Motivational Speech
- Personality Development Programs
- Adopting Villages
SVIT - Regular Activities Schedule (120 hours)
Academic Year 2017-18
- General orientation of NSS volunteers NSS day celebrations - 20hrs
- Career guidance for NSS by experts (Campus Work) - 30hrs
- Skill development (Leadership, Motivation, Disaster Management, First Aid Awareness Programs) - 25hrs
- Community development programs/projects in the adopted village (Plantation, Cleanliness Awareness, Road Safety, Health, Legal Guidance, Technical Training, Sanitation, Women Empowerment Programs, Personal Counseling, Consumer Laws, AIDS, Film Documentaries) - 45hrs
Special Camping Program - 10Days
Themes For Special Camps
- Special Focus on Swachha Bharat Abhiyan
- Disaster Management
- Rural Developments
- Water Management
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