“NSS provides students with opportunities for serving the Community, Nation and Society. It also provides them with an opportunity to interact with people around the campus creatively and constructively and to put their educations to concrete social use. Hence all should come forward in the field of social work/service and serve the nation with dedication and honesty.”
NSS: Brief Introduction
The National Service Scheme (NSS) was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of the father of the nation. Hence the idea of involving students in the task of national service dates back to the times of Mahatma Gandhi who tried to impress upon his student audience that they should always keep before them their supreme responsibility. The first duty of the students should be to prepare themselves for final dedication to the service of the community. It (Scheme) is also essential for the overall development of the personality of the students.
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
The overall objective of the NSS is service to the community and the nation to awaken the social consciousness of the students. The objectives are sought to be achieved by enabling the students to:
- Understand the community in which they work;
- Understand themselves in relation to their community;
- Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility;
- Apply their education to finding solutions to individual and cosmmunity problems;
- Develop competence required for responsibility sharing and group living;
- Acquire a democratic attitude, leadership qualities and practice national integrations.
- Develop the capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters;
The motto of NSS is “NOT ME BUT YOU”. This expresses the essence of democratic living, uphold the need for selfless service and appreciations of other man’s point of view.
It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of the NSS for social transformation, upliftment and integration.
24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes and activities.