National Service Scheme (NSS) was introduced in the year 1969 with the primary objective of developing the personality and character of the student through voluntary community service.‘Education through Service’ is the purpose of the NSS. The ideological orientation of the NSS is inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. Very appropriately, the motto of NSS is “NOT ME, BUT YOU”. An NSS volunteer need to place the community first before self.
LOGO OF NSS:
The logo for the NSS is based on the Giant Rath Wheel of the world-famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Odisha, India. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release. It 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 eight bars in the wheel represent 24 hours of a day. The red color indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy-bluecolor indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
MOTTO OF NSS:
The motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is 'NOT ME BUT YOU’. This reflects the essence of democratic living, upholds the need for selfless service, appreciation of the other person's point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society on the whole. Therefore, it should be the aim of the NSS to demonstrate this motto in its day-to-day program and the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.
CLASS ROOM ACTIVITIES:
In Classroom activity, volunteers share information about the current or major social issues in our society and also,they discuss about how to solve or overcome the issues. The volunteers will have some debates and group discussions to share their thoughts and communicate with others. By taking part in these activities, volunteers will develop good communication skill and personality development skill. These activities will help volunteers to over come their stage fear.
- NSS ceremony
- Blood donation camp
- Republic day celebration
- Conducting Awareness Programs
- NSS day celebration.
- Guest lecture
The camp is conducted at the chosen villagefor seven days(a week) once in an academic year. A sum of 100 NSS volunteers will be selected for the camp. The village is chosen on the basis of NSS regulations. Volunteers involve themselves in several activities in the village such as plantation, conducting medical camp for welfare of the people, creating awareness among school students and village people on health and education through drama and rallies, solving the people’s problem(cleaning water tanks and streets) and survey about the village. Volunteers try to identify problems faced by village people,gather the information related to it and convert it into a problem. Volunteers try to identify the solution for the defined problem (in engineering aspect).