Important Particulars about NSS
1. Meaning of NSS: National Service Scheme.
2. Nature of NSS: Social Service, a scheme of students sponsored by Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India for Under – Graduate students.
3. Birth of NSS: September, 1969 during Gandhi Centenary Year and during 4th five Year Plan 1969-74.
4. Motto of NSS: “Not Me But You”.
5. Goal of NSS: “Education through Community Service and Community Service through Education”
6. Overall Objective of NSS: Development of student’s personality through community service.
7. Specific Objective:
a) To kindle the student’s social consciousness.
b) To give them opportunities.
- To work with and among people.
- To develop awareness and knowledge of social realities.
- To have a concern for the well being of the community, particularly of the weaker sections.
- To engage themselves in creative and constructive social work.
- To put their scholarship to practical use in mitigating at least some social problems and in promoting welfare.
- To gain skills in the exercise of democratic leadership.
- To gain skills in the programme of develop for self-involvement during leisure and vacation period of National development.
- To enrinch personality.
8. NSS Volunteers: Under graduate students, Boys and Girls. Now it has been extended to +2 levels also.
9. Obligation of NSS Volunteers: TO work for two continued years along with their studies, putting 120 years of service each year and participating in one Special Camping Programme.
10. Pride of NSS Volunteers: NSS Badge and NSS Certificate which will stand volunteers in good stead in future career.
11. Principal Element in NSS: There are four Principal elements in the NSS Programmes process:
THE STUDENTS, THE TEACHERS, THE COMMUNITY AND THE PROGRAMME.
12. Programme of NSS:
Two Fold Programme: Regular activities-Social Camping.
NSS Programme is flexible with no rigidity. Any useful programme in the light of the need of the community and the occasion can be taken up in consultation with the University.