National Service Scheme (NSS)

 

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhiji's Centenary year, 1969. Aimed at developing student's personality through community service, NSS is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges, Universities and at +2 level working for a campus-community linkage. Home:

In India, the idea of involving students in the task of national service dates back to the times of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. The central theme which he tried to impress upon his student audience time and again was that they should always keep before them, their social responsibility. The first duty of the students should be, not to treat their period of study as one of the opportunities for indulgence in intellectual luxury, but for preparing themselves for final dedication in the service of those who provided the sinews of the nation with the national goods & services so essential to society. Advising them to form a living contact with the community in whose midst their institution is located, he suggested that instead of undertaking academic research about economic and social disability, the students should do "something positive so that the life of the villagers might be raised to a higher material and moral level".
Objective:

(i) To understand the community in which they work.
(ii) To understand themselves in relation to their community.
(iii) To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process.
(iv) To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
(v) To utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems.
(vi) To develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities:
(vii) To gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
(viii) To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
(ix) To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters.
(x) To practice national integration and social harmony.

Activities:
1. National Yoga Day
2. Tree-Plantation
3. Blood Donation
4. Shramdan
5. Swacch Bharat Abhiyan
6. National Integration Camp
7. NSS Establishment Day
8. Womens Day Celebration
9. Gadge Baba Jayanti Celebration
10. Mahatma Gandhi Jayanti Celebration
11. Rasta Suraksha Abhiyan
12. Voter Awareness Compaign
13. Andhashraddha Nirmulan Abhiyan