- Introduce in -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.The NSS was formed in 1969 with an aim to “inculcate the social welfare thoughts in the students, and to provide service to the society without any prejudice.”
- NSS tells us:
NSS volunteers work hard day and night to ensure that every one in our society who is needy gets the every possible help from them so that they can also enhance their standards and lead a life of dignity in the society with all of us. In doing so the volunteers themselves learn a lot from the people in villages like how to struggle and how to lead a happy life in the extreme scarcity of resources and so on.
- Before we get into the actual workings of this organization, here is a bit of history related to the NSS:After independence the University Grants Commission, headed by S. Radhakrishnan, recommended the introduction of voluntary national service in academic institutions. This idea was again considered by the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) at its meeting in January, 1950; after examining the idea and the experiences of other countries in this field, the board recommended that students and teachers should devote time to voluntary manual work. In the draft first Five-Year Plan adopted by the government in 1952, the need for social and labourservice by Indian students for one year was stressed. In 1958 Jawaharlal Nehru, in a letter to the chief ministers, considered the idea of social service as a prerequisite for graduation. He directed the Ministry of Education to formulate a suitable scheme for the introduction of national service into academic institutions.
- Launch of NSS: In May 1969, a conference of student representatives (of universities and institutions of higher education) convened by the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission also unanimously agreed that a national-service scheme could be an instrument for national integration. The details were soon worked out and the Planning Commission sanctioned an outlay of Rs. five crores for the NSS during the Fourth Five-Year Plan, stipulating that the NSS be a pilot project in select institutions and universities. On 24 September , then-Union Education Minister V.K.R.V. Rao launched the NSS at 37 universities in all states. The scheme has been extended to all states and universities in the country, and also +2-level institutes in many states.
- Symbol of NSS: The symbol for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Orissa, 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 the 24 hours of a day. The red colour indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
- Aim: The programme aims to inculcate social welfare in students, and to provide service to society without bias. NSS volunteers work to ensure that everyone who is needy gets help to enhance their standard of living and lead a life of dignity. In doing so, volunteers learn from people in villages how to lead a good life despite a scarcity of resources. it also provides help in natural and man-made disasters by providing food,clothing and first aid to the disaster victims.Subsequently, through various deliberations and refinements, the NSS was formed in 1969. Their motto was simple – “Not me, but You”.Camps are held annually, funded by the government of India, and are usually located in a rural village or a city suburb. Volunteers may be involved in such activities as:
- Stage shows or a procession creating awareness of such issues as social problems, education and cleanliness
- Awareness Rallies
- Inviting doctors for health camps
There are no predefined or preassigned tasks; it is left up to the volunteers to provide service in any way that is feasible. Camps typically last between a week and 10 days, although camps for shorter periods are also conducted by nss
- Classes – F.Y. /.S.Y. /.T.Y., B.A., B.Com., B.Sc. students are admitted
- Seats/Intake – 250 seats
- Eligibility – any B.A., B.Com., B.Sc. students are eligible
- Admission Procedure – UG Students can take admission
|1.||1 July 2016||Tree plantation programme at College campus
and Alephata with Rotary Club of Alephata
|2.||July 27th 2016||Disease awareness and Cleanliness Campaign rally
|3.||Aug. 3 rd 2016||Blood Donation Camp|
|4.||Aug. 12 th 2016||“Swachh Bharat Mission” rally|
|5.||Aug. 12 th 2016||International Youth Day Celebration|
|6||Aug. 13 th to 16th 2016||Debate competition
|7.||Aug. 14 th 2016||Cleanliness Awareness Campaign|
|8.||Aug. 15 th 2016||Visit to Adopted Village
|9.||Aug. 15 th 2016||Cleanliness Awareness Campaign|
|10||21 Aug 2016||Shramdan|
|11||28 Aug 2016||Shramdan|
|12||1 Sept. 2016||Attended Workshop at S.P. College, Pune
‘Annual planning of Programme Officers’
|13||5 Sept 2016||Teacher’s Day Celebration|
|15||13 Sept 2016||Two volunteers sent to SPPU for selection of RD parade|
|16||17-19 Sept 2016
Dangat Chaitanya Mhatu
|SRD-NRD state level selection
Shivaji Univ. Kolhapur.
|17||24.9.16||NSS DAY &Swachhata mission|
|18||26.9.2016||Mulyashikshan&SamajikSalokhaKaryashala Participation at S. P. College, Pune
1.Dangat Chaitanya Mhatu
|19||5.10.2016||BahiratOmkar (T. Y. B. A.)
Selected & attended Adventure Camp at Manali Atal Bihari Vajpayee institute of mounteering& allied Sports Centre, Solang, Manali,
ManaviSakhali –Road Safety programme
a) Celebration of ‘RashtriyaEktaDiwas’
Birth anniversary of SardarVallabhbhai Patel
b) Celebration of ‘National Education Day’
Birth Anniversary of Moulana Azad
|22||26.11.2016||Attended NSS meeting for planning of NSS camp at Dept of Environmental Science, SPPU.|
|23||6 .12. 2016||Celebration of Dr. BabasahebAmbedkarMahaparinirvan Din|
|24||10 to 16.12.2016||NSS CAMP at Kolwadi|
|25||12 to 18.12.2016||Shaikh Juber Bashir (S.Y. B. A.)
Participation in Univ level NSS Camp at Kokangaon-Shivapur, Sangamner.
|26||22.12.2016||Participation of 50 students at‘AlpsankhyankYojanaMargdarshan Ani RojgarMelava’ organized by SankalpBahuuddeshiyaYuvaSanstha, Rajuri|
|27||04.01.2017||“MahanetradanAbhiyan” 200 students involved in Jan jagrutiRalley|
|28||12.01.2017||Celebrated Swami Vivekanand Jayanti|
|29||19.01.2017||Road Safety Programme
Speaker: Shri. ChandrakantKamble.
(P.I., Alephata Police Station)