National Services Scheme
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhiji’s Centenary year in 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 (esp. Villages) linkage. Orientation of students in national problems. Study of philosophy of NSS. Basic concepts and components of NSS. Special camping programme. Fundamental rights, Directive principles of state policy. Awareness programme, Consumer awareness, Highlights of consumer act. Function literacy non formal education of rural youth. Environment enrichment and conservation. Health, family welfare and nutrition. Brief of five year plans.
The motto of National Service Scheme is NOT ME BUT YOU.
AIM of the Events
- The programme aims to instill the idea of 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’s victims.
- To integrate the nation through social service.