The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. It provides opportunity to the student youth of 11th and 12th Class of schools at +2 Board level and student youth of Technical Institution, Graduate and Post Graduate at colleges and University level of India to take part in various government led community service activities and programmes.The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands on experience to young students in delivering community service. Since inception of the NSS in the year 1969, the number of students strength increased from 40,000 to over 3.8 million up to the end of March 2018 students in various universities, colleges and Institutions of higher learning have volunteered to take part in various community service programmes.
Proud to Serve the Nation
All the youth volunteers who opt to serve the nation through the NSS led community service wear the NSS badge with pride and a sense of responsibility towards helping needy.
The Konark wheel in the NSS badge having 8 bars signifies the 24 hours of the day, reminding the wearer to be ready for the service of the nation round the clock.
Red colour in the badge signifies energy and spirit displayed by the NSS volunteers.
The Blue colour signifies the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
The Motto of NSS “Not Me But You”, reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. The NSS helps students to develop appreciation to other person’s point of view and also show consideration to the other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrine in this motto, which underlines on the belief that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society. On the whole, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of society.
Benefits of Being an NSS Volunteer
The NSS volunteers who takes part in the community service programme would either be a college level or a senior secondary level student. Being an active member these student volunteers would have the exposure and experience to be the following:
Dr. Nitin Kishore Saxena
Programme officer (NSS, ICNU)
NSS aims to develop the qualities of nationalism, humanism, truthfulness, temperance, and courage among Indian youth. With this in mind, and to cultivate among students a spirit of humility, simple living, selfless service, and sacrifice, the Institute of Commerce (ICNU) launched the NSS program for its students. As per the guidelines of NSS, Institute of Commerce is organising regular NSS activities and special camp continuously.
The seven days special NSS camp was organised by the Institute of Commerce, Nirma University from 10th to 16th December 2019 at Kavitha, adopted village of the Institute. The camp was headed by the NSS programme officer Dr Nitin Kishore Saxena. The NSS student volunteers focussed upon primary issues like women empowerment, women’s safety, cleanliness, sex education, marital abuse, self-defense, employment generation, overall development of Kavitha’s school students, and awareness about government schemes for the villagers. The camp was a great success, however, much remains to be done to improve the picture of the village in the coming years. The volunteers took with them many lessons and lifetime experiences post the wrap up of the camp.
The Institute of Commerce, Nirma University organised a seven days special National Service Scheme (NSS) Camp at Kavitha village near Bavla, a place about 40 km away from Nirma University. The journey of learning and gaining experience behind the purity of service and inner satisfaction started from 8th March 2019 and concluded on 14th March 2019. 41 sophomores from ICNU were accompanied by Dr Nitin Kishore Saxena- Programme Officer (NSS)-ICNU and C.S. Karishma Bhutani.
The given below are some highlights of numerous activities piloted by our NSS volunteers
On the last day of our camp a ‘Cultural Evening’, ‘Craft Exhibition’ and ‘Prize Distribution ceremony’ was organised by our volunteers to applaud the inner hidden creativity of innocent children of the adopted school. Shri Kamal Kumar Kar, Regional Director, NSS Gujarat visited the Kavitha village and motivate the volunteers. Prof Dilip Joshi, NSS Coordinator, Bhavnagar was also present during this event and motivated the volunteers for the selfless service to the society and the nation.