National Service Scheme (NSS), under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India, popularly known as NSS was launched
in Gandhiji’s Birth Centenary Year 1969.
The primary focus of NSS is on the development of personality of students through community service.
The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are :
1) Understand the community in which they work
2) Understand themselves in relation to their community
3) Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving
4) Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
5) Utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
6) Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
7) Gain skills in mobilising community participation
8) Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
9) Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
10)Practise national integration and social harmony
The Motto of NSS “Not Me But You”, reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service.
NSS helps the students develop appreciation to other person’s point of view and also show consideration
to other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined 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
and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.