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NSS

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 cardinal principle of the NSS programme is that it is organised by the students themselves,

and both students and teachers through their combined participation in community service, get a

sense of involvement in the tasks of nation building.

Objectives behind the NSS:

  • To enable the students to understand the community in which they work.
  •  To understand themselves in relation to their community.
  •  To identify the needs and problems in the community in the solution of which they can be involved.
  • To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
  • To apply education- find practical solution to individual & community problems.
  •  To develop competence required for group living and sharing responsibilities.
  • Gain skills in mobilising community participation.
  • To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
  • To develop capacity to meet emergencies and national disasters
  • To practice national integration.

NSS Charter:

The NSS at Kits provides each student with a significant context in which He/She can arrive at a

deeper understanding of social reality in India today. The NSS encourages the meaning of the

life through service.

Symbol

The NSS symbol is based on the “Rath Wheel” of the Konark Sun Temple of Orissa. The giant

wheel portrays the cycles of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life

across time and space. The design of the symbol, a simplified form of Sun Chariot Wheel

primarily depicts movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It also stands for

dynamism and progressive outlook of youth.

NSS Motto:

The motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is ‘NOT ME BUT YOU’. This reflects

the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the

other person’s point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings. It

underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society on

the whole. Therefore, it should be the aim of the NSS to demonstrate this motto in its day-to-day

programme.

NSS Day:

NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of

the Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate

programmes and activities.

Symbol

The NSS symbol is based on the “Rath Wheel” of the Konark Sun Temple of Orissa. The giant

wheel portrays the cycles of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life

across time and space. The design of the symbol, a simplified form of Sun Chariot Wheel

primarily depicts movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It also stands for

dynamism and progressive outlook of youth.

During Silver Jubilee Year 1994 the NSS theme song has been composed. All NSS

volunteers are expected to learn the theme song and sing the song during NSS programmes and

celebrations.

We shall overcome

We shall overcome

We shall overcome some day

O! deep in my heart

I do believe that

We shall overcome some day

We’ll walk hand in hand

We’ll walk hand in hand

We’ll walk hand in hand to- day

O! deep in my heart

I do believe that

We shall overcome some day

We shall live in peace.

We shall live in peace.

We shall live in peace to-day

O! deep in my heart

I do believe that

We shall overcome some day

We shall not be afraid

We shall not be afraid

We shall not be afraid to-day

O! Deep in my heart

I do believe that

We shall overcome some day.

Under this, students undertake various need based programmes in the adopted villages, College

Campuses and Urban slums during weekends or after college hours.

120 hours per year and 240 hours for 2 consecutive years

1. General Orientation of NSS Volunteers.

NSS Day Celebrations – 20 hrs.

2. Career guidance for the NSS Volunteers, by the

experts and campus work – 30 hrs.

3. Skill development (first aid, disaster management,

public speaking, leadership motivation, HIV/AIDS

awareness etc.) – 26 hrs.

4. Community Development Projects (in the adopted village)

– Survey in the village, tree plantation, Health,

Cleanliness, Road Safety, Visits to Homes, technical training

for rural youth and SHG, sanitation, women development

programmes, consumer Awareness etc. – 44 hrs.

Total – 120 hrs.