National Service Scheme (NSS)UNIT-I
- About NSS
- Aims and Objectives
- Motto of NSS, NSS Symbol, NSS Badge
- NSS Day and Song
- Benefits of Being a NSS Volunteer
- NSS Unit I, Surendranath College
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It provides opportunity to the student youth of 11th & 12th Class of schools at +2 Board level and student youth of Technical Institution, Graduate & Post Graduate at colleges and University level of India to take part in various government led community service activities & 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. (https://nss.gov.in/)
Registration form link for join our college NSS, Unit I: https://forms.gle/WTgF64ZbGnBZatBb8
Follow Surendranath College, NSS Unit I Twitter Account: https://twitter.com/NssSurendranath?t=meWpm_PotS4j–PbTvSl7w&s=09
- To understand the community in which they work
- To understand themselves in relation to their community
- To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process
- To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
- To utilise their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems
- To develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
- To gain skills in mobilising community participation
- To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude
- To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters
- To practice national integration and social harmony
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.
The NSS symbol is based on the “Rath” wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Odisha. The navy-blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind. The Red colour in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood i.e. lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space.
The NSS logo is embossed on the badge of NSS. The eight bars in the wheel of NSS logo 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.
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 programs and activities.
During Silver Jubilee Year the NSS theme song has been composed. All NSS volunteers are expected to learn the theme song and sing the song during NSS programs and celebrations.
A NSS volunteer 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:
- an accomplished social leader
- an efficient administrator
- a person who understands human nature
The NSS unit of Bethune College was formalized in 2014. The College maintains a very active NSS unit. The work done by the unit is divided into two subcategories – 1. General Programmes – Those that are conducted throughout the year like various awareness programmes, blood donation camps, health camps, planting saplings, etc. These are mandatory activities that need to be performed by any NSS unit. 2. Special Programmes – Special camps are organised generally on various developmental issues of national importance. They take up various programmes to promote the various national schemes currently prevalent.
- Dr. Indranil Kar (Principal) – Chairperson
- Dr.Anushrita Mandol, Programme Officer, NSS Member Secretary
- Dr. Jayanta Sikdar (Staff members)
- Dr. Debasree Sinha (Staff members)
- Sri Debasish Banerjee (Representative of the development department Member)
- Sri Md. Jasimuddin(Representative from the adopted slum)
- Mallika Das (NSS student)
- Rittik Singh (NSS student)