National Service Scheme (NSS) was
introduced in 1969 with the primary objective of developing the personality and
character of the student youth through voluntary community service. ‘Education
through Service’ is the purpose of the NSS. The ideological orientation of the
NSS is inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. An NSS volunteer places the
‘community’ before ‘self’.
Objectives of NSS:
NSS aims at developing the following
qualities/ competencies among the volunteers:
a) To understand the community in which
the NSS volunteers work and to understand themselves in relation to their
b) To identify the needs and problems of
the community and involve themselves in problem-solving exercise;
c) To develop among themselves a sense
of social and civic responsibility;
d) To utilize their knowledge in finding
practical solutions to individual and community problems;
e) To gain skills in mobilizing
f) To acquire leadership qualities and
g) To develop capacity to meet
emergencies and natural disasters; and
h) To practice national integration and
NSS attempts to establish meaningful
linkages between ‘Campus and Community’, ‘College and Village’ and ‘Knowledge
The motto of National Service Scheme
is NOT ME BUT YOU
Benefits of Being a NSS Volunteer:
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:
a) an accomplished
b) an efficient
c) a person who
understands human nature
National Integration Camp (NIC):
The National Integration Camp (NIC) is
organized every year and the duration of each camp is of 7 days with day-night
boarding & lodging. These camps are held in different parts of the country.
Each camp involves 200 NSS volunteers to undertake the scheduled activities.
Objectives of the National Integration
Make the NSS volunteers aware of the
cultural diversity of India
b) History of
our diversified culture
pride through knowledge about India
integrate the nation through social service
The camps are held every year which are
attended by approximately 1500 NSS volunteers with at least 50% of the
volunteers being girl students. These camps are conducted in Himalayan Region in
the North and Arunachal Pradesh in North East region. The adventure activities
undertaken in these camps includes trekking of mountains, water rafting,
Para-sailing and basic skiing.
Objectives of Adventure Program
various adventure activities among NSS volunteers
b) Infuse the
sense of love towards the various regions of India
leadership qualities, fraternity, team spirit and risk taking capacity.
of physical and mental strength
e) Exposure to
new vocational possibilities
NSS Republic Day Parade Camp:
The first Republic Day Camp of NSS
Volunteers was held in 1988. The camp takes place in Delhi between 1st and 31st
January every year with 200 NSS selected volunteers who are good in discipline,
March-past and cultural activities.
A Contingent of selected NSS volunteers
participates in the Republic Day Parade at Rajpath, New Delhi on 26th of
January every year in accordance with the guidelines and requisition of the
Ministry of Defence.
Objectives of NSS Republic Day Parade
a) Enable the
volunteers to interact with fellow members hailing from various parts of India.
the tradition, custom, culture, language of all states of India.
c) Provide a
chance to develop overall personality of the Student volunteers.
the bond of patriotism, national integration, brotherhood and communal harmony.
National Youth Festivals
National Youth Festivals are organized
every year from 12th to 16th January by the Government of India, Ministry of
Youth Affairs & Sports in collaboration with the State Governments in
different parts of the country. Eminent guests, speakers and youth icons are
invited to address and interact with about 1500 participating NSS volunteers
during the National Youth Festivals.
Objectives of National Youth Festivals
a) Make the
volunteers aware of the various festivals celebrated in the country
b) Remind the
volunteers of the cultural importance of festivals celebrated in our country
c) Provide a
chance to the NSS volunteers to interact with the resource person/speaker/youth
National Service Scheme Award
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and
Sports, Government of India had instituted the National Service Scheme Awards to
recognize the voluntary service rendered by NSS volunteers, Programme Officers,
N.S.S. units and the university/senior secondary council.
NSS in Sakshi Malik Government
College for Girls, Mokhra
There is one unit of NSS in the college
which is led by the programme officer appointed by the Principal. Volunteers
have to register themselves in July month each year. To uphold and promote the
values of communal harmony, patriotism, and national integration among students
and community members through NSS activities is one of the basic objectives of
the unit. The NSS unit will be involved in awareness programme related to
HIV/AIDS prevention, plantation, cleanliness and blood donation etc. A merit
certificate is awarded by the affiliated university to the volunteers after
successfully completing two years in NSS.
Conditions for NSS certificate:
Although the conditions for awarding a
NSS merit certificate changing time to time but some basic conditions are as
a) Minimum Two years
as NSS volunteer.
b) Total 240 hours
of social service, 120 hours each year.
c) Two one day camp
d) At least One
Seven Days Special camp as NSS Volunteer.
e) Two time Blood
Donations or Literate at least five persons in the society.
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