National Service Scheme
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. 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 NSS unit of Sree Venkateswara College of Engineering, Nellore plays an active role in shaping our students humane and responsible citizens. The overall aim of NSS is the Personality Development of students through community service. We are conducting special camping programme of seven days duration in adopted villages and NSS Activities in our campus which provides unique opportunities to the students for group living, collective experience sharing, sharing responsibilities, and addressing various developmental issues of regional and national importance and constant interaction with the community.
Objectives of 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 of the community and the solution to them.
- To develop competence required for group living and sharing
- To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
- To encourage national integration and develop the capacity to meet emergencies and national disasters.
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.
- The Konark wheel in the symbol has eight bars which represent the 24 hours of the day.
- The logo reminds the wearer to be in readiness for service of the nation round the clock i.e. for 24 hours.
- The Red colour in the logo indicates the NSS volunteers bold i.e. lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit.
- 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 NSS Symbol is embossed on the badge. The eight bars in the wheel 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.
The programme aims to inculcate social welfare in students, and to provide service to society without bias. NSS volunteers work to ensure that everyone who is needy gets help to enhance their standard of living and lead a life of dignity. In doing so, volunteers learn from people in villages how to lead a good life despite a scarcity of resources. it also provides help in natural and man-made disasters by providing food, clothing and first aid to the disaster victims.
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.