National Service Scheme( NSS) 

      National Service Scheme, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India, popularly known as NSS was launched in Gandhiji's Birth Centenary Year 1969, in 37 Universities involving 40,000 students with primary focus on the development of personality of students through community service. 

•           National Integration Camp
•           Shramdaan
•           Blood Donation
•           Disaster Management
•           Plantation
•           Immunisation
•           Adventure Programmes

Aims
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.

National Social Service (NSS)

It aims at creating social awareness and also imparts human values in students. Its activities include protection of the environment and social services.

Camps

Camps are held annually, funded by the government of India, and are usually located in a rural village or a city suburb. Volunteers may be involved in such activities as:

  • Cleaning
  • Afforestation
  • Stage shows or a procession creating awareness of such issues as social problems, education and cleanliness
  • Inviting doctors for health camps

There are no predefined or preassigned tasks; it is left up to the volunteers to provide service in any way that is feasible. Camps typically last between a week and 10 days, although camps for shorter periods are also conducted.

Typical projects

  • Adoption of villages
  • Construction and repair of roads
  • Afforestation
  • Literacy classes
  • Water conservation
  • Plastics eradication
  • eye donation
  • tree plantation
  • blood donation

Other Programs

In some institutions volunteers are involved in regular blood donation and traffic control (regulating queues in temples and preventing stampedes at functions). National conferences are held regularly to conduct white-paper and project presentations.

After independence the UGC headed by S. Radhakrishnan, recommended the introduction of voluntary National Service in academic institutions.
He directed the Ministry of Education to formulate a suitable scheme for the introduction of national service into academic institutions. The National Service Committee was appointed under the chairmanship of C.D. Deshmukh on 28 August 1959 to make concrete suggestions in this direction. Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission also unanimously agreed that a national-service scheme could be an instrument for national integration

Objective:
The NSS motto expresses the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for service, it is the aim of the NSS to demonstrate its motto in day-to-day  Motto is "Not Me, Not You but We"
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.

Organization:
Most government and government-aided institutions (schools and colleges) have volunteer NSS units, and private institutions are encouraged to have NSS volunteers

Camps:
Camps are held annually, funded by the government of India, and are usually located in a rural village or a city suburb. Volunteers may be involved in such activities as:

  1. Cleaning
  2. Forestation
  3. Stage shows or a procession creating awareness of such issues as social problems, education and cleanliness
  4. Inviting doctors for health camps

Camps typically last between a week and 10 days, although camps for shorter periods are also conducted.

NSS Programme officers

  • Dr. Shrikan Fulsundar (Chief PO)
  • Prof. Mangala. Dongare (Asst. PO)
  • Dr. Ashok M Kanade (Asst. PO)


Activities of the N.S.S Unit:

The activities of the N.S.S. are to help the students understand community, their relation with community, National Integration, and Social problems. The activities are divided into 2 parts: 
1) Regular Activities 2) Special Winter Camps and carried out through out the year.

1) Regular Activities:
Generally, meetings of NSS students are held every week on Sundays during the academic year and various activities are carried out by the students and for students. The activities include talks – elocution, poster competitions, debate competitions, blood donation camp and lectures / talks for students, tree plantation, cleanliness drive, and street plays.

2) Special Winter Camps:
During the special winter camping programme of 10 days, every year common activities such as shramdan, Tree Plantation, cleaning of drainage lines, repairs and construction of roads, Cleaning of the area, Slide shows, talks/ lectures, Village Survey, Cultural activities, Blood Donation, Trekking, Nature watch, Rallies, etc. are undertaken along with some special activities.