After independence the University Grants Commission, headed by S. Radhakrishnan, recommended the introduction of voluntary national service in academic institutions. This idea was again considered by the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) at its meeting in January, 1950;
Later, the Education Commission (headed by D.S. Kothari from 1964–1966) recommended that students at every stage of education should be associated with some form of social service. This was taken into account by the state education ministers during their April 1967 conference; they recommended that university students could join the National Cadet Corps. (NCC) (Which was already inexistence on a voluntary basis) or the new National Service Scheme. In May 1969, a conference of student representatives (of universities and institutions of higher education) convened by the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission also unanimously agreed that a national-service scheme could be an instrument for national integration. On 24 September 1969, then-Union Education Minister V.K.R.V. Rao launched the NSS at 37 universities in all states. The scheme has been extended to all states and universities in the country, and also +2-level institutes in many states.
N.S.S is active in our college since the establishment of the college i.e. since 1984. Our’s is Kanya Mahavidyalay and unit of hundred volunteers is sanctioned for our college. Many social oriented programs are counducted though N.S.S. It also creates social awareness among students. The unit functions under the guidance of Hon. Prin.Dr. Shahjahan M. Maner.
The symbol of the National Service Scheme, as appearing on the cover page of this Manual is based on the ‘Rath’ wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa. These 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 design of the symbol, a simplified form of the Sun-chariot wheel primarily depicts movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social transformation and upliftment.
Aims and Objectives:
- Understand the Community in which they work.
- Identify the needs & problems of the Community and involve them in problem solving process.
- Develop among them a sense of social and civic responsibility.
- Develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities.
- Gain skill in mobilizing community participation.
- Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
- Practice national integration and society harmony.
Both the educational goal and the service goal of the NSS should be kept in mind while planning service activities by the students under the regular NSS program.
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.