The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It was introduced with the sole purpose of encouraging 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. At the time of inception of the NSS in the year 1969, the number of students was 40,000 which eventually crossed 3.8 million up to the end of March 2018. Students in various universities, colleges and Institutions of higher learning have volunteered to participate in various community service programmes.
The NSS Badge
A youth volunteers who opts to serve the nation through the NSS led community service wears the NSS badge with pride and a sense of responsibility towards helping needy.
The NSS badge has the Konark wheel embedded in it. The 8 bars of the Konark wheel signify the 24 hours of the day, reminding the wearer to be ready for the service of the nation round the clock i.e. for 24 hours.
Red colour in the badge signifies energy and spirit displayed by the NSS volunteers.
The Blue colour signifies the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
Motto of NSS
The motto of NSS is ‘NOT ME BUT YOU’. One has to forget and surrender the self, and should be ever ready to render selfless service to others.
Benefits of Being a NSS Volunteer
An active NSS volunteer has the exposure and experience to be the following:
- an accomplished social leader
- an efficient administrator
- a person who understands human nature
NSS Committee Members
1) Dr. Kamala Mitra, IQAC Coordinator
2) Mr. Subrata Mandal, Member
3) Ms. Sudeshna Chowdhury, Member
4) Ms. Manisha Ghosh,Member
5) Ms. Nibedita Tarafdar, Member
6) Ms. Juthi Saha, Member
7) Dr. Guddi Tiwary, Member
8) Mr. Sudip Roy, Member
9) Mr. Biswadeep Roy, Programme Officer (Contact Number - 7045638410)