About Department

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           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.

Major objectives of NSS:

  1.  To make them understand the community in which they live and work.
  2. To make them understand themselves with respect to their community.
  3. Involve the students or young generation in identifying the needs and problems of the community and participate in problem-solving.
  4. To develop a sense of social and civic responsibility among the youth.
  5. To encourage them to find out the practical solutions to individual and social problems.
  6. To develop aptitude required for teamwork and sharing of responsibilities.
  7. To help them acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes.
  8. Develop the capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters.
  9. Practice and promote national integration and social harmony.


            The motto of NSS is "Not Me But You" reflects the idea of democratic living and promotes the need for self-less service. Its philosophy is based on the belief that the welfare of an individual is entirely dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole, so the NSS volunteers are supposed to strive for the wellbeing of society.



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