The National Service Scheme was started in Shri Shivaji Science and Arts College, Chikhli Dist. – Buldana in 1983 which affiliated to the Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati. The unit has capacity of 200 volunteers and legacy of glorious past of 50 years with spectrum of achievements. The NSS is part of our academic, social and personal as it is third dimension of education. It allows the students to actively contribute their servicefor welfare of the community and the nation. Thus, helping them flourish their socio-cultural personality and develop the leadership qualities. As such the NSS is the right platform where the student-youth of the Nation may get to involve with real-life social activities and thereby become responsible citizen of India.
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 a fellow human being. It underlines thatthe welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society on the whole.Therefore, it should be the aim of NSS to demonstrate this motto in its day-today programs.
The NSS symbol is based on the “Rath” wheel on Konark Sun Temple situated in Odisha. The Navy Blue colour indicated the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind. The Red in the badge indicated that the NSS volunteers are full of blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The giant wheels of Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space.
The National Service Scheme (NSS) had its birth on September 24, 1969 during the Gandhi centenary year. The scheme was first launched in 37 universities comprising 40000 students. Today the NSS has become largest government organization of students in the country comprising members from +2 level to the college and university level. The strength of volunteers has now increased to more than 30 lakhs, which make the NSS one of the largest student forces in the world. The NSS has good relations with different government agencies and non-government organizations in implementing its programmes for building up community assets, helping the underprivileged people through education and social services.The NSS is useful not only for the development of the students’ personality but it also helps to promote the unity and integrity of the nation by bringing together young people from diverse geographical and socio-cultural backgrounds.