National Service Scheme (NSS)

Today we go back in history to understand the aim and working of India’s National Service Scheme (popularly called as NSS). The NSS was formed in 1969 with an aim to “inculcate the social welfare thoughts in the students, and to provide service to the society without any prejudice.” Wikipedia article on NSS tells us:

NSS volunteers work hard day and night to ensure that every one in our society who is needy gets the every possible help from them so that they can also enhance their standards and lead a life of dignity in the society with all of us. In doing so the volunteers themselves learn a lot from the people in villages like how to struggle and how to lead a happy life in the extreme scarcity of resources and so on.

Before we get into the actual workings of this organization, here is a bit of history related to the NSS:

After the independence, the University Grants Commission headed by Dr. S. Radhakrishnan recommended introduction of national service in the academic institutions on a voluntary basis. This idea was again considered by the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) at its meeting held in January, 1950 and after examining the various aspects of this idea and the experiences of other countries in this field, the Board recommended that students should devote some time to manual work on a voluntary basis and that the teachers should also associate with them in such work. In the draft First Five year Plan adopted by the Government of India in 1952, the need for social and labour service for the students of India for one year was stressed. In 1958, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru in his letter to the Chief Ministers mooted the idea of having social service as a prerequisite for graduation.

Subsequently, through various deliberations and refinements, the NSS was formed in 1969. Their motto was simple – “Not me, but You”. There are various camps that the NSS conducts and each of them broadly fall into one of these four categories:
1. Cleaning
2. Afforestation
3. Stage shows or Procession creating awareness on social problems, education, cleanliness etc
4. Inviting doctors for health camps.
Most of these camps are conducted in rural places or sub-urban areas.

Read more about the NSS here in this Wikipedia article.
Here is the official website of the NSS: http://nss.nic.in/

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  • http://g-mail isha

    it’s coordinators should encourage its promotion,in the society..through television,magazines..so that non-member citizns tak activ participation…

  • http://www.nss.nic.in MANOJ

    plz participate in social services like NSS

  • P Panda

    It is a perfect platform where an youth can grow.

  • naveen

    it helps the youth to understand the situations better and enhances the helping nature of the people

  • Asritha

    It is not enough when u just say “I AM AN INDIAN”. You can become a perfect citizen only when u act accordingly. So join in some social services like these and render your services to our motherland.

  • Devaraja Naik

    Dear Citizens
    Please, Contribute your small service to the nation in one or other way.

    Devraj, NSS Programme Officer, Veterinary College, Hassan

  • DR. B.P.KOCHE

    Due to born in India no body become an Indian.For become Indian we have to practice & implement in our life of the India’s Constitution. NSS is the movement which motivate the society & prepare to the people to become an Indian. It is the process to become an Indian. Each & every person have resposibility to follow the Indian constitution which the Lifestyle of the Indian.

  • Om Ji Shukla

    Could any one tell how an institute can get the membership of NSS?

  • Prof. Ravi Sontakke, NSS Area Co-ordinator.

    Dear Students, It is useful platform for develop youreself, NSS is the movement which motivate the society and make man perfect.pls join social activities & keep the indian togather. Prof. Ravi Sontakke. NSS Area co-ordinator. Model Arts &comm. College, Karanja (Gh) Dist. Wardha. (M.S)

  • kamal sekhon

    its an organization which tells how to live and how to helps others to live

  • s.b.mprakash

    hai callage nss member 2006batch

  • pankaj lokhande

    when the camp is organised by school or colleges and take varies activities during the period of cam but after that villagers not following the activities taken in the cam so far the review is must by the organiser.

  • Somnath Dutta

    I am persuing B.E. 4th sem. and I want to join NSS activity. Please help me

  • g s patel

    i am already p o in nss at govt school of excellence narsinghpur and hope join all of student join it.

  • s.segar

    P.O. from ghss indiranagar Pondicherry.Kindly send sp.camp activities in your school.

  • sabari

    hi…
    we r excelling in NSS and very eagarly we need some events for NSS…mail to sabari1000@gmail.com….it ll much helpful… plzzz

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    hai pls visit our blog:nssvhssambalavayal.blogspot.com

  • http://google satish

    hello dears i am happy because i join NSS and i feel proud even i do something other peoples.

  • suchetana

    i have joined the NSS in my new collage.and i am proud to be a part of it.

  • thakur arjun singh

    hello dosto nss ak aisi hm sab ke liye job he jo hmara vikas karti he me esme join hokar bahut hi acha fil kar raha hu

  • Brundaban Panda

    we born in India and as an Indian we have to practice & implement in our life of the India’s Constitution. NSS is the movement which motivate the society & prepare to the people to become proud to be an Indian. Each & every person have some responsibility to do some thing for him self as well as for the society. It is the source to prove our self a responsible citizen of the country.

  • indiwar narayan parashar

    give hand and to make strong nss program hc and ri periyakulam

  • rakesh kumar

    by devotoin nss make strong hc and ri periyakulam

  • nikky.kondamgari

    nss is a real service to people and devolopment culture.and improve society,remove the illiterecy.so i request u join in nss friends.

  • junaid bellippady

    proud to a indian

  • swapnil parate

    after working in NSS & helping the people we god much more satisfaction & happy & great felling.

  • satender kumar

    adopte in heritage program

  • satender kumar

    nss is very good service for me i all of student take nss and change the world nss basic is not me but you

  • Sukhchain Singh Samana ,Punjab

    It Is A Perfect Combination OF Work and Education

  • Dinesh Naik

    NSS in colleges realy helps to contribute their part in society

  • Binduja

    iam proud to be the part of nss

  • Binduja

    render your service through nss

  • ameen khan

    do something for some one else is hard but it gives inner beauty

  • yogesh rexwal

    i proud to take nss and i am saying my to tke nss. so nss is a very good service of our youth

  • Avinash Deodhar

    Vivekanand Kendra Kanyakumari,Dombivli Branch is organizing 3 day series of evening lecture for students on the ocassion of Vishva Bandhutva Din. NSS STUDENTS ARE CO-ORDILY INVITED FOR THESE LECTURS.
    Pendharkar Sabhagraha,Tilaknagar Highschool,Dombivli(E)

  • pankaj kumar gupta

    soil testing ,soil helth care

  • Khushboo Bohra

    i proud to take nss and i am saying my to tke nss. so nss is a very good service of our youth in india…..from….khushboo jain…srk- govt- college-rajsamand(rajasthan)

  • http://www.snailworld.wetpain.comt Dr. Magare S.R.

    NSSis a scheme envisaged for to give an extension dimension to the higher education system and orient the students by all sorts that to stand everywhere with love and affection to the nation and peoples. Its a big stage for development.

  • http://SHEKHARSURWADE@GMAIL.COM TUSHAR

    YES IT IS GOOD

  • satender kumar

    i think i am start 18th oct. a clean. so this is my mobile no 9958987708 so give me a suport. my friends any callme for so i am come for help me and my friend

  • niki

    hey guys, nss in my life has brought a major change it so happens dat nearly ten times a week in max i ve been asked dis question “what do u actually get out of doin the services u do” well wat will ur answer b does every small help u do have to profit u ? i think not… v aare group in banglore who share the same mentality i dont who is gonna read it what its gonna mean to u but i would like to say that its time u search a person in u who wants to help the society not for name or fame but for self satisfaction . let bring in some change. JAI HIND

  • Samindranath Mondal

    NSS means :- Narir Sange Soa

  • Virendra

    NSS IS REALLY GOOD & POPULAR SERVICE FOR OUR COUNTRY. V.K.GAUTAM

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_GRXDFC2J4HULRKYV557SCFIAC4 pavan

    nss is a very good service for development of the rural area

  • deepak badade

    HI friends i am deepak i am proud to the N.S.S

  • Madhu Bala

    I am happy that a good blog has been started

  • Bskoranga

    NSS is a platform where we can express ourselves in socialized way. It is not merely a safai, shramdan,……………. but a “SPIRIT”. So, please join it accordingly & soulfully.
    B.S.Koranga, P.O. NSS, VMJS GIC Bageshwar,Uttarakhand.

  • Dazzlinglibina

    im very proud of nss activities

  • Joseph Rodrigues

     Good thoughts! Keep up your great work.

  • Hemanta saha

    NSS is a non political great organisation of India.NSS teaches sacrifice; devotion;socialism and social equality.It creates friendships among the students coming from different parts of society and from different levels but when they come in NSS they are all equal; it is our proud. 

  • Pkakodkar

    PRITESH KAKODKAR
    N.S.S is very use full in our day to day life &N.S.S is my life

  • Pkakodkar

    N.S.S is an 
    organization which tells how to live and how to helps others to live & if I get chance to work withN.S.S I will do it

  • PRITESH KAKODKAR

    The motto of the National Service Scheme  is “Not Me, Not You, But We”, This expresses the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless services and appreciation of another man’s point of view and also show consideration for fellow human beings. It underlines the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole.Therefore it should be the aim of the N.S.S. to demonstrate this motto in its day-to-day activities.the work our N.S.S unit people do for others they do from the HEART.

  • Pkakodkar

    PRITESH KAKODKAR
    The motto of the National Service Scheme  is “Not Me, Not You, But We”, This expresses the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless services and appreciation of another man’s point of view and also show consideration for fellow human beings. It underlines the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole.Therefore it should be the aim of the N.S.S. to demonstrate this motto in its day-to-day activities.the work our N.S.S unit people do for others they do from the HEART.

  • anuja shukla

    I am feeling very glad to know about the working of NSS because they help the needy persons .i also want to make this moto as mine because i also want to help every needy persons.tommoro i am going to summit this NSS form in my school therefore i am very exited …..Thankyou very much……

  • shalini

    i really want to join nss so that i can contribute something for our society,so please let me know when can i join this organization?

  • RIMI

    plz guys help me….could anyone some FAQs related to NSS along with the answers.

  • Rimi

    i meant say some FAQs.

  • Yamuna

    I am proud to be an NSS volunteer……. we undertake a activities include teaching of school
    students,
    spreading social awareness through lectures, debates etc. and organizing blood
    donation and first-aid camps