The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It provides opportunity to the 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. The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands on experience to young students in delivering community service. Since inception of the NSS in the year 1969, the number of students strength increased from 40,000 to over 3.8 million up to the end of March 2018 students in various universities, colleges and Institutions of higher learning have volunteered to take part in various community service programmes.
- Understand the community in which they work
- Understand themselves in relation to their community
- Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process
- Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
- Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems
- Develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities
- Gain skills in mobilizing community participation
- Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude
- Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
- Practice national integration and social harmony
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.
The motto of the National Service Scheme is : ‘NOT ME BUT YOU’.
NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes and activities.
KAHER NSS Cell
The NSS Cell of the KLE University was established in April 2006 has now completed fourteen years of existence. The NSS Unit I of the constituent colleges of KLE University were established in 1996, previously working under RGUHS Bangalore. now shifted to KLE University. There are Nine NSS Units under the eight constituent colleges of KLE University. One Self Finance Unit has also been functioning under J.N. Medical College, Belagavi since 2012 and has been recognized by the NSS RC, Bengaluru as Self Finance Unit in 2015. Total Enrolment of NSS Volunteers is I300 (600 Regular limits plus 50 under SFU per year) forboth the years. Total of 46 annual special camps at adopted villages have been conducted till date with an objective to create awareness about the importance of clean water, water-home diseases, Tree saplings plantation (Vanamahotsava), Cleanliness &. Health awareness and free health check-up camps for the benefit of the public. The South Zone Workshop organized by the Association of Indian Universities (AIU), New Delhi under the auspices of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports on “Considering NSS as Elective Subject and Skill Development with Vocational Educational Training” was organized by KLE University Belgaum on 20th & 21st May 2014.
Our NSS units have participated in the campaigns started by MHRD and UGC and other ministries of Govt of India like National skill development mission, Digital cashless transaction. Road safety, Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan, Pulse polio and Measles Rubella Elimination Campaigns. Innovative programs like Faculty Birthday plantation and monthly voluntary Blood Donation camps have been organized. Many health awareness talks have been organized on KLE Community Radio Station Venudhwani 90.4 FM of the University by our NSS Units. The HIV I AIDS awareness programme, Pulse Polio Immunization, Nutrition importance of healthy diet and safe motherhood days impacted the women and motivated their husbands to stop consuming tobacco. The voluntary blood donation camps have been regularly conducted by all the constituent colleges. The school ‘college campuses! adopted villages have been cleaned under Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan and under Vanamahotsava – tree saplings were planted in the campuses.
KAHER NSS Activities
Celebration of Gandhi Jayanti as International Non Violence Day
Face Masks and Hand Sanitizer for SSLC Exam going Students
Fit India Run on 4th September 2020
Awareness on Organ and body donation 19th Feb 2020
Observation of Sardar vallahbhai Patel's Birthday as 'National Unity day' on 31.10.2015
Voluntary Blood Donation Camp By NSS Unit-3 of KLE Ayurveda & Dental NSS Units on 22.12.2015
OBSERVATION OF ‘NATIONAL CONSTITUTION DAY’ ON 31.10.2015
CELEBRATION OF NATIONAL CONSTITUTION DAY BY NSS CELL OF KLEU ON 26.11.2016.
NSS NATIONAL INTEGRATION CAMP HOSTED BY KAHER, BELAGAVI 23-29TH FEB. 2016
NATIONAL UNITY DAY & NATIONAL VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK ON 4TH November 2016.
GANDHI JAYANTHI CELEBRATION 2ND OCTOBER 2016
LAUNCHING OF NSS LIFE SKILLS PROGRAMME ON 13TH APRIL 2017
GANDHI JAYANTHI WAS OBSERVED ON 2ND OCTOBER 2017
OBSERVATION OF ‘NATIONAL SCIENCE DAY’ ON 28TH FEBRUARY 2017
SWACHHATA BELAGAVI ABHIYAN ON 10TH NOVEMBER 2017
MEASLES RUBELLA VACCINATION PROGRAMME FROM 1-28th Feb 2017
OBSERVATION OF WORLD HEALTH DAY ON 07.04.2017
NATIONAL CONSTITUTION DAY ON 27TH NOVEMBER 2017
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY’ CELEBRATED ON 10TH OCTOBER 2018
DISTRICT LEVEL JOINT NYK – NSS NEIGHBOURBOOD PARLIAMENT ON 24TH MARCH 2018
VOTERS AWARENESS RALLY ON 10TH MARCH 2018
INTERCOLLEGIATE ESSAY COMPETITION ON WORLD HEALTH DAY 7th April 2018.
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA ON 21ST JUNE 2018
CELEBRATION OF SARDAR VALLABHABHAI PATEL’S BIRTH ANNIVERSARY AS RASHTRIYA EKTA DIWAS AND NATIONAL VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK ON 31ST OCT. 2018
OBSERVATION OF NATIONAL CONSTITUTION DAY ON 26TH NOVEMBER 2018
CELEBRATION OF MAHATMA GANDHI JAYANTI AND SWACHHA BHARAT ABHIYAAN (INTERNATIONAL NON-VIOLENCE DAY) on 2nd October 2018
73RD INDEPENDENCE DAY WAS CELEBRATED ON 15TH AUGUST 2019
GANDHI JAYANTHI 2 OCTOBER 2019
GANDHI JAYANTHI 2ND OCTOBER 2019
INTER-COLLEGIATE DEBATE ON THE TOPIC ‘ORGANIC FOOD – BOON OR BANE’ 30th September 2019
INTERNATIONAL DAY OF YOGA ON 21ST JUNE 2019
JAL SHAKTI ABHIYAAN AND SWACHHATA PAKHWADA 1ST AUGUST 2019
LECTURE ON DRUG ABUSE, ROAD SAFETY ON 13th August 2019
NATIONAL CONSTITUTIONAL DAY 26TH NOVEMBER 2019
NATIONAL UNITY DAY AND VIGILANCE AWARENESS WEEK 31ST OCTOBER 2019
NSS DAY (50TH GOLDEN JUBILEE YEAR) 24TH SEPTEMBER 2019
NSS NATIONAL INTEGRATION CAMP (NIC) FROM 27TH FEBRUARY TO 5TH MARCH 2019
State level Training Programme on Prevention and Control of Common Cancers
Swadeshi Mela (Exhibition Stall) 1st October 2019
WATER CONSERVATION AWARENESS 23RD OF JULY 2019
WORLD ENVIRONMENT DAY ON 11TH JUNE 2019
WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY 10th Oct 2019
AWARENESS ON HAND HYGIENE AND SELF-PROTECTION FROM COVID -19 PANDEMIC on 18th March 2020.
AWARENESS ON ORGAN AND BODY DONATION 19th Feb 2020
AWARENESS PROGRAMME ON PREVENTION AND PROTECTION OF RESPIRATORY INFECTION AND DISTRIBUTION OF SWEATERS ON 26TH AUGUST 2020
DISTRIBUTION FACE MASK AND SANITIZER TO POLICE PERSONNEL 21st May 2020 and 2nd June 2020
Felicitation of Potter in Kartikotsava
FIT INDIA RUN ON 4TH SEPTEMBER 2020
Food kit, masks and homeopathic immune booster Distribution
MAHATMA GANDHI JAYANTHI 2ND OCTOBER 2020
National Constitution Day
National Unity Day 31st Oct 2020
Online essay writing and Quiz competition on Voter awareness on 14th December 2020
ORGAN DONATION AWARENESS PADYATRA 22nd Feb 2020
RAIN WATER HARVESTING AT BHUTRAMANAHATTI SCHOOL from 6th Jan to 10th Jan 2020
TREE PLANTATION ON INDEPENDENCE DAY 15TH AUGST 2020
WORKSHOP ON PUBLIC FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM” (PFMS) ON 2ND JULY 2020
World environment day celebrated on 5th June 2020
WORLD HEALTH DAY 2020
Central Schemes Adopted
KAHER NSS CHAPTERS