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
Minutes of Advisory Committee Meetings
Central Schemes Adopted