Krantiagrani Dr. G. D. Bapu Lad Mahavidyalaya runs NSS unit as a part of Shivaji University’s National Service Scheme. The NSS is an ongoing Central Sector Scheme of Department of Youth Affairs, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India and NSS cell, Higher and technical education, Govt. of Maharashtra. The Scheme was launched in the year 1969 with the primary objective of developing the personality and character of the student youth through voluntary community service.
|Year of NSS established
|NSS Programme Officers
|Dr. D. M. Honmane
|No. of NSS Units Working
|No. of NSS Units Volunteers
|Motto of NSS
|'NOT ME BUT YOU'
|Emblem of NSS
Special camping (07 days)
Regular activities (community work );
120 hours in a year
The ideological orientation of the NSS
is inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. Very appropriately, the motto of NSS is “NOT
ME, BUT YOU “in Hindi “स्वयं से पहले आप”.
NSS is implemented in Senior Secondary Schools, Colleges and Universities in all
States and UTs across the country. The design of the NSS envisages that each educational
institution covered under the Scheme has at least one NSS unit comprising of normally 100
student volunteers, led by a teacher designated as Programme Officer (PO). Each NSS unit
adopts a village or slum for taking up its activities.
An NSS volunteer is required to undertake the following work/activities:
Each NSS volunteer is required to put in minimum 120 hours of community service per year for two years, i.e., total 240 hours. This work is under taken in villages/ slums adopted by NSS unit or school/college campuses, usually after study hours or during weekends.
Each NSS unit organizes a Special Camp of 7days’ duration in adopted villages or urban slums during vacations with some specific projects by involving the local communities. Each volunteer is required to participate in a Special Camp once during the 2-year period. Briefly, the NSS volunteers work on issues of social relevance, which keep evolving in response to the needs of the community, through regular and special camping activities. Such issues include (i) literacy and education, (ii) health, family welfare and nutrition, (iii) environment conservation, (iv) social service programmes, (v) programmes for empowerment of women, (vi) programmes connected with economic development activities, (vii) rescue and relief during calamities, etc.
The motto of the National Service Scheme is 'NOT ME, BUT YOU'. This phrase is the essence of a democratic way of life and expresses the need for selfless service, as well as the need to respect the opinions of others. It also encourages others to think with compassion. Ultimately the development of any individual depends on the overall development of the society. Therefore, the realization of this motto should come from the daily programs of the National Service Scheme.
The emblem of the national scheme is based on the chariot wheel of the Surya Mandir at Konark. The enormous wheels of this sun temple symbolically depict creativity, conservation and liberation and represent the dynamism of life in relation to time and space, the design of the symbol echoing the developmental process of life. It is a symbol of continuity and change and indicates that the National Service Scheme will continue to strive for social transformation and salvation.
National Service Scheme emblem is printed on the badge. Volunteers of Rashtriya Seva Yojana wear this badge while doing various social service works. The Chariot of the Sun Temple of Konark has 24 wheels representing the 24 hours of the day. Each wheel has 8 spokes representing the 8 Prahar of the day. Whoever wears this badge, this badge makes him aware that he is ready for national service 24 hours a day or 8 Prahar. The red colour in the badge symbolizes the vibrancy, activity and enthusiasm among the volunteers. The deep blue colour in it symbolizes the universe. National Service Scheme is a very small part in this universe which is always ready to play its part for the welfare of mankind.