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NSS Introduction

National Service Scheme (NSS) was introduced in 1969 with the primary objective of developing the personality and character of the student youth through voluntary community service. ‘Education through Service’ is the purpose of the NSS. 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”. An NSS volunteer places the ‘community’ before ‘self’.

The Self Financed NSS unit (SFU) is running in Mahatma Gandhi Govt Engineering College since 2017 with the maximum sanctioned strength of 100 volunteers. The activities like tree plantation, cleanliness, education to poor children, flag march, blood donation camps are organised time to time in the institution.

Objectives of NSS :

NSS aims at developing the following qualities/ competencies among the volunteers :

  • a) To understand the community in which the NSS volunteers work and to understand themselves in relation to their community;
  • b) To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve themselves in problem-solving exercise;
  • c) To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility;
  • d) To utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems;
  • e) To gain skills in mobilizing community participation;
  • f) To acquire leadership qualities and democratic values;
  • g) To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters; and
  • h) To practice national integration and social harmony.

Message from NSS Program Officer

NSS is a voluntary association of young students in colleges which provides services to society without bias. It aims to inculcate social welfare in students, and through the community services, it really helps in building their personality.

NSS volunteer works for providing help in natural and man-made disasters by supplying food, clothing and first aid to the disaster victims, arranges blood donation camps to fulfil shortage of blood requirement in hospitals, tree plantation to protect environment and save mother earth, cleanliness moments for hygiene and healthy life, road safety awareness campaigns to reduce road accidents, street plays and awareness campaigns for save a girl child and educate her.

During NSS Special Camps, a volunteer learn from people in villages how to lead a good life despite a scarcity of resources, develops a sense of social responsibility & gets the practical lessons of value education.

In the greed of wealth, preserve your health first. Do not forget we are humans, serve the humanity, preserve the nature and follow the motto of NSS “NOT ME, BUT YOU”.