About National Service Scheme (NSS)
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It provides an 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 at Vaagdevi Engineering College, one among the top engineering colleges in Telangana is to provide hands-on experience to young students in delivering community service. National Service Scheme started on September 24, 1969, during the Gandhi Centenary Year. Initially formed in 37 universities with 40,000 volunteers, the scheme has grown over the years and it is implemented today with an involvement of more than 2.6 million volunteers spread over in 200 Universities, Polytechnics and +2 Systems. 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. NSS unit at Vaagdevi Engineering College, one among the top engineering colleges in Telangana & top PG college gives the students an opportunity to develop the qualities of leadership and sense of social consciousness in them through programmes organised that require their services in homes for the blind, orphanages, general hospitals, etc. Camps are arranged in the city or in nearby villages.
The Motto of NSS is “Not me but you” which reflects the essence of selfless service to the community. NSS at our PG college in Warangal is a student-centred programme in close collaboration with the nearby communities offering vast scope for the students’ to interact with the people which teaches students what they cannot learn from theory classes. The NSS scheme at our PG college in Warangal is aimed at developing students with a strong personality in such a way that they emerge as responsible individuals encompassing the virtues of life. NSS volunteers are an asset to society. Students through the NSS activities are engaged in actual work not only within the university campus but also their services extend to neighbouring schools and colleges. The aim of NSS of our Telangana PG college is to develop a sense of service, team spirit and dignity of labour through various programmes that spark change in their outlook and their attitude towards life and society. It helps the students develop a broader mind-set to view through other person’s point of view and also show consideration to other living beings by identifying the needs & problems of the community & to put their problem-solving skills to action and to develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility. NSS of our Warangal PG college aims to enhance leadership qualities and democratic attitudes, for students to practice national integration and social harmony.
Our NSS unit established in the year 2018 with the number of student volunteers 100 from various departments.
Main activities of NSS unit:
To create Awareness regarding environment protection, Planitation, Blood donation, Organ donation, Medical camp, Road safety, Services at orphanages & Old age homes, importance of education in slum areas, importance of girl chaild education etc.,
NSS Programme Advisers:
NSS activities in the academic year 2018-19
The NSS Badge Proud to Serve the Nation:
All the youth volunteers who opt to serve the nation through the NSS led community service wear the NSS badge with pride and a sense of responsibility towards helping needy.
The Konark wheel in the NSS badge having 8 bars signifies the 24 hours of a the day, reminding the wearer to be ready for the service of the nation round the clock i.e. for 24 hours.
Red colour in the badge signifies energy and spirit displayed by the NSS volunteers.
The Blue colour signifies the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
The motto of National Service Scheme is NOT ME BUT YOU
Benefits of Being a NSS Volunteer:
A NSS volunteer who takes part in the community service programme would either be a college level or a senior secondary level student. Being an active member these student volunteers would have the exposure and experience to be the following:
National Integration Camp (NIC):
The National Integration Camp (NIC) is organized every year and the duration of each camp is of 7 days with day-night boarding & lodging. These camps are held in different parts of the country. Each camp involves 200 NSS volunteers to undertake the scheduled activities.
Objectives of the National Integration Camp
Make the NSS volunteers aware of the following:
The camps are held every year which are attended by approximately 1500 NSS volunteers with at least 50% of the volunteers being girl students. These camps are conducted in Himalayan Region in the North and Arunachal Pradesh in North East region. The adventure activities undertaken in these camps includes trekking of mountains, water rafting, Para-sailing and basic skiing.
Objectives of Adventure Program
NSS Republic Day Parade Camp:
The first Republic Day Camp of NSS Volunteers was held in 1988. The camp takes place in Delhi between 1st and 31st January every year with 200 NSS selected volunteers who are good in discipline, March-past and cultural activities.
Objectives of NSS Republic Day Parade Camp
National Youth Festivals
National Youth Festivals are organized every year from 12th to 16th January by the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports in collaboration with the State Governments in different parts of the country. Eminent guests, speakers and youth icons are invited to address and interact with about 1500 participating NSS volunteers during the National Youth Festivals.
Objectives of National Youth Festivals
National Service Scheme Award
The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India had instituted the National Service Scheme Awards to recognize the voluntary service rendered by NSS volunteers, Programme Officers, N.S.S. units and the university/senior secondary council.
These awards were instituted in the year 1993-1994. Since then, these awards are given away every year at various Levels. The details of these awards are as follows:-
Objectives of National Service Scheme Award