National Service Scheme is an Indian Government sponsored programme under the Department of Youth Affairs & Sports of the Government of India. It was launched in Gandhiji’s Centenary year, 1969, aimed at “Developing Student’s Personality Through Community Service”.
- The NSS Unit of Govt.College of Nursing Alappuha with an aim to “inculcate the social welfare thoughts in the students, and to provide service to the society without any prejudice.
Objective of NSS
- To enable the students to understand the community in which they work.
- To understand themselves in relation to their community.
- To identify the needs and problems in the community in the solution of which they can be involved.
- To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
- To apply their education in finding practical solution to individual and community problems
- To develop competence required for group living and sharing responsibilities
- Gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
- To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude
- To develop capacity to meet emergencies and national disasters and
- To practice national integration.
The motto of NSS is “NOT ME, BUT YOU”. This expresses the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless services and appreciation of another man’s point of view and also show consideration for fellow human beings. It insists that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole.
The symbol of the National Service Scheme 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