National Service Scheme (NSS)
NSS is an Indian government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. The symbol for the NSS is the giant Rath. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release. It signifies the transition of life across time and space; the symbol thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change. The eight bars in the wheel represents 24 hours of a day. The red colour indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind. The programme aims to instill the idea of social welfare in students, and provide service to society without bias. NSS volunteers work to ensure that the needy gets help to enhance their standard of living and lead a life of dignity. In doing so, volunteers learn from people in villages how to lead a good life despite a scarcity of resources. The NSS also provides help during natural and man-made disasters by providing food, clothing and first aid to the victims.
At NMKRV College for Women, the National Service Scheme provides the students an opportunity to understand community needs and problems, as well as solutions in which they can be involved by assuming social and civic responsibility. NSS enables the students to participate in various programmes of social service and national development.
- Total commitment to the cause of quality education
- Dedicated focus on shaping students towards Value Oriented Existence
- To create a caring and positive environment
- Impart education which enables all students to achieve high standards of excellence in academic work, and good progress in areas of physical, cultural and social developments
Objectives of NSS
- Understand the community in which they live
- Understand themselves in relations to their community
- Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve themselves in solving them
- Develop social and civic responsibilities
- Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to community problems
- Learn to share responsibilities
- Acquire leadership qualities and democratic principles
- Develop a capacity to meet emergencies and national disasters.
Ms. Manjula J
Department of Zoology