NSS (National Service Scheme)

The National Service Scheme Cell has been playing an important role in enriching the souls and minds of the staff and the students. This cell runs under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Government of India and administrated by Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University, Amravati. It is popularly known as NSS, was launched on Gandhiji’s Birth Centenary Year 1969, in 37 Universities involving 40,000 students with primary focus on the development of personality of students through community service. The Motto of NSS “Not Me but You”, reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. The student joining this scheme develops many behaviorial interactive skills. They visit the rural areas as NSS volunteers during the camps organized by the college. The NSS volunteers take initiative in developing a technocratic environment and also help the underprivileged people to develop themselves. The responsibilities and functions shall include (but not limited to) the followings.
  1. To understand the community in which stakeholders or students work and to understand themselves in relation to their community.
  2. To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving by taking various related activities.
  3. To utilize knowledge of faculty and students in finding practical solutions for individual and community problems.
  4. To plan and work out the regular activities for college campus and for outside areas under the rule & regulation of Sant Gadge Baba Amravati University.
  5. To devise and implement the seven days residential camp at adopted village by college and approved by University.
  6. To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and practice National Integration and social harmony.
  7. To execute some activity with service of institute such as Blood Donation camp, Swaccha Bharat Abhiyan, Plastic abolishment program, VISAKA, AIDS Awareness Program, Beti Bachao Abhiyan, Rural amenities & services program etc.
NSS Programme Officer

Prof. Akshay Deshmukh
NSS Officer, PLITMS-Buldana

NSS ACTIVITY REPORTS

  • NSS ANNUAL ACTIVITIES CALENDER 2019-20. To download click here.
  • International Yoga Day Programme Report To view/download click here.
  • Tree Plantation Activity Report To view/download click here.
  • Independence Week Celebration Report To view/download click here.
  • Matdar Janjagruti va Swacchata Abhiyan Ahwal (Report) To view/download click here.
  • Sahamahi Ahawal (Six Months Report 2019-20) To view/download click here.
  • NSS Annual Report 2019-20 To view/download click here.
                       In India, the idea of involving students in the task of national service dates back to the times of Mahatma Gandhi, the father of the nation. The central theme which he tried to impress upon his student audience time and again, was that they should always keep before them, their social responsibility. The first duty of the students should be, not to treat their period of study as one of the opportunities for indulgence in intellectual luxury, but for preparing themselves for final dedication in the service of those who provided the sinews of the nation with the national goods & services so essential to society. Advising them to form a living contact with the community in whose midst their institution is located, he suggested that instead of undertaking academic research about economic and social disability, the students should do “something positive so that the life of the villagers might be raised to a higher material and moral level”.
The overall aim of National Service Scheme as envisaged earlier, is to give an extension dimension to the higher education system and orient the student youth to community service while they are studying in educational institution.
The motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is : ‘NOT ME BUT YOU’.
This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other person’s point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society on the whole. Therefore, it should be the aim of the NSS to demonstrate this motto in its day-to-day programme.
The broad objectives of NSS are to:
(i)   understand the community in which they work
(ii)  understand themselves in relation to their community;
(iii)  identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process;
(iv) develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility;
(v)  utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems;
(vi) develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities;
(vii) gain skills in mobilizing community participation;
(viii) acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude;
(ix) develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
(x) practice national integration and social harmony.