NSS was launched on the 100th birthday of Mahatma Gandhi as a Youth Service Programme in 1969 ,Sep 24th by the Govt. of India .
Need of NSS
After independence the University Grants Commission (India) , headed by S. Radhakrishnan, recommended the introduction of voluntary national service in academic institutions. This idea was again considered by the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) at its meeting in January, 1950; after examining the idea and the experiences of other countries in this field, the board recommended that students and teachers should devote time to voluntary manual work. In the draft Five-Year plans of India , first Five-Year Plan adopted by the government in 1952, the need for social and labour service by Indian students for one year was stressed. In 1958 Jawaharlal Nehru, in a letter to the chief ministers, considered the idea of social service as a prerequisite for graduation. He directed the Ministry of Education to formulate a suitable scheme for the introduction of national service into academic institutions.
Launch of NSS
In May 1969, a conference of student representatives of universities and institutions of higher education convened by the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission also unanimously agreed that a national-service scheme could be an instrument for national integration. The details were soon worked out and the Planning Commission sanctioned an outlay of Rs. five crores for the NSS during the Fourth Five-Year Plan, stipulating that the NSS be a pilot project in select institutions and universities. On 24 September 1969, then-Union Education Minister V.K.R.V. Rao launched the NSS at 37 universities in all states. The scheme has been extended to all states and universities in the country, and also +2-level institutes in many states.
"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.
Symbol of NSS
The symbol for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Orissa, India. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in 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 represent the 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 tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
Major Objectives of NSS are
To develop a sense of civic and social responsibility
To identify the needs in the community and to develop solutions
To work with/among people
To engage in creative and constructive social action
To gain skills in programme development for self-employment
To bridge the gulf between the educated and the uneducated masses
To promote the will to serve the weaker section of the community
The two fold programmes of the NSS are
Regular activities (community work); 120 hours in a year and Special camping Programme (7 days)
Our Strength :
• More than physical work, we aim at the personality development of the students.
• A good number of Ready to Work volunteers on call.
• We are able to create a group of young men socially active.
• We help the poor and needy especially in time of blood requirements.
• Inter department friendship of students fostered.
• Volunteers get more exposure through Inter- Collegiate, State level and National level camps.
SPECIAL CAMPING PROGRAMME
1.Inauguration of special camp & Awareness on self employment Scheme .
2.Awareness on Myths and Mitigation .
3.Tree plantation programme And awareness on Activities
4.Eye Check-up and Eye donation awareness camp
5.Awareness on ADULT EDUCATION
6. Environment Enrichment and Conservation
7.Health, Family Welfare and Nutrition Programme
8.Programmes aimed at creating an awareness for improvement of the status of women
1.Tree plantation programme
2. Blood donation camps
4.Social Service programs
5.Student awareness programs as per the schedule.
6.Exhibitions (Evaluation of new thoughts of the students on any invention)
7.Social Service Programmes
8.Production Oriented Programmes
9.Relief & Rehabilitation work during Natural Calamities:
10.Education and Recreations
11.Departmental Activities (Under NSS Unit)
12. Independence day and Republic day (National Festivals)
13. NSS day (September 24th)
NSS in ALTS
In Anantha Lakshmi Institute of Technology & Sciences NSS unit established in the year of 2010 with service oriented motto. Now Mr. K.Ramesh Rao , Assoc. Prof of CSE is the Program Officer for NSS Unit.
Program Officer :
Associate Professor, Dept. of CSE & IT