National Service Scheme (NSS)

National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government-sponsored program under the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. It was started in 1969.
Motto: The motto of the National Service Scheme (N.S.S.) is "Not Me, Not You, But We"; 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 underlines the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole. Therefore it should be the aim of the N.S.S. to demonstrate this motto in its day-to-day activities.
The main aim of National Service Scheme is personality development through social service or community service. This programme is to inculcate the social welfare thoughts in the students, and to provide service to the society without any prejudice. NSS volunteers work hard day and night to ensure that every one in our society who is needy gets the every possible help from them so that they can also enhance their standards and lead a life of dignity in the society with all of us. In doing so the volunteers themselves learn a lot from the people in villages like how to struggle and how to lead a happy life in the extreme scarcity of resources and so on. Another aim is personality development through social service. In Gyan Mahavidyalaya Camps are conducted annually. These activities are fully funded by the Government of India. Such camps are usually located in a rural village or in suburbs. Volunteers may be involved in activities such as
1. Cleaning
2. Afforestation
3. Stage shows or Procession creating awareness on social problems, education, cleanliness etc.
4. Inviting doctors for health camps.
There are no pre-defined or pre-assigned tasks. It is left to the volunteers to provide service to society in any way that is feasible. Camps typically last between a weeks to ten days. Camps for shorter periods are also conducted.