National Service Scheme, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India, popularly known as NSS was launched in 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. Today, NSS has more than 3.2 million student volunteers on its roll spread over 298 Universities and 42 (+2) Senior Secondary Councils and Directorate of Vocational Education all over the country. From its inception, more than 3.75 crores students from Universities, Colleges and Institutions of higher learning have benefited from the NSS activities, as student volunteers.
The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are :
• understand the community in which they work
• understand themselves in relation to their community
• identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving
• develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
• utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
• develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
• gain skills in mobilising community participation
• acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
• develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
• practice national integration and social harmony
The Motto of NSS “Not Me But You”, reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students develop appreciation to other person’s point of view and also show consideration to ‘/other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines/on the belief that the welfare .of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.
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 NSS Symbol is embossed on the badge. 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.
Government College Bomdila With NSS
The College N.S.S. Unit with a motto ‘Not Me But You’ was raised in 1988. This is a scheme sponsored by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Youth Affairs, and Government of India. The College Unit organizes regular programmes like Adult Education, Health & Hygiene, Rural Reconstruction, Social Service etc. The N.S.S. Unit also aims to adopt nearby villages as model village.
N.S.S. aims at greater involvement of young students so that they can play constructive role in the society for development works of the nation, for spread of harmony and understanding at all levels for peace, honour & prosperity of all and for amity, fraternity and co-operation among all.