Nehru Yuva Krida wa Sanskrutik Mandal, Chikhli’s
Late. Bhaskarrao Shingane Arts, Prof. Narayanrao Gawande Science
and Ashalata Gawande Commerce College, Sakharkherda
At post: Sakharkherda, Lavala Road, Tq. Sindkhed Raja, District Buldana Pin: 443202
National Service Scheme
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 motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is "NOT ME BUT YOU".
The NSS symbol is based on the "Rath" wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Odisha. 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 Red colour in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood i.e. lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space.
NSS is a voluntary scheme. At college level the NSS volunteers will be enrolled from the first and second year degree-class students. An NSS volunteer needs to devote a total of 240 hours social service in two years duration. Every year, a NSS volunteer has to devote 20 hrs. of orientation and 100 hrs. of community service. To enroll as NSS volunteer, contact the NSS Programme Officer of college. The NSS volunteers on successful completion of the required hours of service are issued a certificate. NSS volunteers can get some weightage during admissions in higher studies and other benefits as decided by the institutions/university.
NSS regular activities include various extension and innovative programmes. Some of them are listed below.