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NSS (National Service Scheme)

National Service Scheme (NSS)

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It provides opportunity to the student youth of 11th & 12th Class of schools at +2 Board level and student youth of Technical Institution, Graduate & Post Graduate at colleges and University level of India to take part in various government led community service activities & programmes. The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands on experience to young students in delivering community service. Since inception of the NSS in the year 1969, the number of students strength increased from 40,000 to over 3.8 million up to the end of March 2018 students in various universities, colleges and Institutions of higher learning have volunteered to take part in various community service programmes. (

Aims and Objectives of NSS

  1. To impart knowledge about how to become a proper human being
  2. To inculcate social consciousness among students
  3. To understand the community in which they work
  4. To understand themselves in relation to their community
  5. To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process
  6. To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
  7. To utilise their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems
  8. To develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
  9. To gain skills in mobilising community participation
  10. To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude
  11. To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters
  12. To practice national integration and social harmony


Benefits of Being a NSS Volunteer

A NSS volunteer who takes part in the community service programme would either be a college level or a senior secondary level student. Being an active member, these student volunteers would have the exposure and experience to be the following:

  • an accomplished social leader
  • an efficient administrator
  • a person who understands human nature



  • Unit I: Dr. Subrata Mandal
  • Unit II: Prof. Arup Mondal

NSS Unit I & II, Nabagram Hiralal Paul College

The NSS units of Nabagram Hiralal Paul College organize two types of activities as per the directives of the affiliated Calcutta University and the State NSS cell. They are as follows:

  1. Regular activities – Those that are conducted throughout the year like various awareness programmes in the college campus as well as the areas surrounding the college, health camps such as Eye-Testing camp, Blood grouping and blood pressure measurement, free general physician consultation etc., planting saplings, campus cleaning, yoga training camp, observation and celebration of different important days throughout the year like independence day, Netaji Birthday, Vivek Jayanti, International Mother Language day etc. These are mandatory activities that need to be performed on regular basis throughout the year. 


  1. Special Camp Programmes – Special camps are organised by visiting the surrounding adopted Chaidevi slum and organizing different health awareness camp, health check-up camps and motivational camp to make aware about the children of the slum regarding the importance of literacy etc.

Motto of NSS

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.


NSS Symbol

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 Badge

The NSS logo is embossed on the badge of NSS. The eight bars in the wheel of NSS logo 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.


NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. Therefore, 24th September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with different programs and activities.


NSS Song

During Silver Jubilee Year the NSS theme song has been composed. All NSS volunteers are expected to learn the theme song and sing the song during NSS programs and celebrations.