Detalis Of NSS

Aims and Objectives

The NSS is part of our academic, social and personal life as it is the third dimension of education. It allows the students to actively contribute their services for the cause of community and the nation, thus helping them develop their personality. Service and attain the traits of a leader of the nation. As such,

the NSS is the right platform, where the student- youth of the nation may get to involve with real-life social activities, and thereby become responsible citizen of India.

Motto of NSS

The Motto

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 aims of the NSS to demonstrate this motto in its day-to-day programmes.

The NSS Symbol

The symbol of the National Service Scheme, as appearing on the cover page of this bulletin, is based on the chariot wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Odisa. These giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space. The design of the symbol, a simplified form of the Sun-chariot wheel primarily depicts movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of the NSS for social transformation and advancement.

About the NSS

The National Service Scheme (NSS) had its birth on September 24, 1969, during the Gandhi centenary year. The scheme was first launched in 37 Universities comprising 40,000 students.

Today the NSS has become the largest Government organization of students in the country comprising members from the +2 level to the college and university level. The strength of volunteers has now increased to more than 30 lakhs, which makes the NSS one of the largest student forces in the world.

The NSS has good relations with different government agencies and non-government organizations in implementing its programmes for building up community assets, helping the underprivileged people through education and social services.

The NSS is useful not only for the development of the students' personality, but it also helps promote the unity and integrity of the nation by bringing together young people from diverse geographical and socio-cultural backgrounds. The National Service Scheme (NSS) started functioning at Jadavpur University since 1969 and the performance of this scheme is highly satisfactory.  More than three thousand recorded student volunteers are working on various activities in regular and special camping programmes under the supervision of the programme officers and programme coordinator.

The objective of the NSS is “development of the personality of students through community service.”

Important Thrust Areas

Child Marriage

Gender Issues


Sex Determination Test



Substance Abuse




HIV/AIDS & Adolescent Health Issues

Water Literacy

National Integration & Social Harmony

Employment & Livelihood

Disaster Management

Environment Enrichment


The broad objectives of the NSS are to : -

(i) Understand the community in which the students work.

(ii) Understand themselves in relation to their community.

(iii) Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.

(iv) Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in

the solution of problems.

(v) Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and

community problems.

(vi) Develop competence required for collective existence and sharing of


(vii) Gain skills in mobilizing community participation.

(viii) Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.

(ix) Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters.

(x ) practice national integration and social harmony.

The NSS Badge

The NSS symbol is embossed on the NSS badge. The NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking any programme of community service. The Konark Wheel in the symbol has eight bars which represent the 24 hours of the day. Hence, the badge reminds the wearer to be in readiness for service of the nation round the clock. The Red colour in the badge indicated that the NSS volunteers are full of blood i.e. lively, active energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of mankind.

The NSS Day

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

The NSS Song

The NSS theme song has been composed in the Silver Jubilee year,. All the NSS volunteers are expected to learn the theme song and sing the song during NSS programmes and celebrations.


uthe samaj ke liye uthe ..uthe

jage swarashtra ke liye jage …jage

svayam saje basundhara sawar de (x2)

hum uthe uthe uthe ga jab

humare sang sathio

hum bade toh sab badenge

apne ap sathiyo

zameen pe asman ko utar de (M)

zameen pe asman ko utar de (F)

svayam saje basundhara sawar de (F)

svayam saje basundhara sawar de (M)


udasiyo ko dur kar (F)

khusi ko bat te chale (M)

gaon aur seher ki duriyo ko kat te chale

gyan ko prachar de prasar de (M)

gyan ko prachar de prasar de (F)

svayam saje basundhara sawar de (F)

svayam saje basundhara sawar de (M)


samarth baal briddha aur naria rehe sada

hare bhare bano bishal orti rehe dhara

tarakki o ki ek nayi katar de (M)

tarakki o ki ek nayi prakar de (F)

svayam saje basundhara sawar de (F)

svayam saje basundhara sawar de (M)


yeh jati dharm boliya

banenge shul rah ki

padai mel prem ki akhandata ki chah ki

sad bhvana se yeh chaman nikhar de (M)

sad bhvana se yeh chaman nikhar de (F)

svayam saje basundhara sawar de (F)

svayam saje basundhara sawar de (M)


uthe samaj ke liye uthe uthe

jage swarashtra ke liye jage kage

svayam saje basundhara sawar de (F)

svayam saje basundhara sawar de (M) (x4)

(..= melody, ##= break/interlude, F=female voice, M= male voice, x= repetition)