Brief History of NSSNSS was started in the year 1969 to establish a meaningful linkage between the campus and community. With the aim of developing the personality of the younger generation through selfless community service, it was recognized that the country could not progress in a desired direction until the student youth are motivated to work for the upliftment of the villages/community. Therefore for the national reconstruction and national resurgence it was deemed to appropriate that the students and teachers should be properly sensitized and utilized for strengthening the Indian society as a whole with a particular emphasis on rural community. As a result, student youth, teachers and the community are considered as the three basic components of the National Service Scheme. And, the teachers and students contribute in the nation-building activity through community service.
VisionThe vision of the National Services Scheme is to build the youth with the mind and spirit to serve the society and work for the social uplift of the down-trodden masses of our nation as a movement.
MissionThe National Service Scheme has been functioning with the motto “NOT ME BUT YOU” in the view of making the youth inspired in service of the people and aims of the NSS is to impart Education through Community Service and Community Service through Education.
ObjectivesThe main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are:
- To understand the community in which they work
- To understand themselves in relation to their community
- To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving
- To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
- To utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
- To develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
- To gain skills in mobilizing community participation
- To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
- To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters
- To practise national integration and social harmony
Motto – “NOT ME BUT YOU”The motto “Not Me but You” reflects selfless service with emphasis on “You viewpoint”. It is a win-win situation that provides for the welfare of the society and there by welfare of the individual. This character-building exercise puts the concept of “Sarvejanaha Sukhino Bhavantu” into practice.
Poona College of Arts, Science and Commerce College NSS Unit
|Sr. No.||Name of the Programme Officer||Tenure|
|01||Dr. Viqaar Hasan||1977 – 1980|
|02||Prof. Mir Zaffar Sultan||1980 – 1985|
|03||Dr. Masood Ali||1985 – 1990|
|04||Dr. Alamgir Shaikh||1990 – 1994|
|05||Dr. R. R. Pansare||1994 – 1998|
|06||Dr. Aftab Anwar Shaikh||1998 – 2005|
|07||Dr. Shakir Shaikh||2005 – 2012|
|Sr. No.||Name of the In-Charge Programme Officer||Year of Succession||Contact Details|
|01||Dr. Syed Hamed Hashmi||2012||Mob. No.: 08421839383/09975295429 e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
|02||Mrs. Farida Gous Shaikh||2012||e-mail: email@example.com|
|Sr. No.||NSS Activities|
|01||Population Day Programme|
|02||Workshop on Moral Values|
|03||Workshop on Value of Education|
|04||Orientation Programme NSS|
|05||August Kranti Day Programme|
|06||‘My Earth, My Duty’ Programme|
|07||Street Play on Swine Flu Awareness and AIDS Awareness Programme|
|08||Indian Red Cross Society Training Course|
|09||Independence Day Programme|
|10||Personality Development Programme|
|12||Sadbhavana Rally on Sadbhavna Diwas|
|13||RESCUE INDIA POOL|
|14||Leadership Development Programme|
|15||Tree Plantation Programme|
|16||Pre R D Selection Workshop|
|17||Programme on Women Empowerment and Sex Ratio|
|18||Communal Harmony and National Integration /NRD/SRD Parade|
|20||Police Mitra Training Programme|
|21||Kannya Ratna Abhiyaan|
|23||Anti Addiction Workshop|
|25||Disaster Management Training|
|28||International Literacy Day|
|29||‘We are United and We Respect Law’ Programme|
|30||Radio Mirchi Quiz Programme|
|31||International Non Violence Day and Gandhi Jayanti|
|32||Role of NSS Volunteers in National Building|
|33||Counseling for examination|
|34||Yuva- Jaagar Abhiyaan|
|35||Blood Donation Camp|
|36||Tree Plantation at Kanhe|
|37||Poster Competition on Environment Awareness|
|38||‘Roti Kapda aur Makaan’ Rally|
|39||Petrolium Conservation and Youth|
|40||Attended National Integration Camp|
|41||Kaumi Ekta Day|
|42||Mahatma Phule Punyatithi|
|43||AIDS Awareness Day|
|44||Orientation for NSS Special Camp|
|46||Save Petrol (PCRA)|
|48||NSS Special Camp|
|49||District Level Elocution Competition on occasion of National Youth Day|
|50||Participation in State level NSS Camp|
|51||Participation in Youth Interaction Programme (University Level)|
|52||Sharamdaan in Poona college|
|54||Participation in University Level Programme on Value Education|
|55||Participation in an Inter collegiate Elocution Competition|
|56||Tree Plantation Programme|
|57||Participation in One Day Workshop on Girl-Students Personality Development|
|58||World Brotherhood Rally|
|60||Peace Against Terrorism|
|61||Human Chain against Terrorism|
|62||Participation in RESCUE INDIA, POOL LIFESAVING SPORTS CHAMPIONSHIPS|
|63||Essay Writing Competition|
|65||Sirat-un nabi Programme|
|66||Bravery Award Felicitation Programme|
|68||Workshop on Research and Development|
1. When was the National Service Scheme launched?
Answer:National Service Scheme was launched on 24 September, 1969 by the then Education Minister Br. V.K.R.V. Rao in 37 universities covering all states.
2. National Service Scheme is popularly known as …?
3. What is National Service Scheme?
Answer:National Service Scheme, popularly known as NSS is an extension dimension to the higher education system to orient the student youth to community service while they are studying in educational institutions, under the aegis of Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India.
4. During which five year Plan was NSS sanctioned by Planning Commission?
Answer:The Planning Commission sanctioned an outlay of Rs. 5 Crores for National Service Scheme (NSS) during the Fourth Five year plan.
5. What is the Motto of NSS?
Answer:The Motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is “NOT ME BUT YOU”.
6. What is the NSS Symbol?
Answer:The NSS Symbol is based on the rath of wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa.
7.What does the color Navy Blue depict in NSS badge?
Answer:The navy blue color indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
8. What does the color Red depict in NSS badge?
Answer:The Red color in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood i.e. lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit.
9. What does the giant wheel depict in NSS badge?
Answer:The giant wheel of the Sun Temple portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signifies the movement in life across time and space.
10. When is the NSS Day observed?
Answer:The NSS Day is observed on 24th September every year.
11. Where is the NSS Headquarter located?
Answer:The NSS Headquarter is located in New Delhi.
12. Who is the National Head controlling this scheme?
Answer:The Programme Adviser is the National Head controlling this scheme.
13. What is the student in NSS known as?
Answer: NSS Volunteer.
14. What is an NSS unit?
Answer: A specific group of NSS volunteers working under the Programme Officer in a school or college.
15. Who is in-charge of an NSS Unit?
Answer: Programme Officer is the in-charge of an NSS Unit.
16. How can a student join NSS?
Answer: Simply by enrolling/registering himself/herself in NSS unit through the Programme Officer concerned.
17. How many NSS units can be allotted to an institution?
Answer: It depends upon the number of the students admitted in institution.
18. Who is the Programme Officer?
Answer: In-charge of an NSS unit is designated as Programme Officer.
19. What sorts of activities are undertaken in NSS?
Answer: Mainly two types of activities: 1. Regular Activities and 2. Special Camping Programmes
20. What is the nature of this scheme, whether compulsory of voluntary?
Answer: NSS is a voluntary scheme.
21. Is it compulsory to wear NSS badge?
Answer:It is obligatory to wear NSS badge during community service.
22. How much time a student will have to devote as an NSS volunteer?
Answer: Total 240 hours social service in two years duration.