(Affiliated to Sri Krishna Devaraya University, Anantapur, A.P.)


Rayadurg, Anantapur(Dt), A.P.- 515865

NSS - Overview



·  National Service Scheme popularly known as NSS was launched in Mahatma Gandhi Centenary year 1969 and aimed to developing student’s personality through community service. The overall objective of National Service is education. This objective is attained through the service to the community. National Service Scheme (NSS) is a permanent youth Programme under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and funded by Government of Andhra Pradesh and Government of IndiaOBJECTIVE:

·  The overall objective of NSS is Personality Development through the community service. The broad objectives of NSS are to: • 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 process. • Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility. • Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems . • Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities. • Gain skills in mobilizing community participation. • Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude. • Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters . • Practice national integration and social harmonyMOTTO

·  The motto or watch word of the NSS is “Not me but you”. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society on the whole. This express the essence of democratic living and upholds the need of selfless service and appreciation of the other man’s point of view and also consideration for fellow human beings.SYMBOL

·  The symbol of the National Service Scheme has been based on the Giant Rath Wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple of Orissa, India. These giant wheels of the sun temple portrays the cycles 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 NSS for social transformation and enlistment.BADGE The NSS symbol is embossed on the NSS badge. The NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking any programme or 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 the service of the nation round the clock i.e. for 24 hours. The Red Colour in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of young 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 the mankind..

NSS DAY NSS was formally launched on 24th September 1969, the birth Centenary year of Father of Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate program and activities.

NSS SONG: During Silver Jubilee Year 1994 the NSS theme song has been composed. All NSS volunteers are expected to learn the theme song and sing the song during NSS program and celebrations. We shall overcome We shall overcome We shall overcome some day O! deep in my heart I do believe that We shall overcome some day We’ll walk hand in hand We’ll walk hand in hand We’ll walk hand in hand to- day O! deep in my heart I do believe that We shall overcome some day We shall live in peace. We shall live in peace. We shall live in peace to-day O! deep in my heart I do believe that We shall overcome some day We shall not be afraid 8 We shall not be afraid We shall not be afraid to-day O! deep in my heart I do believe that We shall overcome some day.

STRENGH ALLOCATED AND ACTIVITES Regular Activities : 300 (3 Units) Special Camping Programme : 150 (3 Camps) No. of Adopted Villages : 3 No. of Program Officers : Male Female Total 2+1=3

Types of Activities :

·  Regular Activities

·  Special Camping ProgrammeREGULAR ACTIVITIES

·  Under this, students undertake various need based programmes in the adopted villages, College Campuses and Urban slums during weekends or after college hours. 120 hours per year and 240 hours for 2 consecutive years

·  General Orientation of NSS Volunteers. NSS Day Celebrations - 20 hrs.

·  Career guidance for the NSS Volunteers, by the 9 experts and campus work. - 30 hrs.

·  Skill development (first aid, disaster management, public speaking, leadership motivation, HIV/AIDS awareness etc.). - 26 hrs.

·  Community Development Projects (in the adopted village) – Survey in the village, tree plantation, Health, Cleanliness, Road Safety, Visits to Homes, , sanitation, women development programmes, consumer Awareness etc. - 44 hrs. Total - 120 hrs.

SPECIAL CAMPING PROGRAMM E Under this, 7 days camp organized in the adopted villages with a specified theme being given by Govt. of India by involving local youth. The Special camp should be conducted only in the adopted village (for second year NSS volunteers) at least for three years continuously.

The committee may consist of:

·  Vice Chancellor Chairman

·  Principal / Dean Members

·  Two staff members with social work background Members

·  Representative of the Development Department, NGO Member

·  Representatives from the adopted villages/slum/ Welfare agencies Member 6. NSS Student leaders one (or) two Member 7. NSS Programme Officers Member-Secretary 8. Representative of the Youth Officers Members


·  One NSS unit consists of 100 student volunteers guided by one Program Officer who will be a faculty member. The Programme Officer is expected to motivate the student youth to understand the values and philosophy of NSS. The overall functions of Program Officer are to help the students to plan, implement and evaluate the activities of NSS under his/her charge and give proper guidance and directions to the student volunteers.

NSS STUDENT VOLUNTEER S Any student enrolled as an NSS Volunteers, as per NSS Manual should put in at least 240 hours of useful social work in a continuous period of two year (i.e. 120


a. Program Officer will be selected from the members of teaching only. b. NCC Officers and Physical Education Directors should not be appointed as NSS Program Officer. c. In Women’s Colleges lady teachers should be appointed as NSS Program Officers, However, male members may help the lady NSS Program Officers. d. A teacher who has high level of motivation, inclination and attitude for community work and above all, very good rapport with students should be preferred as NSS Program Officer. NSS THEME FOR THE YEAR 2017-18 Every year the Government of India a theme based on which the NSS activities of the year shall be carried out. HEALTHY YOUTH FOR HEALTH INDIA Under this theme all the health related issues may be covered which include General Health, Mental health, Spiritual Health, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Abuse, Adolescent Health and Population Education. This theme will be continued for the next 3 years. ACTIVITIES OF NSS VOLUNTEERS AND ADOPTION OF VILLAGE The activities under NSS are two-fold, viz., 1. Regular Activities which are undertaken during the working days of the semester and 2. Special Camping activities for 7 days duration in the adopted villages / Urban slum during vocation. Each NSS unit in the college is expected to adopt a near by village/slum and work for its all round development. Regular Activities and Special Camp should preferably be organized in the adopted village/rural unit/slum for this purpose.

NORMS FOR EXPENDITURE Each NSS unit will be supported by Rs.22,500 per year for the following expenses. The amount of Rs.22, 500 sanctioned to each NSS unit in the College will be utilized as follows: a) Special Camping at Rs.450 per volunteers per day for 7 days for 50 volunteers - Rs.22,500 b) Regular Activities for 100 volunteers at Rs.225 per volunteers per year - Rs.22,500 b) The allocation of Rs.22,500 for Regular Activities will be sent as follows:

·  Out-of-pocket allowance to Programme Officers - Rs.4, 800

·  Clerical assistance - Rs.1, 200 Sub Total-1 Rs.6, 000

·  Refreshment to NSS Volunteers - Rs.12, 000

·  Equipments / Utensils/Books for Career Guidance - Rs. 2000

· TA to Programme Officers / Volunteers - Rs. 1,500

·  Contingencies - Rs. 1,000 Sub Total-2 Rs. 16,500 -------------- Grand Total per Unit (SubTotal-1+SubTotal-2) Rs.22, 500 -------------- 13


·  The following Records and Registers are to be maintained by the NSS units at the Institution level.

·  Enrolment Register of volunteers.

·  Cash Register .

·  Stock Register (Consumable & non-consumable).

·  Attendance Register for Volunteers.

·  Registers for blood grouping – 8 in number.

·  Minutes Book (College Level NSS Advisory Committee)

DUTIES OF NSS VOLUNTEERS First and Second year students have to be enrolled as NSS Volunteers. NSS volunteer shouldput in

·  Establish rapport with the people in the project area.

·  Identify needs, problems and resources of the community.

·  Plan program and carry out the plan.

·  Relate learning experience towards finding solutions to the problem identified

·  Record the activities in work diary systematically and assess the progress periodically and effect changes as and when needed.


Special Camps provide a unique opportunity to the student youth for group living leadership, close, interaction with the community, mutual understanding, tolerance, cohesion, etc. To make constructive use of student’s leisure time for community work, these camps are organized during the vocations. During the Special Camps, students are expected to stay the communities where they are holding the camp. These camps are generally of 7 days duration. The objectives behind the theme will have to create awareness about health aspects like no usage of tobacco, HIV/AIDS awareness, Healthy food habits, hygiene drinking water, water born diseases. Under this theme all the health related issues may be covered which include General Health, Mental health, Spiritual Health, HIV/AIDS, Sexual Abuse, Adolescent Health and Population Education. This theme will be continued for the next 3-4 years. Proposed activities:

·  Identification of the adopted villages / slum areas.

·  Awareness drives through Youth Rallies.

·  Community participation by involving members of the adopted villages and local institutions.

·  Duration of the NSS Special Camps will be 7 days and the volunteers will have to stay overnight in the camp.

·  Organizing Day Camps on the theme at the Adopted Villages on weekends.

·  Evaluation of the camp may be done with the help of volunteers and the community.

·  Documentation in the form of success stories, news paper, clipping, daily reports in students diary, action photographs, video recording may be made.

·  The special camps organized during the quarter may be reflected in the Quarterly Progress Report and the report be sent to all the concerned in time