NSS 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.
The 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.
The 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.
The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are:
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.
The NSS Unit of the college was incepted in the academic year 1977-1978 under the University of Pune (now, Sawitribai Phule Pune University), Pune. Initially, it has 100 volunteers under the guidance of one Programme Officer Dr. Viqaar Hasan.
The chronological list of the former Programme Officers is given below in the tabular form:
|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|
The number of students has increased gradually and amounted to 200 volunteers in the academic year 2014 – 2015 under the guidance of two conscientious Programme Officers. The two Programme Officers in charge of the NSS Unit are:
|Sr. No.||Name of the In-Charge Programme Officer||Year of Succession||Contact Details|
|01||Dr. Syed Hamed Hashmi||2012||Mob. No.: 08421839383/09975295429
|02||Mrs. Farida Gous Shaikh||2012||e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org|
The NSS Unit of the college has been incessantly imbibing and invigorating social conscience in the students. By providing opportunities to the students, it induced them to work with and among people. Student-volunteers have been working compassionately, constructively and creatively to mitigate the problems of society. Organization of Blood Donation Camps and literacy campaigns are the annual features of the college NSS Unit. Our socially sensitive volunteers with deep sense of selfless service participate with verve in Police-Mitra Programme organized by the Police Commissioner of Pune and assist the policemen in patrolling the surging crowd during ten days’ Ganesh festival of Pune and Alandi Dnyaneshwar Palkhi (procession).
Our Unit further enhances the social spirit through Seven-Day Camps and various One-Day Camps that are organized in the nearby villages during autumn break. Our Volunteers pay One-Day Visit and render their services to Old Age Home and Physically Handicap Rehabilitation Centre located at Kahne Phata, in Maval taluka and Pune district.
|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|
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.
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.
Answer:The Planning Commission sanctioned an outlay of Rs. 5 Crores for National Service Scheme (NSS) during the Fourth Five year plan.
Answer:The Motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is “NOT ME BUT YOU”.
Answer:The NSS Symbol is based on the rath of wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa.
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.
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.
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.
Answer:The NSS Day is observed on 24th September every year.
Answer:The NSS Headquarter is located in New Delhi.
Answer:The Programme Adviser is the National Head controlling this scheme.
Answer: NSS Volunteer.
Answer: A specific group of NSS volunteers working under the Programme Officer in a school or college.
Answer: Programme Officer is the in-charge of an NSS Unit.
Answer: Simply by enrolling/registering himself/herself in NSS unit through the Programme Officer concerned.
Answer: It depends upon the number of the students admitted in institution.
Answer: In-charge of an NSS unit is designated as Programme Officer.
Answer: Mainly two types of activities: 1. Regular Activities and 2. Special Camping Programmes
Answer: NSS is a voluntary scheme.
Answer:It is obligatory to wear NSS badge during community service.
Answer: Total 240 hours social service in two years duration.