National Service Scheme


National Service Scheme, popularly known as NSS, was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of Gandhi ji, the Father of the Nation. It is a sponsored by Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of Govt. of India. NSS is an extension dimension to Higher Education System to orient the student youth to community service while they are studying in educational institutions. It is a noble experiment which inculcates the spirit of voluntary work among students and teachers through sustained community interaction. It brings our academic institutions closer to the society. It is a link between the campus and community; the college and village; knowledge and action. The overall aim of NSS is the Personality Development of students through Community Service.


  • 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.

  • 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 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 symbol of the NSS is based on the ‘Rath’ wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa.

  • ​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.

  • ​It stands for community as well as change and implies the continuous striving of National Service Scheme for social transformation & upliftment.


  • ​NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969.

  • ​​The birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation.

  • ​24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes & activities.



  • ​The motto of NSS is ‘NOT Me But You’.

  • ​It reflects the essence of democratic living.

  • Upholds the need for self-less service.

  • Helps to Develop Appreciation to other person's point of view.

  • Show Consideration to other living beings.

Giant Rath Wheel

  • Wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release.

  • Signifies the movement in life across time and space.

  • Symbol stands for continuity as well as change.

  • Implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.

  • Eight Bars represent the 24 hours of a day.


​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 programmes and celebrations