NSS was launched in Gandhiji's Birth Centenary Year 1969, in 37 Universities involving 40,000 students with primary focus on the development of personality of students through community service. National Service Committee was appointed under the chairmanship of C.D. Deshmukh on 28 August 1959 to make concrete suggestions in this direction. In 1960, the government appointed K.G. Saiyidain to study how national service by students was implemented in other countries. He submitted his report, "National Service for the Youth", to the government with recommendations to develop a feasible scheme of social service by Indian students. Education Commission (headed by D.S. Kothari from 1964–1966) recommended that students at every stage of education should be associated with some form of social service. In a government statement of national policy on education, it was stated that work experience and national service should be an integral part of education. On 24 September 1969, then-Union Education Minister V.K.R.V. Rao launched the NSS at 37 universities in all states.
Today, NSS has millions of student volunteers on its roll spread over 298 Universities and Senior Secondary Councils and Directorate of Vocational Education all over the country.
MOTTO - "NOT ME, BUT YOU"
This motto 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.
The symbol for t he NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Orissa, India. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space, The symbol thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.
The NSS Symbol is embossed on the badge. The eight bars in the wheel represent the 24 hours of a day. The red colour indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
The programme aims to inculcate social welfare in students, and to provide service to society without bias. NSS volunteers work to ensure that everyone who is needy gets help to enhance their standard of living and lead a life of dignity. In doing so, volunteers learn from people in villages how to lead a good life despite a scarcity of resources. it also provides help in natural and man-made disasters by providing food, clothing and first aid to the disaster victims.
The broad objectives of NSS are to:
NSS in Sahu Ram Swaroop Mahila Mahavidyalaya
Currently there are two units of NSS of 100 units each in the college
Each unit of 100 cadets runs in the guidance of a Programme Officer. Our camps are held in nearby villages ………..where attempts are made to bring cadets face to face with the villagers. In the seven days Annual Camp Programme of NSS units the cadets interact with the villagers and hold programmes for their benefits like - Educational Drives, Cleanliness Campaigns, Health Awareness Drives and Environmental Awareness Drives Striving to achieve to the aims and goals of NSS, we organize Rallies, Poster Competitions, Lectures, and Slogan Writing Campaign etc to generate awareness among students about health and hygine, social issues, gender discrimination and women empowerment. Our NSS Units jointly participated in all the activities conducted by NSS, M.J.P. Rohilkhand University. Cadets participate in various Programmes run by the Government in the spheres of Education and Social Reforms; Health, Hygiene and Population Awareness; and National Integration.
Dr. Pratibha Pandey Assist. Professor, Hindi
Dr. Geeta Agarwal Assist. Professor, Drawing and Painting
Adopted Village MAHESH PURA THAKURAIN, near Ram Ganga