The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It provides opportunity to the student youth of 11th & 12th Class of schools at +2 Board level and student youth of Technical Institution, Graduate & Post Graduate at colleges and University level of India to take part in various government led community service activities & programmes. The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands on experience to young students in delivering community service. Since inception of the NSS in the year 1969, the number of students strength increased from 40,000 to over 3.8 million up to the end of March 2018 students in various universities, colleges and Institutions of higher learning have volunteered to take part in various community service programmes.
The motto of NSS “not me but you” reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students develop appreciation to other person’s point of view and also show consideration to other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines on the belief that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well being of the society.
The Cordial Principle of the programme is that it is organised by the students themselves and both students and teachers through their combined participation in social service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks of national development. Besides, the students, particularly, obtain work experience which might help them to find avenues of self employment or employment in organisation at the end of their university career.
With the goal to work for the betterment of society and instil the spirit of Social Service among the young students, with this moto GMIT, Davangere established NSS unit in its campus in the year 2016 to undertake the Comprehensive projects in close collaboration with community. Student volunteers actively involving in all such activities for the welfare of society and themselves.
Mr. Onkarappa H S
Assistant Professor & NSS Programme Officer
Department of Chemistry
GM Institute of Technology, Davangere