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                                     National Service Scheme (NSS)


                                                                                                                                             (Mr.Pradeep Sharma)
                                                                                                                                                 कार्यक्रम अधिकारी
                                                                                                                                                  राष्ट्रीय सेवा योजना



National Service Scheme, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports Government of India, popularly   known   as   NSS   was launched in Gandhi ji'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. Today, NSS has more than 3.2 million student volunteers on its roll spread over 298 Universities and 42 (+2) Senior Secondary Councils and Directorate of Vocational Education all over the country. From its inception, more than 3.75 crore students from Universities, College and Institutions of higher learning have benefitted from NSS activities, as student volunteers.

Even before the launching of this scheme in Gyan Ganga College of Excellence , Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh, all the department programmes were guided by the philosophy of extension& outreach, and the role of co-curricular activities for the all-round development of students has been acknowledged. The National Service Scheme thus continues to uphold and reinforce these traditions with dignity and pride. NSS programme in the Vishwavidyalaya has expanded both qualitatively and quantitatively, and has grown into a mainstream activity over the years. Starting with a sanctioned strength of 200 volunteers, it will be extended with more units in coming sessions.


The programme aims to inculcate social service in students, and to serve the society without any 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 the   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 NSS intends to :

  • Understand the community in which they live/work;
  • Understand themselves in relation to their community;
  • Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in the problem solving process;
  • Developing 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;
  • Acquiring leadership qualities and democratic attitude;
  • Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
  • Practice national integrity and social harmony. 

NSS Motto: 

  • The NSS logo is based on the "Rath" wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Odisha.
  • 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.
  • 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 giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space.

Proposed Activities under NSS:

  • Admission Information Centre
  • Blood Donation Camps
  • Tree Plantations; Environmental Awarness Camp
  • Celebration of various important National and International Days; Helping the university in organising various important functions;
  • Workshops and Lectures on: Leadership, Peace building, Personality Development andAdolescent Health Issue.
  • Outreach activities in the adopted localities/villages : PatheriaJat, Sironja, Patkui-Bararu, BhainsaPahadi
  • Active Participation in various immunisation programme/camp
  • National Covid-19 campaign (prevention and awareness)
  • Cycle rallies/marathon on different social issues  to generate awareness;
  • NSS volunteers of Dr.HarisinghGourVishwavidyalaya, Sagar will also get opportunities to participate in various centrally organised camps like: Adventure Camp, 10 day Mega Camp, National Integration Camp, Pre-republic day, Republic Day Camp, Youth Festivals andYouth exchange programmes.


Incentives for NSS volunteers:

 NSS volunteers who have attended two camps of NSS of not less than seven days duration get a relaxation of 2% marks in the minimum eligibility condition for admission to various courses in the universities.


Registration link:

The students may fill online application from through the given link