Objectives of National Service Scheme
The Objectives of the Scheme are broadly, education and service. The broad objectives of the NSS are:
1. To understand the community in which
2. To understand themselves in relation
to their community.
3. Identify the needs and problems of the
community and involve them in problem solving process.
4. Develop among themselves a sense of
social and civic responsibility.
5. Utilize their knowledge in founding
practical solution to individual and community problems.
6. Develop competence required for a
group living and sharing of responsibilities.
7. Gain skills in mobilizing community
8. Acquire leadership
qualities and democratic attitude.
9. Develop capacity to meet
emergencies and natural disasters.
10. To extend the national
integration and social harmony.
Motto of NSS
The motto of NSS is ?Not me but
you?, It underlines that the welfare of an individual ultimately depend on the
welfare of society as a whole. This express the essence of democratic living
and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of other man?s point
of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings.
The Emblem of NSS is based on the ?Rath? wheel of the Konark Sun Temple of Orissa. This giant wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release. And signify the movement in life across time and space. It also stands for dynamism and progressive outlook of youth.
The Konark wheel in the emblem has eight-bars, which represent Eight Pahars in the cycle of 24 hours of the day. Hence, the Badge rewinds the wearer to be readdress for service of the Nations round the clock, i.e. for 24 hours. The red colour in the Badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood, i.e. lively, active energic 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 the mankind.