National Service Scheme (NSS)

About NSS

The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government-sponsored public service programme conducted by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhiji’s Centenary year, 1969. The main purpose of NSS is to provide an essential link between the campus and the surrounding community.  The college offers opportunity to the students for personality development, self growth and work for betterment of society through NSS The college has four units (two for boys and two for girls), that function under the guidance of dedicated, dynamic programme officers and enthusiastically working students volunteers. The units function as per the broad guidelines of NSS cell of Kurukshetra University Kurukshetra. Our units have been in existence since 1969.
The motto of NSS is "NOT ME BUT YOU". This expresses the essence of democratic living and upholds the need of selfless service, appreciation of the other person’s point of view and also consideration for fellow human beings. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole
NSS Programmes 
National Service Scheme has two types of programmes – Regular Activities and Special Camping Programmes. Students enrolled as NSS Volunteers are expected to work in the scheme for a period of two years and also participate in Special Camping Programmes of 7 days.
Various programmes of NSS including  Blood Donation Camps, Van Mahotsava,  Environmental Awareness Projects and Literacy Programmes  are also organized by NSS units.
Aims of NSS Programmes/Activities 
  • NSS programme should provide a variety of learning experiences which must develop a sense of participation, service and achievement among the volunteers. The activities should aim at the following:-
  • To enable the students to understand the community in which they work;
  • To understand themselves in relation to their community ;
  • To identify the needs and problems of the community in the solution of which they can be involved;
  • To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility;
  • To apply their education in finding practical solution to individual and community problems ;
  • To develop competence required for group living and sharing responsibilities;
  • Gain skills in mobilising community participation ;
  • To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude ;
  • To develop capacity to meet emergencies and national disasters 
  • To practice national integration.
National/International Days/Weeks Being observed by Unit :

National/International Days
  1. National Youth Day, 12th January
  2. Republic Day, 26th January
  3. Martyrs’ Day, 30th January
  4. International Women’s Day, 8th March
  5. World Health Day, 7th April
  6. Anti-Terrorism Day, 21st May
  7. World No Tobacco Day, 31st May
  8. World Environment Day, 5th June
  9. World Population Day, 11th July
  10. Independence Day, 15th August
  11. Sadbhavana Day, 20th August
  12. International Literacy Day, 8th September
  13. International Peace Day, 15th September
  14. NSS Day, 24th September
  15. National Blood Donation Day, 1st October
  16. Communal Harmony Day, 2nd October
  17. National Integration Day, 19th November
  18. World AIDS Day, 1st December
  19. International Volunteer Day, 5th December
  20. World Human Rights Day, 10th December
National/International Weeks
  • National Youth Week, 12-19 January
  • Van Mahotsava Week, 1-7 July
  • International Literacy Week, 8-14 July
  • Quami Ekta Week, 19-25 November

Programme Officers :