NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME
NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME
- The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government-sponsored public service
- It was launched in Gandhiji’s Centenary year, 1969.
- It is organized by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India.
- It is aimed at developing a student’s personality national level through community service
in Colleges, Universities and at the +2 level.
- It is to make the students become responsible citizens of India.
NSS @ LOYOLA COLLEGE, VETTAVALAM
- The National Service Scheme (NSS) has been in operation in LCV since July 2009.
- It started functioning in full swing from 2018 with the approval of the Government of India.
- Around 200 volunteers are working with the support of the program coordinator, faculty
- It is part of Extension activities also included in the Syllabus (UGC).
- It provides opportunity to acquire leadership skills and to develop critical thinking about
- The Unit organizes Social Awareness Programmes.
- It helps the students grow in Personality Development.
- Preference in Admission and Employment.
- It helps in acquiring leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
- It provides diversified opportunities to students in colleges and universities.
- It provides exposure to villages, slums and relief works.
- It develops positive attitude, self-confidence, courage and patience among the students.
- It provides opportunities to know the realities and cultivate human values.
- It provides NSS Certificate when the volunteers complete 240 hours of regular
REGULAR ACTIVITIES OF NSS @ LCV
- Campus Cleaning
- Independence Day Celebration
- Fire Safety Demonstration
- World Ozone Day
- Mahatma Gandhiji’s 150th Birth Anniversary
- Dengue Awareness
- Youth Awakening Day
- Blood donation Camp
- Republic Day Celebration
- 7 Days Special Camp
THE BROAD OBJECTIVES OF NSS
- Understand the community in which they work.
- Understand themselves in relation to their community.
- Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving
process. Develop 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.
- Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
- Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disaster.
- Practice national integration and social harmony.
- The Motto of NSS is “NOT ME BUT YOU”. The Motto of NSS is “NOT ME BUT YOU”.
- It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare
of society on the whole.
- This expresses the essence of democratic living and upholds the need of selfless
service and appreciation of the other man’s point of view and also consideration for
fellow human being.
- The symbol of the National Service Scheme is ‘Rath’ Wheel of the Konark Sun
Temple of Orissa.
- These giant wheels of the sun temple portray the cycles of creation, preservation
and release and signify the movement in life across time and time and space.
- The design of the symbol, a simplified form of the Sun Chariot wheel primarily
- The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life.
- It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of
NSS for social transformation and enlistment.
- The NSS symbol is embossed on the NSS badge.
- The NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking any programme or community
- The Konark wheel in the symbol has eight bars, which represent the 24 hours of the
- Hence, the badge reminds the wearer to be in readiness for the service of the nation
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, energetic 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.
Loyola College, Vettavalam,
India. Pin: 606 754
College Office : 04175-244 744
: 04175-244 944
Principal : 04175-244 288
Secretary : 04175-244 844
Residence : 04175-244 433
Fax : 04175-244 288 : 04175-244 744
Rev Dr. Maria Joseph Mahalingam, S.J
Secretary & Correspondent,
Loyola College, Vettavalam.