The National Service Scheme was started in Shri Shivaji Science College Amravati in 1970 which affiliated to then Nagpur University and from 1983.
Presently under S.G.B. Amravati University, Amravati. The Unit has capacity of 200 volunteers and legacy of glorious past of fifty years with spectrum of achievements.
The NSS is part of our academic, social and personal life as it is the third dimension of education. It allows the students to actively contribute their services for the cause of community and the nation, thus helping them develop their personality. Service and attain the traits of a leader of the nation. As such,the NSS is the right platform, where the student- youth of the nation may get to involve with real-life social activities, and thereby become responsible citizen of India.
This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other person's point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society on the whole. Therefore it should be the aims of the NSS to demonstrate this motto in its day-to-day programmes.
The symbol of the National Service Scheme, as appearing on the cover page of this bulletin, is based on the chariot wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Odisa. These giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space. The design of the symbol, a simplified form of the Sun-chariot wheel primarily depicts movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of the NSS for social transformation and advancement.
The National Service Scheme (NSS) had its birth on September 24, 1969, during the Gandhi centenary year. The scheme was first launched in 37 Universities comprising 40,000 students.
Today the NSS has become the largest Government organization of students in the country comprising members from the +2 level to the college and university level. The strength of volunteers has now increased to more than 30 lakhs, which makes the NSS one of the largest student forces in the world.
The NSS has good relations with different government agencies and non-government organizations in implementing its programmes for building up community assets, helping the underprivileged people through education and social services.
The NSS is useful not only for the development of the students' personality, but it also helps promote the unity and integrity of the nation by bringing together young people from diverse geographical and socio-cultural backgrounds.
The objective of the NSS is “development of the personality of students through community service.”