Personality Development through Community Service


  • Extension Dimension to Higher Education.
  • Student Youth to Community Service.


  1. Understand the community in which they work.
  2. 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 finding practical solution to individual and community problems.
  6. Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities.
  7. Gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
  8. Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
  9. Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disaster and
  10. Practice national integration and social harmony.


NSS was formally launched on 24 th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programs and activities.


The symbol of the National Service Scheme is based on the ‘Rath’ wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa. 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. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social transformation and upliftment.


The NSS symbol is embossed on the NSS Badge. The Konark wheel in the symbol has eight bars which represent the 24 hours of the day. Hence, the badge reminds the wearer to be in readiness for service of the nation round the clock i.e, 24 hours. The red colour in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood ie., 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 mankind.

National Service Scheme is a student-centered programme and its complementary to education. It is a noble experiment in academic extension. It inculcates the spirit of voluntary work among students and teachers through sustained community interaction. It brings our academic institutions closer to the society. It is a link between the campus and community, college and village, knowledge and action. Over the years, NSS has emerged as India’s largest student youth movement linking with the community.

NSS programs provide a variety of learning experiences which help to develop a sense of participation, service and achievement among the volunteers. It makes the present education more relevant to the present situation to meet the felt needs of the community. It also provides opportunities to the students to play their role in planning and executing development projects. Further, it encourages the youth to participate enthusiastically in the process of national development and promote national integration through corporate living and co-operative action.

Special camping programme is a residential camp of seven days duration in adopted places and its provides unique opportunities to the students for group living, collective experience, sharing, sharing responsibilities, addressing various developmental issues of regional and national importance and constant interaction with the community.

NSS PROGRAMME OFFICER- Dr.Rajasree.S (Assistant Professor, Dept. of Shalyatantra, Govt.Ayurveda College, Tripunithura)