History of NSS
After independence the University Grants Commission, headed by S. Radhakrishnan, recommended the introduction of voluntary national service in academic institutions. This idea was again considered by the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) at its meeting in January, 1950; after examining the idea and the experiences of other countries in this field, the board recommended that students and teachers should devote time to voluntary manual work. In the draft first Five-Year Plan adopted by the government in 1952, the need for social and labour service by Indian students for one year was stressed. In 1958 Jawaharlal Nehru, in a letter to the chief ministers, considered the idea of social service as a prerequisite for graduation. He directed the Ministry of Education to formulate a suitable scheme for the introduction of national service into academic institutions.
Launch of NSS
In May 1969, a conference of student representatives (of universities and institutions of higher education) convened by the Ministry of Education and the University Grants Commission also unanimously agreed that a national-service scheme could be an instrument for national integration. The details were soon worked out and the Planning Commission sanctioned an outlay of Rs. five corers for the NSS during the Fourth Five-Year Plan, stipulating that the NSS be a pilot project in select institutions and universities. On 24 September 1969, then-Union Education Minister V.K.R.V. Rao launched the NSS at 37 universities in all states. The scheme has been extended to all states and universities in the country, and also +2-level institutes in many states. The first NSS unit started in our college since June 1986. Prof. S. G. Govekar was the first Program Officer of NSS unit of our college. By considering the importance of NSS scheme for social development and affinity of our college students towards NSS our college then started next two NSS units. Now we have three NSS units with 300 volunteers regularly engaged in the different social activities of NSS.
The Motto of NSS "Not Me But You", reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students develop appreciation to other person's point of view and also show consideration to other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines/on the belief that the welfare .of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.
The programme aims to inculcate social welfare in students, and to provide service to society without bias. NSS volunteers work to ensure that everyone who is needy gets help to enhance their standard of living and lead a life of dignity. In doing so, volunteers learn from people in villages how to lead a good life despite a scarcity of resources. it also provides help in natural and man-made disasters by providing food, clothing and first aid to the disaster victims.
Objectives of NSS:
The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are :
- 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 and involve them in problem-solving,
- To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility,
- To utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems,
- To develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities,
- To gain skills in mobilizing community participation,
- To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes.
- To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and practice national integration and social harmony.
Details of College NSS Unit:
- No. of Units: 03
- No. of P.O.: 03
- Dr. Borde D.G.,
- Dr. Patil U. C.,
- Ms. Jadhav S. J.
- Allotted Strength: 300
- Actual Enrolled Strength: 300
- Allotted Strength for Special Camp: 150
- Actual Volunteers Attending Camp: 150