National Service Scheme (NSS) was launched on the occasion of Mahatma Gandhi's Birth Centenary Year, 1969 with 40000 students of 37 universities. NSS was established by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India with “Not Me: but You “, as the motto which reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service.
The symbol for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa, India. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space, the symbol thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.
The NSS Symbol is embossed on the badge. The eight bars in the wheel represent the 24 hours of a day. The red colour indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
The objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are
In our college National Service Scheme (NSS) was launched on the year of 2000 of I unit. At present 200 volunteers of 2 units of Shanmuga Industries Arts and Science College render their service to the nation. The programme officers are committed to strengthen self-discipline, confidence, service mindedness and leadership qualities of the volunteers in addition to academic assignment. Our NSS volunteers involved in community services like Blood Donation, Voters Awareness, Swatch Bharath Project, Creation of awareness on organ donation, AIDS control, the importance of literacy to rural people, environmental problems. They actively take part in Tree plantation, Rain water harvesting and in Clean Tiruvannamalai Project.
Annual special camps are organized in villages to profess and promote the ideas of NSS. These camps play a vital role in shaping the young volunteers as responsible citizens of our nation.
NSS Programme Officers:
Unit I - Mr. D. ARUN KUMAR, Assistant Professor of Computer Application
Unit II - Mr. A. KALAISELVAN, Assistant Professor of Business Administration