NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME
KAKATIYA UNIVERSITY, WARANGAL
The National Service Scheme launched in the University in the year 1976 with a meager strength has grown into a massive organization with 334 units spread in Post Graduate, Degree and Junior Colleges by 2021-22. It has been active ever since its inception in matters of social and community service and rural reconstruction activities and won laurels from all quarters. A perusal of various programmes organized by the Kakatiya NSS during these years would enable to understand how the changing concept and function of education from mere dissemination of the theoretical knowledge to the assumption of responsibilities for socio-economic development of the society has sensitized the members of the University Community as to the realities around the campus. We place on record that the Principals, Programme Officers and the Volunteers spread in the three districts of Northern Telangana have been there at the very root of the success of the Kakatiya NSS. It is these functionaries who helped the Kakatiya NSS Units was awarded the prestigious Indira Gandhi National NSS Award Thirteen (13) times by Government of India and State Levels twenty three (26) Awards by Government of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana and Indian Red Cross Gold Medal for its meritorious services. Apart from these NSS has got the President’s Volunteer Service Award from USA and Mother Teresa Award. The Volunteers are actively participating in constructive and productive community programmes, various Awareness Drives, Shramadan, Social reforms, Communal Harmony, Creation of Community Assets, Relief Work, Blood Donation, Environmental Protection, Literacy Programmes, Health Education Campaign and Public Health Issues etc. The NSS, Kakatiya University has become inseparable part of the social life in the three Districts of Northern Telangana.
The NSS aims at academic expansion and personality development of students through community service. It works as a link between institution and community. To develop a sense of social and civic responsibility, it inculcates the group living and sharing, leadership qualities and democratic attitude. To develop the capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and practice national integration and social harmony. It reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds need for selfless service and appreciation of other person’s point of view and also shows consideration for fellow human beings. Welfare of the individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole. Kakatiya University, Warangal has 334 NSS units and 33400 students enrolled as NSS volunteers during the academic year 2021-22. In addition to the routine activities, the NSS organized various activities throughout the year.
The Main Objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) :
It develops a sense of respect to the Principles, Values, Rights and obligations promote national unity, Integrity, Nonviolence, Secularism, Democracy, Equality before Law. Socialism, Self reliance a dignity of Labour, commitment to fight against injustice, inequality and cruelty.
2. Understand the community in which they work.
3. Understand themselves in relation to their community.
4. Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving.
5. Develop in themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
6. Develop the competence required for group living and sharing responsibilities.
7. Gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
8. Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
9. Develop capacity to adapt to emergency situation like natural disasters and
10. Practice National integration and Harmony.
11. It develops sense of respect of our great historic and cultural heritage.
12. It promotes spirit of respect and scientific attitude to others encourage them to fight against evil
practices corruption dogmatism, caste system, communalism etc.
13. Identify the needs of problems in the community in the solution of which they can be involved.
14. They apply their education in finding practical solutions to individual and community
15. Develop competence required for group living and sharing responsibilities.
16. The NSS creates the awareness of the National and International issue and prepare them to play an
effective role in the construction of National and International economic, politics and social systems.
On the whole NSS is Development of personality of students through Community Service.
The motto of NSS is "NOT ME BUT YOU". It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole. This expresses the essence of democratic living and upholds the need of self-less service and appreciation of the other man's point of view and also consideration for fellow human beings. Therefore NSS volunteers shall strive for the well being of the society.
The NSS symbol is based on the "Rath Wheel" of the Konark Sun Temple of Orissa. The giant wheel portrays the cycles of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space. The design of the symbol, a simplified form of Sun Chariot Wheel primarily depicts movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. The symbol thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving for social change.
The NSS symbol is embossed on the NSS badge. The NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking any programme or community service. 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 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.
NSS was formally launched on 24th September 1969, the birth Centenary year of Father of Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes and activities.