National Service Scheme (NSS) in India was started in 1969, this public service program is sponsored by the Government of India and is conducted by Department of Youth Affairs and Sports. National Service Scheme (NSS) is a voluntary program in which young people from colleges, universities and also +2 level work towards creating a campus-community linkage.
As the symbol of the National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Rath Wheel from the Konark Sun Temple or The Black Pagoda which is situated in Orissa, India, it signifies the movement taking place in life through the time and space, it shows us the continuity and changes in a life. It also indicates the hard work of NSS in the field to bring social change. The wheel in the symbol portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release.
The aim behind the program of NSS is to provide help to everyone who needs it, to enhance and bring a better change in the standard of living and the way they lead their life with dignity.
National Service Scheme (NSS) is beneficial to both students as well as the society in various different means. NSS helps the student to grow individually and also as a group. It makes the students confident, develop leadership skills, and gain knowledge about different people from different walks of life. Students also learn other skills that help them lead a better life in various situations. It teaches you to be disciplined and organized with the objectives you set for yourself and your goals.