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’ development & appreciation to other person's point of view and also show consideration towards other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is a good doctrine in this motto, which underlines on the belief that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.
The logo for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Orissa, India. The Red & Blue colors contained in the logo motivate the NSS Volunteers to be active & energetic for the nation-building social activities. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space, The wheel thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.
The NSS logo is embossed on the badge of NSS. The eight bars in the wheel of NSS logo 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 main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are :
- Understand the community in which they work
- Understand themselves in relation to their community.
- Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving.
- Develop among them a sense of social and civic responsibility.
- Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems.
- Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
- Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes.
- Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and practice national integration and social harmony.
Code of Conduct
- All Volunteers should work under the guidance of a group leader nominated by the Programme Officer.
- They should make themselves worthy of the confidence and co-operation of the group/community leadership.
- Since practice comes before precept, volunteers should in spite confidence in local people and with their cooperation by themselves setting an example and thus smoothen the way for discussions and local acceptance of suggestions from the volunteers. Personal contact with the people is necessary for the success of any NSS Programme.
- Volunteers should scrupulously avoid entering into any discussion of a controversial nature with the local people, particularly on caste, creed, community, religion and politics.
- They should keep day-to-day record of their activities/experience in the enclosed pages of the diary and submit to the Programme Officer for periodic guidance.
- It is obligatory on the part of the every volunteer to wear the NSS Badge while on work.
- The other two essential conditions are unstinted co-operation and strict maintenance of team spirit.
- Simple, unostentatious dress code. Discipline, devoted and sincere work is expected from the volunteers.