About NSS This scheme is under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and NSS cell, Higher and technical education, Govt. of Maharashtra. The National Service Scheme was established in Gandhiji’s Birth Centenary in Year 1969-70 a support service.It provides opportunity to the student youth to take part in various government led community service activities & programmes. The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands on experience to young students in delivering community service. Moto: The motto of National Service Scheme is “NOT ME BUT YOU”. Its meaning is, I have to do something for the society or for others and not for myself. NSS Badge . The NSS symbol is embossed on the NSS badge. The NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking any programme of 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 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. Main Objectives of NSS 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 process; Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility; Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution 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 attitude; Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and Practice national integration and social harmony.