The National service scheme (NSS) is an Indian Government Sponsored public service programme conducted by the Department of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhiji’s Centenary year, 1969. Aimed at developing student’s personality through community service, NSS is a voluntary association of young students in the college working for a campus – community linkage.

Aim of N.S.S.

1. The NSS programme aims to inculcate the importance of social welfare in students and to provide service to the society without bias.

2. NSS Volunteers work to ensure that everyone who is needy gets help to enhance their standard of living and lead a life of dignity.

3. The Volunteers utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to social problems and gain skills in mobilizing community participation.

4. Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes.

5. Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters.

6. Develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities.

7. Practice national integration and social harmony.

8. Develop environmental awareness.


The NSS Programme was initiated in 1981 in Bokaro Steel City College, Bokaro Right from its inception, the volunteers associated with this program me have demonstrated Exemplary qualities of.

1. Social welfare

2. Communal harmony

3. Patriotism

4. Social awareness

5. Personality development

6. Leadership quality

7. Self – confidence

8. Sense of accountability

9. Discipline

10. National integration

11. Environmental awareness


  • The motto of NSS reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for less service.
  • The philosophy of NSS is well doctrined in its motto which underlines the belief that the welfare all individuals is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole.
  • It inspires the students to develop appreciation for other person’s point of view and also show consideration to other living beings.


  • The symbol of NSS is based on the Giant Rath or the wheel of the world famous Konark sun temple of Odisha.
  • The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release.
  • It signifies the movement of life across time and space. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.
  • The eight bars in the wheel represent the 24 hours of a day.
  • The red color indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirits.
  • The navy blue color indicates the cosmos of which NSS is a tiny part ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.