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About NSS:

National Service Scheme popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Mahatma Gandhi Centenary year 1969 and aimed at developing student’s personality through community service. The overall objective of National Service is educational. This objective is attained through the service to the community.
National Service Scheme (NSS) is a permanent youth Program under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and funded by Government of Tamilnadu and Government of India.

OBJECTIVES:

The overall objective of NSS is Personality Development through community service. The objectives of NSS are to:

MOTTO:

The motto or watchword of the NSS is “Not me but you”. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society on the whole. This express the essence of democratic living and upholds the need of selfless service and appreciation of the other man’s point of view and also consideration for fellow human beings.

SYMBOL:

BADGE:

The NSS symbol is embossed on the NSS badge. The NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking any program 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 DAY:

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 programs and activities

NSS SONG:

During Silver Jubilee Year 1994 the NSS theme song has been composed. All NSS volunteers are expected to learn the theme song and sing the song during NSS programs and celebrations.

We shall overcome
We shall overcome
We shall overcome some day
O! deep in my heart
I do believe that
We shall overcome some day

We’ll walk hand in hand
We’ll walk hand in hand
We’ll walk hand in hand to- day
O! deep in my heart
I do believe that
We shell overcome some day

We shall live in peace.
We shall live in peace.
We shall live in peace to-day
O! deep in my heart
I do believe that
We shall overcome some day

We shall not be afraid
We shall not be afraid
We shall not be afraid to-day
O! deep in my heart
I do believe that
We shall overcome some day.