National Service Scheme is a student – centered programme and it is complementary to education. It is a noble experiment in academic extension. It inculcates the spirit of voluntary work among students and teachers through sustained community interaction. It brings our academic institutions closer to the society. It is a link between the campus and community, the college and village, knowledge and action. The overall aim of NSS is the Personality Development of students through community service. It gives an extension dimension to Higher Education system and orients the student youth to community service.
National Service Scheme, popularly known as NSS, was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation. Starting with an enrolment of 40000 students in 37 Universities covering all states, the coverage of NSS students increased to about 26.6 lakhs (2006-07) in 198 Universities, 9117 colleges,1196 Technical Institutions, 7542 Plus Two Schools and 41 Plus Two Vocational Higher Secondary Directorates. During its 39 years of fruitful existence more than 2.7crore students have so far benefited from this largest student-volunteer ship programme in the world.
It is said that social service is done to serve the people but the main aim behind it is to gain the inner peace and to fulfill one's spiritual satisfaction. NSS LDCE started with the aim of fulfilling the needs of the society with the help of an extraordinary mixture of social service and engineering.
NSS LDCE started on 15th September, 2012 with an aim to develop leadership and managerial skills among the students of Engineering which they lack in most of the cases. In this, they learn the importance of team work and showcase their inner creativity by organizing various social events. Motto of NSS - Not Me But You
The motto itself gives the idea about it's work and aim. NSSLDCE, the Awardee of being the best Unit in India is shinning since 8 years with its glorifying history of producing 3 IG NSS Awardees and 1 NSS state Awardee. Major Dr. C.S. Sanghvi, the father of NSS LDCE who started the unit and directed the unit till present has played a main role to take this unit from a count of 50 volunteers to a count 100 volunteers. He has also got the Award for the Best NSS Programme Officer in 2017 which he deserved well.
Talking about it's activities around the whole year which includes tree plantation, open mic event, bone marrow drive, blood donation camp, thalesemia drive, eye checkup, an event to fulfill the joy in the lives of blind people, Swachhta Abhiyan and many more such. The unit is known for its creativity due to it's two benchmark events, i.e. Ummed-kite flying festival and Rang Amaizi-wall painting competition.
The unit is not only bounded to the events and organizing activities, it is also successful to salute the nation by doing parade on 26th January and 15th August every year. Not only this, but Three volunteers of NSSLDCE who added pride to the unit by doing parade at Rajpath, Delhi on 26th January in NSS platoon.
It is to be sure that this unit will serve the whole country in future.
The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are :
NOT ME BUT YOU, This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other person's point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings.
National Service Scheme was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as the NSS Day with appropriate programmes.
The NSS logo is embossed on the NSS badge. The NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking any programme of community service. The Konark wheel in the logo has eight bars which represent the 24 hours of the day. 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 mankind.
The logo of the NSS is based on the ‘Rath’ wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa. These giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space. It stands for community as well as change and implies the continuous striving of National Service Scheme for social transformation & upliftment.
The NSS theme song has been composed in the Silver Jubilee year,. All the NSS volunteers are expected to learn the theme song and sing the song during NSS programmes and celebrations.
uthe samaj ke liye uthe ..uthe jage swarashtra ke liye jage …jage svayam saje basundhara sawar de (x2) ## hum uthe uthe uthe ga jab humare sang sathio hum bade toh sab badenge apne ap sathiyo zameen pe asman ko utar de (M) zameen pe asman ko utar de (F) svayam saje basundhara sawar de (F) svayam saje basundhara sawar de (M) ## udasiyo ko dur kar (F) khusi ko bat te chale (M) gaon aur seher ki duriyo ko kat te chale gyan ko prachar de prasar de (M) gyan ko prachar de prasar de (F) svayam saje basundhara sawar de (F) svayam saje basundhara sawar de (M) ## samarth baal briddha aur naria rehe sada hare bhare bano bishal orti rehe dhara tarakki o ki ek nayi katar de (M) tarakki o ki ek nayi prakar de (F) svayam saje basundhara sawar de (F) svayam saje basundhara sawar de (M) ## yeh jati dharm boliya banenge shul rah ki padai mel prem ki akhandata ki chah ki sad bhvana se yeh chaman nikhar de (M) sad bhvana se yeh chaman nikhar de (F) svayam saje basundhara sawar de (F) svayam saje basundhara sawar de (M) ## uthe samaj ke liye uthe uthe jage swarashtra ke liye jage kage svayam saje basundhara sawar de (F) svayam saje basundhara sawar de (M) (x4) (..= melody, ##= break/interlude, F=female voice, M= male voice, x= repetition)