National Service Scheme (NSS)
The National Service Scheme (NSS) was officially started on 24th September 1969, to establish a meaningful linkage between the campus and the community. Mahatma Gandhi, the Father of the Nation, had recognised that the country could not progress in the desired direction until the student youth were motivated to work for the upliftment of the villages/community. For Gandhiji, the villages, where the majority of the population living, represent the country. Therefore for the national reconstruction and national resurgence, it was deemed fit that the students and teachers should be properly sensitised and utilised for strengthening the Indian society as a whole with particular emphasis on the rural community. Therefore, student youth, teachers and the community are considered as the three basic components of the National Service Scheme. National Service Scheme (NSS) is a permanent youth programme under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India and funded by Government of Tamil Nadu and Government of India in the ratio of 5:7.
Personality development of students through Community Service.
The motto of NSS is “NOT ME BUT YOU”. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society as a whole. This expresses the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other man’s point of view and also a consideration for fellow human beings.
The NSS symbol is based on the “Rath Wheel” of the Konark Sun Temple of Orissa. The giant wheel portrays the cycles of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space. The design of the symbol, a simplified form of the Sun Chariot Wheel primarily depicts movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It also stands for dynamism and progressive outlook of youth.
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REC will continuously strive to:
REC is committed to imparting world-class technical knowledge and training to meritorious students from diverse socio-economic backgrounds. Beyond technical education, REC is committed to transforming lives by facilitating all-round personality development and nurturing talent.
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. 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.
NSS was formally launched on 24th September 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes & activities.
The symbol 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 the community as well as change and implies the continuous striving of National Service Scheme for social transformation upliftment & development.