Unit - I

Mr B.Balaji
Assistant Professor,
Department of English,
Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science,
Manjakkudi - 612610

Unit - II

Assistant Professor,
Department of Tamil,
Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science,
Manjakkudi - 612610

Unit - III

Assistant Professor,
Department of Computer Science,,
Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science,
Manjakkudi - 612610


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 a desired direction until the student youth were motivated to work for the upliftment of the villages/community. For Gandhiji, the villages, where 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 rural community. Therefore, student youth, teachers and the community are considered as the three basic components of the National Service Scheme. In our Swami Dayananda College of Arts & Science, NSS has started in the year 2001, now we have Three units having 300 NSS Volunteers. We are focusing for Cleaning Campaign, Awareness Rally & Programmes, Tree Plantation, Blood donation, Yoga & etc...


The vision is to build the youth with the mind and spirit to serve the society and work for the social uplift of the down-trodden masses of our nation as a movement.


The National Service Scheme has been functioning with the motto “NOT ME BUT YOU” in view of making the youth inspired in service of the people and hence NSS Aims Education through Community Service and Community Service through Education.


1. Understand the community in which they work.
2. Understand themselves in relation to their community
3. Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process
4. Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
5. Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems
6. Develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities
7. Gain skills in mobilizing community participation
8. Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude
9. Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and Practice national integration and social harmony.


The Motto of NSS "Not Me But You", reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students’ development & appreciation to other person's point of view and also show consideration towards other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is a good doctrine in this motto, which underlines on the belief that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society as a whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.

NSS Logo:

The logo for the NSS has been based on the giant Rath Wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple (The Black Pagoda) situated in Orissa, India. The Red & Blue colors contained in the logo motivate the NSS Volunteers to be active & energetic for the nation- building social activities. The wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space, The wheel thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.

NSS Badge:

The NSS logo is embossed on the badge of NSS. The eight bars in the wheel of NSS logo represent the 24 hours of a day. The red colour indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.