The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are :
i. understand the community in which they work
ii. understand themselves in relation to their community
iii. identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving
iv. develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
v. utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
vi. develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
vii. gain skills in mobilising community participation
viii. acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
ix. develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
x. practise 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 develop appreciation to other person’s point of view and also show consideration to ‘/other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines/on the belief that the welfare .of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.


The symbol 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 wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release and signifies the movement in life across time and space, The symbol thus stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.


The NSS Symbol is embossed on the badge. The eight bars in the wheel 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.

List of Programmes conducted by NSS units :



Activities of the camp

23 Dec, 2004

City Dwellers on Madurai

  • AIDS Awareness Cycle Rally

09 Feb, 2005

Govt. Rajaji Hospital, Madurai

  • Blood Donation

23 Mar – 2 Apr, 2005


  • Cleaning of streets, temples

  • Health Awareness

17 – 27 Feb.2006

Villagers of Uthangudi and Ulaganeri

  • Cleaning of streets and temples

  • Health Awareness

10-29 Mar 2006

Iyer Bungalow, Madurai

  • AIDS Awareness

15 Mar 2006

Vadamalyan Hospital Patients for Heart ailments

  • Old Newspaper collection

08 Apr ‘06

Meenakshi Mission Hospital, Madurai

  • Blood Donation

22 Jun, 2006

Govt.Rajaji Hospital, Madurai

  • Blood Donation

27 Jun, 2006

Residents Madurai in Iyer bungalow Area

  • AIDS Awareness

12 Jan, 2007

Govt.Rajaji Hospital, Madurai

  • Blood Donation

12-21 Feb 2007

Villagers of Manthikulam

  • Medical camp

  • Cleaning the village streets and temples
  • Health Awareness


Villagers of Thirumohavoor

  • Health Awareness

13-16 Mar 2007

Villagers of Thiruppalai

  • AIDS Awareness

  • Importance of harmony with family

15 Mar, 2007

Adopted Village – Veerapandi

  • Importance of Small Savings

20 Jan, 2007

Adopted Village – Mandhikulam

  • AIDS Awareness

22 Feb, 2007

Villagers of Thiruppalai

  • Free Siddha Medical Camp & Distribution of Siddha medicines

02-11 Feb 2008

Villages of Thirumalpuram

  • Legal rights for women
  • Environmental awareness
  • Consumerism
  • Small savings
  • AIDS Awareness
  • Free Siddha Medical Camp

04-13 Mar 2008


  • Awareness on Eye Donation
  • Small Savings
  • Diabetes
  • Food Habits

13 Sep 2008

Madurai City

  • Save Petrol Rally

04-10 Mar 2009

Villagers of Alagar Koil

  • Role of girls on gender equality

  • Blood donation
  • Insurance awareness

15 Apr, 2009

Villagers of Veerapandi

  • Voters Awareness

09 Feb, 2010

People of Veerapandi Village

General Free Medical Camp by Meenakshi Mission Hospital, Madurai

10 Feb, 2010

People of Mandhikulam Village

General Free Medical Camp by Meenakshi Mission Hospital, Madurai



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National Service Scheme (N.S.S.)