Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched in Gandhiji's Centenary year, 1969. Aimed at developing student's personality through community service, NSS is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges, Universities and at +2 level working for a campus-community linkage.
Started initially in 37 universities involving 40,000 volunteers, the scheme has grown over the years and it is implemented today with an involvement of more than 2.6 million volunteers spread over in 200 Universities, Polytechnics and +2 Systems. The efforts of NSS volunteers have been widely acclaimed by the community, universities, colleges and general public as the NSS volunteers have been rendering selfless service to the community.
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.
Inauguration Function of Self Financing NSS Unit, REVA University in association with National Service Scheme, Ministry of Youth Affairs and sports, Government of India was organized on 28.05.2018 at Kalpana Chawla Seminar Hall , C V Raman Block. The function began with the Introduction of NSS activity by Prof. Lingappa, School of Arts and Humanities. Invocation song was sung by Prof. Renuka Madhu, followed by REVA Anthem.
In his address, Chief Guest Mr. Arun Pujar, Regional Director, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt of India, explained about the importance of National Service Scheme, its benefits to students and faculty members. He stressed on the need to strengthen the National Service Scheme for a sustainable future. Presidential address by Dr. P Shyama Raju, Chancellor, REVA University highlighted about NSS activities and future plan in REVA University and benefits of social outreach activities, especially about being Socially Responsible. Vote of Thanks was proposed by Prof. Rahul B N, School of Legal Studies and NSS co-coordinator.