With the goal to work for the betterment of society and instill the spirit of social service among the young students,
Engineering College Bikaner has established NSS at institute level.NSS at ECB is involved in providing a platform for
interaction between the ECB students, faculty members, employees and localities around ECB campus. Currently, NSS
ECB has over 100 active members from different disciplines, working rigorously for community health care, literacy
drives, and environmental protection.The main aim of NSS is to developing a harmony with environment, education to
the underprivileged section of society, developing appreciation for the beauty of nature and the world itself.Blood
donation camps, AIDS awareness camps, informative lecture on human values and other such events are organized
regularly.As highlighted by the motto 'NOT FOR ME, BUT FOR YOU', the aim of the organization is to produce engineers
who are socially responsible and work for the all round development of the nation.
National Service Scheme, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India, popularly known as NSS was launched in Gandhiji's Birth Centenary Year 1969, in 37 Universities involving 40,000 students with primary focus on the development of personality of students through community service. Today, NSS has more than 3.2 million student volunteers on its roll spread over 298 Universities and 42 (+2) Senior Secondary Councils and Directorate of Vocational Education all over the country. From its inception, more than 3.75 crores students from Universities, Colleges and Institutions of higher learning have benefited from the NSS activities, as student volunteers.
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 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 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.
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.
Prof. Ajay Kumar Gupta
Dr. Praveen Raj Purohit
NSS Programme Officer, ECB