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. Utilize 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 mobilizing community participation
viii. Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
ix. Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters
x. 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 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.
ORIGIN OF NSS
On September 24, 1969, the then Union Education Minister Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao, launched the NSS programme in 37 universities covering all States and simultaneously requested the Chief Ministers of States for their cooperation and help. It was appropriate that the programme was started during the Gandhi Centenary Year as it was Gandhi ji who inspired the Indian youth to participate in the movement for Indian independence and the social uplift of the downtrodden masses of our nation.
Mount Zion have 3 Units for NSS.
The Program Officers for the units are:-
NSS Unit No.220 - Asst Prof. Ajeesh S
NSS Unit No.204 - Asst Prof. Vineeth M V
NSS Unit No. 548 - Asst Prof. Fayaz N