The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian Government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. Popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched during Gandhiji's Centenary year in 1969. Aimed at developing student's personality through community service, NSS is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges, Universities and at Schools.
Special Camping forms an integral part of National Service Scheme. It has special appeal to the youth as it provides unique opportunities to the students for group living, collective experience sharing and constant interaction with community.
JSS Polytechnic for the Differently Abled has an NSS unit under the National Service Scheme of the Govt. of Karnataka. This scheme is sponsored by the Directorate of Technical Education, Govt. of Karnataka to meet the following objectives of NSS.
- Bring the Differently Abled, especially the Hearing Impaired Students to the main stream of the society.
- Practice National Integration and social harmony
- Understand the community in which they work.
- Understand themselves in relation to their community.
- Identify the needs and problem of the community and involve them in problem solving.
- Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
- Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
- Develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities.
- Develop leadership qualities among the Differently Abled Students.
- Organize the planning for the functions, like Event Management.
The Institute encourages students to participate in social service activities under the leadership of NSS Officer. Several service camps are being organized including health awareness camps, cleaning of campus, cleaning the nearby villages under ‘Swachh Bharat Abhiyan’ creating awareness among villagers.