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 doctrine 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 color indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirit. The navy blue color indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of the mankind.
The scheme is funded by both Central and State Governments in the ratio of 7:5 to organize Regular Activities (RA) and special Camping Programmes (SCP). An amount of Rs.160/-per volunteer per annum is released towards Regular Activities (RA) and Rs.300/- per volunteer per Special Camping Programme (SCP) which is of 10-days duration to be organized in the adopted villages/communities. In addition, the Government of India provides 100% financial assistance to run NSS Regional Centres, State Liaison Cells and TOCs/TORCs, The Central Government also provides 100% financial assistance for implementation of NSS Programs in Jammu & Kashmir and Union Territories without Legislatures.
In Bareilly College, NSS was started in 1977 with one unit. Now there are 6 units running in the college.
A large number of one day and ten days annual camps were organized in sub-urban areas of Bareilly District. The Students were trained as usual for various social activities such as Adult Education, Sanitation, AIDS, Polio Awareness and Population Control Programs etc. Students actively participated in Literary Campaign. Plantation programs were also organized by the students Special service was also done by Youth Day and Women’s Day. Sheetal Chitranshi of unit 2 participated in G20 summit in Canada. Nikita, Goldi Sharma and Sheetal Chitranshi participated in an adventure camp in Manali. Nikita was also selected for an international camp organized in China. Rehana participated in Republic Day Parade.