The National Service Scheme (NSS) was launched on 24th September, 1969 (100th Birth
anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi). It was the dream and idea of Mahatma Gandhi to involve
students in the task of National Service and get to know the pulse of rural life. The
cardinal principle of the programme is that it is organised by the students themselves and
both students and teachers through their combined participation in social services, get a
sense of involvement in the task of National development. The basic aim of NSS is to develop
the personality of students through community service. NSS believes in the motto “Not me But
you”. The NSS started with 40,000 volunteers in 37 universities and +2 level institutions.
Today, it has more than 40 lacs of volunteers. The NSS volunteer strength of Ranchi
University is 10,200. The following programmes have been undertaken by the NSS units under
Ranchi University : (a) Tree plantation (b) Blood donation camp (c) Health/Eye/Immunisation
camp (d) Digital India (e) Beti Bacho-Beti Padao (f) Skill India (g) Start up India (h)
River and soil conservation (i) Fit India (j) Road safaty month (k) Swachha Bharat mission
(l) Pradhan Mantri Jandhan Yojana (m) Women empowerment (n) HIV-AIDS Awarness Programme(o)
Tobacco control programme (p) Voter awareness programme (q) Signal use plastic and its
disposal awareness programme (r) Awareness programme on pocso act (s) International yoga day
(t) Qaumi Ekta week etc.
played major role during Covid-19 pandemic.
There are some
special programmes exclusively for NSS volunteers of Ranchi University. In
2021 three students had been selected for Republic day parade camp, New Delhi. The other
camps attended by NSS Valunteers of RU include- Adventure camps, National Youth Festival-
2020 in Lucknow, North East Zonal Youth Fesitval, National Youth parliament. Jharkhand
Youtsav organised by the Govt. of Jharkhand, National Integration camps etc. NSS is playing
an important role for the clean India campaign across the university. Volunteers are also
active in social issue like women empowerment, gender equity, organising blood donation
camp, organising skill development programme etc.
This year the
NSS team has actively participated in the National Integration Camp 2020 in
Agra (UP) and Hazaribag. It is also organising awareness programmes for Cashless
Transactions, Ujjawala Yojana, Renewable Energy.
On the occasion of World Environment Day, 5th June