NCC was conceived in 1917 when India Defence Act was promulgated with an object of making up the deficiencies in the Armed Forces by raising the University Corps. In 1920, with the passage of India Territorial Act, University Corps was replaced by University Training Corps. In 1942, this Corps was rechristened University Officers Training Corps. In 1946, a committee under Pandit H N Kunzru was set up at the behest of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru to formulate the establishment of an organisation capable of training and motivating the youth of the country to become better citizens and leaders in all walks of life. Consequently, the National Cadet Corps came into being on July 16, 1948 with the promulgation of the NCC Act XXXI of 1948. NCC was placed under the Ministry of Defence.The motto of NCC is unity and discipline. The NCC establishment are meant for:-
To develop qualities of character, courage, comradeship, discipline, secular outlook, spirit of adventure, sportsmanship and the ideals of selfless service among the youth to make them useful citizens.
To create a human resource of organised, trained and motivated youth, to provide leadership in all walks of life including the Armed Forces and always make them available for the service of the nation.
To create a suitable environment to motivate the youth to take up a career in the Armed Forces.
National Service Scheme, popularly known as NSS, was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary of the Father of the Nation. National Service Scheme is a student – centered programme and it is complementary to education. It is a noble experiment in academic extension. It inculcates the spirit of voluntary work among students and teachers through sustained community interaction. It brings our academic institutions closer to the society. It is a link between the campus and community, the college and village, knowledge and action. The overall aim of NSS is the Personality Development of students through community service. It gives an extension dimension to Higher Education system and orients the student youth to community service.
- The NSS symbol is embossed on the NSS badge. The NSS volunteers wear it while undertaking any programme of community service.
- The Konark wheel in the symbol has eight bars which represent the 24 hours of the day.
- The Red colour in the badge indicates that the NSS volunteers are full of blood. i.e. lively, active energetic and full of high spirit.
- The Navy Blue colour indicates the cosmos of which the NSS is a tiny part, ready to contribute its share for the welfare of mankind.
- The symbol of the NSS is based on the ‘Rath’ wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa.
- These giant wheels of the Sun Temple portray the cycle of creation, preservation and release, and signify the movement in life across time and space.
- It stands for community as well as change and implies the continuous striving of National Service Scheme for social transformation & upliftment.
- NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969.
- The birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation.
- 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes & activities.
- The motto of NSS is ‘NOT Me But You’.
- It reflects the essence of democratic living.
- Upholds the need for self-less service.
- Helps to Develop Appreciation to other person's point of view.
- Show Consideration to other living beings.
Giant Rath Wheel
- Wheel portrays the cycle of creation, preservation and release.
- Signifies the movement in life across time and space.
- Symbol stands for continuity as well as change.
- Implies the continuous striving of NSS for social change.
- Eight Bars represent the 24 hours of a day.
- During Silver Jubilee Year, the NSS theme song has been composed.
- All NSS volunteers are expected to learn the theme song and Sing the song during NSS programmes and celebrations