Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour

बिहार कृषि विश्‍वविद्यालय, सबौर

NSS for bau sabour

Bihar Agricultural University, Sabour

About 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 Gandhiji who inspired the Indian youth to participate in the movement for Indian independence and the social uplift of the downtrodden masses of our nation. The scheme now extends to all the states and universities in the country. It has aroused among the student youth an awareness of the realities of life, a better understanding and appreciation of the problems of the people. NSS is, thus, a concrete attempt in making campus relevant to the needs of the community. There are several instances of excellent work and exemplary conduct of NSS units which have earned them respect and confidence of the people. It has covered several aspects like adoption of villages for intensive development work, carrying out the medico-social surveys, setting up of medical centres, programmes of mass immunization, sanitation drives, adult education programmes for the weaker sections of the community, blood donation, helping patients in hospitals, helping inmates of orphanages and the physically handicapped etc. NSS volunteers did commendable relief work during natural calamities/emergencies such as cyclones, floods, famine, earthquake, etc. from time to time all over the country. The NSS students have also done useful work in organising campaigns for eradication of social evils, and popularization of the nationally accepted objectives like nationalism, democracy, secularism, social harmony and development of scientific temper.

Aim :

The overall aim of National Service Scheme as envisaged earlier, is to give an extension dimension to the higher education system and orient the student youth to community service while they are studying in educational institution. The reason for the formulation of this objective is the general realization that the college and +2 level students have a tendency to get alienated from the village/slum masses which constitute the majority of the population of the country. The educated youth who are expected to take the reins of administration in future are found to be unaware of the problems of the village/slum community and in certain cases are indifferent towards their needs and problems. Therefore it is necessary to arouse the social conscience of the students, and to provide them an opportunity to work with the people in the villages and slums. It is felt that their interaction with the common villagers and slum dwellers will expose them to the realities of life and bring about a change in their social perception.

Objectives :

The broad objectives of NSS are to:

  1. To understand the community in which they work.
  2. To understand themselves in relation to their community;
  3. To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process;
  4. To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility;
  5. To utilize their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems;
  6. To develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities;
  7. To gain skills in mobilizing community participation;
  8. To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude;
  9. To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters;
  10. To practice national integration and social harmony.

The Motto :

The motto or watchword of the National Service Scheme is : ‘NOT ME BUT YOU’. This reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for selfless service and appreciation of the other person’s point of view and also to show consideration for fellow human beings. It underlines that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of society on the whole. Therefore, it should be the aim of the NSS to demonstrate this motto in its day-to-day programme.

NSS Symbol :

NSS Logo of Bihar Agricultural University sabour

The symbol of the National Service Scheme, as appearing on the cover page of this Manual 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. The design of the symbol, a simplified form of the Sun-chariot wheel primarily depicts movement. The wheel signifies the progressive cycle of life. It stands for continuity as well as change and implies the continuous striving of NSS for social transformation and upliftment.

NSS Badge :

NSS Logo Bihar Agricultural University sabour

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. Hence, the badge reminds the wearer to be in readiness for service of the nation round the clock i.e. for 24 hours. 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 the mankind.

NSS Day :

NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day with appropriate programmes and activities.

NSS Song :

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.

राष्ट्रीय सेवा योजना लक्ष्य गीत

उठें समाज के लिए उठें- उठें
जगे स्वराष्ट्र के लिए जगें-जगें
स्वयं सजे वसुंधरा संवार दें -२
हम उठें उठेगा जग हमारे संग साथियों
हम बढ़ें तो सब बढ़ेंगे अपने आप साथियो
जमीं पे आसमान को उतार दें -2
स्वयं सजे वसुंधरा संवार दें-2
उदासियों को दूर कर ख़ुशी को बाँटते चले
गाँव और शहर की दूरियों को पाटते चलें
ज्ञान को प्रचार दें प्रसार दें
विज्ञानं को प्रचार डी इ प्रसार दे
स्वयं सजे वसुंधरा संवार दें-2
समर्थ बाल वृद्ध और नारियां रहे सदा
हरे भरे वनों की शाल ओढ़ती रहे धरा
तरक्कियो की एक नई कतार दें-2
स्वयं सजे वसुंधरा संवार दें-2
ये जाति धर्म बोलियाँ बने न शूल राह की
बढाए बेल प्रेम की अखंडता की चाह की
भावना से ये चमन निखार दें
सद्धभावना से ये चमन निखार दें
स्वयं सजे वसुंधरा संवाद दें -2
उठें समाज के लिए उठें- उठें
जगे स्वराष्ट्र के लिए जगें-जगें
स्वयं सजे वसुंधरा संवार दें -2

Who is who?

  • Programme co-ordinator, NSS, BAU, Sabour-
    • Dr. Anshuman Kohli, Associate Professor cum Senior Scientist, Dept. of SSAC, BAC, BAU, Sabour
  • Programme officer, NSS unit, BAC, Sabour-
    • Dr. Ajay Bhardwaj, Assistant Professor cum Junior Scientist, Dept. of Hort. (Veg. & Flori.), BAC, BAU, Sabour
  • Programme officer, NSS unit, BPSAC, Purnea -
    • Dr. Pankaj Kumar Yadav, Assistant Professor cum Junior Scientist, BPSAC, Purnea

NSS volunteers :

As a course curriculum, every student who got admission in UG degree programme has to choose between NSS, NCC and Yoga/PE as a subject in first two years of the study of their respective degree programme. Each student need satisfactory grade for getting up-gradation in the next level of their degree programme. The cumulative roll of students getting admission each year and passing out the degree programme every year after completion of the degree programme counts for the total strength of NSS volunteers in the unit.

NSS Activities :

  • Plantation drive in front of University library on University foundation day i.e. 5th August, 2022
  • Participation of students volunteers in the opening ceremony of Sehat Kendra, BAU, Sabour
  • Participation of volunteers in Nasha Mukti Abhiyan on World Tobacco Prohibition Day on 31-05-2022 held at Sehat Kendra, University Hospital, BAU, Sabour
  • Active involvement in Rangoli competition for spreading awareness against HIV AIDS and voluntary blood donation
  • Participation in Har Ghar Tiranga Abhiyan on the occasion of Independence Day
  • Drawing and essay writing on the occasion of Independence day etc.
  • Observing Communal Harmony Campaign Week and Flag Day.
  • Active duties for various programmes of the University/College such as Kisan Mela, Convocation Day, Republic day, Independence Day etc.
  • Organization and involvement in Blood donation camp
  • Celebration of World Red Cross Day on 8th May, 2023
  • NSS Student’s participation in Youth Parliament for LiFE, Stage-I at ADRI, Patna on 20th May, 2023