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 in Gandhiji’s Centenary year, 1969. Aimed at developing student’s personality through community service, NSS is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges, Universities and at +2 level working for a campus-community linkage.
After independence the University Grants Commission, headed by S. Radhakrishnan, recommended the introduction of voluntary national service in academic institutions. This idea was again considered by the Central Advisory Board of Education (CABE) at its meeting in January, 1950; after examining the idea and the experiences of other countries in this field, the board recommended that students and teachers should devote time to voluntary manual work.
- The programme aims to inculcate social welfare in students
- To provide service to society without bias.
- NSS volunteers work to ensure that everyone gets help to enhance their standard of living
- lead a life of dignity.
- volunteers learn from people in villages how to lead a good life despite a scarcity of resources.
- It also provides help in natural and man-made disasters by providing food, clothing and first aid to the disaster victims.
CAMPS IN NSS
- Stage shows or a procession creating awareness of such issues as social problems, education and cleanliness
- Awareness Rallies
- Inviting doctors for health camps
FROM OFFICERS DESK
“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.”
CHANDRASHEKARA MURTHY K B NSS Program Officer