The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Scheme of Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It was established in 1969. It provides opportunity to the student youth to take part in various government led community service activities & programmes. The sole aim of the NSS is to provide hands-on experience to young students in delivering community service.
Motto of NSS: NOT ME BUT YOU
NSS Day: From 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation, 24th September is celebrated as NSS Day with appropriate programmes and activities.
Benefits of Being a NSS Volunteer:
Being an active member NSS volunteers would have the exposure and experience to be the following:
Major Activities in NSS:
NIC is organised every year for 7 days with day-night boarding & lodging. These camps are held in different parts of the country. Each camp involves 200 NSS volunteers to undertake the scheduled activities.
Objectives of the NIC are to make the NSS volunteers aware of the following: