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NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME (NSS) AWARD 2019-20

NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME (NSS) AWARD 2019-20

Context:

On 24 September 2021, the President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind conferred the National Service Scheme (NSS) Awards for the year 2019-20 through videoconferencing from Rashtrapati Bhawan.

  • The 2019-20 NSS Award will be awarded to 42 awardees in 3 different categories which are: University/(+2) Councils, NSS Units and their Programme Officers, NSS Volunteers.

National Service Scheme (NSS):

  • It is a Central Sector Scheme of the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.
  • It gives opportunity to the student youth of 11th & 12th Class of schools at +2 Board level and student youth of Technical Institution.
  • It was launched in the year 1969.
  • The ideological orientation of the NSS is inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi.
  • The motto of NSS is “NOT ME, BUT YOU” in Hindi (‘स्वयं से पहले आप’).

NSS Volunteers Work :

  • The NSS volunteers work on issues of social relevance, through regular and special camping activities. Such issues include (i) literacy and education, (ii) health, family welfare and nutrition, (iii) environment conservation, (iv) social service programmes, (v) programmes for the empowerment of women, (vi) programmes connected with economic development activities, (vii) rescue and relief during calamities, etc.

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