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PRESIDENT RAM NATH KOVIND CONFERS NSS AWARDS FOR 2018-19

PRESIDENT RAM NATH KOVIND CONFERS NSS AWARDS FOR 2018-19

Context

President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the National Service Scheme (NSS) Awards for the year 2018-19.

Details

  • The Award for the year 2018-19 was presented to 42 awardees in three different categories like University, NSS Units and their Programme Officers and NSS Volunteers.
  • The Department of Youth Affairs confers the National Service Scheme Award every year to recognize and reward outstanding contributions towards voluntary community service.

About National Service Scheme (NSS)

  • It is a Central Sector Scheme.
  • It was launched in 1969 with the primary objective of developing the personality and character of the student youth through voluntary community service.
  • Its ideological orientation of the NSS is inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi.

Main Objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS)

  • To understand the community in which they work
  • To understand themselves in relation to their community
  • To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving
  • To develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility
  • To utilise their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community problems
  • To develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities
  • To gain skills in mobilising community participation
  • To acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes
  • To develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters and
  • To practise national integration and social harmony

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