(The Gist of PIB) National Service Scheme Awards

    (The Gist of PIB) National Service Scheme Awards

National Service Scheme Awards

  • The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind, presented the National Service Scheme (NSS) Awards for 2017-18 to universities, NSS units and NSS volunteers. 

About National Service Scheme (NSS)

  • It was launched in 1969. 
  • Major objective is to develop the personality and character of the student youth through voluntary community service.
  • NSS volunteers play an important role in spreading awareness about government initiatives such as Swachh Bharat Mission activities and yoga programmes.
  • In 2016, the scheme was restructured into a Central Sector Scheme with 100% funding from the Central Government. 
  • Earlier it was a Centrally Sponsored Scheme, with expenditure being shared between the Centre and the States. 


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