Recently, the President of India presented the National Service Scheme Awards for the year 2021-2022 at Rashtrapati Bhavan.
About the National Service Scheme Awards:
These awards were instituted in the years 1993-1994. Since then, these awards are given away every year at various levels.
Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Department of Youth Affairs, confers every year the National Service Scheme Award.
To recognize outstanding contribution by NSS student volunteers, NSS Programme Officers and the Programme Coordinators in community service.
To encourage young NSS student volunteers to develop their personality through community service.
To encourage the Programme Officers and the Programme Coordinators of NSS for catering the needs of National Service Scheme through the NSS volunteers.
To motivate NSS Volunteers for continuing their selfless service towards community work.
What is the National Service Scheme?
It is a Central Sector Scheme of the Government of India.
It provides an opportunity to the student youth of the 11th & 12th Class of schools at +2 Board level and student youth of Technical Institution, Graduate & Post Graduate at colleges and University level of India to take part in various Government led community service activities & programmes.
Motto: The motto of National Service Scheme is NOT ME BUT YOU
Nodal Ministry: Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports.