NSS is an Indian government sponsored public service program conducted by the department of Youth  Affairs and sports of the Government of India. It was introduced in the year 1969-70 making the centenary year celebration of the birth of Mahathma Gandhi. The scheme seeks to correct the phenomenon of divorce of education from society by exposing the students to the social realities. “Education through service” is the additional dimension, the NSS imparts to the education system.


  1. Understand the community in which they work.
  2. Understand themselves in relation to their community.
  3. Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve in problem solving process.
  4. Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
  5. Utilise  their knowledge in finding practical solution to individual and community problems.
  6. Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of  responsibilities.
  7. Gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
  8. Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitude.
  9. Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters.
  10. Practice national integration and harmony.


          “NOT ME BUT YOU”

NSS symbol:

                 ‘Rath wheel of the Konark Sun Temple situated in Orissa.

NSS Day:

                 NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969.

Theme of the Programme:

                    “Healthy Youth Healthy India”