National Service Scheme Awards

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Recently, the President of India presented the National Service Scheme Awards for the year 2021-2022 at Rashtrapati Bhavan.

About National Service Scheme Awards:

  • These awards were instituted in the year 1993-1994. Since then, these awards are given away every year at various Levels.
  • The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Department of Youth Affairs confers every year the National Service Scheme Award.
  • Objectives
    • 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 the 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 Government of India.
  • It provides opportunity to the student youth of 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.


Q1) What is the Central Sector Scheme?

Central Sector Scheme" typically refers to government-funded development schemes or programs in India. These schemes are fully funded by the central government, and they are implemented by various central ministries or departments.

Source: President of India presents National Service Scheme Awards