National Service Scheme Day 2021: History, significance, quotes and more

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 National Service Scheme is a public service program run by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. Every year, NSS Day is celebrated on 24 September all over India. The National Service Scheme was launched in 1969 in the birth centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi in 37 universities, covering 40,000 students.

National Service Scheme Day 2021

This scheme was started by the then Union Education Minister VKRV Rao on 24 September 1969 in 37 universities of all the states. Now it has been implemented in all the states and universities of the country.

History of National Service Scheme:

The University Grants Commission (UGC) headed by S Radhakrishnan had recommended the introduction of voluntary national service in educational institutions after independence. In the year 1952, the government stressed the need for one year of social and labor service by Indian students.

In 1958, Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in his letter to all chief ministers considered the idea of ​​social service as a prerequisite for graduation. He also directed the Education Ministry to prepare an efficient plan.

Importance of National Service Scheme

National Service Scheme (NSS) is a central sector scheme of the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. It allows students of 11th and 12th technical institutions, undergraduates and postgraduates at colleges and university levels in India to be part of various government-led community service activities and programs.

It aims to provide young students with practical experience of providing community service. Since the formation of the NSS in 1969, the number of students has increased from 40,000 to 3.8 million by the end of March 2018.

Significance of National Service Scheme logo

The emblem of NSS is derived from the chariot wheel of the world famous Konark Sun Temple. The eight strokes in the wheel represent the 24 hours of the day as a reminder to be ready to serve the nation round the clock.

Red color represents youth full of vigor, energy. The blue color indicates the NSS as a small part of the universe, always ready to contribute to the welfare of mankind.

Share some quotes on National Service Scheme Day

Public service should be more than just doing a job efficiently and honestly. It must be total devotion to the people and the nation - Margaret Chase Smith

When faith replaces doubt, when selfless service eliminates selfish pursuit, God's power serves His purposes—Thomas S. monson

I only regret that I only have one life to lose for my country - Nathan Hale

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others - Mahatma Gandhi

I slept and dreamed that life is bliss. I woke up and saw that life is service. I acted and saw, service was bliss - Rabindranath Tagore

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