Thursday, 30 March 2017

Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports Vijay Goel to inaugurate Conference on Restructuring of NSS in New Delhi

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Department of Youth Affairs is organizing a Conference on ’Restructuring of NSS’ on 31 March, 2017 in New Delhi. The Minister of State (I/C) for Youth Affairs and Sports Shri Vijay Goel will deliver the key note address at the inaugural session.

The structure of the NSS has largely remained unchanged over the years. The circumstances havebeen changing over the years, including the needs of the community and the aspirations of the youngstudents. The Objective of organising the one-day Conference is to generate ideas for restructuring ofthe Scheme, in order to make it more robust and effective. All the stakeholders of the Scheme are being invited to the Conference so that a balanced view can betaken. The total number of participants in the Workshop would be around 100.

National Service Scheme (NSS) was introduced in 1969 with the primary objectiveof developing the personality and character of the student youth through voluntary communityservice. NSS was launched initially in 37 Universities involving about 40,000 volunteers. Till March 2016, NSS had about 36.58 lakh volunteers enrolled in 39,695 NSS units spread over 391Universities/ +2 Councils, 16,278 Colleges/ Technical Institutions and 12,483 Senior SecondarySchools.


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