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President of India Presents National Service Scheme Awards for the Year 2021-2022

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President of India presents National Service Scheme Awards 2021-2022On 29 September 2023, the President of India, Droupadi Murmu presented the National Service Scheme Awards for the year 2021-2022 at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi, Delhi. The award was given to 52 persons to recognize their outstanding contributions towards voluntary community social services.

  • The awards included 3 categories namely Universities/+ 2 Council (2 Awards); NSS units and their Programme Officers (10 NSS Units + 10 Programme Officers); and NSS volunteers (30 Awards).

Key People:

Union Minister Anurag Singh Thakur, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MoYAS), and Nisith Pramanik, Minister of State (MoS), MoYAS also attended the award ceremony.

NSS Awards:

i.MoYAS, Government of India (GoI) instituted the NSS Awards during 1992-93.

ii.The awards are conferred by the ministry annually in 3 categories to recognize voluntary services to promote NSS in India.

Winners under Programme coordinator/Officer category:

1.Dr. Ramvir Singh ChauhanDr. Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Agra (Uttar Pradesh)
2.Dr. Mitali KathkatiaDakshin Kamrup Girls’ College, Mirza (Assam)
3.Dr. Ranjana SharmaPost Graduate Govt. College for Girls, Chandigarh
4.Dr. Malkiat SinghGovernment Degree College, Dharamshala, Kangra (Himachal Pradesh)
5.Dr. Raghavendra RSeshadripuram Degree College, Mysuru (Karnataka)
6.Dr. S. LekshmiSanatana Dharma College, Alappuzha (Kerala)
7.Dr. Indira BarmanInstitute for Excellence in Higher Education, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh)
8.Dr. Pawan Ramesh NaikKewalramji Harde Mahavidyalaya, Chamorshi (Maharashtra)
9.Joseph Vanlalhuraia SailoSynod Higher Secondary School, Aizawl (Mizoram)
10.Dr. Renu BishtBhartiya Shaheed Sainik Vidhyalaya, Nainital (Uttarakhand)
11.Babita PrasadSurya Sen Mahavidyalaya, Siliguri (West Bengal)

Value of Awards:

Award CategoryNumber of awardsValue
University/ +2 Council2First Award:
Rs.5 Lakhs (for NSS Programme Development) with a Trophy to the University/ +2 Council.
A Certificate and a Silver Medal to the Programme Coordinator.
Second Award:
Rs.3 Lakhs (for NSS Programme Development) with a Trophy to the University/ +2 Council.
A Certificate and a Silver Medal to the Programme Coordinator.
NSS Units and Programme Officers(10 + 10)For NSS Units: Rs.2 Lakhs for each unit (For NSS Programme Development), with a Trophy
For Officer: Rs. 1.5 Lakhs to each with a Certificate and a Silver Medal.
NSS Volunteers30Rs 1 lakh to each Volunteer, with a Certificate and a Silver Medal.

National Service Scheme (NSS):

i.NSS is a Central Sector Scheme of MoYAS, GoI, launched in 1969. The ideological orientation of the NSS is inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi.

Objective:  The primary objective is to develop the personality and character of the student/youth through voluntary community service.

ii.It provides opportunities to the student youth of 11th & 12th Class of schools at:

  • +2 Board level and student youth of Technical Institutions; Graduate & Post Graduate at colleges and University level of India to take part in various Government led community service activities & programmes.

Note: Currently, there are over 39 lakh NSS volunteers in India.

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On July 24, 2023, the President of India Droupadi Murmu conferred the National Geoscience Awards- 2022 (NGA) of the Ministry of Mines on 22 Geoscientists during an event organized at Rashtrapati Bhavan Cultural Centre in New Delhi, Delhi.

About National Service Scheme (NSS):
Director– Pankaj Kumar Singh
Headquarters– New Delhi, Delhi
Launched on– 24th September, 1969
The Motto or watchword of the NSS: “NOT ME BUT YOU”.