President Pranab Mukherjee presented the Indira Gandhi National Service Scheme Awards for the year 2014-15 to individuals, universities and volunteers for their active participation in social awareness camps.
- The awards recognize the contribution in running literacy camps, blood donation camps, spreading awareness of diseases like HIV, cancer, tree plantation and environmental awareness.
Indira Gandhi NSS Award (Appreciation) In the University category
- Dr Achyutanand Malviya of Veer Narmad South Gujarat University
- Kundan Basavaraj of Kuvempu University and
- R N Kapre of Babasaheb Ambedkar University received
Indira Gandhi NSS Award as Best University
Abdul Jannar Ahamed, Programme Coordinator of Directorate of Technical Education in Kerala.
Indira Gandhi award for Best Upcoming University
Rabi Akula of NSS Cell of Mahatma Gandhi University
In programme officer category 10 officials received the award while 32 volunteers received the award in another category.
About National Service Scheme
National Service Scheme (NSS) was launched during the Mahatma Gandhi’s Centenary Year in 1969 involving 40,000 student volunteers in 37 universities.
- Presently, it has more than 3.6 million student volunteers spread over 351 universities and 42 (+2) Councils and implemented in 16,057 academic institutions.
- The aim of National Service Scheme is “Development of the Personality of Students through Community Service”.