Published on: October 6, 2023

National Service Award

National Service Award

Why in news? President of India conferred the National Service Scheme (NSS) Awards for the year 2021-2022.


  • Ministry – Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports
  • Launch Year – 1993-94
  • Objective – To recognize outstanding contribution by NSS student volunteers, NSS Programme Officers and the Programme Coordinators in community service

About National Service  Award

  • NSS is a central Sector Scheme launched in 1969
  • It was launched on Mahatma Gandhi Centenary year birthday and inspired by his ideology
  • Motto is Not me but You