National Service Scheme Day was celebrated with full enthusiasm in Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya. The National Service Scheme was implemented in 37 universities by the then Education Minister of India, Dr VKRV Rao, on 24 September 1969, during Gandhi’s centenary year. At that time there were 40 thousand volunteers in the NSS. Its main objective is to develop the personality and character of the students as well as make them aware of the service of the nation.
The number of its cadets has increased manifold since its inception and according to the official website of NSS, at present, there are 38 lakh volunteers in the country.
On this occasion, the unit of the National Service Scheme organized various competitions and launched awareness campaigns. Intellectual program and prize distribution were done in the evening, in which all the volunteers got the guidance of the respected Pro-Vice-Chancellor of the university, Dr Chinmay Pandya Ji. Respected Pro-Vice-ChancellorvSir inspired the volunteers to work with full seriousness and enthusiasm for this year’s theme ‘Drug-Free Uttarakhand – Sanskar Yukt Uttarakhand’. He further said that drug de-addiction is essential not only for Uttarakhand but for the whole of India and Gayatri Parivar is working on this for the last fifty years through more than five thousand centres spread across the world.
At the end of the program, the respected Pro-Vice-Chancellor and respected Registrar ji awarded the winners of the competitions.
In this program the coordinators of Dev Sanskriti Vishwavidyalaya unit of National Service Scheme and all the program officers were present.