An initiative of the Central Government (Ministry of Youth & Sports Affairs), the National Service Scheme (NSS) aims to provide hands-on experience to young students in delivering community service. It provides student youths of 11th & 12th standards and technical institutions, graduate & post-graduate colleges and university level with an opportunity to take part in various government led community service activities and programmes. 

The Logo for NSS is Pictorial Mark Logo comprising of a picture, to express the identity of the organisation. The Logo also comprises several avatars like graphical elements in the middle surrounded by the typographic “National Service Scheme” in Devanagari script aswell. The red colour indicates that the volunteer is full of young blood that is lively, active, energetic and full of high spirits. The Motto of NSS “Not Me But You”, reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS was formally launched on 24th September, 1969, the birth centenary year of the Father of the Nation. Therefore, 24 September is celebrated every year as NSS Day.

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