National Service Scheme, under the Ministry of Youth
Affairs & Sports Govt. of India, popularly known as NSS was launched in Gandhiji's Birth
Centenary Year 1969, in 37 Universities involving 40,000 students with primary focus on the
development of personality of students through community service. Today, NSS has more than 3.2
million student volunteers on its roll spread over 298 Universities and 42 (+2) Senior Secondary
Councils and Directorate of Vocational Education all over the country. From its inception, more than
3.75 crores students from Universities, Colleges and Institutions of higher learning have benefited
from the NSS activities, as student volunteers
The main objectives of National Service Scheme (NSS) are:
Understand the community in which they work.
Understand themselves in relation to their community.
Identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem-solving.
Develop among themselves a sense of social and civic responsibility.
Utilize their knowledge in finding practical solutions to individual and community
Develop competence required for group-living and sharing of responsibilities.
Gain skills in mobilizing community participation.
Acquire leadership qualities and democratic attitudes.
Develop capacity to meet emergencies and natural disasters.
Practice national integration and social harmony.
About NSS at Hima Sekhar
The values that are social and moral keep a man or
a nation in the forefront of development. To inculcate the moral and social values among students,
HSDC has a committed team of NSS volunteers. HSDC NSS is headed by Mr. K.
Ramesh Unit-I Officer and Mr. M. G. RajKumar, Unit - II Officer.
HSDC NSS activities include yearly regular activities such as “Blood Donation, Distribution of
Notebooks to poor children, extending a helping hand to old people and orphan children”, and
special events like “Joy of Giving Week, Concert for a Cause, and Youth
Festival”. HSDC NSS unit also adopted a village, Perakalapadu and working
towards its development through several special medical camps, reconstruction of roads, drainages
and awareness programmes to villagers and developing MPUP School in the village, besides offering
succor to the needy during natural and man-made calamities.