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 problems.
  • 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.