In collaboration with the ministry of youth affairs and sports, government of India and Assam Don Bosco University (ADBU), the regional directorate of national service scheme (NSS), Guwahati has organised a six-day National Integration Camp (NIC) at Tapesia campus of the university on the outskirts of Guwahati.
Advocate general of Assam, Ramesh Chandra Borpatragohain, will officially inaugurate the event on Saturday at 11 am.
At least 200 NSS participants and 9 NSS programme officers from 14 states have participated in the camp from March 8 to March 14, 2019, said a press communique.
NSS NIC events include technical sessions on life-skills, self-defence, shramdaan, literary competitions, outdoor games, cultural programmes, community engagement programme, adventure sports and trekking activities.
Through this event the NSS aims at promoting unity in cultural – diversity and enhancing social responsibility.
NSS was launched on September 24, 1969 by the then education minister Dr. V.K. R.V. Rao.
It is an initiative taken for the higher national education system to inculcate spirit of service among students, through first-hand community engagement programmes, while they pursue their studies.
National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government-sponsored public service programme conducted by the ministry of youth affairs and sports of the government of India.
Aimed at developing students’ personality through community service, National Service Scheme (NSS) is a voluntary association of young people in colleges, universities and at +2 level working for a campus-community (especially villages) linkage.
The scheme aims at instilling the idea of social welfare in students, and to provide service to society without bias.