The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a voluntary community service programme in India that aims to instill the values of social responsibility, empathy, and active citizenship among young individuals. Established in 1969, the NSS operates under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports. It encourages college and university students to engage in various community development activities such as literacy campaigns, health camps, environmental initiatives, and rural development projects. The NSS promotes holistic development by combining classroom education with practical experiences that contribute to the overall welfare of society. Through their active involvement, NSS volunteers gain valuable skills, leadership qualities, and a sense of social consciousness, making a positive impact on their communities and fostering a spirit of selfless service.