Monday, September 3, 2012

National Service Volunteer Scheme (NSVS)

The inclusion of students from schools and colleges in nation building activities, has always been a top concern to the Indian government. With the objective of encouraging students’ participation in serving the community, the National Service Volunteer Scheme (NSVS) was launched in 1977-78.

This scheme was started to give willing students an opportunity to take part in programmes meant for directing the community towards the right pathway. Generally, students that have passed their graduation and post-graduation are eligible to take part in the National Service Volunteer Scheme (NSVS) . However, relief is given to those students who left their studies after intermediate or higher secondary education, to participate in the mass movement.

The main goal of  the National Service Volunteer Scheme (NSVS) is to select youth from all over India for driving away social evils. Improving the condition of the rural poor and urban slum dwellers also forms a part of the programme of NSVS. The youth play a special role in the struggle to fight illiteracy, poverty and even racial discrimination. Along with giving the youth a platform to work for social concern, NSVS also offers them avenues for carrying out creative work, related to their educational background.

NSVS requires complete dedication towards achieving the organization’s aims. The volunteers under this scheme are given a stipend of Rs. 500 every month, along with travel allowance of Rs. 200, and a contingency amount of Rs. 100. The total annual cost spent on each volunteer is Rs. 8,500.

The involvement of the youth in the National Service Volunteer Scheme (NSVS) is mainly relevant because of the country’s concern to build up a democratic society, emphasizing not only economic and technological development, but also improvements in the quality of life of the common man.

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