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The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian Government-sponsored public service programme implemented by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. It is popularly known as NSS, the scheme was launched during 1969, the birth centenary year of Mahatma Gandhi, in 37 universities involving 40000 students.NSS is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges, Universities and at +2 level working for a campus-community (esp. Villages) linkage. The sole aim of the NSS is to develop student’s personality through community service and provide hands on experience to young students in delivering community service. Since inception of the NSS in the year 1969, the number of students strength increased from 40,000 to over 3.8 million up to the end of March 2018. The NSS unit was established in the college in the year 1970 and presently, the college has two NSS units. The units regularly conduct various social activities/camps throughout the year to create awareness amongst the youth to the realities of underprivileged. NSS attempts to establish meaningful linkages between ‘Campus and Community’, ‘College and Village’ and ‘Knowledge and Action’.


  • The development and empowerment of youth to enable them to realize their full potential and to involve them in nation-building activities.


  • To inculcate qualities of good citizenship and volunteerism in youth. To develop personality and leadership qualities of the students.


  • To understand the community in which they work.
  • To understand themselves in relation to their community.
  • To identify the needs and problems of the community and involve them in problem solving process.
  • To practice national integration and social  harmony.
  • To acquire  leadership qualities and democratic values.


  • The motto of National Service Scheme is “ NOT ME BUT YOU”


There is no country like India, quite as diverse, multi-lingual and multi-cultural, yet bound together by the ancient bounds of shared traditions, culture and values.

Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat was announced by Hon'ble Prime Minister on 31st October, 2015 on the occasion of the 140th birth anniversary of Saddar i Patel. The Ek Bharat Shrestha Bharat programme, aims to actively enhance interaction between people of diverse cultures living in different States and UTs in India, with the objective of promoting greater mutual understanding amongst them.

As per the programme, every State/UT would be paired with another State/UT in India for reciprocal interaction between the people. The St. Xavier College Aluva, Kerala and St. Bede’s College, Shimla  took initiative. It is envisaged through this exchange, that the knowledge of the language, culture, traditions and practices of different states will lead to an enhanced understanding and bonding between one another, thereby strengthening the unity and integrity of India.

EBSB Brochure

Translation Day

Future Plan of EBSB Clubs

NSS Enrollment Form (2020-21)


NSS Activities (2016)

NSS Activities (2017-18)

NSS Activities (2018-19) 

NSS Activities (2019-20)

NSS Activities (2020-21)

NSS Activities (2021-22)

ACTIVITIES (2021-22)







April-June 2021

Corona awareness campaign


The NSS volunteers wrote slogans and prepared posters, powerpoint presentation and videos to make people aware about  the  COVID-19 virus and precautions to be taken.



May 31, 2021

        World No       Tobacco Day


With a purpose to create awareness about the harmful effects of  tobacco, NSS  volunteers  prepared posters to highlight the risks of tobacco chewing and smoking.



June 5, 2021

Environment     Day Celebration


The main purpose of the celebration was to spread  awareness  about the importance of environment  and ways to protect it.The NSS volunteers actively participated  in this event making by posters and videos depicting threats to environment and ways to curb  it.


June 18,2021

Workshop  on Covid -19 Pandemic


A  workshop on ‘Psychological Support for Covid Pandemic Condition’ was organized in collaboration with  Mahatma Gandhi National Council of Rural Education(MGNCRE),Government of India



June 21,2021



International  Yoga Day Celebration


International Yoga Day was celebrated  by the volunteers of  NSS Unit of St. Bede’s College, Shimla on June 21,2021 through online mode on MS Teams Platform under the theme “ Be with Yoga, Be at Home. The volunteers performed different yoga asanas and meditation which was guided by Ms. Parul Chauhan, trained Yoga Instructor.The volunteers also prepared charts , posters , ppts and videos on importance  of Yoga. Some volunteers have submitted their pictures while performing different yoga asanas at their respective places.




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