Voluntary services like NSS, NCC should be mandatory for children: V-P

Published: Jan 28, 2019, 12:06 pm IST

Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday suggested that a stint with voluntary services like NSS, NCC should be made mandatory for children from school days.

‘Such training would help students to develop the feeling of oneness, develop empathy and compassion and become sensitive to the needs of the less fortunate,’ he said interacting with volunteers of National Service Scheme (NSS) who took part in the Republic Day Parade here.

Appreciating the youngsters’ passion and commitment for taking up community service at a young age, he said ‘by doing this you are realising the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi who had said ‘the best way to find oneself is to lose oneself in the service of others’,’ he said.

More than 200 National Service Scheme (NSS) volunteers from various parts of the country called on the Vice

President at his residence.(UNI)