The National Service Scheme (NSS) was introduced in 1969 with the primary objective of developing the personality and character of the student youth through voluntary community service. 'Education through Service' is the purpose of the NSS. The ideological orientation of the NSS is inspired by the ideals of Mahatma Gandhi. Very appropriately, the motto of NSS is "NOT ME, BUT YOU". An NSS volunteer places the 'community' before 'self.

The nature of NSS is social service, it is a scheme of students sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resources Development, Department of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India for the under-graduate students.

The primary goal of the NSS is "Education through Community Service and Community Service through Education" and the overall objective of NSS is the development of students' personality through Community Service.


  • To understand the community in which the volunteers are actively working
  • That volunteers understand themselves in relation to their community
  • To identify the needs and problems of the community and getting involved in solving them using their knowledge and skills
  • That volunteers inculcate a sense of social and civic responsibility
  • To develop a team spirit through group-living and sharing of responsibilities
  • To further develop the skills of volunteers through mobilizing community participation
  • To prompt the leadership qualities and democratic attitudes of volunteers
  • To train the volunteers in connection with emergencies and natural disasters response
  • To create a spirit of national integration


  1. To kindle the student's social consciousness.
  2. To give them opportunities: -
    • to work with and among people.
    • to develop awareness and knowledge of social realities.
    • to have a concern for the well being of the community, particularly of the weaker sections.
    • to engage themselves in creative and constructive social work.
    • to put their scholarship to practical use in mitigating at least some social problems and in promoting welfare.
    • to gain skills in the exercise of democratic leadership.
    • to gain skills in the programme of development for self-involvement during leisure and vacation period of National Development.
    • to enrich personality.


Volunteers will be required to take the following pledge on 24th September:

"We the student volunteers and proud members of the National Service Scheme do hereby pledge that we shall uphold the pride and prestige of our National Service Scheme and always strive to maintain Tolerance & Sacrifice, Love & Concern, service & sacrifice and follow high standards of ethics in life and academic performance. We also pledge that we will never resort to any sort of violence instead strive to settle all differences and disputes relating to religion, language, region, political and economic grievances by peaceful and constitutional means. We promised to work with dedication to preserve and strengthen the integrity of our nation and committed to selfless service to the society."


The NSS unit of Lady Keane College includes the College Advisory Committee constituting the Principal as Chairman, some staff members with social service background, a representative of Development Department, NSS student Leaders, one representative of adopted village/slum development/welfare agency, and one NSS Programme Officer as member Secretary.


The NSS unit of the College also have 5 Programme Officers:

  1. Shri. Kyrshanlang Nongbri (Convener)
  2. Mr. Saint Quill N Sangma
  3. Dr Ruma Moni Boruah
  4. Mr. Mebanshan Langstieh
  5. Dr. Juniorika Lyngdoh


  • Mrs. H. Mawroh
  • Dr. D. G. Marbaniang
  • Mr. Nangsan K Swer
  • Mr. Donny Wahlang


Around 500 Volunteers are enrolled annually and the programme officers help to

guide them to plan, implement, and evaluate the activities of the unit.


Five villages located at Sohryngkham, Mawlyngad, Lamlyer and Pommura and Riat Laban Kynjat Phutbol of East Khasi Hills were recently adopted by the unit.

The NSS unit of the College conducts regular activities throughout the calendar year, some of which are mention below:

  1. Orientation Programme for newly enrolled NSS volunteers
  2. Tree plantation drives especially on World Environment Day
  3. Blood Donation camps and celebration of World Blood Donor's Day
  4. Independence Day celebration
  5. Celebration of NSS foundation Day
  6. Cleaning Drives Celebration of National Unity Day
  7. Awareness Programmes
  8. Special camps at adopted villages
  9. Adventure Tour camps specially organized for NSS volunteers as a token of appreciation for all their hard work and efforts.


  1. Painting of Community Halls at the Unit's adopted villages viz Sohryngkham, Mawlyngad & Lamlyer
  2. Repairing of Internal roads at Sohryngkham - Mawdieja
  3. Painting & Sketching of Anganwadi Centre and making of furniture (Shelves and Table) at Pommura village


  • World Blood Donor's Day - The unit on 14th June 2023 as part of the celebration on World Blood Donor's Day was recognised by the North Eastern Indira Gandhi Regional Institute of Health & Medical Sciences, Shillong (NEIGRIHMS) with a memento in appreciation to the cause of Voluntary Blood Donation.
  • P2E EOHO: It is a privilege to our UNIT that one of the NSS Volunteers Smt. Shimti Mary Jana got featured for success story of P2E Programme conducted by UNICEF in the celebration of international girl's child day by UN on the 11.10.2023. only 4 volunteers got selected all over India and Shimti is one of the them.
  • Selection in Rehearsal in Pre Republic-Camp Parade: Two of the NSS Volunteers Muskan Kumari and Yukta Lamshal Joshi took part in the selection camp for Pre Republic-Camp Parade organised by NSS NEHU Cell at NEHU Campus and Yukta Lamshal Joshi got Selected to represent Meghalaya in the Rehearsal of the Pre Republic-Camp Parade for the final Selection.

Reports 2021-2022

Reports 2022-2023

  • 75th Anniversary of India Independence & Goodwill visit at the former adopted village Pingwait (click here)
  • Awareness Programme on the Menace of Substance Abuse (click here)
  • Campus Cleaning Drive 2022 (click here)
  • Clean India campaign on the highway from Laitsohpliah to tyngam masi viewpoint (click here)
  • International Youth Day celebration 2022 (click here)
  • National Unity Day (click here)
  • NSS Foundation Day 2022 (click here)
  • NSS North East Fest 2022 (click here)
  • Adventure Tour Camp 2023 (click here)
  • Awareness Programme on Ethical Voting (click here)
  • Awareness programme on Menace of substance abuse at Sohryngkham Village (click here)
  • Free Tutorial Class at Sohryngkham (click here)
  • Observation of World Environment Day 2023 (click here)
  • Special Camps 2023 (click here)
  • Voluntary Blood Donation Camp 2023 (click here)
  • Walkathon 2022 (click here)