National Service Scheme (NSS) was launched in the year 1969 by the Government of India, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports for promoting the development of character and personality of young students through voluntary community service. Students from Schools, Technical institutions, Graduate and Post Graduate courses are covered within its ambit. Since its inception it has   benefitted  more than 7.4 crore students from over 657 Universities and 51 +2 Councils and Directorates covering thousands colleges and institutions and Senior Secondary  Schools.
The Motto of NSS is “Not Me But You” which signifies the spirit of selfless service for others. Every   youth  who volunteers to  serve  community   under NSS has  to wear the NSS badge with pride and a sense of responsibility towards serving others.  The NSS badge depicts the Konark wheel with 8 bars, where each bar represents 1 Prehar. One Prehar equals to 3 hours. In other words a NSS volunteer has to be ready for service round the clock i.e. 24 hours. Red colour in the badge represents   energy and spirit displayed by the NSS volunteers. The Blue colour represents the cosmos of which the NSS is a small part, being eveready in service of humanity.


National Law University Odisha established NSS Bureau vide notification no. NLUO/ACAD/410/21 dated 07.09.2021. Initially, the Bureau had six units of 50 volunteers each but later after the notification of Government of Odisha for conversion of units with 100 volunteers, Bureau has 3 Units as per details provided below:
1. Female Unit
2. Male Unit
3. Co-Unit


Aim, Vision and Mission of NSS Bureau of NLUO



                                Swami Vivekananda

“Arise! Awake! and Stop not till the goal is reached.’’ This resounding thought and wisdom of ancient scriptures of Bharat echoed by Swami Vivekananda has inspired and awakened innumerable youths to dedicate their life for National service. The NSS Bureau of NLUO being in sync with this ideal is also dedicated for service 24 × 7 for the country.


Youth is a phase of life which is full of zeal and spirit. It is characterised by the desire to achieve the unlimited and to become the unstoppable. The only thing youths lack is inspiration and sincere guidance because it is apprehended that as youths are prone to temptations and negative influences they might destroy their individual futures and   also the future of the society and the nation at large. Today’s youth is tomorrow’s leader, so the vision of NSS Bureau of NLUO is to awaken them to their responsibilities and channelize their energies into creative and constructive activities   through the spirit of service for the Nation.


The motto of NSS is “Not Me But You” so we at National Law University, Odisha through our NSS Bureau are equally committed to espouse the cause community service through  the active participation of committed  young student volunteers. The NSS bureau is also committed motivate the young legal minds to set higher goals in life and to reach them through determination and courage.



 Dr. Mayank Tiwari
Project Coordinator               


Mr. Kumarjeeb Pegu
Programme Officer
Male Unit

Ms Ankeeta Gupta
Programme Officer
Female Unit 

Ms Kriti Srivastava
Programme Officer
Co Unit


Mr   M Vijay Bhaskar
Programme Officer
Co Unit


Programmes convened by NLUO – NSS Bureau


Inauguration of NSS Bureau Room

NSS Bureau Room was inaugurated on February 2, 2022 by Prof. Ved Kumari, Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, NLUO in presence of Ms. Sarita Patel, Regional Director, NSS (Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India), Dr. Ramesh Chandra Behera, SNO cum Deputy Secretary, Dept. of Higher Education, Govt. of Odisha, Mr. N. B. Khuntia, Asst. Training Coordinator, NSS, Prof. (Dr.) Yogesh Pratap Singh, Registrar, NLUO and the members of NSS Bureau, NLUO. The programme was conducted in hybrid mode where in addition to physical mode many students joined through virtual mode.



Glimpses of Inauguration of NSS Bureau at National Law University Odisha


Shaheed Diwas Programmes  23rd   March 2022


On the occasion of Shaheedi Diwas, the NSS volunteers of NLUO organised a pledge taking ceremony. The Preamble of the Constitution of India was recited by Units 1,2,4 and 5. Every year, Shaheedi Diwas is celebrated on the 23rd of March. The day, in particular, pays tribute to Bhagat Singh, Sukhdev Thapar, and Shivaram Rajguru who died on March 23 in 1931






Activities organised by Unit V at HM, Mundali Nodal High School –

The Team of NSS- Unit V went to Naraj Village to conduct awareness drive on Odia freedom fighters for creating awareness about Shaheed Diwas under the guidance of Mr. Kapil Sharma, Programme Officer. The  organised events  were Skit, Poster making on freedom fighters from Odisha and map of Odisha was prepared to highlight the districts where these freedom fighters were born. The program inaugurated   with State Anthem “Bande Utkala Janani”. Then after a little bit of introduction, the Volunteers started with skit and the artists held the attention of the students, followed with interaction with students to keep them engaged.

Programmes organised by Unit V at HM, Mundali Nodal High School for spreading awareness regarding the contribution of our unsung heroes in Indian Independence


International Day of Happiness Celebration by Unit III NSS Unit –

NSS Unit III of National Law University Odisha visited two Child Care Institutions on the International Day of Happiness and spent some good moments with them. The Unit first visited Servants of India Society situated at Choudwar (Cuttack) and distributed school stationeries, food items to the inmates of the institution. Since, the institution is also a specialized adoption agency and also gives shelter to abandoned children from unwed mothers, NSS Unit distributed infant kits to them. NSS volunteers also deliberated on the rights of such children and at the end conducted a small cultural program to mark the International Day of Happiness. The inmates showcased their talents in front of the NSS Unit and finally the purpose of making them happy was served. The second stop was at Swami Bichitrananda Bal Ashram at Dagarpada (Cuttack). NSS Unit III again shared some good times with the inmates there and distributed stationeries to them.


Competitions at National Law University Odisha


Unit I, II and IV organised the poster making competition, slogan writing competition and debate competition to promote the awareness among the students about the Freedom fighters. It focused on the sacrifice made by the freedom fighters for getting independence. The students from different classes participated and shared their original ideas and thought of patriotism. The programme was a great success.






Students performing mediation programme for Jail Inmates – 14th April 2022


Activity in Choudwar Circle Jail on 14th April 2022 Units 1, 2 and 4 along with the programme officers of NLUO – NSS Bureau conducted a Meditation Programme, Donation of Books and Sweet Distribution in the female ward of the Choudwar Circle Jail on 14.4.22. The students aware jail inmates about the importance of mediation with the help of skits.


NLUO NSS Volunteers at Choudwar Circle Jail

Activity promoting Women Hygiene and Child Welfare on 30th April 2022

Units 1, 2 and 4 along with the programme officers visited Anagan Badi Point on 30th April, 2022. The Units conducted a programme on awareness of Sanitation and Hygiene. Volunteers also distributed Sanitary Pads and made aware the children in vicinity about Education. It was followed by distribution of Stationery kits to the children


Students spreading door to door awareness among villagers


Health Check Up Camp for Labour Day 29th April 2022

Centre for Industrial Relations, National Law University Odisha (CIRLL) in collaboration with all six NSS Units and Health and Wellness Committee organised a Health Checkup Camp on the eve of Observing Labour Day at NLUO Campus. The health checkup was done by Dr. Shalini and her colleague, Subrat Kumar Patra on 29.4.22. The Health Checkup camp was arranged for all the workers engaged at NLUO (Construction workers, Housekeeping Staff, Gardening Staff and Security personnel).


Programme Officers with Registrar during the health checkup camp

Doctors performing health checkup during the camp

Observance of International Yoga Day 21st June 2022
The 8th International Yoga Day 2022 was celebrated all over the world on 21 June 2022 with the theme ‘Yoga for Humanity.’ On this occasion, NLU Odisha organised a session for all members of NLUO family on 21 June 2021 at 8 AM in the combined class room on the second floor of Academic Block. Dr. Nikita Sinha from Sri Sri University conducted the session. Staff members of the University participated with full enthusiasm and zeal


Staff Members during Yoga Day


Medico-Legal Camp 3rd to  4th  September 2022

The NLUO- NSS Bureau in collaboration with the University Legal Aid Clinic, Centre for Mediation, Pro Bono Club and the Unnat Bharat Abhiyan Cell under the project KUTUMB held a camp at the Brijbiharipur village on 03/09/2022 and 04/09/2022. The camp provided health care check-ups along with legal awareness on mediation and pre-litigation services to the people of the village. During the camp activities, the NSS Programme Officers and the Programme Coordinator were present throughout. Also, Prof. Ved Kumari, Vice Chancellor, NLUO and Prof. Yogesh P. Singh, Registrar, NLUO were present on both days and actively contributed towards the successful conduct of the Camp.


NSS Volunteers with Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor and Registrar during the camp



Students performing mediation skit during the camp


Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor interacting with community members during the camp



University doctors checking patients during the medical camp


Medico-Legal Camp – 25th  September 2022

National Law University Odisha, under the aegis of Project KUTUMB, organized a Medico- legal Camp on 25th September 2022 at Munda Sahi village, CDA Cuttack, Odisha. During the culmination of the camp various activities in addition to the provisioning of medical services at the medical camp were undertaken by students from the NSS Bureau. Prof. Ved Kumari, Vice- Chancellor, Prof Yogesh Pratap Singh, Registrar, Prof. Ravinder Barn (from University of London), faculty and staff members from National Law University Odisha and the District Child Protection Officer Smt. Pragati Mohanty attended the event. Volunteers from the NSS bureau of NLUO created awareness amongst people regarding the Poshan Abhiyan of Government of India as being implemented by Government of Odisha, with primary focus on health of children, new born children, lactating and expecting mothers.


Hon’ble Vice Chancellor, Registrar, NLUO Students and staff with members of community 26th National Youth Day 2023


Celebration of 26th National Youth Day 2023 – 12th January 2023

NLUO – NSS Bureau in collaboration with Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Cuttack celebrated 26th National Youth Day 2023 on 12th January 2023. The event was graced by Prof. Ved Kumari, Vice Chancellor, National Law University Odisha, Mr. Ashok Kumar Dash, Deputy Director/ OSD, Nehru Yuva Kendra, Cuttack, Prof. (Dr.) Rangin Pallav Tripathy, Registrar, National Law University Odisha and Dr. Mayank Tiwari, Programme Coordinator, NSS Bureau, National Law University Odisha.


Dignitaries on the dias during the programme


Participants attending the programme


Special NSS Camp on 1st Annual Flower Show  21st to 23rd January 2023

National Law University Odisha’s (NLUO) First Annual Flower was conducted from 21st January to 23rd January 2023 with the inaugural ceremony on the first day and the valedictory ceremony being conducted on the 23rd January 2023. The three days of successful flower show witnessed participation in different categories, such as potted plants, cut-flowers. In non-competitive category there was an overwhelming display of flowers from across Odisha. The three days also witnessed cultural programme with participation from not only students of NLUO but also from various government and private schools. NLUO has declared 2023 as the ‘Year of Child’ and the flower show was a great beginning to that, with participation of children of every age group from diverse backgrounds. The Flower Show witnessed good number of visitors. The programme witnessed the presence of general public and dignitaries from different field. NSS Bureau also created awareness among masses regarding different social issues.


Glimpses of Inaugural and Valedictory



Glimpses of Flower Show


Programme Coordinator and Programme Officer with NSS Volunteers


Field Visit in Munda Sahi Village on 25th March 2023

The National Service Scheme (NSS) of National Law University Odisha conducted its 1st field visit to one among the three adopted villages under its flagship program “KUTUMB” on 25th March 2023 at Munda Sahi. The NSS wing of the University conducted an awareness program on issues emanating from lack of proper hygiene and sanitation. The students also emphasized on the use of toilets and how open defecation affects human health. The program started with an introduction of proper hygiene habits in children and pointing on the how the vulnerable sections of their village particularly the women and adolescent girls could be endangered with these kinds of poor sanitation practices.


Student Volunteers with Programme Officer and Villagers


A short skit was presented by the NSS wing students portraying the issues and challenges of poor sanitation, highlighting the advantages of good sanitation practices. The program was attended by women residents of the village, adolescent girls of Munda Sahi and the Anganwadi workers

The program was conducted under the supervision of NSS Programme Officer and Asst. Prof. of Law, Dr. Kuntirani Padhan and Mr. Durbadala Mantry, Special Officer, Legal Aid Clinic, NLUO. This program was an addition to the commitment of NLUO’s to the three adopted villages under the KUTUMB project.
 NLUO NSS (National Social Service) team under Project KUTUMB successfully conducted its outreach drive on August 5, 2023 in two separate events at Brajabeharipur – Talasahi and Upar Sahi

As a part of the semester-long intervention-cum-awareness programme, NLUO NSS (National Social Service) team under Project KUTUMB successfully conducted its outreach drive on August 5, 2023 in two separate events at Brajabeharipur – Talasahi and Upar Sahi. First, the team went to Talasahi and then to Upar Sahi. The purpose of the program was to make the villagers aware of two government schemes; Kishori Shakti Yojana and Biju Gram Jyoti Yojana. Apart from these two schemes, the need for the constitution of youth clubs in the villages was also elucidated. Information brochures were distributed among the audience for better understanding and awareness about Project Kutumb. The event witnessed the active participation of the village community especially women and children and the concerned angwanwadi worker.

The event witnessed an active participation of women and children.





NLUO NSS (National Social Service) team under Project KUTUMB on  August 6, 2023 in an event at Babatilka Nagar.

As a part of the semester-long intervention-cum- awareness programme, NLUO NSS (National Social Service) team under Project KUTUMB successfully conducted its outreach drive on August 6, 2023 in an event at Babatilka Nagar. The purpose of the program was to make the villagers aware of two government schemes; Kishori Shakti Yojana and Biju Gram Jyoti Yojana. Apart from these two schemes, the development of youth clubs in the villages were also discussed. Information brochures were distributed among the audience for better understanding and awareness about Project Kutumb. The event witnessed the active participation of the village community especially women and children and the concerned angwanwadi worker.