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National Service Scheme is a youth programme under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India. It was launched on 24th September, 1969, by the Union Education Minister, Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao in 37 Universities covering all states on theMahatma Gandhiji's Birth Centenary year, 1969. The aim of National Service Scheme is "Development of the Personality of students through Community Service". The overall aim of National Service scheme is to give an extension dimension to the higher education system and orient the student youth to community service while they are studying in educational institution. St. Xavier's College, Palayamkottai has been continuously in NSS since its inception. It has four units, two for boys and two for girls.