The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a means to raise awareness against social evils and superstition, Kundan Basavaraj, coordinator of NSS of Kuvempu University, has said.

He was speaking at the valedictory function of NSS activities of DVS College of Arts and Science for 2010-11 here on Tuesday. He said that NSS provided space for students to display their creative skills. It was the responsibility of NSS volunteers to raise awareness among the people in rural areas on the importance of health and sanitation, he said.

The youth power had to be channelised in the right direction and employed in nation-building activities.

NSS camps held in rural areas would help instil confidence among the students and help them develop communication skills and leadership qualities, he said.

Principal B.M. Hosur presided over the function. NSS officer K.G. Venkatesh was present.