Students at all educational levels should be involved in some sort of humanitarian service, according to the recommendations of the Education Commission (1964–1966), which was led by Dr. D.S. Kothari. This was taken into consideration by the State Education Minister during their conference in April 1967, and they suggested that at the university level, students could be allowed to voluntarily join the National Cadet Corps (NCC), which was already in place, and that this could be replaced by a new programme called the National Service Scheme. (NSS). However, given the need to prioritise the growth of promising athletes, they should be exempt from both and permitted to join a different programme named the National Sports Organization (NSO).
On September 24, 1969, Dr. V.K.R.V. Rao, who was the Union Education Minister at the time, announced the launch of the NSS programme in 37 universities across all States and concurrently asked the Chief Ministers of those States for their support. It was fitting that the initiative was launched during the 100th anniversary of Gandhi's birth because it was Gandhi Ji who motivated young Indians to join the movement for India's independence and the social upliftment of our country's oppressed masses.
The National Service Scheme (NSS) is a Central Sector Program of the Government of India's Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. It offers opportunities to students enrolled in senior secondary schools, colleges, and higher education degree and postgraduate courses. The Dhakuakhana College NSS Cell has been actively participated in various programmes conducted by Dibrugarh University as well as Govt. of India.