NSS Timeline



Padmashri Smt. Mona Chandravati Gupta founded Ladies Zanana Park League in Lucknow, initiating an adult literacy campaign and open-air classes for children at Zanana Park, Aminabad.



The organization underwent a name change to Women's Social Service League and, in 1950, became Nari Sewa Samiti. Lady Haig laid the foundation stone for its building on Raja Nawab Ali Road.



Nari Kala Mandir Production Centre started at Chhedi Lal Dharmashala and eventually moved to a permanent building on Old Kanpur Road in 1959. Dr. B.N. Vyas initiated the Mona Chandravati Bal Shiksha Niketan.



Women’s Academy, originally for Intermediate classes, evolved into Nari Shiksha Niketan, now serving over 3,500 students from its own building.



Nari Kala Mandir Training Centre commenced with Two-Year Certificate Courses and three-month specialized courses.



The Samiti engaged in rural upliftment, operating Balbadis and Mahila Mandal Centres supported by the U.P. State Social Welfare Advisory Board.



Natya Kala Kendra, Northern India's largest auditorium, was established with contributions from Sri H.S. Gupta, Padmashri Smt. Mona Chandravati Gupta, and government grants.



Sri Raja Ram Yadav generously donated land in Kharika for a Balbadi, featuring a constructed boundary wall, iron gate, and a room with a skirting verandah.



The Golden Jubilee of Nari Sewa Samiti was celebrated with grandeur in November.



NORAD grant through the Ministry of Human Resources Development supported the Women Training Project offering courses in Silk and Screen Printing, Toys and Educational Equipment making, Domestic Aid, and Community Health Workers.



SIFPSA sanctioned a project for "Reproductive Health Services for Chikan workers and residents of 50 villages of Malihabad Block."



On Founder Padmashri Smt. Mona Chandravati Gupta's Birth Centenary, a cash prize of Rs. One Lakh was awarded to the best organization in U.P. The 'Swarn Jayanti Bhawan' was also initiated.



The construction of the First Floor of 'Swarn Jayanti Bhawan' in Inter College was completed. 'Mona Convent School' and 'Bal Shiksha Niketan' achieved recognition.



A Pre-Marital Counselling Centre was inaugurated, and recognition for M.A. (Hindi) was received. B.Com. classes under Self-finance Scheme started, and the Samiti gained exemption U/S 80G of the Income Tax Act.



Tailoring–cum-Production Centre began at Nari Bandi Niketan in Model Jail with a donation from External Affairs Spouses Association (EASA), New Delhi.



Nari Sewa Medical Centre was inaugurated by Sri N.C. Bajpai, Chief Secretary U.P. Government.



HDFC Ltd. donated Rs. 38,00,000 for repair and upgradation of facilities in Inter College. EASA donated Rs. 4,00,000 for computers and sports facilities in Bal Shiksha Niketan and Mona Convent School.



The first annual installment of Rs. 15 Lacs from a 3-year commitment by Bajaj Auto supported the Unnati skill development project.



Bajaj Auto Ltd. extended its commitment, providing an additional Rs. 55 Lacs for a 3-year period for the Unnati project and the construction of a Science lab in MCS.