Community Service Day


Community Service Day 2022-23

Name of the EventCommunity Service Day
Date & Time of the Program4th February, 2023 From 10.00 a.m. to 4.30 p.m.
VenueDr. K.M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus, Panvel
Name of NGOSeva Dan Special School, Chembur, Mumbai
No of Participants30 students and 10 teachers and school helpers
  • To connect with the community.

  • To learn from spending a day with the inmates of an NGO in the community.

  • To experience and understand different people living in the community.

  • A sensitization programme to learn love, caring and empathy for members in the community

OrganizersMahatma Education Society’s Pillai Group of Institutions.
Programme Incharge for the collegeAssoc. Prof. Dr. Lata Krishnan
Nos. of Beneficiaries40 students (30 from Seva Dan and 10 from Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts and Commerce, Chembur, Mumbai

Community Service Day CSD is an initiative of MES Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai Group of institutions to connect with the community. Every institution of MES (48 institutions) invites an NGO to participate in the CSD. The students of every institute spend one full fun-filled day with the inmates of their invited NGO. The management organizes lunch, gifts and snack boxes for the NGO inmates and ensures that the participants are picked up and dropped safely from and to their institutions. Ms. Yvette Lee, Counsellor and Programme incharge CSD organized the event on Saturday 4th February, 2023.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lata Krishnan and Asst. Prof. Dr. Harsh Shukla accompanied the students and teachers of Seva Dan Special School to the MES Dr. K.M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus, Panvel. The bus carried the banner of the invited NGO – SEVA DAN SPECIAL SCHOOL. They were received by student volunteers of Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts and Commerce, Chembur, Mumbai and Pillai College of Arts Science and Commerce, Panvel.
The ground floor area near the old canteen was demarcated as activity area. After assembling, the students settled down and proceed for lunch.

Lunch was served at 12.30 p.m.. After lunch the Seva Dan students and volunteers of MNDC participated in fun-filled activities. Musical Chairs, a colouring competition and Dance performances by students of Seva Dan was organized. The students had a lot of fun! They made new friends and had good interactions.
Principal Dr. Eknath Zhrekar gave away the prizes for the musical chair game and colouring competition. Chocolates were distributed to all the children. Dr. Anaya Markandeya, Dr. Tushar Pawar and Dr. Harsh Shukla along with Dr. Lata Krishnan interacted with the invited NGO students and teachers and conducted the programme smoothly.

Gifts and Snack Boxes from MES were given to the students of Seva Dan at the end of the event.
At 4.30 p.m. the programme concluded and the students were seen off into the bus that drove them back to Seva Dan Special School, Chembur Mumbai.

CSD was well celebrated and all the participants had a happy and gratifying experience.

Community Service Day 2019-20

Since 2012 the students and teachers us institutions of Mahatma Education Society (MES) gather at Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus, New Panvel once a year and devote their time to the NGOs. This one day is dedicated to the Special guests invited by the institution. This one of the best practices of the Mahatma Education Society and thereby Mahatma Night Degree College is conducted to make the Mahatma family more sensible and responsible towards the less privileged and underprivileged section of the society. It is also expected from each institution of MES that as far as possible the same NGO should be invited every year to strengthening the bonding with the invited NGO. This year being a Golden Jubilee Celebration year for the Mahatma Education Society, alumni of various institutions were also invited to be a part of Community Service Day celebration.

The main objective of the Community Service Day celebration is to socially sensitize the students and teachers of Mahatma Education Society towards less privileged and under privileged section of the society.

About Activity
Every year the Mahatma Night Degree College invites students of Sevadan Special School, Chembur for Community Service Day. Asst. Prof. Dr. Anaya A. Markandeya was the coordinator for Community Service Day 2020. Twenty three special students with ten staff members attended the programme. The Principal Dr. Padma Rangan and coordinator picked the inmates from their place i.e. Sevadan School to the New Panvel campus. Asst. Prof. Dr. Eknath Zhrekar, seven alumni, thirteen student volunteers and two volunteers from the New Panvel campus took the charge of the open space area allotted to the college. After reaching the campus, the guests were served with sumptuous lunch. All the student volunteers, alumni and teachers enjoyed feeding and serving the guests. After lunch, the inmates were taken to the open space area for activities planned for them. The invited special students were given drawing materials like, drawing sheets, crayon colours. With the help of volunteers the kids enjoyed the activity and coloured the pictures beautifully. After drawing competition all children were got on to the floor for music and dance which is their most favorite activity. The music arrangements were made by the student volunteers. In the meanwhile, drawings were selected for prizes. Two prizes were given for best dancers. Small gifts as a token of love from Mahatma Education Society and Mahatma Night Degree College were given to all inmates. The snacks were provided to the guests at the end of the programme.

Every year, at the end of the day smiles on the faces of ‘Special Children’ bring the smile of happiness and satisfaction on the faces of student volunteers and teachers of the Mahatma Night Degree College. This Special Day surely contributes to make students and teachers socially more sensible and responsible.

Community Service Day – 2nd February, 2019

Community Service Day is day in which all institutions of Mahatma Education Society come together at Panvel Campus and serve the adivasi children, orphanages, old age homes and differently abled children of the society. This year community service day was celebrated on 2nd February, 2019. Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts & Commerce invited the inmates of ‘SEVA DAAN’, an NGO from Chembur for the Community Service Day.

Asst. Prof. Harsh Shukla reached SEVA DAAN NGO in the morning 10.30 a.m. in the Mahatma Education Society’s school bus along with two volunteers. All the children boarded the bus with the help of their teachers and caretakers. 32 children with 4 teachers and 4 caretakers boarded the bus. We reached the Panvel campus at 12 p.m. After reaching the campus all the children were invited for lunch. Volunteers along with other college teachers helped the children to have lunch and made sure that all of them enjoy their meal. After lunch all the children assembled at the place specified for SEVA DAAN NGO.

Drawing competition was organised for the children and volunteers provided colours, paper and pencil to the children. Further, volunteers sat along with children and helped them to draw different pictures. The winners were selected for the drawing competition.

Thereafter, musical chair competition was held for the children and they enjoyed the competition. After musical chair competition, children started dancing along with volunteers.

Subsequently, prize distribution ceremony was held and snacks were distributed. At 4.30 p.m. we bid adieu to the children and the bus left for the SEVA DAAN NGO at Chembur.