NSS Activities 2016-17

Tree Plantation

NSS unit of Mahatma Night Degree College organised a sampling plantation program on 22nd July, 2016.
For this purpose, a prior permission had been taken from Assistant Commissioner of BMC M ward.
The plantation drive took place at two ground adjacent to the college premises in the adopted area of Siddharth Colony. Haryali NGO from Thane had been contacted to obtain free samplings.
The NGO volunteers were very generous and they agreed to provide the samplings and called the NSS volunteers to Haryali NGO’s Mulund Nursery. NSS volunteers along with NSS Program Officer Harsh Shukla visited Haryali NGO’s Mulund Nursery on 21st July and took 50 samplings. A tempo had been booked to carry all the sampling to Chembur and the samplings had been kept in the college premises.

On 22nd July, 30 NSS Volunteers along with 10 NCC Volunteers assembled in the multi-purpose hall in the college premises at 1 p.m. Volunteers carried 40 plant samplings along with them and reached the first ground. Tools for digging a pit had been taken from the college. Volunteers planted 25 samplings in the first ground. Therafter, volunteers went to the second ground in the Sidhharth colony which next to Sidhharth Colony Budhha Vihar. 15 plant samplings had been planted in the second ground. After the completion of plantation drive snacks were provided the volunteers in the college premises. 10 plant sampling had been distributed among the volunteers and teachers to plant it near their houses.
This sampling plantation drive was very successful in creating environmental awareness among students.

Solid Waste Management Program

NSS Unit of Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts and Commerce invited Mrs. Rashmi Joshi from Stree Mukti Sanghatan to give a talk on Solid Waste Management on 27th August, 2016. Mrs. Joshi is an expert on environmental issues and has been continuosly working on environmental conservation, solid waste management, e waste management etc. Her efforts has been identified by the state government and Mrs. Joshi was nominated in the State Governments panel to identify swatchh gram (Village) in the interiors of Maharashtra under Swatchh Bharat Mission.
The program started with formal introduction of Mrs. Rashmi Joshi by Principal Dr. Padma Rangan. Subsequently, Dr. Padma Rangan presented a plant sapling to Mrs. Rashmi Joshi as a momento.

After formal introduction, Mrs. Joshi started her talk with the actual meaning of Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan. She exaplained the students that Swatchh Bharat Mission was taken by people as a wrong perception that it only talks about people to hold broom in their hand and clean the city. It goes beyond that. She further elaborated that normally we don’t separate dry waste and wet waste at our home and society. We just throw the waste in the dustbin and that waste is further dumped at muncipalities dumping ground. So there is a urgent need to separate dry waste and wet waste. Further, she explained that it is a need of the hour to build wet waste management plant where wet waste like peels of vegetables, waste food etc can be processed and turn it into manure. This is will be a proper use of the wet waste. In addition to this Mrs. Joshi said we can recycle dry waste and e waste and thus we can control pollution and save our mother earth. She asked the students to conduct a drive to collect plastic and e waste so she can arrange for its recycling. Mrs. Joshi talk was an eye opener to the student and they took an oath to keep the the country free from garbage and waste.
After the lecture, Asst. Prof. Harsh Shukla proposed a formal vote of thanks and promised NSS Unit’s association with Mrs. Joshi to organise different activities of waste management. After talk was over, Asst. Prof. Tushar Pawar oriented the NSS Volunteers.

Bhajan Sandhya
Date: 2nd October, 2016
Number of Volunteers: 55
Venue: Gate Way of India

Every year the NSS Cell of University of Mumbai organises various social welfare programme focusing on the importance of Gandhi Jayanti Day. This year also Swachha Bharat Abhiyan venture was carried forward with a special emphasis. The NSS units of various colleges took this programme in its right spirit by gathering in the respective colleges by 11 a.m. The volunteers performed a rally from the college to adopted area and up to nearest railway station. Slogans scripted on pluck cards and banners were flashed to aware the passers-by. It was a 2 hours programme of the first phase.

In the afternoon, as scheduled the volunteers along with their programme officer gathered in the premises of CST railway station. With a bhajan chanting, the afternoon programme was started in an emotional ground. A march pass was exercise from the CST station to the Gate way of India. Volunteers there were banners; pluck cards etc. reading the importance of non-violence, need of total cleanliness etc. exhibited by the volunteers.

The special highlight of evening was a spiritual meet in which the minister of education Mr. Vinod Tawade, the Honourable vice-chancellor of University of Mumbai Dr. Sanjay Deshmukh, renowned Marathi actress Ms. Juie Gadkari, the winners of Marathi Sa-Re-Ga-Ma Ms. Vaishali Made and Ms. Yogita Chitale were present. A bhajan chanting was recited by the students of music Department University of Mumbai.

The curtain of the programme came down after an oath taking by all present on a promise that they would do everything possible to keep our country clean and keep away from violence.

Voter ID Registration Drive
Date: 16th September to 14th October 2016
Number of Volunteers: 120
Venue: College Campus

As per the guidelines of the Election office through NSS Cell of University of Mumbai a special drive programme was organised for the registration of voters to issue them voter ID cards from 16th September to 14th October, 2016. This was done in three phases the first attempt was to create awareness among the residence in the adopted area about the importance of voting and need of possessing voter ID card. For this purpose a rally was formed with the message on the need of voter ID cards. The second step was the distribution of registration forms and last and final step was collecting the filled form and registering across the counter set up in the college. 259 forms distributed by volunteers and 42 people submitted and got registered to be eligible for casting their votes in the forth-coming elections.

Blood Donation Camp at College Premises
Date: 22nd September, 2016
Number of Volunteers: 150
Timing: 2 p.m. – 8 p.m.

NSS Program Officer:
Asst. Professor Harsh Shukla and Asst. Professor Tushar Pawar

NSS Unit of Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts and Commerce organized a Blood Donation Camp at multipurpose hall at college premises on 22nd September, 2016. NSS Unit of the college has invited Think Foundation for thalassaemia check up and blood donation. Sir J. J. Mahanagar Raktpethi Blood Bank was called for blood collection. The event started at 2 p.m.

Total 78 units of blood was collected and 150 thalasaemia detection tests were done. The blood donation camp got a great response from the students as they even asked their relatives and friends to come and donate blood for a noble cause. Further, the teaching and non teaching staff of the college actively participated in the camp and donated blood. NSS Volunteers were informing all the students about thalassaemia and encouraging them to go for the test if they are not able to donate the blood. Principal Dr. Padma Rangan appreciated the efforts of all the NSS volunteers and at the end of the program group photo was taken with the Mrs. Neeta Damble, Public Relation Officer of J. J. Mahanagar Blood Bank and all the NSS Volunteers.

Blood Donation Awareness Drive at Lal Dongar and Siddharth Colony
Date: 21st September, 2016
Number of Volunteers: 60
Timing: 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

NSS Program Officer: Asst. Professor Harsh Shukla

NSS Unit of Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts and Commerce organized a Blood Donation Awareness Rally on 21st September, 2016. The rally started at 4 p.m. from College to Siddharth Colony. Due to excessive rain and water logging in our adopted areas, we just covered entrance of Siddharth Colony and then diverted the rally towards Lal Dongar area. Program Officer Asst. Prof. Harsh Shukla along with 60 NSS volunteers visited both the locations.

Students made various posters and banner to signify the importance of blood donation in the life of a person. The students were shouting various slogans appealing the resident of the colony to come and donate the blood on the blood donation camp at the college premises on 22nd September, 2016. The most famous slogan of the rally were “Rakt Daan Shresth Daan” and “Rakt Daan Kara Jeev Vachava”. Rally covered the 2 Km area of the Siddarth Colony and Lal Dogar. In the middle of the crowded place of the Lal Dogar Area students performed the NUKADD NATAK to explain the importance of the blood donation in the life and how it can save somebody life. This NUKADD NATAK was highly appreciated by the all age group people of the colony and they promised to donate blood in the coming camp in the college. The Volunteers from the rally reached the college at 6 p.m. and were greeted by evening snack from the non teaching staff of the college. In the end, Volunteers were addressed by the Program Officer Asst. Prof. Harsh Shukla and he gave some final instructions about the Blood Donation Camp arrangements. Subsequently, snacks were distributed and all volunteers attended their respective class rooms.

Ganpathi Immersion and Traffic Control Project
Date: 11th & 15th Sept., 2016
Day: Sunday & Thursday
No. of Volunteers: 45

This year, the auspicious days for Ganpathi Idol Immersion were 11th and 15th September, 2016.
From our college 45 NSS volunteers participated in these two day traffic control project from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. along with the Police Department in Basant Park.
They divided the road for the easy movement of the Ganpathi procession and for the peddlers without creating any traffic jam or any other obstacles.
The girl volunteers were relieved at 8 p.m. and the boys remained till the procession was over.
The Police Department and the NSS unit of the college provided snacks and drinking water.