NSS Activities 2018-19

Special Residential Camp

Seven Days Special Residential Camp 2018-19 from 19th to 25th January, 2019

NSS Unit of Mahatma Night Degree College organized its Seven Days Special Residential Camp at Mulgaon Village, Badlapur. This was the third year of our camp in this village. In the first year we had undertaken the work of School Walls Painting. In the second year, we had undertaken a major project of Toilet Block Construction in the school premises. This was a third year of NSS camp in the Mulgao village and we had undertaken the work of school wall painting and construction of compost pit in the backyard of the school. Further ‘Swatch Bharat’ mission program was conducted in the village.

Day 1: 19th January
We started at 9 p.m. with 100 NSS Volunteers and NSS Program Officers Asst. Prof. Harsh Shukla, Asst. Prof. Tushar Pawar and Asst. Prof. Anaya Markandeya from the college as our Principal Dr. Padma Rangan waved the flag for our departure. First instructions were given to the students about dos and don’ts in the campsite. We auspiciously brook the coconut before our departure in front of the bus. Then we left for our camp site. It took 2 hours to reach the camp site. Students were instructed to bring the Tiffin for afternoon lunch. After reaching the campsite students were allotted their respective rooms. Some students were sent to bring kitchen utensils and other stuff for kitchen. In the meanwhile Kitchen grocery also came from the Patel R Mart Badlapur. After the lunch, we divided the students into different six committees. Instructions were given about their committee work. Day 1 was full of adjustment with the campsite and we spent time to understand the premises and work challenges. After dinner at 9 p.m., post dinner briefing was done and everybody slept at 10.30 p.m.

Day 2: 20th January
Every one woke up at 5 a.m. in the morning. After the headcount and prayers, they were given 1 hour to fresh up. At 6.30 a.m. everyone gathered for morning exercise except the kitchen committee. The task of the kitchen committee was to make arrangement for the tea and breakfast. Boys were asked to go to the village ground for running while girls did the warm up in the school premises. After warm up and exercise, tea and breakfast was served to the students. Subsequently, groups were made and they were sent to different places for Swatchh Bharat Abhiyan. In the meanwhile the Kitchen committee was busy in their work. A Separate School Wall Painting Committee was made,Rest of the group did the ‘shramdaan’ and came back at 12 noon. After the shramdaan they went for bath and lunch was served at 1 p.m. After lunch afternoon session was taken by NSS PO Tushar Pawar. Then students were given time for their street play and entertainment preparation. At 5 p.m. tea was served. 8 p.m. dinner was served. After dinner street play and entertainment committee showed their performance. At the end of the review meeting report writing committee gave the report for the 1st day.

Day 3: 21st January
Every one woke up at 5 a.m. After prayers and freshen up program students went for warm up and exercise. After that tea and breakfast was served. A Select group of students who were not in Wall Painting Committee and Kitchen Committee visited Adhar Institute of Differently abled children. In the afternoon after shramdhan students went for bath which was followed by the lunch. 2 hours were given to the students for street play and entertainment preparation work. In the evening children went to Khandoba Festival Dinner Program and after dinner they also cleaned the premises. Review meeting was kept at 9 p.m. After the review meeting, street play, the entertainment committee performed their plays. Report writing committee gave their report. 10.30 everyone went to bed.

Day 4: 22nd January
Usual routine remained as it is. Post breakfast student went for the ‘shramdhaan’ and compost pit committee started their work. In the afternoon resource person on entrepreneurial development came for his session. He took the session for two hours. He explained the different avenues available for students in the entrepreneurial world. Dr. Lata Krishnan joined the camp on this day. After the session tea was served. Students prepared their street plays and acts. in the evening kabbadi match was played between first year and third year boys. In the post dinner session was done and everyone slept at 10.30 p.m.

Day 5: Day begin with 5 am morning prayers followed by exercise and yoga. A friendly match of 4 over’s played in the village ground. In the post breakfast session students cleaned the school premises and school wall painting work was started. Group was formed to write swatchhta slogans on the walls. Accordingly colors were brought for the same. Compost Pit work went on as it is. In the afternoon lunch was served to the students. In the afternoon students were sat for another session on physical disability. In the evening students played dumbsharads game along with teachers. Dinner was served at 8.30 p.m. post dinner session was held and everyone went for sleep at 11 p.m.

Day 6: In the morning everyone woke up at 5 a.m. In the post break fast session students went for shramdaan and compost pit and school wall painting committee completed their work today. Post lunch session students were given little break for one hour and at 3.30 Principal Dr. Padma Rangan visited the camp site. School children performed lechim in front of our principal. Principal Madam observed the camp progress. Dinner was served at 8 p.m. After post dinner session we went for sleep at 10.30 p.m.

Day 7: We woke up at 5 a.m. Select group of students along with Asst. Prof. Harsh Shukla visited Khanderaya Temple on the hill. A group of student in the NSS dress code went to village along with Dr. Lata Krishnan. They distributed chocolates to the villagers and asked them to keep the village neat and clean. After the lunch valedictory function was started. Students were given prizes for their effective work. At 3 p.m. we bid adieu to everyone and left for Chembur.

Blood Donation Camp
Anti-Cancer Rally

Date: 23rd December, 2018
Place: Shivaji Park, Dadar
Number of Volunteers Participated: 31

NSS cell of University of Mumbai in association with HOSH NGO organized anti-cancer rally at Shivaji Park, Dadar. Around 50 colleges participated in the rally. 31 NSS volunteers actively participated in the above mentioned rally. About 50 cancer patients along with doctors, people from various health care centres participated to make people aware about the benefits of organic food. Further the appeal was made for “No Cancer” with slogans and placards.

AIDS Awareness Rally

NSS Unit of Mahatma Night Degree College participated in the Aids awareness rally held on 1st December, 2018 at N. G. Acharya & D. K. Marathe College, Chembur. Narayan Guru College, Vivekanand College & Mahatma Night Degree College along with N. G. Acharya & D. K. Marathe Collge jointly organised this rally with more than 150 volunteers. 30 volunteers from Mahatma Night Degree College participated in the rally. The objective of the rally was to create awareness about HIV aids among youth in the society. The rally started at 9 a.m. from Acharya Marathe College and covered the N. G. Acharya Marg & surrounding area of Chembur Station. During the rally students shouted slogans to create the awareness about HIV Aids. The program concluded at 10.30 p.m. and snacks were given to students.

Bhajan Sandhya

Thirty NSS volunteers of Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts and Commerce, Chembur, along with NSS program officer, Asst. Prof. Harsh Shukla attended the Bhajan Sandhya Program at Gate Way of India on the occasion of the 150th Gandhi Jayanti on Tuesday, 2nd October, 2018. Volunteers were singing the Raghupati Raghav Raja Ram Bhajan while going to Gate Way of India. The program of Bhajan Sandhya started at 5 p.m. Department of Music of University of Mumbai hosted the program and outstanding bhajans and songs were sung by the music department students. Approximately 5,000 NSS volunteers from all over and outside Mumbai gathered for the event. After the Bhajan Sandhya program students had a refreshment and left for home.

Tree Plantation

Date: 14th July, 2018
Venue: Adopted Village Mulgao near Badlapur City

NSS unit of Mahatma Night Degree College conducted sapling plantation drive on 14th July, 2018 at adopted village Mulgao near Badlapur city. Planting the saplings in the adopted village was planned in the last year during seven days NSS residential camps. The purpose of this activity was to make sure that saplings must survive and become large trees in the open village environment. NSS PO Harsh Shukla along with 10 volunteers brought 10 saplings from forest department nursery with the help of Ex-Sarpanch of Mulgao Shree Hanumant Bhoir. We selected the spots were saplings should be planted. Volunteers started digging at selected spot. Even during the rains volunteers did not stop the work. We took 3 hours to plant all the saplings. Volunteers also gave support of the stick and made boundaries around the saplings. We requested the villagers to take care of the plants. In the evening after taking some snacks we returned.