NSS Activities 2020-21

National Level Webinar on “Activities Post Covid-19 Lockdown, NSS & NCC, The Road Ahead…”

National Level Webinar on “Activities Post Covid-19 Lockdown, NSS & NCC, The Road Ahead…”

Name of the Event National Level Webinar on “Activities Post Covid-19 Lockdown, NSS & NCC, The Road Ahead…”
Organised byThe NSS and NCC Units of Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts and Commerce Jointly with N.G. Acharya & D. K. Marathe College of ASC, Chembur and Mulund College of Commerce, Mulund
Chief GuestDCP Manjunath Singe, Mumbai Police
Resource PersonNSS DO District Officer, Central suburban and Navi Mumbai Region Asst. Prof. Nikhil Karkahnis from Mulund College of Commerce, Mulund
Captain Dr. Sunil Kadam, NCC Incharge, N. G. Acharya & D. K. Marathe College of ASC, Chembur
Date & Time of the Program22nd June, 2020 11.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m.
VenueWebinar Link
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No. of ParticipantsOver 500 participants through Zoom meet joined the webinar.
Objective of the sessionThe Covid-19 pandemic and the lockdown period has posed new challenges not only for curricular activity but also for co-curricular and extra-curricular activities. The uncertainity and economic slow down has lead to stress, anxiety and depression. Due to unemployment and poverty we see a rise in the incidents of crime in society. Thiefs, conne men and gangsters are doing the rounds.. Our enemy is not just this spreading Corona virus but the many evils that have emerged from it. We are in a dilemma! To make things worse we have attacks on our national boundaries.
This webinar aimd at understanding the problems specific to the implementation of NSS and NCC activities in these times of tension, social distress and social distancing.

The webinar started with the Mumbai University Song followed by the Opening Remarks made by Associate Professor Dr. Lata Krishnan NSS Programme Officer and NCC Incharge of Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts and Commerce, Chembur.

Principal Dr. Padma Rangan made the welcome address and the collaborating college Principals Dr. Vidya Gouri Lele, Principal of N. G. Acharya & D. K. Marathe College of ASC Chembur and Dr. Sonali Pednekar, Principal addressed the gathering.

The Chief Guest for the event was DCP Manjunath Singe, Mumbai Police. Currently being in the thick of things he shared with us ground realities that set the background for the theme of our webinar.

Very clearly he said that the Covid-19 pandemic is here to stay and that India has not yet hit the peak. The unlockdown phenomenon has caused new challenges and the police are finding it very difficult to maintain law and order during these difficult and confusing times.

He narrated the incidents of migrant labour in Bandra station and the challenges the police department had to face. While giving us a clear picture of the situation he welcomed the NSS volunteers and NCC cadets to join the police force in linking the haves and have-nots so that help is received by the needy and the those who want to help get the correct target audience. While concluding he revealed that he too was tested positive for Covid-19 and was in quarantine. His words inspired us and we commended him and his team, the police force for being true Covid-19 Warriors!

The NSS song and NCC song were played before the NSS and NCC segments of the webinar Our Resource Persons NSS DO District Officer Central Suburban and Navi Mumbai, Asst. Prof. Nikhil Karkhanis of Mulund College of Commerce, covered the NSS domain. He made a power point presentation where he listed out NSS activities during the Covid-19 lockdown period and also listed projects that NSS volunteers could take up post the Covid-19 lockdown period. Very interesting projects of engaging school children with online games. Engaging with the old, eldere in the neighbourhood (community) by reaching out to them, running errands, talking to them, were a few interesting projects among several others that he explained in his presentation.

Captian Dr. Sunil Kadam of N. G. Acharya & D. K. Marathe College, covered the NCC domain. He clearly explained how the discipline and unity of NCC would be very useful during this time of distress. Since the NCC cadets are trained it is very easy to incorporate them in the Covid-19 warriors team along with the police force.

The webinar ended with a question answer session, summary made by Asst. Prof. Rajeev Bhatt of N. G. Acharya & D. K. Marathe College of ASC Chembur. The vote of thanks was proposed by Ms. Parveen Arif. The National Anthem was played.

Visit to National Association for the Blind

Visit to National Association for the Blind

Name of the Event NSS Area Level Event – Visit to National Association for the Blind
Date & Time of the Program23rd January, 2020 at 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
VenueNational Association for the Blind, Worli
No. of Participants48 NSS Volunteers
Objective1. To inculcate the value of social awareness
2. To make them understand the problem of blinds.
Name of the NGONational Association for the Blind (NAB)
No. of Beneficiary48 NSS Volunteers

NSS unit of Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts & Commerce organised an area level program to visit National Association for the Blind at Worli sea face. Six different colleges namely Shree Narayan Guru College of Commerce, K.J. Somaiya College, Gurukul College of College, Anna Leela Bunds College, Don Bosco College etc. participated in the event. Asst. Prof. Harsh Shukla and Dr. Lata Krishnan along with NSS volunteers reached at NAB at 10 a.m. Ms. Nima a volunteers of NAB guided us about various activities of NAB. She explained how braille writing script used by visually impaired persons. NAB is involved with creating braille study content, audio clips etc. she showed us the machine and technical set up used for the creation of braille books for the blinds. At 11:30 a.m., NSS Volunteers took group photographs outside the NAB as no photograph was allowed inside the NAB. NSS unit of Mahatma Night Degree College donated Rs. 1000/- to NAB.

Panel Discussion on National Youth Policy 2019

Panel Discussion on National Youth Policy 2019

Name of the Event Panel Discussion on National Youth Policy 2019
Date & Time of the Program18th January, 2020
VenueTISS Deonar, Mumbai
No. of Participants05
Objective1. To create awareness about national youth policy.
2. To encourage students to understand role of youth in the society.
No. of Beneficiary05

District Co-ordinator Prof. Nikhil Karkhanis had instructed to depute five NSS Volunteers for the Panel Discussion on National Youth Policy 2019. The program was organised by TISS centre for life long learning. Five NSS volunteers reached at TISS at 9 p.m. They carefully listened to the discussion and asked various queries from the experts. Volunteers were happy that they got an opportunity to attend such a program and meet eminent personalities at TISS.

NSS State Level Residential Camp

NSS State Level Residential Camp

Name of the Event NSS State Level Residential Camp
Date & Time of the Program12th to 18th January, 2020
VenueMhaskal Village, Titwala
No. of Participants1 (Pooja Bora)
Objective1. To inculcate the value of social awareness
2. To understand the Program of “Ek Bharat Shreshta Bharat”
No. of Beneficiary1 (Pooja Bora)

NSS Volunteer of Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts & Commerce Ms. Pooja Bora was selected to participate in state level camp under the theme of Ek Bharat Shresth Bharat. The camp was held in Mhaskal Village near Titwala. The camp was organised by S.S.T. College Ulhasnagar. Ms. Pooja Bora actively participated in all the programs of the residential camp. She got a memento and participation certificate of the residential camp. She said that it was a great learning experience as she got an opportunity to meet NSS volunteers from different college.

National Youth Day

National Youth Day Celebrations 12th January, 2021

Name of the Event National Youth Day Celebrations
Organized byThe RRC Red Ribbon Club of the MNDC NSS unit.
Objective of the sessionTo remember Swami Vivekananda on his birth day and understand the ideals for which he stood.
Channelizing youth for nation building by bringing about Aids Awareness through an 'AIDS AWARENESS PROJECT'
Resource PersonNSS Programme Officer - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lata Krishnan
Date & Time of the Program12th January, 2021 from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
VenueGround floor multipurpose hall of the college campus
No of Participants25 NSS Volunteers
No of Beneficiary 25 NSS Volunteers
Webinar on Disaster Management

Webinar on Disaster Management on 3rd February, 2021

Name of Event Webinar on Disaster Management
on 3rd February, 2021 - NSS Activity
Organized byNSS Unit of Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts and Commerce, Chembur Mumbai - 71
Objective of sessionThe Disaster Management webinar gave the students an understanding of how disasters happen and presented the strategies, methods and techniques for preparing to face disasters and manage them ensuring minimum damage of material and loss of life.
Resource PersonAsst. Prof. Ms. Vani Achari
Date & Time of ProgramWednesday 3rd February, 2021
7.00 p.m. to 8.50 p.m.
AudienceWebinar organised for all the students of MNDC F.Y.B.Com, S.Y.B.Com. and T.Y.B.Com.
No of Participants68 students
Event CoordinatorNSS PO Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lata Krishnan
No of Beneficiary68 students of MNDC

Asst. Prof. Ms. Vani Achari explained the meaning of the term Disaster Management. There was an interesting discussion on whether the Covid-19 pandemic could be defined as a disaster or a global health crisis. The resource person gave a detailed presentation on the types of disasters and explained the concept of Biological warfare. Videos of how to help ones self and others in a disaster situation were shown. This gave the audience a clear picture of the do’s and don’ts during a disaster. First aid kit and what goes into it. Storing food (dry fruits) and water and the importance of team work during a disaster.

After the opening remarks by the convener of the session NSS PO Dr. Lata Krishnan, NSS PO Dr. Anaya Markandeya introduced the Chief guest and the national anthem was played at the end of the session.

Interactive session – Powerpoint presentations, videos and sharing of real life disaster management stories, techniques and methods of managing disasters gave the students an opportunity to learn, think, interact and ask questions.

United for Road Safety Project

United for Road Safety Project on 5th & 8th February, 2021

Name of Event United for Road Safety Project on 5th & 8th February, 2021 - NSS Activity
Organized byNSS Unit of Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts and Commerce, Chembur Mumbai - 71
Objective of sessionTo spread the message of Road Safety and to mark the Road Safety month
NGO PartnerPartnered with United Ways
Date & Time of Program5th and 8th February, 2021
8.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. on both days
AudienceThe traffic (drivers of heavy and light vehicles on Sion Trombay Road, Chembur Naka, Chembur, Mumbai - 7 and pedestrians)
No of Participants32 NSS volunteers (16 volunteers each day)
Event CoordinatorNSS PO Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lata Krishnan
No of Beneficiary32 NSS volunteers helped to disseminate the message to numerous passers bye on the busy Sion Trombay highway.

The Road Safety Project marked the Road Safety month by participating in a live projects on 5th and 8th February, 2021 an active road safety campaign. NGO Partner United Ways brought to us the UNITED FOR ROAD SAFETY PROJECTS giving us the opportunity to spread the message of road safety.

16 NSS volunteers of Mahatma Night Degree College gathered on the busy Sion Trombay highway at Chembur Naka with placards, neon jackets and banners to disseminate the message of road safety.

United for Road Safety Project – Day 1. Road Safety Message disseminated from 8.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. on 5th February, 2021. Placards displayed and demonstrations made on the busy Chembur Naka junction spreading the message of Road Safety.

United for Road Safety. Day 2. Road Safety Project. Road Safety Message disseminated from 8.30 a.m. to 11.00 a.m. on 8th February, 2021.

Placards displayed and demonstrations made on the busy Umarshi Bappa Chowk, Near Guru Prasad Bar, Sion Trombay Road, Chembur, Mumbai-71, spreading the message of Road Safety.

E-Waste Collection Drive

E-Waste Collection Drive on 6th February, 2021

Name of EventE- Waste Collection Drive - An NSS Activity
Organized byNSS Unit of Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts and Commerce, Chembur Mumbai - 71
Objective of sessionTo make the E-Waste Free Environment
PartnerMCGM
Date & Time of ProgramE-Waste Collection Drive on 23rd January, 2021 to 5th February, 2021
Submission of collection on 6th February, 2021
No of Participants11 NSS volunteers
Event CoordinatorNSS PO Asst. Prof. Dr. Anaya A. Markandeya

NSS Unit of University of Mumbai with MCGM declared an E-Waste Collection Drive between 23rd to 30th January, 2021. NSS Units of colleges under University of Mumbai were instructed to collect the maximum E-Waste from home, neighbours, areas adhering to the Social Distancing Rules. 11 NSS volunteers of Mahatma Night Degree College collected 500 grams each of E-Waste and kept with themselves. On 4th February, 2021 as per the directions of District Coordinator the E-Waste was submitted at Shree Narayan Guru College, Chembur.

Due to short notice three volunteers could submit the E-Waste by 9.30 a.m. at the college. Total three kgs of E-Waste was submitted by the volunteers. Mr. Laxman Suwasiya coordinated led the project successfully.

National Youth Day Celebrations

National Youth Day Celebrations on 12th January, 2021

Name of the Event National Youth Day Celebrations
Organized byThe RRC Red Ribbon Club of the MNDC NSS unit.
Objective of the sessionTo remember Swami Vivekananda on his birth day and understand the ideals for which he stood.
Channelizing youth for nation building by bringing about Aids Awareness through an 'AIDS AWARENESS PROJECT'
Resource PersonNSS Programme Officer - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lata Krishnan
Date & Time of the Program12th January, 2021 from 3.00 p.m. to 7.00 p.m.
VenueGround floor multipurpose hall of the college campus
No of Participants25 NSS Volunteers
No of Beneficiary 25 NSS Volunteers

The theme for National Youth Day was “Channelizing Youth for Nation Building”

Dr. Lata Krishnan volunteered to be the resource person for the event.

The resource person addressed the students and spoke to them about Swami Vivekananda and the ideals for which he stood. The students were motivated by the information.

She announced a poster making competition, video making competition and Wall of life activity.

Students wrote messages on the theme “Aids Awareness” and also collected messages from teachers who were present in college. All the messages were put up on the “Wall of Life” The messages were later read out by the volunteers.

25 volunteers enthusiastically participated in the poster making competition and 5 videos were prepared and submitted on the theme “Aids Awareness” by the volunteers.

The event ended with group photographs. Volunteers proudly stood with their posters and shared their message on Aids Awareness.