NSS Activities 2021-22

NSS Blood Donation Camp

NSS Blood Donation Camp

Name of the EventNSS Blood Donation Camp
Organized byThe NSS Unit of Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts and Commerce, Chembur, Mumbai 71, joined the Rail KamgarSena and CREDIA-MCHI in organizing a Blood Donation Camp on 15th February, 2022 at Ghatkopar Metro Station from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
J. J. Hospital Blood Bank was the facilitator for this camp.
Objective of the SessionBlood Donation Camp - Collection of maximum units of blood was the objective of this camp.
Contact PersonMr. Kadam, P.R.O. J. J. Hospital Blood Bank
Date & Time of the Program15th February, 2022 Time: 9.00 a.m. - 6.00 p.m.
VenueGhatkopar Metro Station
No of Participants25NSS volunteers joined the team of members from Rail KamgarSena and CREDIA-MCHI in organizing a Blood Donation Camp along with J. J. Hospital Blood Bank.

Since the Covid-19 lockdown did not allow for a blood donation camp to be organized in the college campus, the NSS unit of the college partnered with Rail KamgarSena and CREDIA-MCHI in organizing a Blood Donation Camp along with J. J. Hospital Blood Bankat the Ghatkopar metro station.

Mr. Kadam Public Relations Officer, J. J. Hospital Blood Bank, Mumbai coordinated with us to organize the event.

The NSS volunteers had placards which they held up at the corners of the Ghatkopar metro station inviting people at the station to come in and donate blood. The volunteers helped in registering donors and facilitating the process of blood donation. Volunteers made announcements on the mike promoting the Blood Donation Camp. Both the NSS programme officers Asst. Prof. Tushar Pawar and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lata Krishnan joined the volunteers in this blood donation camp and motivated the volunteers to participate enthusiastically.

Students from College, alumni of college, friends and outsiders visited the camp and volunteered to donate blood. All Covid-19 Social Distancing SOPs were observed while organizing the blood donation camp.

81 units of blood were collected.

During the camp we received calls and messages of commendation from the Principal, Teachers, Students and MU NSS District Coordinator Asst. Prof. Nikhil Karkhanis Sir.

The NSS Volunteers worked sincerely and enthusiastically. Tea and snacks were given to blood donors and the team of organizers.

NSS Leaders Kanchan Ghag and Lekhraj Dholpuria lead the event. Certificates will be awarded to the volunteers by J. J. Hospital Blood Camp. It was a moment of joy and gratification of a NSS Blood Donation Camp successfully completed.

Webinar on Organ Donation

Webinar on “Organ Donation”

Name of the EventWebinar on "Organ Donation"
Organised byNSS Unit, Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts and Commerce, Chembur
Objective of the sessionTo make students aware about the Organ Donation and its importance
Date & Time of the Program10th December, 2021, Thursday
3.30 p.m. to 5.30 p.m.
Resource PersonMr. Shrikant Apte alias Apte Kaka
AudienceNSS Volunteers and all F.Y.B.Com., S.Y.B.Com. and T.Y.B.Com. students
No of Participants61
Event CoordinatorAsst. Prof. Dr. Anaya Aditya Markandeya, Programme Officer NSS
No of Beneficiary61

An Awareness Session on “Organ Donation” was organised by NSS unit of Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts and Commerce on ZOOM platform. Mr. Shrikant Apte Sir alias Apte Kaka, founder of V4organs Foundation was the resource person for the session. Apte Kaka explained the need of the organ donation with factual data to the students and teachers present for the webinar. He made the audience aware of donation of various organs and the circumstances and conditions under which the donation can be done. He also explained the medical requirements and legal requirements to be fulfilled for the organ donation. Apte Kaka made the session interactive and lively through PowerPoint presentation and question answer session. He showed and explained the form to be filled by the interested organ donor.

At the end of the session Apte Kaka shared a KAHOOT QUIZ on the topic covered which made the webinar an Awareness Programme in true sense.

Inter-Class Quiz Competition

Inter-Class Quiz Competition

Name of the EventInter-Class Quiz Competition Theme: Aids Awareness 14th December, 2021 – Marking Aids Awareness Fortnight 1st December to 15th December 2021, A RRC & NSS Unit Event
Date & Time of the Program14th December, 2021 Time: 7.30pm to 9.00pm
Venue Room No. 404
Quiz Competition CommitteeTanvi Rane, Kanchan Ghag, Chetan, Lekraj Dholpuri
No of Participants99 students
ObjectiveSpread awareness on HIV AIDS
OrganizersThe Red Ribbon Club and NSS Unit of the college in collaboration with MDACS Mumbai District Aids Control Society.
Programme OfficersAsst. Prof. Tushar Pawar, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lata Krishnan
No of Beneficiary 99 students attended the Quiz Competition.

As part of the AIDS AWARENESS FORTNIGHT activities of 2021 the RRC Red Ribbon Club and NSS Unit of the college organized a inter-class quiz competition on the theme Aids Awareness on 14th December, 2021 from 7.30 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. for the S.Y.B.Com. and T.Y.B.Com. students of the college in room number 404

The inter-class quiz competition was organized and conducted by the quiz competition committee composed of Tanvi Rane, Kanchan Ghag, Chetan and Lekraj Dholpuri. They prepared question and answer flash cards. The question and answers were displayed on the screen for all to see. Three teams F.Y.B.Com, S.Y.B.Com and T.Y.B.Com (2 students represented each class). 10 points were given for the correct answer, 5 for the first passover and 2 for the second passover. 30 seconds were given to answer the question. Timekeeper maintained the time with a buzzer. Score keeper kept the score on the scoreboard. The quiz masters’ decision was final. 40 questions were asked and the quiz master shared the answer giving information, making the quiz competition interesting. The competition was tough between F.Y.B.Com and S.Y.B.Com classes. Finally F.Y.B.Com emerged as the winner with 72 points.

Principal Dr. Eknath Zhrekar attended the competition and gave away the trophy to the winning team. Group pictures were taken with the winning team and all the participating teams.

Students enjoyed the quiz competition and it was a good method of learning to understand facts about HIV/AIDS.

The participants followed Covid-19 Social Distancing Protocol.

Rangoli & Poster Making Competition

Poster Making Competition Theme: Aids Awareness

Name of the EventPoster Making Competition Theme: Aids Awareness
Date & Time of the Program7th December, 2021 at 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m.
Venue Ground floor Multi-purpose Hall
No of Participants22 NSS volunteers
ObjectiveSpread awareness on HIV AIDS
OrganizersThe Red Ribbon Club and NSS Unit of the college in collaboration with MDACS Mumbai District Aids Control Society.
Programme OfficersAsst. Prof. Tushar Pawar, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lata Krishnan
No of Beneficiary 22 NSS volunteers

As part of the AIDS AWARENESS FORTNIGHT activities of 2021 the RRC Red Ribbon Club and NSS Unit of the college organized a Rangoli and Poster Making competition on 7th December 2021 from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. in the Ground floor Multi-purpose Hall for the NSS volunteers of the college. The theme of the completion was Aids Awareness. Students were given rangoli and a marked location for rangoli making. Those who participated in the poster competition were given drawing The rangolis and posters were bold and informative. They gave a pictorial representation of HIV AIDS contraction and care. Many posters explained how one can be careful and prevent contracting HIV AIDS. The participants followed Covid-19 Social Distancing Protocol

Poster Exhibition

Poster Exhibition : Marking Aids Awareness

Name of the Event Poster Exhibition on 8th December, 2021 – Marking Aids Awareness Fortnight 1st December to 15th December 2021, A RRC & NSS Unit Event
Date & Time of the Program8th December, 2021 at 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
Venue Ground floor Multi-purpose Hall
No of Participants160 NSS volunteers
ObjectiveSpread awareness on HIV AIDS
OrganizersThe Red Ribbon Club and NSS Unit of the college in collaboration with MDACS Mumbai District Aids Control Society.
Programme OfficersAsst. Prof. Tushar Pawar, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lata Krishnan
No of Beneficiary 160 Students visited the Poster Exhibition

As part of the AIDS AWARENESS FORTNIGHT activities of 2021 the RRC Red Ribbon Club and NSS Unit of the college organized a Poster Exhibition on the theme Aids Awareness on 8th December, 2021 from 4.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m. in the Ground floor Multi-purpose Hall for the NSS volunteers of the college.

The exhibition was inaugurated by the Principal of the college Principal Dr. Eknath Zhrekar. His words of encouragement motivated the NSS volunteers and students. The posters prepared for the poster making competition on 7th December, 2021 were put up at the exhibition for all the college students to see. Informative posters were collected from MDACS Mumbai District Aids Control Society and displayed at the exhibition for participants to view and learn. Many posters explained how one can be careful and prevent contracting HIV AIDS. Each class was permitted to go around the exhibition for some time. The participants followed Covid-19 Social Distancing Protocol.

Talk on “Aids Awareness”

Talk on Aids Awareness

Name of the EventTalk on Aids Awareness on 13th December, 2021 – Marking Aids Awareness Fortnight 1st to 15th December 2021, A RRC & NSS Unit Event
Date & Time of the Program13th December, 2021 at 6.45 p.m. to 8.15 p.m.
VenueRoom No. 404
Resource PersonMr. Umesh Ghuge, Deputy Director (IEC) MDACS Mumbai District Aids Control Society
No. of Participants132 NSS students
ObjectiveSpread awareness on HIV AIDS
OrganizersThe Red Ribbon Club and NSS Unit of the college in collaboration with MDACS Mumbai District Aids Control Society.
Programme OfficersAsst. Prof. Tushar Pawar, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lata Krishnan
No. of Beneficiary132 students attended the talk

As part of the Aids Awareness Fortnight activities of 2021 the RRC Red Ribbon Club and NSS Unit of the college organized a Talk on “Aids Awareness” on 13th December, 2021 from 6.45 p.m. to 8.15 p.m. for the S.Y.B.Com. and T.Y.B.Com. students of the college in room number 404.

Mr. Umesh Ghuge, Deputy Director (IEC) MDACS Mumbai District Aids Control Society was the resource person for the Talk. The resource person was welcomed and introduced by NSS Leader Tanvi Rane.

With the help of a powerpoint presentation, Mr. Ghuge explained in a simple lucid manner the facts of HIV/AIDS. How the disease spreads, facts and myths of HIV/AIDS Names and addresses of the Testing Centers and for ART treatment for HIV/AIDS were shared The statistics he shared shocked the participants and set them thinking.

The question answer session was interesting and fact filled.

NSS volunteer Kanchan Ghag proposed the vote of thanks and the session ended.

The participants followed Covid-19 Social Distancing Protocol.

NSS Workshop on “An Overview on Safety and Civil Defence”

NSS Workshop on “An Overview on Safety and Civil Defence”

Name of the EventNSS Workshop on “An Overview on Safety and Civil Defence”
Resource PersonMr. Madhu Kadam
Ex Divisional Warden Chembur Division
32 years of long association with Mumbai Civil Defence
Actively involved in all the disasters
Date & Time of the ProgramSaturday 27th November, 2021 at 7.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.
VenueRoom no. 404 MNDC Chembur Campus
No. of Participants142 students of F.Y. B.Com, S.Y. B.Com
Objective of the sessionUnderstand the significance of safety.
Understand the concept of Disaster Management
Understand the meaning and significance of Civil Defence
Learn how to tie knots
No. of Beneficiary142

Mr. Kadam spoke about disasters and the significance of Safety. He introduced the concept of Civil Defence and explained the need for civilians to train and join Civil Defence to help and participate in Disaster Management. Several disaster management techniques were explained particularly in disasters caused by fire. Students were taught different ways of tying knots in ropes.

The resource person used a power point presentation to explain the concepts and interesting videos were shown. The session was interactive. The question answer session at the end of the workshop allowed for an interesting discussion and clearing of doubts in the minds of students.

A google form was shared to collect feedback from all the participants.

Literacy and Human Development: A Distinctive Outlook in the New Normal

Literacy and Human Development: A Distinctive Outlook in the New Normal

Name of the EventLiteracy and Human Development: A Distinctive Outlook in the New Normal
Date & Time of the Program8th September, 2021
VenueZoom Platform
No. of Participants85
Objective of the sessionTo create awareness about Importance of Literacy
To make understand how illiterate people facing problems in the society
No. of Beneficiary85

The NSS unit of College in collaboration with Soroptimist International Bombay Chembur has arranged webinar on “Literacy and Human Development: A Distinctive Outlook in the New Normal” on 28th August, 2021 at 5.00 p.m. to 6.15 p.m. on Zoom platform. Asst. Prof. Tushar Pawar started webinar with Keynote address, where he explained about importance of education and how we can surview in this modern world with our expertise. After keynote address Asst. Prof. Tushar Pawar invited I/C Principal Dr. Eknath Zhrekar to welcome the gathering. Principal Zhrekar has welcomed resource person and all the participants. He also mentioned about education policies in primary to higher education. Miss. Yvette Lee President of SIBC also welcome the gathering and highlighted few thoughts about importance of literacy in development of society and nation. After the welcome address Asst. Prof. Dr. Anaya Markandeya introduced our resource person and also requested to Rev. Fr. Dr. Sony to start the session. Fr. Dr. Sony is Director and Principal of Christ College, Pune. He is hardcore educationist and also working with different NGOs to inculcate education values among young students. Fr. Dr. Sony started his session with questions like What do you mean by literacy? What is the importance of Literacy? Why we need to take education? Why we need to give higher education our child? Why higher education is important? and also participants to answer these questions in chat box. Father Sony continued his session with his PowerPoint presentation and spoked about history of International Literacy Day. He highlighted some problems in our education system and also talked about polices in higher education. He showed some documentary films during session narrating issues and importance of education in every bodies life. Fr. Sony had conducted such impressive session every participant got an idea about advantages of higher education and how literacy programmes will help in human development. After the session participants asked some questions and cleared their doubt about education system in India and in the world. His session so interesting and informative. Students, teachers and other participants also appreciated lot about the way he emphasized on importance of literacy in individual development during this session. After the session Asst. Prof. Harsh Shukla formally proposed vote of thanks to resource person, Management, Principal, organizing committee and to all participants. Session was ended with National Anthem.


Yoga for Young Minds

Yoga for Young Minds – A NSS Webinar on International Day of Yoga

Name of the Event Yoga for Young Minds - A NSS Webinar on International Day of Yoga
Organised byThe NSS Unit of Mahatma Night Degree College of Arts and Commerce, Chembur, Mumbai in Collaboration with Soroptimist International of Bombay Chembur (SIBC)
Objective of the session1. To understand the importance of yoga and its impact on youth.
2. To discuss the significance of yoga during the Covid-19 pandemic period.
Date & Time of the ProgramMonday 21st June, 2021 from 11.00 a.m. to 12.00 noon on Zoom Platform
Resource PersonSmt. Shilpa Ghone
Senior yoga teacher at Kaivalyadham Yoga Institute, Mumbai
AudienceMNDC NSS volunteers of S.Y.B.Com and T.Y.B.Com, Programme Officers, Non- NSS students of the college, teachers and Soroptimist International of Bombay Chembur members.
No. of ParticipantsApproximately 38 participants attended the webinar
Organizing TeamWebinar Chairperson:
I/C Principal Dr. Eknath Zhrekar

Ms. Yvette Lee
President
SIBC Soroptimist International of Bombay Chembur

Programme Convener:
NSS PO Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lata Krishnan

Programme Co-Convener:
NSS PO Asst. Prof. Dr. Anaya Markandeya

The webinar began with the opening remarks by the Convener of the event, NSS PO Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lata Krishnan. In her address she said, “We have all gathered here this morning to mark the 7th International Day of Yoga. Our eminent resource person Smt. Shilpa Ghone madam will help us understand the role of yoga in shaping young minds. The United Nations theme for International Day of Yoga 2021 is “Yoga for Well-being” aligned to the current Covid-19 scenario. In his message Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi said, “Today, when the whole world is combating the coronavirus disease pandemic, yoga remains a ray of hope.” He highlighted the importance of practising yoga during the pandemic and prayed for the health and well-being of people around the world. If there are threats to humanity, Yoga often gives us a way of holistic health. Yoga also gives us a happier way of life. Students, PM Modi launched the mYoga app, he says this will help fulfill the motto of ‘One World, One Health’. On International Day of Yoga 2021 each one of us must remember to take the Covid-19 vaccine. The vaccine and Yoga will help us fight this pandemic! Young minds like you must understand the importance of Yoga and practice it on a daily basis. Please remember that yoga helps build immunity and fight stress. It prepares young minds to face challenges by strengthening body, mind and spirit. Wish you all a happy International Day of Yoga 2021.

In the welcome address Principal Dr. Eknath Zhrekar explained how the benefits of yoga are known by all. He further explained that yoga was adopted by people all over the world and it is popularly used as therapy for people suffering from different illnesses. He reiterated the importance of yoga for young minds and said it must be practiced in these difficult times of the Covid-19 pandemic to fight stress and build immunity. Principal Eknath Zhrekar warmly welcomed the resource person, Smt. Shilpa Ghone, SIBC President Ms. Yvette Lee, members of SIBC, teachers, NSS volunteers and students for the webinar. He wished the event success.

Resource person Smt. Shilpa Ghone started her session with a prayer. She explained the Principles of Ashtanga Yoga which are the fundamentals of a good life. The Eight limbs of Ashtanga Yoga are

1. Yama – principles of moral code (Ahimsa, Satya, Asteya, Brahmacharya, Aparigah)
2. Niyama – principles of personal discipline (Shoucha, Santosh, Tapa, Swadhyaya, Eshwar Pranidan)
3. Asana – yoga positions or yogic postures – A stable and comfortable posture which helps attain mental equilibrium
4. Pranayama – yogic breathing – Extension and control of breath
5. Pratyahara – withdrawal of senses – A mental preparation to increase the power of mind.
6. Dharana – concentration on object – Concentration of mind on one object and its field.
7. Dhyan – meditation – Withdrawing mind from all external objects and focussing it on one point and meditating on it.
8. Samadhi – salvation – State of super bliss, joy and merging individual consciousness into universal consciousness. Union between Jivatma and Paramataman. Pure consciousness.

After the Question and Answer session, the event ended with a formal vote of thanks proposed by Asst. Prof. Harsh Shukla. All the participants stood up for the National Anthem.