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College has one unit of NSS which enrolls 100 volunteers every year. The activities like Blood Donation Camp, Special Residential Camp, Tree plantation, Health Camps and awareness drive on various social and economical issues are conducted every year. Special projects for senior citizens, Energy conservation and recycle of waste material are taken up. Volunteers actively participate in various university level activities and also in camps at state and national level. Volunteers are given extra credit points for successfully completing 120 hours of social service every year.

NATIONAL CADET CORPS

Our students are encouraged to participate in University and state level rifle shooting competitions. The cadets are trained at Andheri. The college provides an opportunity for students to join the N.C.C.

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OTHER ACTIVITIES OF NSS FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2018-19

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Nature Trail and Cleanliness Drive at Sanjay Gandhi National Park Borivali on 18th August 2018

NSS has organized a ‘Nature Trail’ and Cleanliness Drive at Sanjay Gandhi National Park Borivali on 18th August, 2018. Mrs. Vidya Mundale was the expert and guide throughout the trail.Around fifity volunteers participated in the activity.

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Orientation of the students 8th August 2018

The Orientation of the students of the classes of F.Y.B.Com and F.Y.B.A. for understanding the National Service Scheme was held on 8th August 2018 in the Audio Visual Room. More than 120 students participated in the event. the Rules and Regulations of the NSS Unit were explained to them in details. A few students of S.Y.B.A. and T.Y.B.A. also expressed their thoughts and shared their experiences of the NSS. Principal Dr. Swati Pitale Madam emphasized on the importance of social service as a valuable addition to the Bio-data for entering into job market in their future. She also presented the NSS students with certificates for those volunteers who had participated in various workshops, competitions and camps at various intercollegiate and university level.

We wish to conduct many activities for the students this year and are hopeful about the enthusiastic participation from them.

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21st June 2018: International Yoga Day

The academic year began with a healthy start as the NSS Unit conducted its first activity by celebrating the 4th International Yoga Day in the college. A total of 62 students and 12 Staff members took part in the 'Yog Abhyas' under the guidance of teachers from the 'Ambika Yog Kutir'. The event was conducted in the Prin. D G Samant Hall. The practice had a rejuvenating effect on the participants. They realized the importance of regular Yoga practice for a healthy and active life.

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Camp was held at Belkhadi Village, Kaman Taluka from 11th to 17th October 2017 And World Aids Day awareness rally on 1st December 2017

The Special Residential Camp was held at Belkhadi Village, Kaman Taluka, Palghar district from 11th October 2017 to 17th October 2017. A total of 52 volunteers participated in the camp. Various activities like ‘Village Mapping’, ‘Vermicompost Plant’, ‘Swachhata Abhiyan’, and ‘Street Play’ regarding importance of cleanliness.

The NSS Unit organized an awareness rally and performed street play at Dahisar Railway Station regarding World Aids Day on 1st December 2017. The rally helped in spreading the message of humane treatment of AIDS patients and how to involve them in the society in a healthy manner.

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‘Jagruk Mumbaikar’ Guest Lecture-24th August 2017

The NSS Unit of our college had organized a guest lecture with Mumbai Police Department in order to develop a sense of alertness and activeness towards safety and security of oneself and of the beloved city we live in. the lecture was held on 24th August 2017. It is with this intent that a team of Mumbai Police visited the college and gave a lecture on how to be alert in our public life. The team described in great detail about how to remain calm and avert crisis. The students also realized the importance and contribution of the police force in maintaining law and order in our city. The students were contended with the valuable insights they received.

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‘Democracy and Secularism’ Guest Lecture- 23rd August 2017

The NSS Unit and HPSA of our college had organized a guest lecture with Anubhav Mumbai in order to develop a sense of civil awareness and inculcation of political values among students. The lecture was held on 23rd August 2017. Ms. Swati Rane described in great detail about true awareness of political concepts and going beyond mere theoretical and conceptual understandings. The workshop’s importance lies in the fact that these students are on the verge of entering into its active role as citizens of our nation. The workshop will certainly help in making them better citizens in the near future.

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NSS Unit Blood Donation Camp 19th August 2017

The NSS Unit of Shailendra Degree College successfully conducted its annual Blood Donation Camp on Saturday, 19th August 2017. The Camp was conducted with the J J Mahanagar Blood Bank and Lions Club. It was a wonderful event which witnessed the involvement of the entire NSS team. The preparation had started around a week earlier, where awareness rallies were conducted in and around the college campus. Posters, Banners were made by students and were stuck all over the campus. The Chief Guest of the event was Dr. Vinaykumar M Rathod, Deputy Commissioner of Police of our Zone. His own participation in donating blood was a demonstration for students. His brief interaction with the students regarding approach towards life were words of encouragement and guidance to them.

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Swachha Bharat Pakhwada 1st August to 15th August 2017

The NSS Unit of our college celebrated the Swachhata Pakhwada which is held every year from 1st August to 15th August. There were various activities associated with the ‘Festival of Cleanliness’. Firstly on 1st August they took the oath of cleanliness. From 2nd to 5th August they participated in cleaning of the College campus. It included cleaning of classrooms, Auditorium, Ground and other surroundings. On 10th August the NSS Unit in collaboration with ECO-ROX and BMC R/North Ward established the E- Waste disposal system in the NSS Unit. Anyone can deposit their Electronic Waste which would be disposed of scientifically. The Unit further plans to establish a E-Waste Collection Centre at a larger community level. It was a wonderful fortnight and will be continued to be celebrated with vigor and enthusiasm.

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workshop regarding "Road Safety"

The NSS volunteers of Shailendra Degree College participated in a workshop regarding "Road Safety" organised by the NGO "United Way” in the college. Students were made aware of road safety through PPT presentation regarding road safety measures and given assessment test by providing tablets to each student. They were also given practical on-field demonstration of bike parts and practical riding skills. Around 40 NSS volunteers took part in this activity. It certainly went a long way in making our students safe riders.

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NSS Room Inauguration 26th July 2017

The NSS Room was inaugurated on 26th July 2017 by Respected I/C Principal Dr. Swati Pitale. The Room was cleaned and decorated by NSS Volunteers using Posters and Charts. A new computer for NSS was also installed. Encouraging words of the Principal have brought in a new enthusiasm in the hearts and minds of the NSS Unit. It is ready to work with vigor and participate in a number of activities in this academic year.

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Van Mahotsav 5th July, 2017

The NSS Unit and Nature Club of Shailendra College jointly organized Tree Plantation in the college campus on 5th July 2017. The Highlight of the event was the valuable insight given by In-Charge Principal Dr. Swati Pitale. She emphasized on the responsibility to pass on a cleaner environment to future generations. She also appreciated the fact that our students not only planted trees annually but took enough post plantation care of them. Her speech was followed by staff and students participating in planting the saplings. The enthusiasm shown by volunteers and the efforts of the staff members made the event a grand success. The event spread the message of ‘Clean Shailendra, Green Shailendra’.

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Discussion on ‘Farmer’s Agitation: A Burning Issue’ 3rd July 2017

The HPSA and NSS Unit of our college had jointly organized an open forum discussion between students and teachers of SYBA and TYBA on the topic ‘Farmer’s Agitation: A Burning Issue’. The session was based on the recent events of agitations of farmers of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh and Tamil Nadu. Students from both class enthusiastically participated in the event expressing their views. The forum provided an excellent opportunity for students to intellectually interact and they utilized it in the fullest possible extent. Principal Dr. Swati Pitale presented the concluding remarks. She gave her valuable insights on the root cause of the problem and what could be done to resolve the issue. The event helped in expanding awareness and sensitizing the students about the concerns and hardships of the vast farming community of India, thus fulfilling the purpose of enlightening our students and making them a better citizen.

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International Yoga Day 21st June 2017

The NSS Unit of Shailendra College had organized ‘Yoga Abhyas’ on account of International Yoga Day 2017 at the Principal D. G. Samant hall on 21st June 2017. The day is celebrated all over the world and is the symbol of rising importance of Yoga and its benefits for a healthy life. Members of ‘Shri Ambika Yog Kutir’ guided students and teachers in performing Pranayam and Yog asanas. The emphasis was on benefits of Yoga Practice for enhancing concentration of students and improving not just their physical but also mental and emotional fitness. It has definitely helped in generating awareness among the students and takes a step towards good health and well being.

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Blood Donation Camp 11th February, 2017

A blood donation camp was organised by NSS unit of the college on 11th February, 2017. J J Mahanagar Blood Bank was involved in the process of blood collection. In all 75 units of blood was collected during the camp. Many NSS volunteers along with students from various sections of college and staff members enthusiastically participated in the event by donating blood themselves and by motivating others to donate the blood.

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NSS Camping activity 2016-17

The NSS unit of our college organized a special residential camp from 29th November , 2016 to 5th December, 2016. This 07 days residential camp was conducted at Village Belkadi, Post - Kaman, Tal - Vasai, Dist. - Thane. A total of 52 N.S.S. volunteers accompanied by 2 N.S.S. Programme Officers participated in this camp.

During the camp the following activities were conducted:-
1. Village Mapping : Under the guidance of Mr. Santosh Chatura Babu Mekale, Ph D student of TISS volunteers did a mapping of Belkadi village.
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Police Commemoration Day

21st Oct 2016- Police Commemoration Day . ACP Prashant Marde, Sr.PI Subhash Sawant, PI Raj Kasabe and Prin. V. M Ingavale gave their tribute to the slain police personnel who risk their life in various occasions.

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NSS and DLLE organized a Voters ID Awareness Rally in joint collaboration with BMC

Date : 7th Oct. 2016

Time : 8:30am to 11:00am.

Route : Shailendra Nagar---Manav Kalyan-------Borivali(E)------ GH School-----Borivli Foot Over

Bridge-------Rustomjee School------Dahisar(w) foot over Bridge----- Manav Kalyan ----- Shailendra Nagar


Around 1000 students Participated along with teachers and BMC officials. BMC election inspector Mr.Satyavan L. Mestry helped to organize the above rally.

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16th to 31st August, 2016 as 'SWATCHHTA PAKWARA'

NSS unit had observed 16th to 31st August, 2016 as ‘SWATCHHTA PAKWARA’. As an awareness drive, A rally was conducted at Shailendra Nagar , Dahisar(E).

Street Play was played by the volunteers.

Class to class awareness drive was conducted.

Volunteers cleaned the NSS room, Campus ground, Public place outside the college. They also cleaned various gardens in the campus.

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Van Mahotsav 1st July 2016- 7th july 2016

Van Mahotsav 1st July 2016- 7th july 2016

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International Yoga Day, 21st June 2016

NSS unit organized International Yoga Day on 21st June 2016. Mrs. Sujata Gopalan, Mrs. Neha Desai and Ms. Lina Waingaokar from Ambika Yoga Kutir, LIC Branch, Borivli (W) conducted a Yoga Session in the college. Mrs. Sujata Gopalan gave a brief introduction of Yoga and gave demonstrations of Asanas. Around hundred students and staff members participated in the session.

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NSS ANNUAL REPORT: 2015-16

Environment conservation activities: Tree plantation: The NSS unit of the college took efforts to promote conservation of environment by organising tree plantation activity in the adopted village of Belkadi. 45 different varieties of saplings were procured and planted. The school children from the adopted village were involved in the activity to ensure that planted saplings are taken care of by these students. Volunteers realised the close relationship between the sustenance of environment and survival of human race and resolved that they will do everything possible to protect the environment.

Recycling of paper: Recycling of the waste is a crucial solution to the depleting natural resources. The NSS unit recycled the waste pages from used notebooks and project files and made more than 250 notebooks. These notebooks were distributed to the needy students in the adopted village of Belkadi and also Karkhanpada. Vermicomposting:

The NSS unit and the Nature club of our college maintain a well functional Vermicompost plant in the college premises. The volunteers collected wet waste, grass and tree leaves and replenished vermicompost pits. A huge quantity of vermicompost was generated. This vermicompost was not only used to nourish the plants in college premises but were also sold at minimal charges. Additionally a Vermicompost plant at the camp site in village Belkadi, Kaman was harvested during special camping activity. In this manner an important step was taken towards providing solution to the growing problem of waste management.

Swachh Bharat Mission: The Unit participated in Swachh Bharat Mission by carrying out cleanliness drive in and around college campus. Cleanliness drives along with awareness programme were also conducted at the college level adopted village of Belkadi and district level adopted village of Karkhanpada. Volunteers conducted discussions with village people to make them stakeholders in the Swachh Bharat mission. A large number of volunteers also participated in the swachhata abhiyans organised at district and university level.

Medical Camp at Belkadi: During the year the volunteers from the NSS unit regularly participated in the Medical Camps in the Belkadi village. The camps were conducted on the first Sunday of every month in association with the Satya Sai Sanghatan. During the health camp, the people of the village were examined by the doctors and were given medicines free of cost.

Senior Citizen project: One of the major area level activities conducted by the Unit was a Survey of senior citizens residing in Dahisar. This project was launched by the Mumbai Police and NSS volunteers wholeheartedly participated in it. A data base of senior citizens living alone was created which will be maintained by police station. This will help organise regular meetings with senior citizens and to provide timely assistance in the time on need.

Red Ribbon club activities: The college NSS unit established a Red Ribbon Club by involving students from all the classes of college. On the World AIDS Day, an interactive session on HIV/AIDS was organised for the volunteers. Volunteers were made aware about the danger posed by HIV/AIDS and how to prevent the spread of this deadly disease.

Activities in association with NGO Anubhav Mumbai: The volunteers actively participated in the activities organised by NGO Anubhav Mumbai Like every year the volunteers from our NSS unit participated in group - bonding workshop by Anubhav Mumbai were they got excellent exposure to the activities being conducted by various civil society groups in the city of Mumbai. The volunteers also got opportunity to develop their communication and leadership skills in this workshop. The volunteers also participated in various intercollegiate socio-cultural competitions organised by Anuvhav Mumbai as Annual Theme Day celebrations.

College level Activities: A blood donation camp was organised by NSS unit of the college on 8th September 2015 in the college premises. J J Mahanagar Blood Bank was involved in the process of blood collection. More than 90 units of blood were also collected during the camp. Many NSS volunteers along with students from various sections of the college and staff members enthusiastically participated in the event by donating blood. People from adjacent locality also donated blood. The NSS volunteers participated in Independence Day and Republic Day celebrations. The NSS week was celebrated by organising events like Essay competition, poster making competition and group discussions. NSS volunteers also helped in organisation of various events at college level like Annual prize distribution, Alumni meet and Annual day.

University level programmes: The volunteers participated in many university level programmes. 40 volunteers attended the Peace March at Azad Maidan on Hiroshima day. The volunteers also participated in the Yuva Diwas celebrations organised by University of Mumbai.

Participation in various camps: The volunteers from our NSS unit displayed their talent by being selected for representation in various camps. Our volunteer Yogesh Bagekar was selected to participate in State Republic Day Camp. Ms. Ankita Sharma from S.Y.B.A. was selected to participate in State level Aavahan camp she also participated university level camp held at Ratnagiri.

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NATIONAL SERVICE SCHEME 2014-15

  • Environment conservation activities: The NSS unit of the college along with Nature Club celebrated Plantation Day on 25th July, 2014. Different varieties of plants were procured and planted in the area surrounding the college premises. This activity was instrumental in cleaning and beautification of the area which was misused to dump the waste by locals. More than 60 saplings were planted by volunteers. The plants were also taken care of on regular basis by volunteers. A group of 20 volunteers from our NSS unit participated in a tree plantation drive near Madh Island, Malad.
  • Swachh Bharat Mission: The Unit participated in Swachh Bharat Mission which was launched on 2nd October, 2014. Six volunteers participated in a programme organised to launch the mission on University level. Volunteers cleaned area around the college in Shailendra Nagar and Belkadi village.
  • Medical Camp at Belkadi: This year NSS unit undertook a very important activity of organising a Medical Camp in Belkadi village for the benefit of local population. The first camp was inaugurated on 10th December 2014 and since then every First Sunday of every month this medical camp is organised. The people of village are examined by the doctors and are given medicines free of cost. The SatyaSai Sanghatan helped NSS unit in organising these camps.
  • Red Ribbon club activities: The college NSS unit established a Red Ribbon Club by involving students from all the classes of college. A group of volunteers participated in a workshop conducted by MDAC to provide information and training regarding the threat of HIV AIDS. On the World AIDS Day, an interactive session on HIV/AIDS was organised
  • College level Activities: A blood donation camp was organised by NSS unit of the college on 20th September, 2014. J J. Mahanagar Blood Bank was involved in the process of blood collection. In all 121 units of blood was collected during the camp. Many NSS volunteers along with students from various sections of college and staff members enthusiastically participated in the event by donating blood themselves and by motivating others to donate the blood.