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Asst. Prof. Mr. Raju Tandel & Asst. Prof. Mr. Rohit Gaikwad, Programme Officer.
In the academic year 2019-20, Three Hundred First, Second and Third year students of Sonopant Dandekar College, Arts, Commerce and Science were admitted in the NSS squad. The following programs were organized by the National Service Scheme team for the holistic development of student volunteers, development of their personality, inculcation of a sense of national unity and social service in them, and participation in solving social causes.
International Yoga Day :
On 21st June 2019, on the occasion of International Yoga Day, a demonstration program was held with the help of Ambika Yoga Seva Kendra. For this event Director of the Ambika Yoga Seva Kendra Mr. Kashinath Patil and seekers of the centre Mr. Kiran Tambulkar, Mr. Yogesh Patil, Mr. Manikan, Mr. Ketan Gharat, Mrs. Rajshree Patil presented. Students were taught important asanas of yoga by this all seekers of the centre. Mrs. Rajsree Patil explained to all student about why Yoga is important in our daily life? And what are the rolls played by Yoga in student’s education. For this event from SDSM college NSS Program officer Mr. Raju Tandel, Program officer Mr. Rohit Gaikwad, Prof. Yadao More and students of NSS from different streams of the college were presented.
Tree Plantation :
On 23rd July 2019 in collaboration with Palghar Forest department and Sonopant Dandekar College together held the Tree plantation programme at Palghar. Trees are planted like Pimpal, Neem, Karanj, Sonkeshar and Banyan tree nearer to Palghar-Boisar route in front of fire brigade office on empty land. This programme was inaugurated by Deputy Collector Mr. Vikas Gajre and Deputy Tehsildar Mr. Chandrakant Pawar. The closing ceremony was held in the presence of Sonopant Dandekar College Treasurer Hitendra Shah, Secretary Atul Dandekar and Principal Dr. Kiran Save.
Hutatma Day and Independence Day :
A silent rally was held on 14th August 2019 from the college to Hutatma Stambh to pay homage to the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives in the Palghar area to liberate India from the yoke of captivity. All the students of NSS were present at that time. Head of the Institution Adv. G.D. Tiwari offered a wreath to the martyrs. Principal Kiran Save carried a wreath and paid his homage to the martyrs. Also, all the students of NSS were present at the ‘Independence Day Ceremony’ held at the college on 15th August.
International Youth Day :
International Youth Day was celebrated on 12th August 2019 by the volunteers of National Service Scheme and District Supervisor of District AIDS Control Palghar, Prafullata Churi and his colleagues. Prafullata Churi and her colleagues together informed the volunteers about AIDS. After that, the volunteers worked to free the college premises from plastic.
NSS Leadership Development Camp :
Mumbai University and Sonopant Dandekar College jointly conducted 5 days Leadership Development Camp under National Service Scheme from 15th to 19th August 2019. In this camp from 28 colleges 49 participant participated particularly from Bhyander to Talasari and Khodala to Palghar. The purpose of the camp was to acquaint the college students with the National Service Scheme, to develop their leadership qualities, to undertake various programs for constructive change in the society and at the same time to develop their personality and make them aware of the present situation.
Eye check- up camp :
An eye examination camp was organized on 22nd August 2019 in the college. Volunteers of National Service Scheme assisted in this. College teachers, staff, students from various disciplines as well as NSS volunteers took advantage of the camp by checking their eyes.
National Service Scheme Day :
September 24 is celebrated as National Service Scheme Day. The program was planned by the students themselves. Principal Dr. Kiran Save was invited as the Chief Guest. He told the students about the bright tradition of NSS of SDSM College and gave lectures to the students on the results and satisfaction of participating in social work. After that, trees were planted in the college premises.
2 October Ahimsa Rally :
Sonopant Dandekar College and Lions Club of Palghar jointly organized a non-violence rally on 2-10-2019. Through this rally, efforts were made to inculcate the idea of non-violence in the society and to create good relations in the society. Thoughts of many dignitaries advocating non-violence were displayed on boards. A symbolic chariot was drawn for the rally. The role of Mahatma Gandhi was played by Sai Gharat, a former student of NSS and the role of Kasturba Gandhi was played by Pranali Thakur.
Voter Awareness race :
Voter Awareness Run was organized on 9th October 2019 under the Collectorate Palghar SVEEP program. Its main objective was to create awareness in the society about voting and appealed to the people to ‘let’s vote’. 50 volunteers of National Service Scheme of Sonopant Dandekar College had participated in this.
National Unity Day :
Celebrated the birth anniversary of Sardar Vallabh Bhai Patel on 31st October 2019 as National Unity Day. NSS volunteers vowed to uphold national unity.
NSS Special Residential Camp :
A special 7-day residential camp was held in Katale from December 25 to 31. 150 volunteers participated in this camp. In this camp, students built Vanrai port and participated in various competitions.
Cleanliness Drive :
On 5th January 2020, NSS volunteers carried out a cleanliness drive at Kaldurg Fort, Waghoba. The main organizer was Professor Bhushan Bhoir. 50 NSS volunteers had participated in this campaign.
Street Play :
On 17th January 2020, B.Sc Nursing students of JJ College performed a street play on the disease of ‘Seeker Cell’. Students of National Service Scheme assisted in organizing this program. College NSS as well as junior college students took advantage of the program.
26 January 2020 :
On 26th January 2020, Bahujan Samata Prabodhini, Virar awarded Sonopant Dandekar College an insignia for its outstanding work in various social fields through the National Service Scheme. Volunteers from NSS visited Ranle Lake, Samata Nagar, Manvel Pada Virar East. Awareness about reducing the use of plastic was created through street plays. Students Kanchan Baisane, Pragati Patil, Vaibhav Patil, Pranali Patil, Arpita Kini, Jidhnya More, Jaya Dhodi, Rohan Patil, Viraj Sagne, Tanmay Patil performed street plays.
Mangrove plants cleanliness campaign :
On 20th February, 2020, the work of cleaning the Mangrove Plant near the beach at Shirgaon was done by the volunteers of NSS and the Rotary Club of Palghar. The members of the Rotary Club informed the students about the different types and species of Mangrove and Professor Bhushan Bhoir showed them the life in the Shirgaon Sea and gave information about it.
Participated in various camps and competitions :
SRD selection camp :
On 27th August 2019 Arpita Kini, Pranali Thakur and Dyneshvar Dalvi had participated in SRD selection camp at Bhayender organised by Abhinav College.
Clean -A –Thon :
On 8th September 2019 Jaya Dhodi had participated in Cleanliness Campaign called Clean-A-Thon at Juhu beach Mumbai jointly organised by Raji Foundation and United for greater cause.
Utkarsh Selection Camp :
On 19 September 2019 Khusal Jain, Dyanshwar Dalvi and Karishma Jain had participated in Utkarsh selection camp organised by St.Joseph Arts and Commerce College Satpala.
State Level Residential Camp :
Manoj Bhagat, Abhijit Gond and Arpita Kini had participated at State Level Residential Camp
All the activities of the National Service Scheme were guided by all the office staff of the Institution, principals of the colleges and supervisors. Professor Vivek Kudu contributed as former District Coordinator Palghar, University of Mumbai. Professor Rohit Gaikwad, Professor Bhushan Bhoir and Raju Tandel contributed their work as Program Officers. Jaya Dhodi, Nil Mehta, Arpita Kini, Tanmay Patil, Dnyaneshwar Dalvi, Pragati Patil provided valuable support.