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NSS 7 Days Residential Camp - 2020

St. John Technical Campus – NSS units organized Books Donation drive, Gandhi Jayanti Rally, Health and Nutrition, Anti Tobacco Awareness activities on 28th Sept. 2019 at Bhendipada / Balshipada Village.
Date: From 02.01.2020 To 08.01.2020
Total Volunteers: 94 (SJCHS, SJCEM, MMS, SJIPR)
Place: Brahman Pada, Kosbad, Dahanu.
Programme Incharge: Mr. Sachin Gawali, Mr.Sachin Urade, Mrs. Shraddha More, Mr. Prashant Dalvi and Mr. Ajay Shirsath

St. John Technical and Educational Campus (SJCHS, SJCEM, MMS SJIPR) National Service Scheme (NSS) Unit organized a 7 days Residential Camp from 2nd January, 2020 to 8th January, 2020 at Brahman Pada, Dongari Pada, Bhonar Pada of Kosbad and Dahanu areas. There were 94 students from St. John Technical Campus – selected from the NSS units of Humanities, Engineering, MMS, Pharmacy Institutes to set out for the 7-days camp in order to serve the society as a team and to make a difference in traditional and conservative thinking of residing rural community.

The volunteers were instructed, guided & accompanied by Mr. Sachin Gawali, (NSS Programme Officer of St. John College of Humanities and Sciences), Mr. Sachin Urade, (NSS Programme officers, St. John College of Engineering and Management), Ms. Shraddha More and Mr. Ajay Shirsath (NSS Additional Programme officers, St. John College of Engineering and Management), Mr. Prashant Dalvi (NSS Additional Programme Officer of St. John Institute of Pharmacy and Research).

The camp was inaugurated by the Chief Guest Mrs. Varsha Phatarpekar (Secretary, Aadivasi Sahaj Shikshan Pariwar).
Following activities were scheduled and the students enthusiastically participated in all the activities:
Inaugural session by Mrs. Varsha Phatarpekar (Secretary, Aadivasi Sahaj Shikshan Pariwar) on Social work and community upliftment of tribal women and children
1) Child Trafficking Prevention session by Mr. Akshay Madhvi (Senior Case Worker, Transforming Lives Foundation, Mira Road)
2) Motivational talk on “Self-confidence and Diligency” by Ms. Swati Kakara (Gold Medalist in Polo Sports Championship)
3) Workshop on “Superstitions and its Misconceptions” conducted by Mr. Anna Kadlaskar (BARC Scientific Officer)
4) Awareness and Poster display session on “Intoxication and its consequences” by Mr. Milind Patil (Programme Co-ordinator, Intoxication Association, Palghar District)
5) Workshop on “Disaster Management Training Session” by Mr. Anil Gavit (Civil Defence Officer, Tarapur) & Mr. Nilesh Vaze ( Former Incident Controller Officer)
6) Session on “Importance of Hand Wash and its Practical Demonstration” for Tribal children of Katela pada
7) Nail cutting activity for Tribal children of Katela pada
8) Bridge contruction at Naralipada
9) Check-Dam Construction at Naralipada
10) Skits performed on Social Issues of Save Girl Child, Generic vs. Branded Medicines, Malnutrition and Child Labour at Naralipada
11) Road levelling and preparation of Irrigation system at Krishi Vigyan Kendre, Kosbad
12) Clothes, Stationery, Snacks and Vaseline distribution at Katela pada
13) Cultural Program for Tribal children of Katelapada village
14) Grass cutting activity at Katelpada village
15) Road construction at Katelpada village
16) Farm Dam Construction at Katelpada village
17) Health and Hygiene Awareness activity at Katelpada village
18) Visit to Indian Agricultural Research Centre (Techniques of Farming) at Kosbad
19) Cultural activities : Poster Competition, Ad Mad Show, Singing, Dancing, Treasure Hunt, Sports, Yoga, Running, Physical Exercises and NSS song recitation

Every NSS Volunteer contributed whole – heartedly for the social cause of the camp i.e. to create awareness amongst the village folks on how to improve & change their standard of living and their thought process. Each and every event had a new challenge and a new excitement. The NSS volunteers made sure that they gave their best throughout the day. Similarly, cultural events added flavour to the camp activities which enhanced confidence, team work among the volunteers and gave them opportunities to showcase their hidden talents and explore new innovative ideas.

Every activity began and ended with “NSS clap which led its emphasis on unity, fraternity and equality. St. John Technical & Educational Campus nurtures the ideology of unity and commitment towards the Society and the Nation . It is committed to take up initiative of being the change and motivating all the NSS Volunteers towards Social Awareness and outreach which is essential today for their overall development including moral values and thereby development of the Society.

Aldel Education Trust (AET)
St. John College of Engineering and Management (SJCEM)
St. John Institute of Pharmacy and Research (SJIPR)
St. John Junior College (SJJC)
St. John International School (SJIS)

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