The N.S.S. unit in association with Health Department participated in the world’s largest walkathon against blindness ‘Tamaso Ma Jyotirgamaya’ organized by Advanced Eye Hospital and Institute, One Vision Health and Research Foundation on 9th February, 2020. Our students participated across all the competition and henceforth the N.S.S. unit won the first prize in maximum participation. Dancing is another form where our students left no stone unturned. The official dance group of our college left the judges and audience to applaud loudest for them. Undoubtedly, they won the Best Dance Performance Award. All these efforts were highly appreciated by the celebrities supporting the social cause of fighting against blindness.
On 3rd February, 2020 Bottle Gardening activity was held. The members of the Nature’s Club showed their active participation towards the bottle gardening. Around 10 members participated in the activity. The event begin with the division of members into groups and each group was assigned specific work such as cutting the bottles and wires, soil replacing, hanging bottles etc. After cutting the bottles and filling soil in it various plants such as money plants, etc were placed in bottles. The structured bottle gardening gives a beautiful look to the Pillai College Campus.
The Literary Association of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science conducted a debate competition on 27th January, 2020 for the students of PCACS. The Judge for the event was Ms. Gurpreet Kaur Khalsa. Around 12 pairs of students had taken part in the competition. There were two teams formed, one ‘FOR’ and other ‘AGAINST’. Every ‘For’ candidate from a pair was the part of the main ‘FOR’ team and same in the case of ‘AGAINST’. An intriguing topic “Sanitary Napkins should be sold without covers” was selected. Each candidate had his / her own special way of putting forth the points and views on the topic selected. Two best speakers were selected, one each from the ‘For’ Side and ‘Against’ Side and the best speaker from over all participants was selected. The event ended in good terms with the teachers and students both learning something new and fun from the event.
On 23rd January, 2020 ‘Best out of waste’ competition was successfully held by the members of Nature’s Club. The participants showed their active participation towards the same. This event was successful with 9 participants with the aim to make something best from waste material. Every participants showed different creativity namely doll made with a bottle, paper flower vase, a pen stand with full of waste pens etc. And also exhibition of the same was conducted.
Road Safety Week is celebrated year by year in order to create awareness among the public regarding traffic rules and to reduce casualties of road accidents. This year again the N.S.S. Unit of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce & Science (Autonomous) organized Road Safety Week in association with Navi Mumbai Traffic Branch, Panvel Unit on 16th January, 2020. The Chief Guest of the day was Mr. Abhijeet Mohite Senior Police Inspector Traffic Branch Panvel unit. He stated in his speech that safety is as simple as ‘ABC’- Always Be Careful and insisted each one to be a good citizen and obey traffic rules and minimize the number of accidents and save human lives.
The National Service Scheme of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science, New Panvel organized a social camp in the adopted village, Ghot Gaon, MIDC Taloja from 13th to 19th January, 2020. The social camp was hosted with the help of Municipal Corporation and former Nagarsevak of the village. The main purpose of the camp was to promote ‘Swachhta’ in the village. There were 90 student volunteers under the surveillance of NSS Chief Programme Officer of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science, Prof. Shabab Rizvi who did the planning, coordination and execution of the whole camp with zeal. All the activities planned were successfully executed like Swach Bharat Abhiyaan, Swachhta hi Seva, Alcoholism, Technology and Family, Old age is Gold age, Jal hai to Kaal hai, Me and N.S.S, etc. The social camp also held special lectures for student’s development like Personality Development by Dr. B. S. Patil, Competitive Exam and National Services by Dr. Samrat Jadhav, Dental Awareness by Dr. Shilpa Vaishampayan and Dr. Anupam, Ek Bharat Shreshth Bharat by Ms. Gurpreet Kaur, Sex Education by Dr. Arun Ranade, etc. Some of the guests who graced us with their presence in the camp for guiding students were Dr. Gajanan Wader (Principal of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science), Mr. Diwakar Kadam (Area coordinator of N.S.S.), Mr. Dyaneshwar Suresh Patil (Nagarsevak of adopted village), Mr. Suresh Patil & Mr. Sandesh Kumar Patil (Principal, Z.P. School, Ghot gaon). There were also some important people working in the department of Panvel Municipal Corporation who came to the camp to share their experiences and knowledge on Cleanliness management with their volunteers. The overall environment of the camp was disciplined and well structured. It was rich in practical knowledge and experience which introduced human skills into students. The camp was conscious of not exploiting the resources of the village and keeping the villager’s consent as higher consideration. It was as a whole a fruitful experience for the college students and a helping hand for the residents of the village with the guidance and active involvement of all the Guests.
10 Students of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce & Science (Autonomous), New Panvel qualified for University round at Avishkar Research Convention 2019-20, University of Mumbai held at Khalapur on 22nd December, 2019.
“Our PhD students, Mr. Girish Kudav and Mr. Shravan Bane under the PPG category have bagged *GOLD* medal and *SILVER* medal respectively and have successfully qualified for the State Level Avishkar Research Convention 2019-20.”
World Aids Day observed annually on 3rd December, 2019 is dedicated to raising awareness to the Aids pandemic caused by the spread of HIV infection.
The N.S.S. Unit observed this day by involving young students in the awareness campaign. The volunteers actively participated in spreading awareness and believe that the future generation has the ability to sensitize others and prevent spread of HIV.
The NSS volunteers carrying placards took part in the rally to create awareness among the public and youth on HIV/AIDS. The rally began from college to Panvel.
The FINANZA Association of B.Com. (Accounting and Finance) of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science conducted One Day Intra Departmental Quiz Competition on Friday 30th November, 2019. The competition got more 25 entries of B.Com.A&F students of all the years i.e. First Year, Second Year and Third Year. The quiz was conducted in 3 rounds where the knowledge of the participants was tested based on their knowledge in general sense, general awareness, politics, sports and finance. The event took place under the guidance of Prof. Sunita Saini and Prof. Chaitanya Athalye. The quiz competition ended at 1:30 p.m. and the three winners, Hriday Arora from S.Y. B.Com.A&F A (First), Abizer Kachwala from S.Y. B.Com.A&F A (Second) and Shubham Naik from F.Y. B.Com.A&F A (Third) were finally decided at the end of the third round and were felicitated by the principal Dr. Gajanan Wader. The participants enjoyed the quiz and gave a positive feedback.