The students of Management Association held a cleanliness awareness programme among the people residing near Panvel station on 15th December, 2016. The students explain them the importance of keeping themselves and their surrounding clean.
They distributed soaps and made them realize the importance of keeping their surroundings clean and tidy. The students also made them aware of the various disease caused.
The student got good response from the people.
The students of S.Y. B.M.M. arranged a ‘Red Carpet Premier’ for the short films they made as a part of ‘Understanding Cinema’ subject. The event, aptly named ‘The First Attempt’ showcased 11 short films made by 11 teams from one class (S.Y. B.M.M.). The Parents, cast and crew along with their family members were invited for the screening. Social Experiment videos made by T.Y. B.M.M. Advertising students were screened first at the event followed by the ‘National Anthem’ after which, Dr. Daphne Pillai, Principal of PCACS inaugurated the event by lighting the lamp.
Co-ordinator of B.M.M. as well as subject teacher for Understanding Cinema, Ms. Nitya R. Krishnan invited the 11 teams onstage and asked the students to introduce their films. The screening began with the short film titled ‘The Curse’. Both students and their parents thoroughly enjoyed the event.
Duration: 26th September – 3rd October, 2016 (8 Days)
For the first social event for the year 2016-2017, the Computer Association partnered with an NGO known as SEAL (Social and Evangelical Association for Love). SEAL provides shelter, food, clothing, health-care and education at the SEAL Ashram located at Panvel.
The Computer Association organized a drive in order to collect usable clothes, bags and footwear from the students and faculty of PCACS, for the residents of SEAL Ashram. Titled as ‘The Smile Project’, the Computer Association set out to accomplish this new challenge. The one factor that set this event apart for the Computer Association was that, this event was executed entirely by its First Year members, while the Second Year members provided organizational guidance to their juniors.
Once all the details of the event was communicated to SEAL, the event took place in the following way:
24th September, 2016
The Second Year Computer Association members called a meeting where the First Year members were briefed about their upcoming task, its goals and guidelines for execution of the event.
The First Year members were then divided into two teams: Team 1 and Team 2.
26th – 27th September, 2016
Day 1 – 2: Publicity
The group leaders of the two teams decided which group would publicize ‘The Smile Project’ in which classrooms. Once the classrooms were divided amongst the two teams, the teams split into smaller groups of two or three and began the first phase, i.e., spreading awareness and details about ‘The Smile Project’ in each classroom in PCACS. The Second Year members of the Computer Association announced the event details in all the staff rooms in PCACS.
28th – 30th September, 2016
Day 3 – 5: Collection
The First Year members organized themselves into groups and scoured each floor for donations. The groups visited each classroom on each floor in order to collect the donations as well as remind them about the event. The groups also collected donations from the staff rooms.
1st – 3rd October, 2016
Day 6 – 8: Final Packing and Pickup
Once the collection was completed, the entire donation was packed into bags. Once packed, the Computer Association coordinated a pickup date with SEAL.
The pickup vehicle from SEAL arrived on 3rd October, 2016 in the college premises. Once the collection was handed over to SEAL, ‘The Smile Project’ came to an end.
The first social event held by the Computer Association was a massive success. The Computer Association collected over 50 big bags full of clothes, schoolbags and footwear for the residents of SEAL Ashram. The two teams that were assigned with the task of executing ‘The Smile Project’ saw that the event was conducted and executed beautifully.
National Service Scheme of Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science in association with St. George Hospital, Nair Hospital, J. J. Mahanagar Blood Bank and Wadia Hospital organized a Blood Donation Camp in the college premises on 12th August, 2016. It began at around 10 a.m. and continued up to 3:30 p.m., with a steady stream of donors throughout. A blood bank team comprising doctors, nurses, and technicians helped the unit to organize the camp. Principal, staff and students displayed full commitment and involvement in the cause and turned up in large numbers to donate blood. The venue was filled with young Pillaities chatting with each other, happy to be able to play their part in lending a helping hand to people in the region. NSS volunteers played a key role in spreading awareness about the event to the students. The donors were given refreshments and they also received certificate of recognition.
At the end of the day over 576 bottles of blood were collected at the blood donation camp setting a new record on the quantity of blood collected at a single camp. Out of these collected samples 145 blood bottles were given to St. George Hospital, 141 to Nair Hospital, 158 to J. J. Mahanagar Blood Bank and 132 to Wadia Hospital respectively.
Throughout the day, there were smiles and laughter all around – a true embodiment of what we believe in – selfless service with a smile.
As a part of our social outreach commitment the department of B.Com. Accounting and Finance conducted social activity in the month of January 2016 where collected amount from students used for donation of food for 26th January programme of Vishes Kshamta Mahotsav 2016 conducted by Deaf and Mentally Challenged Residential School, Chipale.
As a part of our social outreach commitment the department conducted social activity in the month of January 2016 where collected amount from students and faculty be used for betterment of our society.