Community Service Day – 2014 was hosted by Mahatma Education Society on the 25th January, 2014 at the Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus, New Panvel. Pillai College of Arts, Commerce and Science, hosted 30 elderly residents of the Ramkrishna Niketan and Rajeev Rajan Adhargrah, Shantivan, Nere, Panvel. Asst. Professors Mrs. Kiran Deshmukh and Mr. Shabab Rizvi accompanied the guests from Shantivan to Panvel Campus and they were received at our campus at around 12:00 noon by our teachers.
A warm interaction session of the teachers with the elderly people was held prior to the sumptuous lunch organized for the visitors. There was a common entertainment program for all the beneficiaries of the Community service Day at the central quad. We had a separate session with the visitors where our teachers and students showcased various programs for them. These included a poetry recitation by Asst. Prof. Mr. Shardul Buva, a skit on drug abuse by the students of commerce section, dance by First year BMM and Biotechnology students (arranged by Asst. Prof. Ms. Bhavana Parab). We felicitated, with shawls, Mrs. Meera Tai for her untiring efforts at Shantivan and the eldest male and female member from the group. The visitors were treated to one day of fun and enjoyment which may have help ease their feeling of desolation by the society. They returned back with warm smiles and promises to visit next year around and our students and teachers had a time of introspection and reconciliation with the nuance of old age.
Management Association conducted “SOCIAL EVENT – HELPING ORPANGESON” on 25th December, 2013. Students donated cloths, stationary items, sports items and eatables.
The Financial Market department initiated Community programme which was spearheaded by Students of First Year, Second Year and Third Year students jointly. The Community service programme was organised along with the Departmental Fest – FESTOFINANZA on 6th February, 2013. The Rotary school for Deaf and Dumb students – New Panvel was invited as Guest of Honour. The Students gifted them handmade tiaras and distributed biscuits and chocolates. They also performed to entertain the children, which were an exhilarating experience for the School students. The students of Rotary school also performed which was an inspirational act, in spite of their Hearing Disability.
PCACS hosted residents from Ramkrishna Niketan and Rajeev Rajan Adhargrah, Shantivan, Nere (both shelters for elderly) on 2nd February, 2013 as part of the Community Service Day. Thirty Five elderly men and women, who have been staying there away from their children and family due to various issues, visited our campus on this day and spend quality time interacting with our teachers and student volunteers. Post Lunch and the multi-entertainment programme arranged by students of different institutes under MES, we assembled in Ground floor, Architecture studio and spend the rest of the afternoon, chatting, singing and dancing. The spirit and enthusiasm of the elderly was extraordinary, and made each of the teaching staff members to come forward and put forth some entertainment programme. Teachers of all the departments enjoyed the antakshari rounds. CSD, definitely is an idea well received by the staff and students and is well on the way towards forging a community partnership that changes lives. Many of our teachers were moved, with the interactions with the elderly and the student volunteers had a more matured outlook towards their parents and grand-parents.
Biotechnology Association students and staff members of Department of Biotechnology with children PRATHAM – An NGO working for the benefit of orphans and street children
As part of their social commitment, Department of Biotechnology and Biotechnology Association visited Pratham – a shelter home for under-privileged girls who were either orphans or belonged to a family who could not afford their basic schooling facilities. Twenty students from S.Y B.Sc. (Biotechnology) accompanied by the Dr. Rashmi Padhye, Mrs. Bindu Rajaguru and Mrs. Jyoti Kadam, visited the shelter home on 16th February, 2012.
During the visit cultural activities were performed by our students as well as the inmates, sweets were distributed and some clothes collected from students of our college were donated to the inmates.
Maintaining its promise made during the last community service day, the Pillai Group of Institutions organized their second CSD on 1st February, 2012. We hosted elderly inhabitants of “Rajeev Rajan Adhar Garh and Ramkrishna Niketan” from Shantivan, Panvel and destitute children from “Jeevan Jyothi Charitable Trust” Panvel. A cultural extravaganza was hosted by the students of different institutes. A large number of participants were from PCACS. The beneficiaries of the day savored the music and performances and were so enthused that they came with performances from their end too. The dance by the children from JJCT was loved by all. The visitors were treated for a delicious lunch. A medical checkup camp (asthma and sugar) in association of Cipla Respiratory and a blood donation drive in association with Shree Sai Blood Bank, Panvel were conducted on the same day.
Mahatma Education Society fulfils its social responsibility through their NGOs’, ‘Euridite Education Mission’, ‘Soroptimist International’ of Chembur and Navi Mumbai, a women’s social organization which has a seat in the United Nations and Samannay Trust.
- Our staff Mr. Vijay Vichare is associated with the following NGOs :
President Mr. Vijay Vichare
This association works on various social issues.
Some of our students who are also a part of this organization are:
Students Name Class Akshay Kulkarni T.Y.B.Com. Abhishek Upadhye S.Y.B.Com.F.M. Neha Kalsi S.Y.B.Com.F.M. Nikhil Kakade T.Y.B.Com. Vikrant Mayekar T.Y.B.Com. Sachin Hemant Kumar S.Y.B.Com.
- Our Staff, Mr. Shabab Rizwi, is associated with ‘SAMANNAY TRUST’, which works on various issues arising in the society.