The Annual NSS Camp was held at village Parodi in Shirur Taluka from 1st December 2017 to 7th December 2017. Prof. Veena Kenchi and Dr. Meenal Sumant coordinated the NSS Camp with the participation of 58 students. The volunteers did an excellent job by participating enthusiastically in the camp activities.
the volunteers undertook weed cleaning and cleanliness drives at the funeral grounds at Parodi and Shivtakrar Mhalungi, Perr Saheb Dargah and the ZP School at Parodi.
More than 80 trees were contributed by the NSS Department for the tree plantation drive conducted at Parodi and Shivtakrar Mhalungi.
During the initial visits, Prof. Veena and Dr. Meenal realized the lack of a library for the students in Parodi. To overcome this limitation, the staff and students of St. Mira’s College donated more than 200 books to the ZP schools at Parodi, Satkarwadi, and Shivtakrar Mhalungi.
The Street plays by the students on the topic- Beti Bachao and Swachata, were well received and appreciated by the villagers.
The volunteers participated in the daily activities of the villagers and also conducted a survey of the population.
Mr. Sandeep Jathar, Ex-MLA Ashok Pawar and Ex-Speaker of ZP – Pradip Kand; NSS Area Coordinator- Prof. Nana Shejwal; Vice- Principal- Mrs. Madhuchhanda Banerjee, Dr. Vaishali Diwakar, Dr. Jaya Rajgopalan, Dr. Vaishali Joshi, Dr. Snober Satarawala, Prof. Suhaile Azavedo, Prof. Komal Tujare, Prof. Roma Dar, Prof. Manjeeta Kulkarni, Prof. Jyoti Chintan, Prof. Hasina Shaikh, Prof. Shalini Iyer, Prof. Deepanjali Mujumdar
The last day a visit to Vyankatesh Sugar factory was organized for the volunteers. One of the finest factories which create minimum waste was studied by the volunteers. Technological impact on factories and its impact on the environment was discussed by Mr. Sonawane.
The camp was inaugurated by Mr. Mangaldas Bandal (Ex-Speaker, ZP) and the Chief Guests for the valedictory function were- The Speaker of Panchayat Samiti. Mr. Subhashji Umap, and Mr. Ganpatrao Kalkute.
On the occasion of Youth Day, the NSS Dept. organized an Eye Check-Up Camp at its adopted village- Parodi. This camp was organized in association with the ‘Sight for Sightless’ programme by the K.K. Eye Institute, Pune. NSS PO Veena Kenchi and Meenal Sumant organized the Camp with volunteers- Bhagyashree Parchure, Vaishnavi and Megha Rajguru.
72 people benefitted from the Camp. 8 senior citizens were diagnosed withcataracts and directed to surgery. The K.K. Eye Institute will provide free surgery under their special programmes.