NSS Special Winter Camp at Kasar Amboli, Tal. Mulshi, Dist. Pune

The National Service Scheme unit of Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce in association with Savitribai Phule Pune Univeresity organized the seven-day Special Winter Camp at Kasar Amboli, Tal. Mulshi, Dist. Pune from 11th December 2019 to 17th December 2019. The theme of this year’s Special Winter camp was “Saksham Yuva Samartha Bharat, Ek Bharat Shreththa Bharat”. Hon. Mrs. Malati Kalmadi, Secretary, Kannada Sangha Pune, presided over the inauguration function of the camp. The camp was inaugurated at the hands of Hon. Sarpanch, Mrs. Shradhhali Sutar. Dr. Ashok M. Agrawal, Principal, Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Dr. Muckta Karmarkar Vice Principal, Mrs. Suchismita Mohanty, Coordinator Arts, Dr. Jayashri Bangali, Coordinator Science, Dr. Deepa Sathe, Coordinator Commerce, Mr. Nilesh Nemade, NSS Program Officer, Mrs. Manasi Joshi, Assistant Program Officer, NSS, were also present for the same. In addition, Hon. Mr. Sagar Katkar, Member, Z.P, Deputy Sarpanch Mr. Shekhar Shinde, along with Grampanchayat Members, Mrs. Suvarna Marane, Mr. Rajendra Marane, Mr. Balasaheb Shinde, Mr. Suresh Sutar, Mrs. Suvarna Sutar, Mr. Prakash Kamble,  other villagers, faculty members of the college and all NSS Volunteers were present for the inauguration. Total 50 NSS volunteers participated in the camp and rendered their service towards society with the motto ‘Not Me But You’.

NSS volunteers followed a disciplined routine during the camp which included rally in the morning for creating awareness on social issues, cleanliness drives, activities with school students, guest lectures, etc. Guest lectures on varied topics were arranged for the students. On the first day Mr. Sachin Deokate informed the young volunteers on Financial Planning. On the next day alumnus Mr. Siddharth Mehendale demonstrated self defence techniques for girl volunteers.  Dr. Ashwini Deshpande created awareness on ‘HIV-AIDS’ commemorating World AIDS Day which is observed on December 1st.  Mr. Shashikant Soman reminded the volunteer of their NSS duties and also threw light on how NSS helps in ones personality development. He also mentioned the pivotal role of NSS volunteers in nation building. Mr. Anand Buddhikot, Assistant Professor, Kaveri College enlightened the students on ‘Goal Setting and Time Management’. Mr. Vikram Aarane gave information about various competitive examinations, syllabus for the exams and paper patterns. On 15 December 2019 Mr. Vishwas Shirsat, Deputy Collector, Mr. Yogiraj Bhagat, Assistant Commissioner, State Tax, Mr. Amol Ingale, Deputy Director, Industries, Mr. Chaitanya Kadam, Assistant Commissioner, State Tax, Mr. Aadesh Daphal, Tehsildar  visited the camp site and shared their own journey from being a competitive exam aspirant to a government official. The experience sharing was indeed inspirational for the volunteers. Dr. Shivaji Pacharne, District coordinator NSS, Pune and Dr. Avinash Shelar, Area Coordinator, NSS, Pune visited the camp site and guided the volunteers. Mr. Nilesh Nemade delivered a session on ‘Self Confidence and Leadership Skills’. Members of Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Research and Training Institute, Pune informed the volunteers about ‘The Constitution of India’ and gave oath to the volunteers. NSS volunteers also visited Smt. Rani Laxmibai Military School to get information about the daily functioning of the school.

The valedictory function was presided by Dr. Ashok M. Agrawal, Principal, Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce. Dr. Muckta Karmarkar Vice Principal, , Mr. Nilesh Nemade, NSS Program Officer, , Mrs. Manasi Joshi, Assistant Program Officer NSS, Dr. Anand Buddhikot, Student Development Officer were present for  the same. Hon. Mrs. Shradhhali Sutar, Sarpanch, Kasar Amboli, Hon. Ms. Shekhar Shinde, Deputy Sarpanch, Hon. Mr.  Umesh Sutar, member, Grampanchayat, Kasar Amboli,   Hon. Mr. Mohan Shinde , member, Hon. Mrs. Chaya Bhilare member, Hon. Mr. Suryakant Gaikwad, Gramsevak, Hon. Mr. Kashilkar Bhausaheb, Ex. Gramsevak graced the occasion. Dr. Shweta Bapat, Coordinator BBA and BBA-IB, Mrs. Sujata Bacchav, Coordinator BBA-CA, Mrs.Chitra Alavani, Coordinator, M.Sc. and faculty members along with all NSS Volunteers were present on this occasion.

Mr. Nilesh Nemade, Programme officer, NSS presented the report of NSS camp through power point presentation. Dr. Ashok Agrawal, Principal, in his speech congratulated the NSS unit and all the student volunteers for successful completion of the special winter camp. He remembered his college days and shared his own experience as a NSS volunteer. He thanked all the members of Grampanchayat of Kasar Amboli for their cooperation for successfully completion of this camp. He also thanked them for their association with Kaveri College for last few years.

Hon. Mrs. Shradhhali Sutar, Sarpanch, Kasar Amboli gave her best wishes for the future work of NSS unit of Kaveri College. Mr. Mohan Shinde congratulated all the NSS volunteers and staff members for their selfless service. He guided students through his own experience. Mr. Suryakant Gaikwad, Gramsevak also congratulated all the NSS volunteers for the social work done by them during the camp. Student volunteers shared their experiences, their learning etc. during the camp. Mr. Harsh Joshi, NSS volunteer of SY BBA-IB compered the function. Mrs. Manasi Joshi, Assistant Programme officer, NSS proposed vote of thanks.

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