The NSS Unit of Kaveri College of Arts, Science and Commerce, Pune celebrated the Mahatma
Gandhi Jayanti and Lal Bahabur Shastri Jayanti on 2 October 2021.
The programme began with the cleanliness drive by the NSS volunteers. They cleaned the
college campus and nearby areas. Next followed an ice breaker session wherein Mrs. Suchismita
Mohanty, Coordinator, the B.A. programme explained the philosophy and ideology of the NSS
to the new entrants to the NSS programme. Next, she stressed the commitment required by a
NSS volunteer. A short film on the NSS camp in the academic year 2019-20 was also shown.
The Resource Person of the day, Mr. Sudhir Gade, the college NSS Programme Officer, Mr.
Nilesh Nemade, and Mr. Ravindra Bhalerao, Office Superintendent paid homage to Mahatma
Gandhi and Lal Bahadur Shastri .
Later on, an interactive session with Mr. Sudhir Gade, Professor, Abasaheb Garware College
followed. In his discourse on the life of Mahatma Gandhi, he explained in detail Mahatma
Gandhi’s views on education and on youth. He emphasised the idea of education in one’s mother
tongue. Moreover, he narrated important incidents from Gandhiji’s life, and discussed his
speeches at the Round Table Conference. Further, he referred to many of Gandhiji’s books, and
highlighted the need for the youth to read the books.
All the COVID 19 protocols and social distancing norms were followed rigorously during the
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