Bharati Vidyapeeth (Deemed to be University), Pune Yashwantrao Mohite Institute of Management, Karad has organized a NSS Special Winter Camp for the year 2020-21 at Nandlapur, Tal. Karad, Dist. Satara. The camp was organized from 7th Feb. 2021 to 13th Feb. 2021 and in that 50 volunteers participated. The camp was inaugurated on 9th Feb. by Mrs. Prajakta Shirke, Newly elected Member of Gram panchayat, A/p. Nandlapur. All newly elected gram sevak of Nandlapur panchayat were also present for inaugural function. The camp was scheduled with different social activities like Eye check camp, First aid training against Cardiac Arrest, survey for awareness regards to covid vaccination , street play on social issues, awareness lecture on diet of ladies and distribution of mask to ladies as a ‘Vaan’ of Haldi – Kunku at Nandlapur .
Objectives Of The Camp
To understand the community of adopted village
To identify the needs and problems of adopted village.
To make awareness related to prevention against Corono.
To conduct community oriented programmes.
To develop competence required for group living and sharing of responsibilities.
To give message of team work through effort works like cleanliness.
To inculcate healthy and good habits among the youth and to infuse in them the spirit of national service.
Preparation For The Camp
Prof. Mrs. A.R. Sane and Dr. Mrs. A.A. Patil met Prajkta Shirke, Newly elected Member of Nandlapur Grampanchayat and Annasaheb and Gramsevak of Nandlapur on 2nd of Feb. 2021 and asked about schemes and other facilities provided through Gram panchayat and finalized the date for the camp. On 7th of Feb. Dr. Mrs. Anita Patil and Prof. Mrs. A.R. Sane again visited them and chalked out a detailed plan for the special winter camp.
The camp was organized in duration of 7th of Feb. to 13th Feb. 2021 at Nandlapur, Tal. Karad, Dist. Satara. For the camp 50 NSS volunteers were participated. First session was started with Yoga. In this session Yougacharya Mrs. Anagha Latkar gave information about Yoga and its importance in daily routine. After that Dr. Anita Patil has conducted Introduction Session ‘Ice Break Session’ where students get idea about only ‘Names’ and class of each volunteer in order to get comfortable with each other for helping them work together enthusiastically during the camp period.
After that Dr. Mahendra Khairnar , Professor, BV YC Law College, Karad has given a lecture on the topic ‘ Constitution of India in Present era and Youth’. He has given a detail idea about natural justice and principle rights of citizen of India. In the afternoon session Mr. Raju and his team, has conducted a self-defense session. Self-defense is a countermeasure that involves defending then health and well-being of oneself from health. In this session , the team has shown different tactics of self-defense against various attacks. The girl volunteers have tried different tactics of self-defense against attack in bus, in railways and in crowd. Mr. Raju, has shown different techniques to male volunteers also.
At the end of the first day, volunteers have decided about tomorrow’s activity.
DAY 2 : Eye-check up camp
Every day , the volunteers started their day with cleanliness of Mandir where they gathered and the second day has started with yogasana. After that Lions club eye hospital (Charity) has organized eye checkup camp for villagers. Poor and needy people from village had come to avail the benefit of the free eye checkup camp. A team of eye specialist examined around 67 people and offered them medical advice and free medicines. The villagers were happy and expressed their gratitude to the Lions Eye Hosptial for providing them medical care free of cost.
The volunteers have prepared their lunch themselves. They have decided that it will be done in rotation of different groups. Students enjoyed a lot in making of food and it developed team spirit among them. Also some students have started to write script for Street play.
In the afternoon session, Ms. Akahnsha Burase, has conducted revealed interview of Mr. Pranay Sapkal, Founder of SBB group, Karad. The interview was based on topic ‘ It is also youth’, where she has asked different questions related to role of youth in social responsibility. Mr. Pranay has well replied and explained different activities which youth can do for society.
Day 3 : Inauguration session
The third day has started with cleanliness of Mandir and decorated it with pennant of different colours. and after that yoga session was conducted by Anagha Latkar as regular.
Prof. T.D. Patil, NSS Programme officer of Sant Gadge Maharaj College, Karad has given a lecture on ‘NSS : An opportunity for youth to contribute in Nation Building’. He has shared his own experiences and how he has developed his personality in all difficult situations. The students encouraged and motivated towards their responsibility.
One group of volunteers has prepared food and served it to all the students.
In afternoon session, inauguration of special winter camp was held on 9th of Feb. 2020 at 3.30pm . The camp was inaugurated by Chief Guest – Mrs. Prajkta Shirke , former Sarpanch and newly elected member of Nandlapur Grampanchayat and all gram sevek were present for the function. As well as School Principal and all teachers of School were present. Ms. Akansha Burse has given idea about the objectives of special winter camp. After that some volunteers have shared their experiences about the camp. Then Prof. Mrs. A.R. Sane, PO of NSS unit told a detailed plan about each day of winter camp.
Dr. Rajesh Kanthe , Director of BVDU, YMIM Karad has given motivational speech and in this speech he said that NSS is a platform to develop students into good and responsible citizens. He urged the students to actively participated in all the NSS activities and do all the activities with team work. Also he suggested the students to set a good example in front of society.
Mrs, Prajkta , Former Sarpanch, in her address said that, she felt happy as this is third time NSS camp has organized in their village. The gram panchayat also suggested some activities in the duration of camp. She said that the society needs the active participation of the young generation to move towards a socio-economically developed country.
Principal of ZP school gave best wishes to volunteers for the NSS winter camp.
The volunteers have performed street play on ‘Adverse effects of alcohol on family and society’. The audience liked it and cheers the students.
For this inauguration function Prof. P.R. Rasal was present and in the last, Dr. Mrs. A.A. Patil proposed vote of thanks.
Lastly volunteers were doing planning for tomorrows trekking.
DAY 4 : Trekking to Vasantgad
The trek to Vasantgad fort starts from Karad , which is around 25 km far away from the fort. The trek level is easy and it takes 45 minutes to reach the fort. Vasantgad is the place of remembered for Hambirrao Mohite, Shivaji Mahraj’s second commander-in-chief. This is also the place of Queen Tarabai.
At fort, there is no food and drinking water facility. The volunteers carried all the necessaries along with them.
The volunteers have dug more than 100 pits on the fort. On 13th Feb., Sayaji Shinde has planted trees on the same fort. His team has taken interview of volunteers and praised the volunteers work.
In the evening volunteers came back to Karad. Due to trek, a sense of gratitude towards things and people around has been created among volunteers.
The day started with ‘Yoga practice’. Ms. Anagha latkar has taken every day different asanas and types of pranayama. She has created interest towards ‘yoga’ among the students.
After yoga practice, Mrs. Patil has conducted session on ‘Atma Nirbhar’. She has given different ideas to become ‘Atma Nirbhar’. After that , student has started to find appropriate place for soak pit. The teachers and Principal of ‘Jilha Parishad School’ have shown the place which is near to water tank.
After lunch, volunteers were waiting for our beloved NSS Programme Coordinator Dr. Avinash Mhetre. He came and conducted seminar on ‘Life skill management and personality development’. He told about eleven skills which are useful for personality development. Student highly motivated due to Dr. Mhetre Sir’s lecture. The programme officer and assistant programme officer were thankful for Sir’s visit to special winter camp at Nandlapur.
The day ended with meeting of volunteers for 6th day activity.
Day 6 : First aid training and road safety programme
Second last day of camp was full of the variety of activities.
The day was started with yoga practice. After that a team of Road safety programme came. Ms. Vaishali Patiil, PI of Karad, has given direction towards road safety. The department has distributed pamphlet of different signs. These signs are useful for safe driving.
Then 5-7 doctors , one of them was anesthetist , of Krishna Hospital, Karad came over the camp to conduct first aid training. This training is beneficial for first aid treatment against cardiac arrest. Dr. has demonstrated these aids with different situation of cardiac arrest and how to save the life of affected person.
The third activity on the same day is Haldi-kunku. Its duration of Makar sankranti festival. In this duration, the ritual is those females are doing haldi kunku and donate some articles called as ‘vaan’. On this occasion, the girl volunteers have donated mask to create awareness against corona virus. After the lunch, the male volunteers brought all the materials related to soak pit. And last activity of today is lecture of dietitian. Mrs. Kulkarni gave different tips of nutritional diet. The volunteers have really admitted their wrong habit of eating fast food.
Day 7 : Preparation of soak pit and Valedictory session
This is last day of camp. The male volunteers have already dig the pit. They brought all the material of soak pit. The volunteers fitted the pipe. It is covered, porous chamber that allows water to slowly soak into the ground and pre-settled sewage from the septic tank is release to the underground chamber from where it infiltrates into the neighboring soils.
While 2-3 group of volunteers went for conducting a survey. A survey is related to create awareness for vaccination of corona virus and the villagers can protect themselves with three best solutions, that are maintain social distancing, weak mask and wash the hand regularly.
In the afternoon session, the volunteers wanted to say thank to the three lady villagers who always support to them by offering them saplings. This is third year, the unit has conducted a winter camp in the same village. After that, some of the NSS volunteers expressed their views about their enriching experience of the camp. Mrs. Shashikala Shirke, Sarpanch, Nandlapur, congratulated all the NSS volunteers and appreciated the initiative taken by the NSS unit of the institute. The programme officer and assistant programme officer share their views and congratulate all the volunteers for the successful end of the camp.