Fulfilling our vision to do our bit to build a greener environment, we conducted a Tree Plantation drive wherein the volunteers planted around 120 saplings at the Army Officer's Institute (AOI). We were also inspired by the valuable words of Captain Pratik Kumar which educated us more about their immense sacrifices for our Nation.
In collaboration with the NAMO Foundation, we collected various food items like biscuits, grains, dal, oil, spices, and clothing items like bedsheets, sweaters, sarees, shirt-pants, etc. and some toiletries, sanitary napkins, plates, candles etc. We received an overwhelming response from the entire college and it proved helpful for the people affected by floods.
Pledging to reduce the use of 'Single-use' plastic and to help our environment replenish, we conducted a beach cleanup drive at Juhu Beach. All the volunteers worked hard to dig up the plastic embedded in the sand for around 2 hours. As a result, a long stretch of the beach was free from the sight of plastic. It was a very insightful and satisfying experience for us.
With an aim to create 'History' and with earnest efforts made towards it, we collaborated with Mahatma Gandhi Seva Mandir, who used the collected units for the medical requirements of Thalassemic kids. After a sincere effort of great publicity via posters, videos, flash mobs and street plays; we garnered a huge participation for donations. We approved the donors after concerned medical tests and guided them for the post-donation proceedings, hence ensuring everyone’s finesse.
An act of compassion can have a significant impact in peoples lives, we understood the true meaning of this through the drive. Our volunteers heartily contributed in blanket collections which we donated in some areas of Juhu to the homeless locals residing on the streets. This gesture gave these locals happiness and we were extremely satisfied to see how the event turned out to be
A day filled with ceaseless spirit and exuberance, we visited Bosco Boy's orphanage and Sneha Sadan Girl's orphanage in Jogeshwari. Conducting fun activities such as enacting drama and an energetic dance performance made the day fun and motivational for the kids and for us as well. We spend around 3-4 hours with them and returned with countless memories and gratitude.
Conducted in two major areas of Mumbai, Juhu and Borivali, over 100 volunteers in groups of two or three went from door to door with empty bags to collect newspapers, cardboard, plastic bottles, magazines, e-waste etc. We covered a whopping amount of households and collected a large amount of the above mentioned items. These were sent for recycling and the received funds were used for the medical camp in our adopted villages of Ambewadi and Narapad.
Gratitude, which is a simple yet one of the most powerful tool, is the true essence of our motivation for this event. For this event the volunteers visited the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) cleaning staff's offices and the Railway Protection Force (RPF) office. We tried to understand their daily routine and the hardships they face on a daily basis. Some heartfelt poems were read to make their day special, followed by distribution of chocolates, roses and 'Thank-you' badges for their constant service to the public. We rounded it off perfectly with appreciation for our non- teaching staff who work tirelessly for us.
To honour the memory of our beloved volunteer Divyashree, we distributed food boxes containing chips, chocolates, namkeen, muffins and juice to needy kids. After a quality check, the rations were distributed at Snehasadan orphanage and the slums surrounding Borivali railway station. We took back immense satisfaction that we received from the smiles on their faces.
Volunteers pitched in a great amount of clothes including sarees, salvars, shirts, trousers, jeans, t-shirts, hats, footwear and Tshirts all of which were in a decent condition. We had a stern inspection of all the clothes and later these were distributed to more than 50 local families in Aarey Village. In times of the pandemic where small occupations were largely affected, we hope this drive took off little burden off their heads.