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Life’s most persistent and urgent question is- what are you doing for others? In today’s fast paced life, where competition, prestige, precision, out-witting, corruption, apathy, hostility, ignorance, contemptuousness and tech-tonic life have escalated beyond limits, NSS is where you derive satisfaction out of social work. Hence the tag line- NSS: ‘Not Me But You’.
UPG NSS has completed five successful years since its conception in 2010. This year too, it has served souls and won hearts. The journey commenced with the Blood Donation Drive and Thalassemia Check-up in collaboration with Indian Medical Association, C.B. Patel Research Centre and J.J. Mahanagar Hospital. Throughout the year, NSS was involved in a plethora of events like Book Binding Activity, Malaria Awareness Rally and pamphlet distribution, Beach Cleaning Drive during and after Ganesh Chaturthi, Traffic Management Activity, De-Addiction Rally, Peace Rally, Flag Selling, Snake Awareness Seminar, Cancer and Hepatitis Awareness Seminar. The students also visited the BMC School and taught the children various art and craft forms. The students attended a 7 day camp at Vajreshwari in Thane District where they participated in activities like Tree Plantation, Tribal School visit, river bank cleaning etc.
UPG NSS volunteers had also taken part in the NSS fest of NM College- Sankalp, Dahnukaar College- Idradhanushya and NSS fest of Sathaye College- Janeev. The unit won2nd prize in Street Play and 1st prize in the presentation on “CHANGE”, in Sankalp; 2nd prize in the Elocution competition and 3rd prize in the quiz competition in Indradhanushya; and a consolation prize for essay writing and first prize in the dance competition in Janeev.
It’s not just work that UPG NSS volunteers do, there is so much more, it is about humbleness, self-confidence, compassion, humility, dignity of labour, staying grounded, relating with the under-privileged, feeling the pulse of common people and most important, discovering your own self.
Welcoming the First Years
01st July, 2014
The 1st July was marked as a memorable day in the life of every fresher at UPG College. It was filled with excitement, joy, enthusiasm, laughter and happiness. In the addressing speech, UPG NSS Secretary recalled his days as a part of an NSS Volunteer. Following his speech, there was a video which was shown to all the students depicting the motive of the unit to work for a better society and environment. The volunteers also played a game after that involving all the students so that they would be able to break away from the realm of strangers.
UPG NSS stood
at Sankalp- Pledge for Better a Tomorrow organized by NM NSS
Beach Clean-up Drive
09th September, 2014
On 9th September, NSS volunteers of Usha Pravin Gandhi college of Management along with IDF (Indian Development Foundation) conducted the beach clean-up drive on Juhu-Beach. The beach was filled with flowers, coconuts, plastic bags, food packets left behind by the festival revelers.