Suryadatta Education Foundation’s Suryadatta College of Hospitality Management & Travel Tourism (SCHMTT)
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National Service Scheme (NSS) was introduced by the Savitribai Phule Pune University in 1969. Since then it has been playing a vital role in enriching the souls and minds of the students of the university. The overall objective of this scheme is ‘Education and Service’ to the community and by the community. It is a program for students to cater to the needs of the community, as and when required. The students joining this scheme develop many behaviorial interactive skills. They visit the rural areas as NSS volunteers during the camps organized by the concerned colleges or departments of the university. Thus the ultimate goal of the scheme is to strive to inculcate the bond of patriotism, national integration, brotherhood, communal harmony among these volunteers.
The NSS Wing of Suryadatta College of Hospitality Management and Travel Tourism (SCHMTT) & Suryadatta College of Management Information and Research Technology,(SCMIRT) Bavdhan ,Pune conducted a seven days Special residential winter camp at Bhugaon Village. The Camp started on 19th January 2016 and ended on 25th January 2016. Two teams of 25 students from SCHMTT and SCMIRT respectively were part of the camp. The faculty responsible was Prof Ulhas Chaudhari, Prof Jyoti Gaekwad and Prof Jaywant Bhumkar
The Camp was conducted as per guidelines given by the National Service Scheme department of SPPU, Pune. It was inaugurated by the Sarpanch and Principal of Bhugao Zilha Parishad School. In the afternoon the School premises was cleaned by the students.
The next day the NSS volunteers (faculty and students) went to the old temple on the hillside near the Lake and cleaned the temple and lake side. They collected all the plastic and garbage and disposed it.In the afternoon a Rally on road safety was conducted as an awareness program for the villagers. The students displayed posters on road safety at the main road of Bhugaon.
Other programs conducted during the Camp were- rally on “Beti Bachao – Beti Padhao”( Save the girl child- Educate the girl Child), street plays in village and school on “Nasha Mukti”( Freedom from alcoholism) and cultural shows for the school children. Coloring of stones as road marking on the main road and conducting various surveys for Gram panchayat. Cleaning Public places, “Plastic Mukt Gaon Abhiyan”(A plastic free village campaign), Tree plantation at Temple, Construction of “Compost pit” in the School and painting of plants in the School ground and in front of gram panchayat.
The Gram panchayat appreciated the good work of the NSS volunteers and faculty and issued certificates for the same.This camp brought great happiness to the students as they had contributed willingly for the betterment of the society .