Outreach Activities

 

Following Swami Vivekananda's ideals of service to society through the uplift of its deprived classes, the institution regularly conducts several outreach programmes. Primarily designed with the objective of educating the masses, these programmes involve the women and children from the neighbourhood. Students of the college also actively participate in these programmes.

The outreach activities of the institution include:

Sunday Classes

Weekly morning classes are conducted for about 80 girl students (age group - 6 to 19 years) from the neighbourhood slums. They are divided into two age groups (6 to 12 & 13 to 19), and are trained to inculcate ethical, spiritual and moral values. The young minds are made aware of their traditional and spiritual heritage through discussions, life histories, story sessions, film shows and books. They also have access to a library with around 400 books including biographies and autobiographies, text books, RV literature and classics. Basic nutritional and other needs of these girls are taken care of through regular distribution of nutritional supplements, clothes, woollens, umbrellas etc. Besides, books and stationeries are provided to needy students.

Basic education

Classes are held twice a week - Saturday 3-5pm, Sunday 8.30-10.30for about 20 needy students from classes ii to v. These classes on elementary education are taught by trained teachers, who impart elementary lessons on alphabets, numerals, tables, stories, songs, basic hygiene, moral lessons etc. The basic needs of the students are taken care of, like books and stationeries, school uniforms, school bags, and nutritional supplements. They children are also initiated to educational tools and physical activities.

Computer training

3 month course for class ix - x students is conducted by a WEBEL certified instructor. 20 students from the Sunday class are admitted to the computer course every session. Nutritional food and stationeries are provided.

Tailoring class

2 batches of 20 women each, from neighbouring slums are trained in cutting and tailoring with the aim of making them self-reliant. Classes are held from 2 to 4pm every afternoon. Certificate is given at the completion of the course. Several senior or ex Sunday class students also enjoy the facility.

Charitable dispensary

A charitable dispensary is run by the Mission. Poor and destitute women and children of the neighbourhood enjoy the facility of free health check-up by two homoeopathy doctors and distribution of medicines twice a week, Monday and Friday. At least 25 patients are treated free of cost every day.

Retreat

Youth convention on value education including workshops on cultural, spiritual and motivational training for inter - college students are conducted every year in the last week of December.

Participation in Institutional Social Responsibility (ISR) and Extension activities

Students of the department take part in the following social welfare activities and actively participate in the College Annual competitions, Annual Sports, Annual Exhibition as well as in the following College programmes held round the year:

  • Donation Camp
  • Vriksharopan
  • Blood Donation Camp
  • Eye & Organ Donation Camp
  • Celebration of International Women's Day
  • Donation Drive

Apart from the above-mentioned activities, miscellaneous welfare activities, like relief work, eye camp, medical camp etc. are conducted round the year. Food grains, nutritious packs, sarees, garments, woollens, blankets, mosquito nets, sanitary kits, umbrellas, shoes etc. are distributed to the needy. A special Community Service Initiative was specially organized by the College from July 2013 to September 2013 to observe the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda. In 2015, the College organized a blood donation camp in association with R.G. Kar Medical College where students and staff participated enthusiastically.