National Service Scheme Special Camp at Bhambarde
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The National Service Scheme (NSS) is an Indian government-sponsored public service program conducted by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports of the Government of India. Aimed at developing student's personality through community service, NSS is a voluntary association of young people in Colleges, Universities and at +2 level working for a campus-community linkage. The cardinal principle of the NSS programme is that it is organised by the students themselves, and both students and teachers through their combined participation in community service, get a sense of involvement in the tasks of nation building Main objective of NSS is to involve youth in decision making & development of nation and know problems of nation. Motto of National Service Scheme "Not Me But You".
Modern education society’s College of engineering Pune, Maharashtra (India) has started NSS unit in the college. Two types of program are conducted under NSS like regular activities and special camp. Under regular activities various programs (blood donation camp, Poster making, Tree Plantation, medical check up etc.) and expert lectures are arranged for personality development of students. Under special camp the college adopts one village to create awareness of social, health development around the world.
The college has adopted Bhambarde village near to Pune in 2011-12. Program officer Prof. S.M. Nawghare and NSS volunteer made social, health and geographical survey in and around the village. This village is gifted by natural beauty. It is surrounded by hills and valleys with greenery. The main source of water in the village is rainfall. It experiences heavy rainfall in monsoon season. Due to the stiff slope of hills and soil conditions less water retain and percolate in the soil, this results in scarcity of water starts from November–December months. Rice is the main crop in surrounding area. Education is available up to 10th standard only. No sources of income are available, most of the people migrate to nearby city’s (Pune, Lonavala, and Mumbai) for jobs. NSS unit of Modern education society’s college of engineering Pune (Maharashtra) has also made Continues contour trenches for rain water harvesting and Tree plantation in village .NSS volunteers gave career guidance to school student SAMPARC Vidyalaya, Bhambarde and played various drama for social awareness.
Location of Bhambarde village
This village has a Group-Grampanchayat. It has a population of about 645 persons living in around 150 households. It is located near to Lonavala in Mulashi Taluka of Pune district, Maharashtra (India). It is 34 km far from Lonavala and 100 km from Pune.
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