Objectives of the Practice –
1. To inculcate values among the students
2. To provide platform to students’ talent and creativity
3. To generate inclination towards Indian Heritage
4. To encourage aesthetic sense of the students
The Context –
Apart from academics the students should be aware of the Indian value system, culture and personalities of global significance. The students are targeted to be culturally vibrant. From the academic session 2019-20 the institution has started a unique practice to groom the students culturally and ethically. The practice entitled ‘Vividhangi’ aims to provide an open platform to the students to demonstrate their skills and awareness regarding the Indian personalities and culture.
The Practice –
This is the first academic session to begin with the practice of Vividhangi, Multiangular. On the occasion of 125th Birth Anniversary of Indian Ideal Mahatma Gandhi many programmes are celebrated at national level. Through various activities the institution aims to offer sincere homage to Gandhiji for his great contribution to India and world through the principles like Truth and Non-violence. As the chief moto of Vividhangi ,is to make the students aware of Indian Culture and Ethical Values, Mahatma Gandhi’s valuable services to the humanity were targeted and the same theme was decided for the proposed activities. . Following activities were undertaken by various departments of the institution.
- Eco-friendly Khadi Articles Exhibition (Dept. of Home-Economics)
- Cycle Race on Oct 2, 2019 (Dept. of Physical Education)
- Essay Competition on ‘M. Gandhi’ (Dept. of Hindi)
- Collage Making Competition on ‘M. Gandhi’ (Dept. of English)
- Book Review Competition on ‘My Experiments with Truth’ (Dept. of Library)
The students of the institution were encouraged to participate in various competitions and study the life of Gandhiji in depth. Through various activities, the students showcased their skills and views regarding Gandhiji’s contribution to India and world through his actions and thoughts. 31 students of the college participated in various events organized under ‘Vividhangi’.
Out-come of the practice-
The practice Vividhangi provided an opportunity and platform to the students to collect information regarding life and contribution of Indian role model, Mahatma Gandhi. The participants collected information of the biographical details of Gandhiji and his role in Indian social structure from various on-line and off line sources. The students also noted Gandhi’s great influence on the then Indian community and world leaders. The practice was attempt to make the students aware of the services rendered by the Indian icons for the betterment and up-liftment of Indian society.
Swayamsiddha (Earn and Learn Scheme)
Objectives of the Practice –
a. To encourage for self-employment
b. To develop entrepreneur skills
c. To provide financial support to the students
d. To generate inclination towards traditional Indian art and culture
At entry level of graduation, the students are not equipped with entrepreneur skills. It is seen that some of the students are skilled but with weak economic base. Through the practice of Swayamsiddha (Earn While Learn Scheme), the institution aims to train the skilled students and groom them as entrepreneur at small scale at the initial stage.
The Practice –
Since 2009, this practice has been undertaken consistently and successfully. In the academic session 2019-20 batch of 12 students was trained under various workshops. Swayamsiddha members were trained to prepare ‘Eco-friendly Conference Cloth Bags’ and ‘Paper Bags’. Special training sessions were conducted on ‘Sweaters Making’ and ‘Table Mats Making’. Two Swayamsiddha members were given an opportunity to earn by placing the order of 100 Conference Cloth Bags. 100 paper bags were prepared and given to the Department of Physical Education on Oct 2, 2019 to distribute snakes among the volunteers the participants of Cycle Race. 80 cloth bags were prepared from the old carpets by the students and handed over to Inner Wheel Club, Nagpur. Woollen Cloth Sets were also prepared by the students under the skill development programme. Remuneration was given to each of the member on the successful completion of the orders. The activity was undertaken on ‘no profit no loss’ basis.
Outcome of the Practice –
The practice provided an opportunity to the Swayamsiddha members to earn while learning. Financial assistance provided through Swayamsiddha helped the members to complete their admission and examination formalities independently. It also provided a platform to the students to acquire entrepreneur skills at a small stage. Total 18 number of students were benefitted .
Swayamsiddha (Earn while you Learn)
Objectives of the Practice
- To encourage for self-employment
- To development of entrepreneur skills
- To provide financial support to the students
- To generate inclination towards traditional Indian Culture and Arts
- To facilitate eco-friendly project
- To encourage aesthetic sense of the students
At the entry level of graduation, the students are not equipped with entrepreneur skills. It is seen that some of the students are culturally vibrant but with weak economic base. Through the practice of Swayamsiddha (Earn while Learn scheme), the institution aims to train the skilled students and groom them as entrepreneur at small scale at the initial stage. Since 2009, the institution is grooming the particular batch of the students to adopt entrepreneur skills and providing opportunities to earn with their skills. In the academic session 2018-19 batch of 10 students was trained through various activities.
In 2018-10 a batch of 10 students was trained for ‘Diamond Faceting Training Programme’ in collaboration with Gems and Jewelry from July 18 to August 18, 2018. It was conducted at the North Nagpur, Industrial Zone.
One Day Workshop on Preparation of Spice Bouquet was organized on January 17, 2019. It was conducted by Dr. Vanita Agrawal. During the NAAC Peer Team Visit those bucket was presented to the Peer Team Member as a token of warm welcome. It was eco-friendly innovative activity run for the Swayamsiddha volunteers.
One Day Workshop on Preparation of Table Mats from Old Sarees was organized on December 19, 2018. It was conducted by Mrs. Chetna Bhatt. During the NAAC Peer Team Visit the mats were showcased in the Department of Fashion Designing and was highly appreciated by the team.
Evidence of Success
The participants were awarded certificates for the successful completion of the ‘Diamond Faceting Training Programme’. Spice Bouquet were presented to the guests invited to conduct Workshops and deliver guest lectures by various departments. Cloth Table Mats prepared by the students were showcased in the Department of Fashion Designing. These workshops were helpful to the volunteers to begin with their skills and to find out their ways for earnings to live with financial independence.
Problems encountered and Resources Required
The problem of suitable timings and transport to reach to the training place during the ‘Diamond Faceting Training Programme’ was faced by the students. Due to rigorous training schedule it was difficult for the students to attend the college and the course simultaneously. The head of the institution provided special permission to the students in terms of college timings.
Matrusadan (Inculcation of Values)
- To provide emotional support to the children of 3rd standard.
- To inculcate cultural values among the children.
- To promote value education.
- To develop overall personality of the school children.
The institution is situated at North Nagpur and it is surrounded by marginalized section of the society. Most of the parents of the school going children belong to labor class and belong to uneducated sector of the society. The young generation of this community is deprived of basic values and are not monitored by their elders. Through the practice of Matrusadan the institution aims to instill values among the school children of 3rd standard from the Primary School wing of the institution. In this academic session the institution aimed to groom the batch of 20 students through Matrusadan.
1) In the session 2018-19, a particular time table was prepared to implement the activities under the scheme of Matrusadan. In all 32 different sessions were scheduled to groom the children.
2) 6 volunteers from the senior college were trained to groom 3rd standard children from the primary wing of the institution. The volunteers were given information of the scheme.
3) The volunteers were inspired to develop interesting games, read moral stories, prepare charts of good habits, charts of Indian festivals and physical activities.
4) Special schedule was prepared for the distribution of nutritious food items.
5) All the volunteers trained the target group as per the decided schedule.
6) All the activities were showcased in front of the NAAC Peer Team Members during their visit.
7) The articles and models prepared by the students were displayed for assessment by NAAC Peer Team Members.
Evidence of Success
At the end of the session, feedback of the voluneers and students was conducted. The success of the practice was measured through following:
1) Attitudinal change in the group of volunteers was changed.
2) The volunteers learned to shoulder responsibility while training the target group of 20 students.
3) The volunteers realized the significance of nobility, sympathy and belongingness.
4) The volunteers gained confidence and power of self-expressions.
5) The volunteers realized sense of emotional bonding with the children.
1) The target group attentively listened the moral stories and shlokas which boosted their listening skills.
2) The target group realized the significance of cleanliness and neatness.
3) The target group was seen more expressive and responsive.
4) The target group successfully caught the moral lesson through the moral stories and shlokas.
1) As the target group belonged to educationally weak section of the society, there were not fully supported by their parents.
2) Limited space for the activities was there.
Despite all the restrictions and challenges, the aim of the activity was achieved through cultural and ethical grooming of the children.