St. Mira's College For Girls, Pune

Autonomous - Affiliated to Savitribai Phule Pune University * Undertaking

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Re-accredited by NAAC 'A' Grade (Fourth Cycle April 2023) 2023 : NAAC score 3.19 2017 : NAAC score 3.41 2012 : NAAC score 3.03 Awarded: Best College-SPPU (2002); , UGC-CPE (2005), UGC-CPE (2010)

NSS 2022-23

Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav – Celebrating 75 Years of India’s Independence – August 2022

1. Poster Making on the theme of Independence Day

The volunteers were encouraged to make posters on the contribution made by our freedom fighters for getting independence for our country. Many students made creative posters and also wrote slogans on it. These posters were used during the rally that was organized with the Botanical Survey of India. 25 volunteers participated in this.

2. Har Ghar Tiranga - Rally with Botanical Survey of India – 10th August 2022

Botanical Survey of India– WesternRegionalCentre,Pune organized ‘HarGharTiranga rally’ in collaboration with the Department of NSS, St.Mira's College for Girls, Pune Maharashtra on 10th August 2022.Students had made posters on creating awareness about the sacrifices made by our freedom fighters and shouted slogans all along in the rally in all languages of Hindi, Marathi and English. This created awareness in the minds of the passersby and the people residing in the neighbourhood on the significance of this historic moment. The local traffic police also supported in this rally and participated ensuring the traffic of the area was not disrupted. 70 NSS volunteers took part in this rallyalong with the staff of BSI.

3. Orientation on Har Ghar Tiranga and Azadi ka Amrut Mahotsav – 12th August 2022

An orientation session was organized in the college Sanctuary Hall for all the students on the HarGharTiranga initiative of the government and how historic a moment it is going to be. The students and staff were guided on the dos and don’ts of this initiative and the responsibility that went with it.Dr. Sandhya Pandit also informed all present about the significance of theAzadi ka Amrut Mahotsavand the important contribution made by the freedom fighters and how important it is for them to value the sacrifices made by our predecessors.

4. Har Ghar Tiranga – Yuva Sankalp – Guinness Book of World Records – 12th Aug 2022

Under the aegis and guidance of the NSS Department at Savitribai Phule Pune University, the college NSS department organized the Har Ghar Tiranga – Yuva Sankalp initiative to participate in creating a record of the largest online album of people holding the Tricolour. This gave the staff, students an opportunity to contribute in the second world record being created by our parent University, the SPPU. In this activity 58 staff and 443 students participated on the college campus.

5. Webinar on India’s Freedom Struggle- 13th August 2022

On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of India’s Independence, the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav’, the Department of History organizeda webinar on India’s freedom struggle on 13th August 2022at 12 noon on the Google Meet platform.The program was organized to mark the 75thAnniversary of India’s Independence – the Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav.The Chief guest of the program was Ms. Shraddha Chauhan.The program was inaugurated by Dr. Sandhya Pandit who gave us an introduction and welcomed the esteemed guest and all the students who joined the program. Followed by which, the chief guest, Ms. Chauhan gave us a talk on the history of India’s freedom struggle.Through a video and a PPT Shraddha Ma’am took the volunteers through the significant contributions of the freedom fighters and also brought out the significance of freedom in ones lives as depicted through different places, events, leaders, slogans, etc. This truly inspired the students to understand the contribution made by our leaders to get freedom for us. This webinar was attended by 24 participants.

6. Hoisting Flag in College – 13 to 15th August 2022

The NSS Department withthe Sports Dept organized the hoisting of the Flag in College as part of the Amrit Mahotsav from the 13th to the 15th of August. This program was attended by faculty and students. The flag was hoisted by Dr. Jaya Rajagopalan, Principal Incharge, Dr. Shalini Iyer, Vice Principal and Gurbans Kaur Ma’am, senior Sports and Athletics Trainer. 25 students attended this program.

7. Samuhik Rashtrageet Gayan – 17th August 2022

The college studentsand staff of the college all gathered at our Sanctuary hall for singing of the National Anthem at 11am as per the government directive. All staff and students who were present on campus participated in singing our Rashtrageet together with great pride showing solidarity, unity and love for our country on the occasion of 75th Anniversary of India’s Independence.

8. Valedictory Programme at SPPU of Yuva Sankalp and Har Ghar Tiranga Campaign – 15thAugust 2022

The NSS students attended the Programme at SPPU of Yuva Sankalp and HarGharTiranga Campaign and registering the activity in the Guinness Book of World Records.

9. Book Display by Library –9th to 31stAugust 2022

The College Library organized a display of books related to India’s Independence Movement and Freedom Struggle. Biographies, autobiographies of freedom fighters, their contribution to getting independence for our country, the trials and tribulations faced by them and all the events that contributed towards getting India her freedom was showcased through this display. This inspired many students and aroused feelings of patriotism in their minds.

10. War Memorial Visit – 24 August2022

Department of NSS had organized a visit to War Memorial Museum on the occasion of 75 years of Independence(Azadi Ka Amrut Mahotsav). 30 students participated in this visit. Students got to know about various historical movements and detailed information about freedom fighters. They experienced the atmosphere which was showcasing all the Indian struggles and victories on several wars. They saw various equipment, guns used in wars. This museum is made by the citizens of Pune to honour those who lost their lives fighting on the borders to keep the country safe.