National Service Scheme, under the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports Govt. of India, popularly known as NSS was launched in Gandhiji's Birth Centenary Year 1969, in 37 Universities involving 40,000 students with primary focus on the development of personality of students through community service. Dr. D. Y. Patil College of Pharmacy, Akurdi, Pune with this context conducted a special camp under the National Service Scheme unit of Savitribai Phule Pune University at Kanke Phata, District Pune from 29th December 2016 to 04th January 2017. NSS program officer Mr. D.S. Shirode & 25 NSS volunteers were involved under the guidance of Principal Dr. N. S. Vyawahare.
The Special camp includes the baseline survey of village (no 385 families), Social tree plantation (50 plants), Health check up camp (Blood pressure checkup;- 60, Haemoglobin checkup ;- 55, Blood sugar level checkup ;-44. Blood donation; - 08 etc.), the Swach Bharat Abhiyan (Rally, Street play and Cleanliness drive), Street play on Swine flu, Dengu and Malaria etc.
As a part of corporate social responsibility the NSS volunteers interacted with 65 handicapped students. Guest lecture for Orphan students was conducted by Mr. Sagar Reddy, NSS programme officer Mr. D. S. Shirode delivered a lecture on career counselling.
Inaugration of tree plantation programme by Principal Dr. N. S. Vyawahare with NSS programme officer Mr. D. S. Shirode
Tree plantation conducted at Naygoan(Kanhe gaon)
Baseline survey conducted by NSS volunteers at Naygaon (Kanhe gaon)
Blood donation camp was organised by Roray Club Pune along with NSS volunteers of DYPCOP, Akurdi
Streetplay on Swachha Bharat Abhiyan at kanhe gaon by NSS volunteers
Interaction with Physically handicapped students (Society for the education of crippled)
The Motto of NSS "Not Me But You", reflects the essence of democratic living and upholds the need for self-less service. NSS helps the students develop appreciation to other person's point of view and also show consideration to other living beings. The philosophy of the NSS is well doctrined in this motto, which underlines on the belief that the welfare of an individual is ultimately dependent on the welfare of the society on the whole and therefore, the NSS volunteers shall strive for the well-being of the society.