Community Service Day 2018

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Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai Group of Institutions celebrated Community Service Day on the 27th of January 2018 at Dr. K M Vasudevan Pillai Campus, Sector 16, New Panvel. Dr. Varsha Deshmukh, an American Board Certified Pediatrician (New York) and Psychotherapist (University of Michigan) inaugurated the event. Dr. Deshmukh provides psychotherapy and mental health education services for all ages through her organisation, The Center for Coping Health & Transitions in USA. In her keynote address she spoke about the much neglected and growing importance of nurturing the mental health of children so that they become productive citizens of the world at every level. She commended Mahatma Education Society for this unique community service program that gave students a platform to serve the underprivileged in our society and sensitize them to the various problems faced by them.

To celebrate this day, the faculty members and students of Mahatma Education Society’s Pillai group of institutions invited over 800 residents from various orphanages, old age homes and shelters for tribal and street children, etc to the Dr. K M Vasudevan Pillai Campus where they were treated to food, fun and learning. Buses were arranged to bring all these guests to the Campus and drop them back at the end of day, The faculty and students conducted many fun activities with them, played games, arranged competitions and they were also taught drawing and painting in the computer labs. The children and the elderly had a lot of fun and enjoyed the day by participating wholeheartedly in all the activities. Each guest was given a specially designed towel as a gift. As in the past, Mahatma Education Society continues to associate with these organizations and nurture them at an institutional level year after year to improve their quality of life.

In her inaugural welcome address, Dr. Daphne Pillai, Chairperson of Mahatma Education Society, mentioned that one of the key goals of Mahatma Education Society is to expand its community service activities on a massive scale to help reach out to many underprivileged people in society and inculcate a sense of pride among students and faculty members in serving the less fortunate in society. Dr. K M Vasudevan Pillai, CEO of the Pillai group of institutions mentioned that it was the philosophy of Mahatma Education Society to encourage faculty and students to participate in various community development programs, which include teaching in the nearby villages, planting trees and actively participating in cleaning the environment.

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