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National Service Scheme (NSS)

Unit of Don Bosco Institute of Technology (DBIT), Kurla.


Planning for NSS activities for the year 2014-15
Total numbers of NSS volunteers- 100
List of all activities: for 80 hours project work
For Third Year students (2nd Year in NSS volunteers)
Technical work (Websites and software)
Maintain NSS (Mumbai University, State NSS, WDC Website- 05
volunteers
Design 50 Websites for NGOs and NSS colleges
Design software for Municipal school in Math, English, Computer and
Science
To design software for student attendance for Municipal school
To design and conduct Program for NGOs on how to use technology,
Digital marketing, online marketing and technical safety (Open source
technology)
Project work- (Sustainable cell of DBCL) 50 Volunteers
Testing of different types of Taps
Improvisation of different types of Chullas for DB Karjat
Design of Solar dryer for DB Karjat
Renewable Energy Club (REC) Solar and Energy conservation, Jal Joyti
Project
Waste Management Project
Water Management Project at DBCL and DB Karjat
For second Year students (1st year in NSS)
Teaching- 30 volunteers
Computer Literacy programme (BMC School)
Math Teaching for SJITI students
Project Work
Red Ribbon Club (RRC) Unit

Basti Adoption activities- (Health and Education Awareness)


Save the Girl Child/ Womens day celebration
DBCL international conference
Awareness programmes: 12 volunteers (for volunteers and campus)
NSS orientation programme and NSS day celebration
Health Awareness programme (Addiction, Malaria)
Session on consumer awareness
Career and Job fare for the students
Yuva Diwas Program (Jawhar College visit)
List of Activities for University level programmes- 20 hours (for 1 st year
volunteers)
To attend the 1st and 2nd October programme at University- 20
volunteers
Celebrating 40th NSS foundation day on 24 September- 20 volunteers
Participate at intercollegiate competition- 20 volunteers
Attending camps at District/State and National level- 05 volunteers
Yuva Diwas programme- 30 volunteers
List of Activities for College level activities and programmes-20 hours
To help to organize orientation programme for first year DBIT students
and parents
To organize intra college competition and awareness progammes for
DBCL students
To take participation at college Tech Fest and DBCL Crextel programmes
To take part in International conference as a volunteers

DBIT NSS Advisory committee for the year 2014-15


Sr.
No
1.
2.
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4
5
6
7
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9

Name

Designation

Contact Number

Dr. Prasanna Nambiar

Principal,
9820080079
Chairperson
Prof. Sandeep Surve
College Teacher
9619593622
Member
Prof.
Madhvi College Teacher
9833513057
Pednekar
Member
Mr. Shubha Benurwar Representative
of
the 9820180821
(CDO, BMC)
Development
Department,
Member
Mr. Amar Prabhu
Social Worker from the 9892456368
(Principal SJITI)
Adopted Area, Member
Mr. Amit Inamdar
(TE COMPS)
Ms Michelle Dsouza
(TE EXTC)
Mr. Royal Dsouza
Mr.Royal
Dsouza(DBIT)

N.S.S. Student Leader


9819341080
Member
N.S.S. Student Leader
9773408649
Member
Dist. Coordinator
9049493122
University Representative
N.S.S. Programme Officer, 8087388136
Secretary

NSS second Year volunteers Projects for 2014-2015


I. Land and Water Management
Advisor: Dr. Amiya/Lyra
1. Land management plan, including areas for tree plantation, gardening and
other uses:
a. Land structure/topography map
b. Land uses map
c. Water map
d. Situational analysis
e. Planning
2. Water management plan for recharge of aquifers and conservation of
water:

a.
b.
c.
d.
e.
f.
g.
h.

Water map
Land structure/topography map
Collection of rainfall data
Water level and water table data
Water quality monitoring
Identification of storage and recharge areas
Data analysis
Planning

II. Waste Management (Urban)


Advisor: Mr. Sandeep
1. Methods of urban waste management:
a. Waste audit
b. Trials of waste separation systems
c. Processing of wet waste (compost/biogas)
d. Processing of dry waste (recycled products)
2. Development of a mini-biogas plant:
a. Identification of possible uses and designs (where, how)
b. Fabrication and testing
c. Field installation
III. Applications for Clean Energy
1. Development of a solar dryer (Advisor: Mr. Vinit Nair):
a. Identification of practical uses for a solar dryer
b. Identification of designs
c. Identification of methods for drying
d. Fabrication and testing

2. Design of a system for production of brickets (Advisor: Mr. Johnson):


a. Analysis of types of brickets and binding agents
b. Analysis of existing systems
c. Identification of designs for improvement
d. Fabrication and testing
e. Field installation

3. Improved designs for low-cost chulhas (Advisor: Ms. Karthiki)


a. Analysis of strengths and weaknesses of existing designs
b. Identification of urban uses
c. Identification of possible improvements
d. Fabrication and testing
e. Field installation
IV. Efficiency Testing and improvement of water fittings (valves, taps)
Advisor (Mr. Xavier)
1. Design of improvements for water-saving
a. Analysis of present characteristics
b. Identification of possible improvements
c. Fabrication and testing
WATERSHED MANAGEMENT
Date: 1st February 2014
Venue: Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla, Mumbai 400 070
Objective of the programme: To design a system which will make the area selfsufficient in water.
Type of the activity: Area Level Project
Target group (Participants): Don Bosco Karjat.
No. of participants: 10 NSS Volunteers
Resource person/Trainer/Organization: NSS Unit, DBIT.
Process Report:
The fundamental aim of the project is to design a simple system which will
make the area self-sufficient in water and which can be easily replicated.
Since the amount of rainfall in most parts of the Western Ghats is high but due
to runoff and other factors there is scarcity of water during summer. These
problems can be dealt with, by analyzing and designing of new water
management techniques. This study is an attempt to provide proper
implementative suggestions to deal with water scarcity problem. The outcome

of this study is to design a system which will make the area self-sufficient in
water.Our project area is Don Bosco Yuva Sanstha is situated in Mote Vengaon
in Karjat taluka and Raigad district.
Analyzing the daily water demand of the region, separating the water
requirement based on usage, surveying the methods currently employed for
water management, studying the terrain & water flow pattern to optimize
harnessing techniques, Suggesting capture techniques to implement
watershed management are the entailed strategies.
Programme outcome:
To implement a system which will make the area self-sufficient in water.
Future plan and suggestions:
This project is just an initiative hoping that in future there will be many
more such kind of projects which will design a system which provides solution
to basic human problems.

Poster of the micro watershed .

T.E. NSS VOULNTEERS REGISTRATION


Date: 16th -17th July 2014
Venue: Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla, Mumbai 400 070
Objective of the program: T.E. NSS volunteers registration
Type of the activity: College Level Project.
Target group (Participants): NSS volunteers
No. of participants: 5 NSS Volunteers
Resource person/Trainer/Organization: NSS Unit- DBIT

Process Report:
Soon after the college reopened we started NSS Registration
drive for our third year students who had already completed 120hous in NSS
during their second year.
A registration desk was put up near the college Xerox center
and registration forms were given to the volunteers those who wanted to
continue in NSS. Around 60 forms were distributed on both the days.
Next day we collected the fully filled up forms by the volunteers.
54 volunteers from TE enrolled themselves.
Program outcome:
54 students from TE enrolled themselves as NSS Volunteers.
Future plan and suggestions:
.To arrange various programs, activities for all the NSS volunteers

S.E. NSS VOULNTEERS REGISTRATION


Date: 1st -5th August 2014
Venue: Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla, Mumbai 400 070
Objective of the program: S.E. NSS volunteers registration
Type of the activity: College Level Project.
Target group (Participants): NSS volunteers
No. of participants: 5 NSS Volunteers
Resource person/Trainer/Organization: NSS Unit- DBIT
Process Report:
The NSS registration drive for S.E. students started from 1 st
August. We displayed the notice in all the S.E. classrooms, college main notice

board, NSS notice board and all the department notice boards, so that
maximum SE students were aware of the registration dates.
During the breaks a registration desk was put up near the
college Xerox center and registration forms were given to the students those
who wished to be part of NSS. Around 150 forms were distributed during these
days.
Next day onwards we started collecting the fully filled up forms
by the volunteers. Around 146 forms were collected back and it was tough to
make the selections randomly.
So we took a poster making competition where the students had
to make their posters on any one of the following themes.

Pollution
Women Empowerment
Save Girl Child
Energy Conservation
Health Awareness
Around 70 students were posters submitted by the students.
Mr. Royal Dsouza ,our Program Officer and Rohini madam selected 46
posters. The final list of selected students was displayed on NSS notice
board.

Program outcome:
59 students from SE enrolled themselves as NSS Volunteers.
Future plan and suggestions:
.To arrange various programs, activities for all the NSS volunteers

CHARITY DRIVE
Date: 24th September 2014
Venue: Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla, Mumbai 400 070

Objective of the programme: NSS Feast, Joy of giving for charity.


Type of the activity: Area Level Project
Target group (Participants): Childrens of Walvanda.
No. of participants: 40 NSS Volunteers
Resource person/Trainer/Organization: NSS Unit, DBIT.
Process Report:
On the 24th September 2014, I organized a charity drive in the campus of DBIT.
In this program all the DBIT NSS volunteers were present. Students had made
various posters which covered different topics related to Charity and The joy
while giving to the people in need.
The fest began at 1:15pm for DBIT students and Staffs. We organized stall
games for students from the whole campus of DBCL .Each game was for about
Rs 10 to Rs 15 . Many students participated in the activities . At the end , an
amount of Rs 1200 was collected from all the activities. The amount collected
were used to buy crayons , and chocolates for the childrens of Walvanda. The
fest ended around 2pm.
Programme outcome:
It was a successful event, everyone enjoyed palying games and being a part of
the program.
Future plan and suggestions: This project is just an initiative by me, hoping
that in future there will be many more such kind of activities that will insist on
giving , by following the quote We make a life by what we give.

Team of organisers of the activity

ROAD SAFETY AWARENESS

Date: 27 th September 2014


Venue: Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla,
Objective of the programme: To create awareness regarding various road
safety related issues.
Type of the activity: College Level Project
Target group (Participants): All vehicleists.
No. of participants: 15 NSS Volunteers
Resource person/Trainer/Organization: NSS Unit, DBIT.
Process Report:

On the 27 th September 2014 , DBIT NSS Unit organized a


Road Safety Awareness Campaign. All NSS volunteers had to wear NSS T-shirts
and badges during the rally. Students had made various posters which covered
different topics related to road safety awareness.
Many creative flash cards were made by the NSS volunteers and those flash
cards was tied on the vehicles to spread messages faster and in a concrete
manner rather then the verbal communication. . The campaign began from
DBIT main gate. Volunteers were spreading the message of safety awareness
by shouting different slogans throughout the route.
. All the volunteers went home with the determination of spreading the word
of ROAD Safety Awareness amongst the citizens.
Programme outcome:
The awareness was carried out successfully.
Future plan and suggestions:
This project is just an initiative hoping that in future there will be many more such kind of
projects which will create awareness of different social issues.

Road safety tags attached to the vehicle

Road safety tags attached to the


vehicle

Various games organised.

Various games organised.

INTRA COLLEGE VOTING AWARENESS

Date: 29th September 2014


Venue: Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla, Mumbai 400 070
Objective of the programme: Inter college Voting Awareness program.
Type of the activity: Area Level Project
Target group (Participants): Students of DBIT.
No. of participants: 30 NSS Volunteers
Resource person/Trainer/Organization: NSS Unit, DBIT.
Process Report:
On the 29th of September 2014, DBIT NSS Unit organized a Inter college
Voting Awareness program in the DBCL campus. All NSS volunteers had to
wear NSS T-shirts and badges during the program. Students had made various
posters and pla-cards which covered different topics related to voting
awareness.
The campaign began at 11:00am .Volunteers were carrying different posters,
banners and pla-cards. Volunteers were spreading the message of exercise
your right to vote by visiting every class and laboratories of the college.

During this campaign, Volunteers gave them the determination of spreading the word of right to
vote amongst their family members and the society.

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RALLY ON VOTER AWARENESS

Date: 11th October 2014


Venue: Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla, Mumbai 400 070
Objective of the programme: To aware the citizens regarding various voting
related issues.
Type of the activity: Area Level Project
Target group (Participants): Slum dwellers.
No. of participants: 70 NSS Volunteers
Resource person/Trainer/Organization: NSS Unit, DBIT.
Process Report:

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On the 11th of October 2014, DBIT NSS Unit organized a Voting Awareness
Rally in the adopted community around the college. In this program all the
DBIT NSS volunteers and some media representatives were present. All NSS
volunteers had to wear NSS T-shirts and badges during the rally. Students had
made various posters and pla-cards which covered different topics related to
voting awareness.
The rally began at 11:00am . Everyone were given instructions about the route
of the rally. Volunteers were carrying different posters, banners and pla-cards.
The rally began from DBIT main gate a few policeman were present to guide
the traffic. Volunteers were spreading the message of voting awareness by
shouting different slogans throughout the route. We also distributed some
pamphlets on the road and in the community to spread the awareness.
The route followed by us was DBIT- Kohinoor Mall- Kohinoor City- Kamani
Signal- Phoenix Mall- LBS Marg- Navpada (Adopted Community)-Milind Nagar
(Adopted Community) - DBIT
The rally ended around 1:30pm. Refreshments were provided to everyone
present for the rally. All the volunteers went home with the determination of
spreading the word of voting Awareness amongst the citizens.
Programme outcome:
The awareness was carried out successfully.
Future plan and suggestions:
This project is just an initiative hoping that in future there will be many more
such kind of projects which will create awareness of different social issues.

NSS Volunters @ Voting awareness camp


DBIT

Voting awareness program @

Newspaper cut out in MAHARASHTRA TIMES.

ASHRAM VISIT

Date: 22th October 2014


Venue: Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla, Mumbai 400 070
Objective of the programme: Visit to the ashram.
Type of the activity: Area Level Project
Target group (Participants): Childrens of Maniketan ashram.
No. of participants: 20 NSS Volunteers
Resource person/Trainer/Organization: NSS Unit, DBIT.
Process Report:

On the 22th October 2014, I organized a program for the


visit to the ashram. My aim was to Celebrate Diwali differently by offering
clothes and stationery to the less fortunate. We conducted a drive to collect
clothes and stationery for the childrens of Maniketan ashram. We placed
various boxes at the DBCl campus , wherein we successfully got 5 boxes of
clothes and stationery. We took all these boxes and went to the ashram and
interacted with those children . We gave them all we bought for them .In this
visit we played we got to know the childrens and they got to know us well. We
enjoyed and had a very valuable and special time and experiences with those
children.
Programme outcome:
It was a successful visit, everyone enjoyed spending time with the
childrens of Maniketan ashram and celebrating Diwali differently .
Future plan and suggestions:
This project is just an initiative hoping that in future there will be many more such kind of
activities that will insist on giving , by following the quote For its in giving that we receive.

NSS Volunteers with the ashram children

RUN FOR UNITY

Group photo at MANIKETAN ashram

Date: 31st October 2014


Venue: Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla, Mumbai 400 070
Type of the activity: University Level Project.
Target group (Participants): NSS volunteers
No. of participants: 500 NSS Volunteers
Resource person/Trainer/Organization: NSS Unit-DBIT
Process Report:
31st October 2014 witnessed a huge number of people who had come
together to put forth their interest in sustaining the unity of india.The program
witnessed several celebrities ,asa well as children and the old people.Thre
were about 200 ldies who opted for the 2km run.the run consisted of about
approximately 500 NSS volunteers from different colleges.
Post run we were provided some snacks which was refreshing after the run.
Program outcome
It was a successful event, everyone enjoyed the two kilometre run for unity
Future plan and suggestions:
To conduct similar type of programs in the college campus on a smaller scale.

Group photo of dbit volunteers at the run

@run for unity

DESIGN AND MAINTAINCE OF NSS WEBSITE AND WOMEN


DEVELOPMENT CELL

The student volunteers of DBIT NSS unit Studying in the Field of Computers
and Information Technology handle the maintenance of both the website.
They have their timely routine checks in order to keep things going on
smoothly and in order.

LEADERSHIP TRAINING PROGRAM

Date: 16th - 20th August 2014


Duration: 05 days.
Venue: Don Bosco Yuva Sanstah, Mothe Vengaon, Karjat, Raigad.
Objective of the program: To train the volunteers and develop leadership,
team-work, listening, speaking skill in them.
Camp theme: Youth for Development and Social Change
Target group (Participants): NSS volunteers from Mumbai Central Suburban
Zone
No. of participants: 02 NSS Volunteers.
Resource person/Trainer/Organization: NSS Unit- Mumbai University
Process Report:
The leadership training program for the volunteers of Mumbai
Central Suburban Zone was held from 16th to 20th August 2013 at Don Bosco
Yuva Sanstah, Mothe Vengaon, Karjat, Raigad. Various colleges from the
district participated in this training program.
Program outcome:
The students got a good experience of team work; communicate with
number of people, learning leadership skills.
Future plan and suggestions:

To lead the college NSS Unit and co-ordinate with other colleges for
different NSS activities.

Leadership Training Camp @ Karjat

Group photo of all NSS Volunteer

COLOSSEUM & CREXTAL

Thank you speech at the farewell

Certificate
for
training program

leadership

Date: 23rd to 25th February ,2015


Venue: Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla, Mumbai 400 070
Objective of the program: To make students work in teams.
Type of the activity: College Level Project.
Target group (Participants): All DBIT students.
No. of participants: 40 NSS Volunteers.
Resource person/Trainer/Organization: DBIT
Process Report:
Colosseum is the annual technical feast of DBIT & Crextal is the cultural feast of
DBIT. The NSS Unit of DBIT is always active in all college level programs.
All NSS volunteers were divided into different committees like administration,
accounts, registration, discipline, logistics, stage committees etc. The
volunteers of each committee had to work with their event heads. All the
volunteers actively worked in their respective teams and completed the work
allotted to them.
The volunteers also helped in shifting benches from one class to another,
darkening the class-rooms with black chart papers, setting up stall games and
volunteering at the stalls. They also helped maintaining discipline in the
campus etc.
Program outcome:
The awareness was carried out successfully and volunteers got the
experience of working in teams.
Future plan and suggestions:
To participate in all the college level programs actively.
YUVA DIWAS

Date: 12th January 2014


Venue: Sports complex, University of Mumbai, Vidyanagri, Kalina campus,
Santacruz (E), Mumbai-400 098
Objective of the program: Empowerment: Creation of Youth Leadership.
Type of the activity: University Level Project.
Target group (Participants): NSS volunteers.
No. of participants: 25 NSS Volunteers.
Resource person/Trainer/Organization: NSS Unit
Process Report:
The NSS unit of Mumbai University celebrated National
Youth Day on 12 January on occasion of the 150 th birth anniversary of Swami
Vivekananda. All the colleges under Mumbai University with NSS units were
invited for this prograsm .
The colleges from long distance like Jawhar, VIkramgad,
Khed, Ratnagiri and other parts had to come a day prior i.e. on 11 th Jan, some
colleges from the city behaved as host colleges for the students coming from
distant colleges. DBIT was Host College for students of Jawhar College
students. The students of Jawhar colleges came on 11th Jan at 4:00pm; some
DBIT NSS volunteers went to receive them at the station. As they reached
DBIT, they were allocated rooms and after refreshments DBIT NSS volunteers
introduced themselves to them. After that we played some games and had
some discussion on various topics. Post lunch we played housie and all went to
sleep.

Program outcome:
The program was carried out successfully. Students were trained on
Leadership qualities.
Future plan and suggestions:

Continue with similar kind of programs to empower youth and womens


in future.
Report written by:
Ms.Michelle DSouza
Leader-DBIT NSS Unit

Yuva Diwas @ Sports complex, Kalina Campus.

Yuva Diwas , Kalina Campus.

GANDHI JAYANTI &


INTERNATIONAL DAY OF NON-VIOLENCE
Date: 2nd October 2013
Venue: Gateway of India, Mumbai
Objective of the program: To spread message of love, peace and non-violence
in the society.
Type of the activity: University Level Project.

Target group (Participants): NSS volunteers.


No. of participants: 25 NSS Volunteers.
Resource person/Trainer/Organization: NSS Unit
Process Report:
In regards to the observance of Gandhi Jayanti &
International Non-Violence day The University of Mumbai organized this
program. This was a university level program and 25 colleges from the nearby
zones attended this program. We had a dress code as White top/shirt and
black bottom/pant as a symbol of peace. All of us carried our college banner
and pla-card with messages of Peace and Non-violence on it. Students along
with their group registered themselves at the registration desk around
03:30pm.
The program began at 04:00pm. It started with prayers. The
bhajan group sang a number of bhajan's which made the atmosphere around
very peaceful and silent. Peace songs were also sung during the program which
gave various messages of Peace and integrity in it. The program concluded
with the pledge at the Gateway of India in which everyone promised to spread
the message of peace and non-violence
in the community.
The program was carried out in a very systematic order.
Peacefulness could be felt around that place. The program ended around
06:30pm and all volunteer's left the place with a determination of spreading
the word of Peace and Non-violence all over.
Program outcome:
The awareness was carried out successfully; volunteers took away the
message of love, peace and non-violence.
Future plan and suggestions:
To organise similar programs in future to promote non-violence and
spread love and peace in the society.

At Gateway of India, Mumbai

NSS SPECIAL RURAL CAMP.

Date: 26th December 2013 to 1st Jan 2014


Camp theme: Youth for Ecology and Education
Theme of the Days:
Theme of the Day 1: Commitment and Self Development
Theme of the Day 2: Being with the nature
Theme of the Day 3: Leadership Skills
Theme of the Day 4: Thinking Skills
Theme of the Day 5: Motivation and Goal setting
Theme of the Day 6: Team Development
Theme of the Day 7: Importance of Evaluation
Activities during the NSS camp:
Activities for the all students (daily activities)
Yoga, meditation, body dynamics, session on Commitment, Labyrinth,
leadership, team building, outbound programs, Set up of Ecology centre,

Trecking, planning and reflection meetings, visit to Sharddha home (NGO


working with mentally challenge people). Cooking in a teams, Session on
Human Rights, Stigma and discrimination, Women Empowerment, street play
Role of youth in Social Development etc..
Cultural and sports activities.

Organize cultural event.


Sports day with students from campus
Street plays

Objectives:
To give an orientation to the volunteers about rural life.
Collect information about social agencies in rural area by visiting Zilla
parishad schools and Village panchayat
Educational activities
To develop teaching modules of English and Computer subjects for the
students from campus
Personality development program
To develop the personality of the rural youth.
Conduct motivational programs for rural youth to complete their
education.
To motivate them to undertake vocational training to further develop
their skills.
Organized the Personality development, team building, Outbound
programs and adventure activities for the students

At Don Bosco Yuva Sanstha, Karjat

Camping and tent activity

NSS Special camp @ Karjat

Shramadhan work

Trekking activity

WASTE MANAGEMENT PROJECT

What is composting?
Composting involves mixing yard and household organic waste in a pile or bin
and providing conditions that encourage decomposition. The decomposition
process is fueled by millions of microscopic organisms (bacteria, fungi) that
take up residence inside the compost pile, continuously devouring and
recycling it to produce a rich organic fertilizer and valuable soil amendment.
2. What is the need for composting?
Over the last few years, there have been multiple changes in our lifestyles. The
population density in the metropolitan cities has also increased considerably.
As a result, we are generating much higher quantities of waste. Our landfills
are slowly running out of space to accommodate the waste. The infrastructure
to collect and transport this waste is also consuming a significant portion of the
civic bodys funds. The government is, therefore, looking at a situation that
needs immediate resolving. They are looking for more efficient and cost
effective systems to manage waste. We have come to adopt an attitude of
out of sight, out of mind with waste when, in reality, it is an enormous
warehouse of resources. It is of great importance for the planet and the

economy, that everybody implements a waste management system at a


community level and be sensitive and responsible towards it at an individual
level.
The benefits of setting up a waste management system are threefold

Environmentally, it eliminates the emission of methane and other


greenhouse gases from the landfills, emissions from transportation,
emissions from usage of urea. It also mitigates the gradual degradation
in the quality and productivity of soil and the need to mine for fossil
fuels while maintaining the cyclic process of the movement of nutrients
through nature.
Economically, it reduces the dependence on chemical fertilizers through
in situ generation of rich, organic manure. In the absence of garden
space, it can be a source of income. It also reduces the expenses
incurred by the civic bodies in the collection and transportation of
waste.
Socially, if waste pickers are employed in the operation and
maintenance of the compost pits, it gives them an opportunity to work
in an environment far better than dumping grounds. It also provides
them a more stable and formal employment as opposed to foraging at
garbage dumps.

3. Steps taken to set up a Composting unit


1. Waste Audit: After the initial talks regarding setting up a solid waste
management system, a waste audit was conducted to determine the
pattern and quantity of waste generation at DBCL.
2. Design of a waste management system: From the audit, it was
determined that the quantity of biodegradable waste, in the form of
food and kitchen waste and horticulture waste, was close to 100 kg per
day. Based on this, Sampurn(e)arth suggested setting up compost pits to
convert the waste into nutrient-rich, organic fertilizer. It was decided
that the construction would be taken care of by DBCL and
Sampurn(e)arth would be the design partner and provide knowledge

support. The person responsible for operation and maintenance of the


pits was to be appointed by DBCL.
3. Installation of the system for wet waste: Four pits made of brick and
mortar was constructed.
4. Commissioning of operations: Once the pits were constructed, they
were prepared for composting and supply of partially segregated waste
began from the canteen. The horticulture waste obtained from the
fallen leaves and maintenance of the grounds was also added to the pits
daily.
5. Collection of dry waste: The collection of dry waste is done by
Sampurn(e)arth , from DBCL campus in exchange for stationery made
out of 100% recycled paper. The waste generated is being stored on the
premises and the vehicle will be called for once a sufficient quantity has
been collected. The waste collected is weighed and a report of the same
will be provided to the DBCL at the end of every month. 60% of the value
of dry waste collected is being returned in the form of the stationery.
How composting is to be done:
1. Ready the pit: Select a suitable location as per aesthetics and
functionality. A place with good air circulation is preferred. Partial shade
is a good idea so the compost doesn't get overheated. Also make sure
the spot of land gets good drainage. Construct the pit.
2. Prepare the base: Place a 1 layer of dry leaves or bagasse at the bottom
of the pit. After that, spread a thin layer of ready compost on the base.
Place another layer of dry leaves over this.
3. Add the waste: Add the wet waste and spread it evenly in the entire pit.
When adding organic waste to your compost, don't squash the materials
down to make more space. Squashing the contents will squeeze out the
air that microbes in the compost pile need to turn your garbage into
gold. Instead you'll be promoting the anaerobic microbes, which also do
a good job converting the organic matter into compost but tend to be a
lot smellier.
4. Add the bacterial culture: Mix one capful of Jeevika (provided by
Sampurn(e)arth) in a litre of water. Sprinkle a few spoonfuls of this
solution over the waste. The quantity varies as per the quality waste. If

the proportion of uncooked organic waste is higher, a higher quantity of


the culture will need to be added.
5. Add dry leaves: Add a layer of dry leaves over the waste.
6. Repeat 4 and 5 on the second day.
7. On the third day, mix the matter in the pit thoroughly with the help of
the fork provided.
8. From the third day onwards, add the waste and spread it evenly as
instructed above, add Jeevika, mix the matter completely with the fork
and add a layer of dry leaves everyday.
Note: The quantity of dry leaves available may be lower during the
monsoon. Newspapers can be torn into pieces and added to the pit instead.
1. Add Magic Powder and Medicine Mitti (provided by Sampurn(e)arth)
twice a week. The quantity of this also varies as per the quality and
moisture content of the waste.
The pit can be filled daily in this manner for about 30-45 days. After this, the
second pit is filled and the matter in the first pit is mixed everyday with the
addition of the additives done as per the requirement.
It takes about two and a half to three months for the compost to be ready.
1. Specifications of the pit
The size of the pits is about 6 ft x 5 ft x 2.5 ft.
Functions of various features of a compost pit:
1. The sloping floor of the pit: The floor is provided with a gradient to allow
the water and leachates from the waste to be drained easily.
2. The openings in the covers: These openings are the primary openings
provided for aeration. Aeration is imperative to ensure that anaerobic
decomposition is prevented and there is no foul smell emanating from
the matter in the pits. These also serve as outlets for the heat and
various gases produced during the process.

3. The holes in the walls: The holes are the secondary openings provided
for the aeration of the waste.
4. The drainage system: This is provided to collect the leachates (compost
tea) that drain out of the decomposing matter. These leachates are rich
in nutrients and may be used for watering lawns and plants after
diluting.
5. The shed: The purpose of the shed is three-fold; not allowing direct
sunlight onto the matter as it affects the moisture content of the matter
and hence slows the process, keeping the rain out and providing the
worker a shaded space to work in. Partial sunlight works well for
compost.
2. Sustainability
The system is essentially self-sustaining from an economic perspective as the
savings made by not purchasing fertilizer from outside or selling the excess
compost can cover the recurring cost for operating the pits (salary of worker
and supervisor and additives).
Quantity fed to the pit daily = ~ 100 kg
Quantity fed to the pit in a month = ~ 3000 kg
Quantity of compost generated in a month (assuming 10% of the waste gets
left behind as compost) = ~ 300 kg
Worth of the compost generated in a month (based on a wholesale rate of Rs.
10 per kg) = ~ Rs. 3000
As explained above, the system generates compost worth approximately Rs.
3000 per month.
1. Advantages of the zero waste system set up at DBCL

It is a complete solution for managing different kinds of waste i.e. dry,


wet and horticulture waste.

Practically zero waste is sent from the campus to the dumping ground
which benefits the environment as mentioned earlier.

It is a source of revenue in terms of the dry waste sold.

It is a source of revenue or savings from the in-situ generation of organic


fertilizer.

It saves the cost of vehicles to transport the horticulture waste.

It is a hassle-free system.

Volunteers working in composting and waste management

BMC TEACHING
Reaching out to lend a Helping Hand...
Everyone is aware of the problems of population in our country. A huge chunk,
nearly 48% consists of the youth. Tomorrows leaders. Those who shall forge
the future of our country. What most people dont know is that only a small
section of this youth is really privy to good and sustainable education. Over a
million engineers and thousands of doctors graduate every year, but does
anyone really pay heed to the number of students that drop out of school for

reasons ranging from lack of financial aid, family problems to the influence of
anti-social elements?
They say that change cannot be brought about instantly. It has to be
approached, one step at a time. Enter, The Change Equation. A brainchild of
Harmik Singh, an engineer turned social-entrepreneur. Harmik came up with a
plan where college going students from DBIT adopt a nearby BMC school with
the purpose of exchanging knowledge and ideas. The purpose behind this idea
was to attempt to bridge the social divide between the privileged and those
who were less so. At the core of this plan was the belief that students could be
made to develop more interest in their studies by expanding their horizons and
giving them a new perspective to look at the same old studies, hoping that
perhaps they would develop the thirst to keep on learning throughout their
lives.
Hence, the NSS cell of DBIT adopted the Kurla Naupada Urdu Medium School
run by the BMC. We, the students who took up this project, belong to the first
year of DBITs NSS Programme. WE were initially briefed on what the
objectives of Change Equation were, and then were assigned to different
classes.
At first we were apprehensive, owing to the language barrier in conversing
with the Urdu medium students. However, as time progressed, we grew
friendlier with the students. Often volunteers could be seen explaining a
concept in broken English or Bambaiya Hindi!
The areas that were targeted under coordinated development were English
Language Enhancement, Computer Education, Value Based Personality
Development and a sprinkle of Science and Mathematics. Day by day the
students of the school began to enjoy our presence. Every morning and
evening they used to await the arrival of their favourite teachers, only to greet
them enthusiastically with their Welcome. Welcome. song! In different
grades, different levels of the English Language were taught. Often we had to
start with the correct way to write the alphabet and simple dictation. Gradually
we progressed to animatedly explaining lessons and poems from their
textbooks and the students responded by enthusiastically discussing the
morals. Computers began with identifying different parts, devices and software

and then we moved on to Paint, WordPad and MS PowerPoint. We also


conducted a few lessons each in Hindi and Marathi exchanging ideas and
expressing new thoughts.
As volunteers, we faced our share of trouble too, from unruly behavior to
language barriers, to students demanding that their new teachers sing a song
for them! But we faced every new obstacle with bravado and also laughed
when we made a fool out of ourselves in front of the students!

After all is done, when we ask ourselves, if any difference has been made, we
only have to look at those young faces. Their vibrant smiles tell it all! We may
not remember all of their names and with time, we may even forget their
faces, but were sure that even if a few of them decided to continue their
education because we inspired them, some good has definitely been done.
This is Change Equation, signing out!

CAMP AT WALVANDA
Date: 20th to 25th dec 2014
Venue: walvanda
Objective of the programme: To create a sense of awareness of the rural life
amongst the volunteers
Type of the activity: College Level Project
Target group (Participants): NSS volunteers.
No. of participants: 52 NSS Volunteers
Resource person/Trainer/Organization: NSS Unit, DBIT.
Process Report:

Camp theme:

Explore and Experience of Rural culture


Theme of the Days:
Day 1: Listening and observing skills
Day 2: Being with the nature
Day 3: Analyzing and thinking skills
Day 4: Motivation and Goal setting
Day 5: Importance of Evaluation
Day 1 :

We boarded the bus to walvanda in the morning from college. We


reached walvanda in the afternoon before lunch. We had a short
discussion in the don bosco campus meeting hall. Conducted by Fr. ,
royal sir and IIT staff. Discussion on what is going to be done in the
coming 5 days. After the discussion we were divided into groups and
allotted our respective houses. We headed towards the house and had
lunch over there. And after the lunch we were taken to a village for a

sample survey. After the survey was done we headed back to the
houses for our dinner and for the night.

Day 2:

We were allotted different groups for the survey and we headed


towards the respective villages for the survey. The whole day was
occupied in survey work. Due to this survey we learnt how people lived
in villages. After the survey was over we were back at the campus in the
evening. We had a short meeting regarding a cultural activity for the
local villagers. We prepared dance and street play for the local villagers
and performed for them. The villagers were very happy to see our
performance. We were then sent to our respective houses for dinner
and for the night.
Day 3:

Students were divided into 2 groups. One group would go for the
survey and the other half had to stay at the campus doing physical hard
work for the surrounding i.e SHRAM ANUBHAV. After the work the
students were taken to jawhar college for a stay with the jawhar college
students. We reached jawhar and were allotted our respective students
with whom we had to stay for the night. We went with the students to
their respective homes. Some homes were located in the remote
interiors(around 20 kms away from the jawhar college). We were
treated very humbly and kindly by the students family. We had dinner
in our respective allotted homes and slept for the night.
Day 4:

Early morning we reached jawhar college with our respective


allotted students and then we were dropped at the jawhar bus stand
from where we took a bus back to walvanda. We reached walvanda in
about 30-40 mins and went to the local school located behind the don
bosco ITI campus. We held drawing competition for the school children.
Gave some stationaries to the kids for their use. After the drawing
competition we played games with the students. After the games we
came back to the campus for a meeting regarding the camp fire.
Students were divided into groups for different campfire preparation
work. One group to collect firewoods for the campfire and the other
groups for preparing the food for the campfire. We had our campfire

and dj in the night. Every one enjoyed the campfire. After the campfire
we were sent to our respective homes for the night.

Day 5:

Morning we got up and assembled in the same local school. We


conducted a rally on cleanliness and awareness . after the rally we were
sent to our respective homes for packing our bags and to prepare to go
back to Mumbai. In the after noon we left for Mumbai in a state
transport bus.

This camp taught us to be kind to one and other and to help people in
need. Due to this camp we learnt how people lived in the villages and
how their life style was, and how different was their life style from us.
We should appreciate what we have and should help one another and
especially the less fortune.

Programme outcome:
The camp was a success.

SOLAR DRIER PROJECT AND SOLAR ELECTRICITY


The NSS volunteers studying in various fields of engineering put their minds
together in order to design and implement the solar drier.
Wth the helpof the teching staff,the volunteers designed and implemented the
generation of electricity from the solar energy.

Working model of the solar project

Working modelof the solar project

District level THEME BASED WORKSHOP


Date 9th and 10th January 2015
The main objective of this program was to expose and train our youth in these
new emerging technologies and teach our youth new skills in living sustainable
lives. Many respected dignitaries from DBIT and from the field had come to the
workshop to speak to the students on various areas of sustainable
development.

On the first day, there was a small inauguration session. Dr. Nambiar (Principal
of DBIT) and Mr. Royal Dsouza(NSS Program Officer, DBIT) were present for
the same. The first session was on Sustainability need of the hour where Dr.
Nambiar from DBIT spoke to the students about what is sustainability and its
importance. It was a very interactive session with ample of examples. The last
session for the day was on Sustainability for livelihood conducted by Dr.Sarika
Kulkarni. Students enjoyed this session very much as it was very much
interesting and interactive. She told the students that sustainability is not only
about income opportunities but also about having a holistic view of the entire
country.
The second day of the workshop was more of technical aspects of sustainable
development. Prof. Phondekar had come to the workshop and had a small
interaction with the students present. Phondekar sir told the students a very
wonderful thing that, wisdom is above knowledge and information and we
should work hard to get the knowledge economy into force.
At the end of the session, certificates were distributed to all the participants of
the workshop. Students were asked to fill the feedback form. Mr. Royal had an
overall assessment and recap of the entire two day workshop.
Program outcome:
The workshop was very nice and informative. Students came to know a lot more about sustainable
development apart from just its definition.

Inauguration session speech by Mr. Royal Prof.Phondekars


workshop
Dsouza

session

during

Final Feedback Session

INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE
Date: 4th, 5th ,6th February 2015
Venue: Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla,
Objective of the programme: The goal of the conference and the exhibition is
to mobilize, encourage, and use scientific knowledge and research in different
technologies that help us live sustainable lives.

the

Type of the activity: College Level Project


Target group (Participants): All.
No. of participants: 100 NSS Volunteers
Resource person/Trainer/Organization: NSS Unit, DBIT.
Process Report:
IEEE International Conference on Technologies for
Sustainable Development
To mark the bicentenary of Don Bosco's birth in 2015, The Don Bosco Institute
of Technology(DBIT), India, together with IEEE, is hosting this International
Conference on Technologies for Sustainable Development and calling for
research papers in the nine streams listed here - Energy, Design, Water,
Agriculture, Waste management, Transportation, Natural capital, Habitat and
Green Skills.
The goal of the conference and the exhibition is to mobilize, encourage, and
use scientific knowledge and research in different technologies that help us
live sustainable lives. We believe it is extremely important that we expose and
train our youth in these new emerging technologies and teach our youth new
skills in living sustainable lives.
All the NSS volunteers were a part of the volunteering commisttee extending
help as and when required.
Programme outcome:
The conference was a success.
Future plan and suggestions:
To be a part of such kind of conferences and gain knowledge so as to
then utilise it for the welfare of the society.

STUDENT EXCHANGE PROGRAM

Venue: Don Bosco Institute of Technology, Kurla,


Objective of the programme: To create awareness of various cultures.
Type of the activity: Area Level Project
Target group (Participants): All volunteers.
No. of participants: 15 NSS Volunteers
Resource person/Trainer/Organization: NSS Unit, DBIT.
Process Report:
Programme outcome:
On 20th December.2014 ,NSS volunteers stayed at the homes of the
students of the college from walvanda.Since walvanda is a rural place ,the NSS
volunteers realised the lifestyle of a rural citizen which is very different
compared to a citizen living in the city.
The students of walvanda were then invited to spend their time with our
NSS volunteers in their respective homes and also they were taken for sight
seeing and various games were organised for them.
It was a great experience for both sides of the students as each had
something to experience which they had not before.
Future plan and suggestions:
This project is just an initiative hoping that in future there will be many
more such kind of projects which will create awareness of different cultures
and lifestyles.

NSS volunteers experiencing rural lifestyle.

Students Of walvanda @DBIT Campus

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS:
The DBIT NSS Unit extend our thanks to NSS Cell of University of Mumbai i.e.
the team of Mr. Phondekar ,Mr. Bhidwe and Mr. Devkar .Also thanks to the
Program Officers of the district and to all the NSS volunteers for taking active
participation in the LTP Camp, University level camp, Theme Based Workshop
on sustainable development and various of our activities. A very special thanks
to the management of DBIT, right from the Director ,Rev.Fr.Adolph Furtado,
our Principal Dr.P.Nambiar for their constant motivation and support in any of
our NSS activities. Thanks to all the teaching and non-teaching staff for their
constant help. A very big thankyou to all the NSS volunteers of DBIT who are
the backbone of our NSS unit for their selfless efforts, hardwork and their
dedication to strive hard to make each and every event a successful one. We
also acknowledge the support of all the non-NSS members for their
involvement and participation in our activities.
A sincere thanks once again to one and all for their love and support to
complete the events successfully.