न हि ज्ञानेन सदृशं पवित्रमिह विद्यते।
ज्ञान के समान पवित्र इस संसार में कुछ नहीं है।।
There is nothing more pure in this world than knowledge(Jyana)
The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.
Community service gives an invaluable opportunity to walk into a different community, that is less familiar but just as colourful and most importantly in need of attention. By strengthening the chain of lifting others, Community and Outreach Extension Cell, at Bharati College strives to make human life worth living. From women escaping violence and underprivileged kids needing education to starving people in need of food to saving lives, there are no shortage of ways volunteers can help make a difference. The cell was set up in 2014 with the objective of enabling students to voluntarily adopt the principles of serving humanity by extending a helping hand to make the surroundings a better place.
Students across the various disciplines have been volunteering with passion and positivity, and in the process, they have made new friends, strengthened in a bond of commitment to a shared activity. The cell has provided an avenue to students to explore one’s interest easily. By engaging with communities requiring help, volunteering has given an opportunity to practice important skills used in workplace, such as teamwork, communication, problem solving, project planning, task management, and organization. Engaging in activities, events and interacting with people, the work also exposes the students to professional organizations or internships that could benefit their career. Students have come up with the responses of feeling happy and more confident while they counsel and provide aid in small ways to the target group undergoing anxiety and depression. The college has also benefitted from the active community service of the students as the efforts of students has brought appreciation to the college time and again. The college is frequently approached by organizations requiring the active engagement of students for a cause. Students have also benefitted with the opportunity to intern with NGOs.
Students have worked extensively with organizations like Aashirwad, SARD, DCCW, Lakshya, Salam Balak Trust, Handicapped Children's Rehabilitation Association (HCRA), Divya Jyoti Sansthan and has contributed to the cause in the best possible manner. Students have engaged in outreach activities in numerous ways by - counselling or extending a helping hand in children’s studies, advising adolescent girls and women about maintaining personal hygiene and general cleanliness, growing and nurturing plants and trees, reducing the use of plastics, writing exam papers for visually challenged students taking board exams, volunteering to donate blood stem cell when required and providing food and help to reach the distressed groups most adversely affected by the pandemic Covid 19.
A series of workshops are conducted on life management, mental health of youth, stress management, status of women in the socio-cultural context, empowerment of women, health hygiene and other related topics, are planned around the year to cope with day to day challenges.