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Social Immersion programme is a venture started by Jyoti Nivas College Autonomous Post Graduate Centre under the leadership of Dr.Sr.Lalitha Thomas. Rendering service to society is the motto of the committee which is in line with the motto of the college.


Objectives
• To enable students to identify issues of social concern in the community in which they live
• To help students understand social responsibilities through 30-hour outreach activities
• To organize community and ecological programmes to turn out morally upright and socially committed
• To participate in collective and collaborative work where students learn and understand the value of giving and sharing and create ideas for better tomorrow


The activities of Social Immersion committee for the academic year 2019-20 started with a Talk on ‘Social Immersion – Need of the hour’ by Dr. Praveen Kumar Shukla, Founder of NGO Being Social who has honorary doctorate for social work from International Peace University, Germany and also is the recipient of A.P.J. Abdul Kalam Award on July 27, 2019.


Vastrha Daan Mahadaan initiative encouraged the students to donate clothes for the underprivileged. Students donated clothes which are then distributed with love and joy to the people of KR Puram slum area on August 3, 2019.


Hair for Hope - Talk on Hair donation Campaign for Cancer patients by Ms. Prachi Shah on October 14, 2019. She created awareness among the students about hair donation to chemotherapy patients.
We see less of the world because we live inside a screen, constantly walking around head down, fixated and anticipating the next digital interaction. ‘No Mobile Day’ was an initiative of the social immersion committee to release our mind from the chains of digital interaction for a day on October 15, 2019. Students had given a positive feedback, and they appreciated spending time with their friends in class and enjoyed the beauty of the nature.


Social immersion also initiated interdepartmental poster making twice in the month of September. As part of their 30 hours community service programme, the students are serving government schools during Saturdays to teach the children English and Mathematics. Many of our students also served various NGOs like ‘Little sisters of the poor’(old age home), ‘Anatha Shishu Nivasa’, ‘AL-Madeena education and welfare association’, ‘Seva-in-Action (SIA)’, ‘Ashraya Health Care and Old Age Home Care Services’, ‘Ashanilaya foundation, Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology’ and ‘Garden City Jeevitha Anathashrama’.


In a nutshell, learning outcomes of Social immersion includes
• Instilling the value of empathy and humanitarian concern.
• Practically implement social inclusiveness.
• Experience the joy of giving and sharing.
• Understanding the importance of sharing and giving.
• Invest in social goodness (Emotion, idea, time, energy).