Best Practices

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Best Practice : 1

Samarpana

Conservation of cultural Heritage by restoring ancient Temples, Mantapas, Kalyanis, Ponds and Bridges by students through NSS unit and staff.

Objectives

  • check iconTo maintain the status-quo of Mysuru as the cultural capital of Karnataka.
  • check iconTo build awareness and abide by the rules regulating conservation of heritage monuments.
  • check iconTo work for the protection and conservation of decrepit historical monuments that are the less known to public.
  • check iconTo promote indigenous culture
  • check iconTo inculcate National pride in student through their involvement to safe guard historical monuments.
  • check iconTo Identify water bodies across Mysuru district and conserve them.
  • check iconPromote existing biological eco- zone where flora and fauna thrive.
  • check iconProtection of wells especially ancient unused ones.
  • check iconCreate valuable environment across the ancient Kalyanis and Ponds.

Context

NSS strives for selfless service that include protection of monuments to maintain the ecosystem. The NSS unit of college resolves to take care of abandoned monuments across Mysuru. There are decrepit monuments in large numbers that are ruined and vandalized around Mysuru which are not known to public and are undertaken for the restoration in association with ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) and Archaeological Department.

The NSS Unit of college strives for the conservation of nature. As stipulated in the core principles of NSS, protection of nature is of supreme importance. In Mysuru, there are a plethora of unused wells. It is harrowing indeed to see the stagnant lakes filled with human defecation. Avifauna eco system is perishing due to the wanton needs of humans. This has to be stunted. So, the NSS assiduously works for conservation of nature.

The Practice

Some of the Restoration of Ancient Monuments, Ponds, Lakes and Temple are listed below

  • check iconOn 21.02.2022, Our Students Restored Parashurama Temple at Gundlupete.
  • check iconOn 19-10-2021, the NSS unit had restored a dilapidated Eshwara Temple that lies in the vicinity of Ganjam, Srirangapatna.
  • check iconOn 24-09-2021, as a part of NSS Day, the NSS unit of Seshadripuram Degree College, had restored a Lake at Bommenahalli, Hebbal Industrial Area, Mysuru.
  • check iconOn 12-08-2021, as a part of Swachatha Pakhwada Celebration, the NSS unit of Seshadripuram Degree College, had restored a dilapidated ancient structure.
  • check iconOn 14-12-2021 our students took active participation in rejuvenation of Uttar Amma Temple at Jakkanahalli, Srirangapatna.
  • check iconOn 16-12-2020, Students restored Shiva Temple and Srinivasa Temple which is located in Ganjam, Srirangapatna.
  • check iconOn 24-09-2020 the NSS unit of Seshadripuram Degree College, had restored Ancient Mantapa at Dasara Bannimantap, Srirangapatna.
  • check iconOn 11-01-2020, Our Students restored Ancient Draw-Well. The well located in Dasaraguppe, Srirangapatna.
  • check iconOn 08-01-2020, NSS Volunteers actively participated in rejuvenation of Primary Health Care at Darasaguppe, Srirangapatna.
  • check iconOn 07-01-2020, the NSS unit of Seshadripuram Degree College had the privilege of restoring an Antique Well. This magnificent structure is located at Darasaguppe, Srirangapatna.
  • check iconOn 12-09-2019, the NSS unit of Seshadripuram Degree College had renovated the Engraved Stone near Wellesley Bridge those existence dates back to the British Lord.
  • check iconOn 31-07-2019, Students Restored Ancient Kalyani at Jakkanahalli, Srirangapatna.
  • check iconOn 06-01-2019, Students took step forward in the Restoration of Lord Wellesley Bridge, Srirangapatna.
  • check iconOn 26-02-2018, Ancient Pond was discovered by the NSS Volunteers at Karigatta, Srirangapatna and Students restored the same.

Evidence of Success

  • check iconThe Restoration work done by the students was appreciated by the Local Villagers of Darasaguppe, Ganjam, Jakkanahalli and surrounding of Srirangapatna.
  • check iconAnd also, it was appreciated by Mrs. Sumalatha Ambarish, a renowned actress and MP, Mandya District for the Students Selfless Work.
  • check iconWork Appreciated from Narayana Gowda K.C., Ministry of Youth Empowerment & Sports of Karnataka.
  • check iconNSS Unit of Seshadripuram Degree College, Mysuru. Awarded with Best NSS Unit and Dr. Raghavendra R. Awarded as best NSS Officer State level award for their magnificent work for the academic year 2019-20.
  • check iconAlong with that College was awarded as Best NSS Unit and Best NSS Officer Mysore University award for the academic year 2020-21
  • check iconHis highness Yuduveer Krishnadatta Chamaraja Wadiyar, the titular Maharaja of Mysore and the scion of the Wadiyar royal family set his foot on the floor of Seshadripuram Degree College by holding a debate on “Archaeo Dialectics”
  • check iconRestoration Work of Monuments, Temples, Lakes and Ponds by our Students and Faculty Members were appreciated by the Media, News paper and Social Media’s across Mysuru and Mandya.

Problems encountered and Resources required

While clearing the vines, the NSS volunteers had encountered poisonous vipers that would pose threat to their life. Those areas were untouched. Fortunately, they were cleared with the help of JCB. The limitations in funding by Management alone has posed a challenge to this venture. The threat posed by the vandals is a serious concern for us. Over heading all this problem our NSS Volunteers has given their Best Service.

A slew of challenges was posed to NSS in pursuit of rejuvenating water bodies. Firstly, those dilapidated ponds were located in the midst of bushes where venomous vipers and vermin harbour were found. It is indeed a herculean task for the volunteers to strike hard the quirky vines. With these limited resources, the team had done an incredible job with ill-equipped and inadequate tools. The climate was not conducive; it was rather erratic.

Glimpses of Restoration Work

Restoration of Draw Well at Yechanahalli

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Rejuvenation of Wellesley Bridge at Srirangapattana

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Restoration of Old Pavilion at Jakkanahalli

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Best Practice : 2

Moulya Vardhan

Institution of study centres- A lodestar for actualizing the very idea of democracy, diversity, servitude, civic sense and philosophy.

Objectives of the practice

Four unique study centres have been instituted at the instance of the principal and the management. They are named after venerated reformers in Modern India viz; Mahatma Gandhi, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Swami Vivekananda and Basava Study Centre (Launched recently-on Nov 28th 2022). Each study centre intends to incite civic sense and servitude among pupils. They endeavour to revive society and pinpoint social mores. To conduct examination that appertains on the experiential learning of the pupil and on the lives of eminent personalities of whom the study centres are named after. They intend to ingrain students of virtuous ideals as well.

The context

Holistic education is the nub of the modern education. Rote learning is out of the purview of education. Besides the technical know- how, a pupil must acquaint himself with the tradition of the bygone era. Tradition and culture are in the state of neglect. It is imperative for students to develop a polished character. It is pertinent that student should observe the erratic nature of society. Moreover, they should assume the role of a spectator who identifies social taboo and injustice that are quelling the society. Therefore, actualization of study centres is imperative. They serve as an abode of wisdom coupled with knowledge. They are not eminently academic but allied towards holistic education. They are concerned about society and its dynamic trends. They oversee brewing social issues and address them. The prime objective of such study centres is to lend helping hand to the downtrodden, uplift and empower the vulnerable.

The Practice

The aforesaid study centres organised a sundry of activities They are enumerated below:

  • check iconUnder the watchful eyes of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar study Centre, constitution day was observed. The rationale of such event is to sensitize students of political mechanism and to profess the very essence of constitution. The constitution day has been observed from time to time and due consideration is given indeed.
  • check iconFurthermore, it organised a national webinar on educational philosophy of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar; An interface with new education policy” and a seminar on parliamentary democracy.
  • check iconThe Ambedkar study Centre as well as Gandhi study centre facilitate essay writing competition allied to the lives of Gandhi and Dr. Ambedkar. At the instance of the coordinator of Mahatma Gandhi study centre, students paid a visit to model Sabarmati ashram situated in the sprawling campus of the University of Mysore. Whereas, Swami Vivekananda study centre aims at the progress of a pupil on the spiritual plane. The members of swamy Vivekananda study centre attends retreat held at RIMSE annually that a spiritual awakening could be felt in them. The study centre carried out awareness program on drugs and their impending danger.
  • check iconThe Vivekananda Study Centre focusing on Student life skills, Leadership quality and Refreshment Programs. The Study centre active in providing Retreat Programs, conducting National Youth Day, Swami Vivekananda life Biography, National Voter’s Day, Sister Niveditha Birth anniversary, Awareness on Drugs Programs, AIDS Awareness Programs and many more activities which boost the confidence, strength and Morality of Students.
  • check iconThe Gandhi Study centre active in spread knowledge of Gandhi’s Morals and Principles among students by conducting various programs like Dandi March, Gandhi Jayanthi, Visit to Sabarmati Ashram, Gandhian tool and the goal, Gandhi’s remembrance and so on.
  • check iconThe study centres stand by the very notion of youth empowerment. In this respect, workshops on leadership were organized. Besides these, it celebrates memorial days, especially the Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar and Mahatma Gandhi on respective date. These would definitely strengthen the edifice of the ideals professed.

Evidence of success

The very essence of such study centres is to disseminate values, ideals, and noble ideas. The Vivekananda study centre gives impetus to the empowerment of youth. As envisioned by Swami Vivekananda, a pupil ought to acquire different kinds of knowledge. In a similar line, Dr. B. R. Ambedkar’s study centre aims for equity irrespective of social segregation. This study centre consistently worked for the upliftment of the downtrodden, regular competition chiefly, elocution has been held with respect to the lives of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar and proved successful.

Moving on to the Gandhi study centre, there are innumerable activities that are allied to Gandhian principles. We had the good fortune to affiliate with Karnataka Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi with our Honorary General Secretary, Seshadripuram Educational Trust as its President. Countless programs at the behest of Gandhi Smaraka Nidhi had been carried out.

With the result of above Study Centres, Massive transformation has taken place among Students and they have become more social responsive. They are taking active participation in Blood Donation camps, Food drives, Blanket drives, etc.. for needy and they have involved in awareness programs like cancer awareness, drug awareness, tobacco awareness and many more.

Problems Encountered

There are indeed a host of problems faced by study centres. It is a laborious task to teach students about servitude and projects associated with the respective study centres. First and foremost, a student’s perception and worldview should be taken into consideration. Most of the pupil shows aversion to such activities.

Students were unable to follow the Gandhian principles, which is a tardy in outlook for many of them. Students had a different thought about Dr. Ambedkar, because people hold him as vanguard of the Indian Constitution. Indeed, many never thought him as a social reformer. Sometimes society have wrong thought and they Portray this understanding ought to be eliminated in students and the youth in general.