Further, we donated Rs. 11,000/- each, to both ALERT India and CHIRAG (School of Social Science). Pillai's Group of Institutions made generous contributions, in cash and kind, to ALERT India, Association for Leprosy Education Rehabilitation and Treatment, India, CHIRAG, College of Social Work, Pratham Orphanage, Panvel and Ramakrishna Niketan Vridhashram, Shantivan.
Enthused by the event, inmates of different organizations gave spontaneous performances which added colour to the event. A song presented by a 92 year old senior citizen, Shri. Vishwanath B. Bidaye, from Ramakrishna Niketan Vridhashram, Shantivan was particularly appreciated by the audience.
The 'Community Service Day' initiative started by the Mahatma Education Society and Pillai’s College of Arts Commerce and Science will now become an annual feature. This will allow not only the participation of the student body towards this cause, but also the involvement and cooperation of the immediate community. The 'Community Service Day 'put smiles on the faces of all the participants as they left the campus. It was an event which saw the bringing together of senior citizens, tribal children, orphans and abandoned children from several NGOs. It was a first of its kind initiative in Navi Mumbai. The Pillai's Group of Institutions were the catalysts bringing about advocacy, outreach and community education.
"If service is your habit, let's meet.", a campaign regarding contribution towards betterment of society, reducing present deficiency existing in the area of platelets and blood donation in India, was organized on 15th February, 2011, by Social Awareness Cell of Pillai's College of Arts Commerce and Science in association with RON - a N.G.O. that acts to keep and inculcate service mentality among youth by various activities, so that they are trained for the future nation and thus to serve humanity. Dr. Aarti, asst. medical social worker from Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer (ACTREC), with her team members collected 50 samples of blood from the college students. Along with it, 600 students have voluntarily registered their names, for blood donation in actual need of crisis. The students enrolling their names will be contacted in case of any disaster or emergencies for blood donation.
Social Awareness Cell of Pillai's College of Arts Commerce and Science conducted a 'Donation Drive' on 23rd February 2011 wherein 'PRATHAM' - a N.G.O. for orphans and destitute children was the main beneficiary. 40 pairs of shoes were donated to the boys at the 'PRATHAM's Boys Shelter and 240 long books were donated to the girls at the 'PRATHAM's Girls Shelter, located at Panvel. Along with this, 100kg of rice and 25kg of dal were also donated to 'PRATHAM's shelter at Panvel.