The Extension Unit of MIER College of Education organized an awareness programme on “Save the Girl” in its adopted village Domana. Mrs. Vidya Chib, Child Development Project Officer, Kot Bhalwal was the resource person on this occassion. More than 35 student members of the Extension Unit participated in the activity and oriented the locals about the discrimination and exploitation against girls. The members also discussed about gender inequality at home and work and suggested measures to promote gender equality. They mentioned some of the female achievers and role models such as Rani Laxmi Bai, Sunita Williams, Kalpana Chawla, P.T. Usha etc. to motivate young girls to come forward and be a part of mainstream activities. Mrs. Chib shared the scheme “Beti Bachao Beti Padhao” launched by Honourable Prime Minister, Shri. Narendra Modi and said it is a campaign lunched to generate awareness and improve welfare services intended for girls in India. This was followed by a pledge in which the participants and locals took the pledge of saving and education the girl child. The sarpanch and panches of the village also enthusiastically participated in the orientation programme. Mrs. Suman Devi Incharge Extension Unit ably organized the programme and thanked the resource persons, sarpanch and panches and also the locals for their cooperation and participation.
March 16, 2021
An online guest lecture on the theme “Precautions and Prevention of COVID 19" was organised for the students and the faculty members. The resource person on this occasion was Dr. Meenakshi Kotwal, District Tuberculosis Officer, Jammu. Dr. Kotwal opened her deliberations by explaining that a corona virus is a common virus that causes an infection in your nose, sinuses, or upper throat. She highlighted the symptoms of COVID 19 such as fever, coughing, shortness of breath, fatigue, chills, body aches, loss of smell or taste and nausea. She said the infection is spread through respiratory droplets, the infective period is from 2-14 days and the vulnerable group includes people with medical conditions such as diabetes, chronic kidney or liver disease, obesity, children, etc. Dr. Kotwal discussed various preventative measures like cleaning of hands often using soap and water or an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, maintaining a safe distance of 6 feet or 2 meters, wearing a mask and by not touching eyes, nose or mouth. The guest lecture was followed by an interaction session where the students clarified their doubts.
October 03, 2020
To commemorate the International Day for Older Persons the Extension Unit of the College organized an online programme. The International Day for Older Persons is celebrated to acknowledge and appreciate the contributions of older people in their families, communities and societies at large. This year’s theme of the United Nations International Day for Older Persons (UNIDOP) is “Pandemics: Do They Change How We Address Age and Ageing?” Mrs. Komal Sharma, Convener Co-curricular Committee extended a very warm welcome to the audience and the guests. More than 10 student members of the Extension Unit along with their grandparents participated in the programme under the guidance of Mrs. Suman Devi, Incharge Extension Unit. In addition to different cultural activities which included folk songs, bhajan and shared their experiences, who not only actively participated in the session but enjoyed it too.
October 01, 2020
The Extension Unit of MIER College of Education in collaboration with NSS unit organized a sensitization programme on the theme “Gender Discrimination” at the Sarpanch Bhavan in its adopted village-Gharota near Bhalwal, Jammu. More than 50 student members of the unit along with their Incharge, Mrs. Suman Devi and NSS programme officer, Ms. Komal Sharma visited the village. The Sarpanch and Panches of the village along with the residents participated in the programme. Three documentaries namely “Tamana,” “Parivartan” and “B’coz I am a girl” were shown which highlighted gender inequalities and importance of women’s health. Dr. Adit Gupta, Principal MIER College appreciated the efforts of the units for sensitizing the residents regarding gender discrimination and social stereotypes.
February 02, 2020
A Nukkard Natak on the theme “Drug Addiction” was organised by the unit at its adopted village-Gharota, near Bhalwal, Jammu. The students were highly successful in creating awareness and educating villagers about this social evil and its effects on their health and family life. They also highlighted the need to eradicate it from the social system. The nukkad natak was highly appreciated by the audience and they promised that they will definitely put all their efforts to eliminate this evil from their society.
November 20, 2019
Students of the college visited Old Age Home to commemorate the International Day for Older Person at Ambphalla. The students organized cultural activities comprising songs and dance items for them. The programme invoked active response from the older persons and they also sang folk songs with zeal and enthusiasm. The students also demonstrated some yoga techniques suitable for them. The participants enjoyed the programme and requested the teacher incharge to organize such programmes in future also. Mrs. Suman Devi, incharge, Extension unit formally thanked the participant and the elderly people for their cooperation and support. Dr. Adit Gupta, Principal, MIER appreciated the efforts of the unit for conducting the programme for the elderly people.
October 01, 2019
Mrs. Suman Devi, Incharge Extension Unit and Dr. Reeta Dwevedi, Convener of Co-curricular Unit visited Gharota village to conduct a survey of the village for carrying out extension activities. She interacted with the sarpanch Mr. Partap Singh Lengeh and other members of the panchayat to know about the problems and issues which are being faced by the villagers so that a plan of action can be framed to alleviate their problems.
September 27, 2019
To commemorate World Health Day, the extension unit of the College organized a free medical camp and a sensitization session for its students and staff. During the general medical check-up, 60 persons were diagnosed with the problems of hyper and hypotension and blood pressure. Free medicines were also distributed to the needy. The sensitization session on the theme “Common Health Issues” was conducted by T.C Bhagat, Medical Officer MIER who comprehensively explained the causes and preventions of common ailments and also discussed the first-aid measures for heatstroke, animals bite, electric shock and burns. The students and staff appreciated the efforts of unit for organising this programme.
April 09, 2019
A team of 30 Students from extension unit of MIER College of Education visited Bhatyari village near Bishnah, Jammu to create awareness regarding “Disability Issues”. The Students of B.Ed. Spl. Education semester IV presented an impressive skit highlighting the issues related to disability and focusing on the potentialities and capabilities of children with special needs. The skit also showed that if an opportunity is given, the children with special needs can become useful members of society and contribute towards its development. The villagers were also given information regarding the free educational facilities available for children with special needs (CWSN) up to the age of 18 years. The presentation was highly appreciated by the audience.
March 25, 2019
A sensitization programme on the theme “Healthy Life Style” at the Sarpanch Bhavan in Bhatyari village near Bishnah, Jammu. The village has been adopted as part of the community development programme of the college. More than 40 student members of the unit along with their Incharge Mrs.Suman Devi visited the village. Three documentaries namely “Hygiene-the Way of Life”, “Tips for Healthy Living” and “Hygiene-the Healthy Life-Style” were shown which highlighted healthy food habits, balanced diet, personal and domestic hygiene. This was followed by an interactive session in which the villagers actively participated to clarify their doubts and myths about hygiene.
February 28, 2019
The Extension Unit of MIER College of Education (Autonomous) organized a Swachhta Abhiyan. More than 50 students from both PG and UG departments participated in the Abhiyan. They participated in the cleanliness drives in their respective areas, made posters, wrote poems and slogans on keeping the environment clean. They created awareness on the importance of dumping garbage at identified places for scientific disposal. The students also took the pledge for saving the environment and keeping it pollution free. The programme was made meaningful with the active involvement of the students and enthusiastically participated in the event.
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