Ek Hath Maditicha – A Fundraising Event
Giving is not just about making a donation , it’s about making a difference !!
In August 2019 the flooding in Sangli and Kolhapur districts of Maharashtra have been historic. River levels washed away all past records many times over. These districts, which form the fertile Black cotton soil belt are the floodplains of mighty rivers of the Krishna Basin: Krishna, Koyna, Warna, Panchaganga, Tarli, Urmodi, Dudhganga and Hiranyakeshi. Slowly, villages and towns have been limping back to normalcy. The destruction wrought by the floods has been momentous. Just in the two districts of Sangli and Kolhapur, more than 6.45 lakh people were evacuated and shifted to safer places.
Students of allied health sciences conducted a drive “Ek Hath Madaticha” to help the people suffering from this natural disaster in Kolhapur . Our students were inspired by teachings and values inculcated at this university by Hon President Dr. Vijay Patil Sir and Dean Dr Surekha Patil Ma’am. Head of Department, Allied Health Sciences Dr Kailash Jawade and Chief coordinator Mrs. Sneha Sonawane provided necessary support in the form of getting approvals, guiding and monitoring the activity. Student council General Secretary Mandar Shendage and other members conducted a fund raising activity in hospital and university premises where Students and faculties came forward to give generous donations.
With all this help the Students were able to donate one month’s food supplies for 30 families of Bhadole village from Hatkanangale Taluka, Dist Kolhapur. Team of students Mr. Yogi Gharghe, Mr. Altaf Shaikh, Mr. Swapnil Badekar, Mr. Jay Kawale, Mr. Omkar Gunjkar, Mr. Pratik Holamb, Mr. Ashutosh Jadhav, Mr. Vaibhav Shelke, Mr. Tanmay Shirke, Mr. Kalpesh Gangan and Mr. Adesh Pawar went to Bhondale village and handed over the household food material to needy families. They also had meaningful conversations with people staying in that village. This activity helped students to get a sense of responsibility towards needy people and also gave them an experience of immense satisfaction and gratitude.