The Objective of the rallies was curbing the current issues of society and environment. Further it encourages the students and peoples to involve actively in the elimination of socio-economic and environmental problems such as drinking water problems, causes and harmful effects of pollution, mental illness, domestic violence, death due to blood loss during parturition, accidental events, malnutrition etc. These rallies were the most power tools to inform the students and peoples of Koppal regarding the importance of water conservation, blood donation, problems caused by child marriage and importance of mental health to lead happy and peaceful life in the society.
The above mentioned best practice focused and selected because the college is situated in the rural background region. In this context, peoples are in practice of child marriage, drinking water problems are more because of low precipitation or rain fall, many deaths were reported by the district hospital and red cross unit because of malnutrition as well as blood loss during parturition and accidents, many people’s are fail to lead their life peacefully because of mental illness, tension and family related problems as it was observed by the sole trustee of our institute. Therefore, the rallies were aimed to address the problems and aware the students and peoples to come out from activities which divert personal as well as society development to have comfort zone.
The social awareness rallies were in practiced in association with Samsthana Sri Gavimath, Koppal during its annual Jatra mahostava, because more than 10, 000 lakh peoples were gathered during this event not only from Koppal but also from the many districts of Karnataka. It is possible for us to aware that mass of devotes of Gavimath and it is influences a lot to the people because of His Holiness Sri Gavisiddeshwar mahaswamiji, who is the sole trustee of institute. Every year in the month of December or January rally is conducted with the name JATHA. In this programme, we are going to invite all the school and college students of Koppal to participate and make this as a mega event. In this rally more than 15,000 students will participate including our college students. After the rally in the main streets of Koppal, special lecture program is organised based on the selected topic of Jatha by inviting the eminent person whor recognised himself in the field of selected title of the rally. In this rally programme different NGO’s, Social organizations were also contribute themselves to aware the people regarding the domestic violence, importance of nature and natural resources, evils of society etc. During the last five year the rallies were organised with the following titles :
This awareness rally program has brought lots of positive activities, initiatives, responses and success. The first rally on blood donation created awareness of importance of blood and due to this blood bank was established in the Koppal city. Through this unit regular blood donation camps were organised in association with NCC wing, YRC and Ayurvedic College, Koppal. As per the records death rate decreased because of blood loss in the district and it is confirmed by the Red Cross unit, Koppal. Second rally on prevention of child marriage has brought tremendous change in the Koppal districts and it informed by the District child protection unit, UNICEF child protection programme Koppal. Third event is sound mind in sound body, created awareness among the people of Koppal and it was confirmed by devotes responses at Gavimath. The fourth rally Jala Deekshan created lots of awareness among the peoples of Koppal district and many small water reservoirs were rejuvenated for example the Hirehalla project was started to protect water reservoir nearby Koppal. In the Krupa drushti many people registered to donate eye after their death and for the same certificate were issued by the authority to collect the eyes from the people.
The rally is a most important way to address many Personal, social and environmental problems. The most important problem encountered through the rally is child marriage rate gradually decreased from the day of JATHA and more number of activities need to be counted to completely eliminate the social evil by the joint venture of NGO’s and Governmental institutes. Lack of proper education and guidance to the village peoples is the fundamental problem. To eliminate this, more number of programs needs to be organised by the institutes involved in the social developmental activities to provide the basic education and awareness of various problems caused due to blind practices existing and followed by the peoples of rural background.
This is the best way to eliminate the social problems which are hindrance to the personal and society development. Institutes of higher education of Karnataka as well as India can adopt this kind of best practice with minimum efforts to aware the peoples and the problems suffered by them during their everyday life activities.
|Krupa Drushti - Eye Donation Awareness Rally - 2018-19|
|Jala Deeksha - Water Conservation Awareness Rally - 2017-18|
|Shashakta Mana Santrupti Jeevana - Healthy Mind Healthy Life Awareness Rally - 2016-17|
|Balya Vivaha Tade - Prevention of Child Marriage Awareness Rally - 2015-16|
|Blood Donation Awareness Rally - 2014-15|
The main objective behind the implementation of khadi dress in our institute is to inculcate a sense of patriotism and love for our own culture in students. Though khadi is remembered as a fabric of freedom, it is still perceived as unfashionable by many especially youth. Therefore, this attempt has been made to discover the awareness about khadi among college youth and also to promote khadi as a fashion fabric. This practice is made to develop national integrity and aware the students about freedom fight movements and role of khadi culture at that movement.
Acceptance of khadi as fashion fabric by well known fashioners has forced institute to take note of khadi fabric as uniform for all the members of institute including students, teaching and non-teaching staff. The main challenging issues considered here is khadi was meant to be a supplementary industry to agriculture, a crucial element in a self sustaining economy. It greatly supports the rural artisans to earn their livelihood; thus strengthening the rural economy. This area experiences maximum temperature during summer and cold climate during winter season hence, khadi keeps wearer warm in winter as well as cool in summer season. Therefore, white khadi uniform was introduced by the board of management by consulting the heads of the institutions.
Along with academic studies, students should be aware of various small scale industries such as khadi, silk, agriculture industry and their role in Indian economy. A country remains poor in wealth both materially and intellectually, if it does not develop its handicraft and its industries and lives a lazy parasitic life by importing all the manufactured articles from outside. Therefore, it is an attempt made to support the development of khadi industry and agriculture. This practice was adopted by the due recommendation of IQAC based on the suggestions given by the stake holders.
The small survey was conducted by the students of NSS and NCC during the academic year 2013. This practice was implemented for all the teaching, non-teaching and students and they need to wear white and white khadi uniform on every Monday to develop peace and equality among all the stakeholders of the institute. This initiative was extended to all the institutes run by the Sri Gavisiddeshwar Vidyavardha Trust, Koppal, in the subsequent year. It was initially difficult to implement, because readymade dress supply for all the students was not possible but later board of management has called various garment agents and among them owner of Shankar Readymade Dress centre, Koppal, was agreed to supply the material to all the students every year. This practice created healthy environment among the students and teachers in the campus.
Use of Khadi uniform as a best practice has brought tremendous change among the students. This unique practice created happiness and equality in all the stake holders in learning activities. This practice motivated our students to visit small scale industries to learn the importance those industry in the economy of rural peoples. Students of the college have visited hair processing unit, hand craft mills, milling machine industry located at Bhagyanagar-Koppal and Kukanoor industry.
The Khadi uniform for all the staff members was introduced to develop national integrity and to support khadi industry. But it was bit difficult to provide uniform for all the stakeholders at a time. This practice helps us to maintain uniqueness of the institute and attracted many students to the college.
|Khadi Dress Code for every Monday|