‘Community Service Day’ is observed each year at Dr. K. M. Vasudevan Pillai Campus, Panvel by inviting over 700 residents of orphanages, shelters for a day of food, learning and fun. Unfortunately, this year Mahatma Education Society was not able to observe due to the pandemic. To observe Community Service Day in 2021, a collection drive of old/new blankets, pillows, sweaters, warm clothing, etc. was conducted at all 6 MES/Pillai Campuses in the month of January 2021. The winter was brutal this year and thousands of homeless people experienced severe illness due to the lack of shelter and warm clothing. We felt that conducting this drive was the least we could do to help those on the streets.
The MES team which included 23 students of PiMSR distributed the items personally to the homeless in the last week of January 2021 in the areas of Mumbai & Navi Mumbai. We are grateful to all our students and faculty who supported this cause by donating everything they could spare. We are sure that this drive helped these individuals in some small capacity.