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To fulfill the current/ changing needs of the society, the institution sensitizes the faculty and students to get involved in various community outreach programs. Sustainable practices of the institution leading to good performance results in better outcome in terms of generating knowledge for students, which is useful for the learner as well as for the community. Academic requirements like field work, community organization programs provides scope for students to learn from social realities and eventually contributes to social welfare. In order to inculcate social responsibilities, the faculty and students are encouraged to participate in various service activities. Some examples of the professional society Programs carried out in the past years are listed below.
Narangi gaon, Virar(E)
Service to mankind is service to GOD himself. And what could be better than donating some amount of the most precious thing in your body to a needy person – YOUR BLOOD! There is no substitute of blood and hence at the time of needs a blood deficit person requires blood from an able donor. Keeping this very essentiality of the donation motive in mind, a blood donation campaign was organised by Nirankari in Virar (east), Narangigoan. 5 student volunteers from H.K.College of Pharmacy were present to help the doctors of J.J Hospital who were appointed for this campaign. It received a huge response from the number of students as well as the local people coming forward to donate their blood. A free examination of the individual’s blood group was also carried out. Doctors addressed the donors about the benefits and the importance of their small contribution. Besides, the student volunteers also gained a lot of knowledge about blood donation. Moreover, the whole process of extracting blood from the donor was carried out methodically and in a hygienic ambience. The donor was examined to fulfil the criteria like optimum weight, physical health, etc. before receiving blood. The camp was a huge success and it witnessed a sense of happiness in every donor!Participants involved:
23 November 2015 in Local buses
Antibiotics are the most common type of drugs prescribed by doctors as well as used by patients for treating infections from bacteria, viruses, etc. for over 70 years! The fact remains that people are still unaware of their functions, side effects and their long term effects. In order to aware the common people as to when and how these antibiotics are effective, the students of HKCP carried out an antibiotic awareness campaign on 23rd November. The camp was unique in its own way as it was carried out in the local buses in Vile Parle, Mahim, Santacruz and Bandra. People were really impressed by the noble efforts taken by these budding pharmacists from H K College of Pharmacy. The local passengers were provided with valuable information regarding the uses, misuse, the optimum doses to be taken and the overall effects of antibiotics. Keeping in mind the growing use of steroids, people were enlightened about its serious harmful effects. A total of 8-10 volunteers actively participated in this great attempt. The camp was implemented successfully and the prime objective of public awareness was achieved!Participants involved:
Joggers Park,Mira road. 21st November 2015
Alzheimer a life killing disease is an incurable disease of brain caused due to continuous and repetitive degeneration and death of nerve cells. This disease is generally called as a short term memory loss in which person fails Identify even himself. All his functions are just ceased completely for eg-Ability to swallow, eat etc. Thus in order to make the people aware about this disease.
PHO team from H.K College of Pharmacy had organized a campaign on 21st September 2015 in the Mira road joggers park and at the Mira road railway station. The group of 25 to 30 people reached Mira road for making the people aware about the life killing Alzheimer. This campaign was performed at two different places. In the first half the volunteers went to the Mira road jogger’s park. They grasped the attention of the crowd by showing the models prepared by them. Explanation was given regarding the Alzheimer’s based upon the model by the speakers. It was great to see the crowd of people standing and listening to the speech given by the speakers. In the second half at evening when Mira road station was crowded with public. Pamphlets were distributed to the public at railway station and information regarding the Alzheimer was given by the volunteers.
The whole campaign was crowned into a huge success not only because of the volunteers who tried to pull the crowd but also because of the people who stayed there by listening to the information given by the volunteers. It was a very good and sumptuous feeling to the volunteers who had put their cent percent of efforts in the campaign.List of volunteers participated :
Anand Nagar and DN Nagar, Jogeshwari. 7th November 2015
AIDS an acronym for acquired immunodeficiency syndrome is a life threatening disease whose cure hasn’t been invented till date. According to a recent survey, India is home to the world’s third largest population suffering from AIDS. People in India need to be educated about this serious issue. Keeping the cruciality of this issue in mind the students of HKCP organized an AIDS awareness campaign, especially in the slum areas of Anand Nagar and DN Nagar in Jogeshwari. People were informed about the meaning, causes, symptoms and the ways through which this disease can be contagious. Instructions were given about the preventive measures in order to avoid the spreading of this highly contagious disease. Around 6 student volunteers through posters and speeches educated the people about the social as well as the biological whereabouts of this fatal disease. The difference between HIV and AIDS were also explained to the local people. At the end of the campaign, the people in the slum areas were thankful to the students for enlightening them about AIDS and also promised to spread their knowledge on this issue as far as they can!participants involved:
World Health Organization attributes hypertension or high blood pressure, as a leading cause of cardiovascular mortality. Epidemiological studies have shown that hypertension is a “silent killer” with no warning signs. Therefore , knowing that one’s blood pressure is elevated allows individual to take some action to mitigate the rising blood pressure ,thus preventing potential end-organ damage ,including myocardial infarction, kidney failure and cerebrovascular stroke .On the contrary, a number of studies have shown that early diagnosis and treatment of hypertension leads to better quality of life and increased longevity. Taking this into consideration the PHO team from H.K COLLEGE OF PHARMACY took an initiative to organize a free health check up for hypertension on 31st October. An expert cardiologist Dr. Zaenul abedin Humdulay with the assistance of his associates and the volunteers from HKCP got engaged in a free check where in the blood pressure, heart rate (ECG) and other heart related problems were diagnosed and were provided with a referral slips for those who needed a further treatment and medications. A total of about 134 people were encountered for this checkup. This campaign contributed significantly to the awareness of hypertension in general population which is highly encouraging for future efforts for early detection of hypertension and prevention of related mortality. At the end this campaign was a huge success as a great response was received from the crowd.
Ghatkopar Railway Station, October 2015
Your droplets of blood may create ocean of happiness
Blood donation is one of the beneficial concepts connected with the science of surgical medicine. Rather, it is a social responsibility. Taking this into consideration the PHO Volunteers with a firm objective to create a wider public awareness of the need for regular donation because of the short shelf- life of the blood components and to encourage exiting and potential donors to donate blood at regular intervals.
This campaign was well organized at Ghatkopar station, organized by central railway Majdoor Sangh with the association of lion’s club where in the doctors from J. J. Hospital were assisted by Volunteers from H. K. College of pharmacy. This campaign was held on 4th October in a much disciplined manner checking each and every aspects of participant’s health. During the blood donation process the hemoglobin content of the participants were checked before donating the blood, clearly telling the participants about their health conditions. Many checkups for blood pressure and other tests were conducted by the doctor. Refreshments were then provided to the participants after blood donation.
After medical checkup of the donors samples were collected and then were carefully sealed and transported away, while the volunteers and the hospital staff helped in all the activates. A unit of 106 blood samples were collected .Finally the donors were given a certificate of appreciation for the service of humanity. Overall it was a great achievement!Five minutes of your time + 350ml of your blood =one life saved
Vile Parle (East), 23rd October 2015
In an attempt to generate awareness about the importance of donating the blood, Chittoda Yuva Sangh, Mumbai had organized a blood donation camp on 11th October 2015. The venue of the camp was Lokmanya Seva Sangh, Tilakmandir, Gokhle hall, Vile Parle (East). Student volunteers from various colleges came forward enthusiastically to assist the doctors in carrying out this campaign. The masses were enlightened about the noble cause of the campaign. Donating about 1 pint of blood could help save three lives. The arrangements made for the smooth running of the camp was remarkable. The camp witnessed a huge number of people particularly the youth actively participating and extending a helping hand towards the needy. The camp surely developed seriousness towards the matter of blood donation amongst the donors and promised many such successful camps in near future. Total 150 bottles were collected.
Your skin is the fingerprint of what is going on inside your body, and all skin conditions, from psoriasis to acne to aging, are the manifestations of your body's internal needs, including its nutritional needs." Dr. Georgiana Donadio, founder of the National Institute of Whole Health.
Does what we use on our skin make differences for our skin’s overall health? With growing awareness, we are realizing how much better eating more organic whole foods is for our internal body’s health: thinking the same way for our external body can dramatically help the health of our skin. Is what we are using on our skin nourishing and feeding our skin’s health or is it making it more reactive and problematic? Our skin is our bodies’ largest organ-it is living, breathing and responsive .If we start to appreciate its importance to our overall body’s health and wellbeing. When it comes to skin maintenance, we don’t think too much about it. However, when the skin becomes out of balance, our attention is immediately drawn to the problem and we want to correct it.
Taking this as an opportunity the PHO team from H. K. College of Pharmacy on 10th October took initiative in order to create awareness and guide the people on the importance of skin care and hair loss problems and how one can prevent hair loss .This was well organized in the HKCP campus where in esthetician and skin care and hair loss expert along with the volunteers got engaged in guiding the crowd about the various skin care problems, educating for how to care for your skin, along with using results driven skin care products formulated for the unique needs of our skin . Even they were given a brief on what will ultimately give you a healthy, clear and beautiful skin. Along with skin care the other main objective was to demystify the causes, the myths and the emotional and social consequences of hair loss, and to present options available, diagnosis and medical or other types of hair loss treatment with health care professionals.
This campaign was a free skin care and hair loss check-up where in the doctor after diagnosing the crowd provided them with a free medical skin care and hair loss products according to their problems with a referral slips for those who needed a further check- up and treatments. This section was from 9am to 2 pm and a total of 170 people were encountered for the checkup.
Mahindra and Mahindra company in Kandivali (East), 1st October 2015
Share a little, care a little–donate blood
Blood is the river of the life that flows in our body. World statistics show that today, blood is the most sorts–after body part in the world. Demand and supply are slowly drifting further and further apart. India‘s daily estimated requirement of blood is roughly 40 million units of 250cc blood packages of which only 5, 00, 000 units are available.
With a new franchising strategy the PHO team seek to continue to raise awareness on blood donation and highlighting its significance in saving lives during emergencies. This campaign was organized on 1st October at Mahindra and Mahindra Company in Kandivali, (East) to celebrate “THE WORLD’S BLOOD DONATION DAY” where in the volunteers from H. K. College of pharmacy took initiative in motivating the people to donate blood and also inform them about the importance of blood donation. It also focused on thanking blood donors who saved lives every day through their blood donations and strongly encouraging more people all over the world to donate blood voluntarily. Also they were guided with the benefits of blood donation and blood related disorders.
The camp was then appreciated with the overwhelming response to this noble cause. And it finally turned out to be a huge success as 523 units of blood was being collected. In order to acknowledge each donor for their contribution, donors were distributed with the certificates. They were also provided with a complimentary gifts. Overall a great accomplishment indeed!
Adarsh Nagar, Oshiwara, Jogeshwari (W). 28th July 2015
“Liver disease is a serious public health issue in our nation, as it currently affects more than 30 million Indians. Diseases such as Hepatitis are often referred to as ‘silent diseases’ because liver damage can gradually occur over many years before being discovered, which often happens once the damage is irreparable. Nationally, hepatitis B and C are major causes of liver cancer, liver transplantation and even death.” – J Robert Galvin
July 28th, considered as “World Hepatitis Day” brings the world together to raise awareness of huge burden of viral hepatitis and to influence real change in disease and prevention and access to testing, treatment and care. Thus the students of H. K. College of Pharmacy took initiative to celebrate the world hepatitis day at Adarsh Nagar with a firm objective of creating awareness among the people through a campaign. This campaign was well organized and planned for the perception regarding the medication, treatment and undesirable effects of hepatitis. This campaign was in form of rally where it provided a healthy focus for all the patients and those people who were living with hepatitis.
This rally was accompanied by the attractive posters and slogans grabbing the attention of the crowd. The campaign messaging had been developed to complement the striking visuals of the campaign with powerful statements. These messages were designed to raise awareness of the important facts and kept audience really thinking about the devastating impact of viral hepatitis on one’s life. At the end, this rally was a successful one creating impact and idea of implementation on the mind of people.
Kajupada, Beharam Baugh, JOGESHWARI (W). 23th July, 2015
The students of H.K.COLLEGE OF PHARMACY JOGESHWARI (W) had undertaken a campaign on malnutrition. The battle against malnutrition is an old one, however a fact of malnutrition in new mother and though in infants has recently increased largely. Campaign drive, to end the child hunger, it was held on Thursday 23rd July, 2015 by PHO team of H.K.COLLEGE OF PHARMACY at Kajupada in Beharam Baugh.
The chief motive behind this campaign was to make people aware in tackling malnutrition. As an incentive to make the drive a success ,written posters ,slogans were held upright along with speech spoken by the students about cons and remedies .At the end it was a successful malnutrition campaign, enabling the people to adapt knowledge and resources and promote implementation.
The PHO team once again ensured a step ahead towards – Generation Nutrition!
Dental Care has always been a neglected area ,the leading oral cancer, gum diseases in rural area is bit alarming .In a recent study by central government it was found that 92% of students were found with dental cavities ,decay and gum problems. Taking this threat as an opportunity the PHO team of H.K.COLLEGE OF PHARMACY on 7th August, 2015 decided to arrange a dental checkup and oral health camp for students to create awareness about dental and oral care .Also to bring a change in behavior of the students and would start taking preventive measures to avoid dental and oral problems.
A team of 3 doctors and one councilor from Denty’s got engaged in check –up of students, teaching and non-teaching faculty members. Around 150 students and faculty got benefit of this camp. Also they gave a referral slips for those students who needed further treatment .Doctors explained in detail about the root cause of dental and oral health problems and how everyone can avoid it.
This campaign was executed in a very innovative way by giving a thanking letter of gratitude to the doctors and councilors which helped to bring success to the camp in association with Denty's.
With the increasing amount of diseases in Children, Adults , pregnant Ladies and aged people , the students of H.K College of Pharmacy along with Indian Pharmaceutical Association arranged a Vaccination Campaign in a small village Koliwada in Palghar District. The main objective to conduct a campaign in rural area was that the facilities and comfort that people in urban areas have ,that is not possible in rural areas . So we the students of H.K college decided to take a survey on vaccination as well as explain them the importance of vaccination.Our objective to take a survey was that we would be submitting the survey report to the Regional Public Health Officer so that various vaccination facilities would be made available to the people in that area. The campaign was conducted by 12 students basically in 3 groups. Three teams, each with three spokespeople and a photographer traversed probably the entire village ensuring maximum coverage. Approaching people in their houses and explaining them the importance of Vaccination in children as well as in pregnant Ladies. By afternoon more than 75 houses having an average audience of 4-6 had been covered. Though the campaign wasn’t grandeur, the campaign that was arranged for was a baby step towards something that could make a difference in the life of many.
India being the nation of young minds, it is a need of the society to imbibe good values in the minds of small children for a splendid tomorrow. The basic and most important value for a better India is- Sanitization.Walking on the path shown by honorable Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Students of H. K. College of Pharmacy launched a Sanitization Campaign on 16th October, 2014. The campaign was held on 16th october,2014 at Pratiksha nagar Municipal school at 2:30 pm. The school children were of age from 6 years -10years, the optium age to understand the significance of sanitization and also to imbibe the values in their daily lives. The students of H. K. College of Pharmacy explained the children the significance of sanitization to prevent the occurance of various diseases like food poisoning, malaria, dysentry, vomiting, etc. The children were not just lectured about sanitization but they were also practically shown how to wash hands, clean the surrounding premises, etc. There was also a interactive session in the classrooms, during which students were asked about their views about sanitization and how they will help to keep their surroundings clean. Upon giving the correct answer to the simple questions asked by the students of H. K. College of Pharmacy related to sanitization the children were given gifts like pencils, erasers, sharperners, to boost their will to keep their surroundings clean and also to encourage them to imply this in the near future.
Years after the surgeon general's report designating dental diseases as, "the silent epidemic", the nation continues to be ignorant. Some out of fear, some out of sheer ignorance and some with no genuine access. Well, the PHO team at HK College of Pharmacy took up the bait, devised a plan to collaborate with dentists from Bharti Vidyapeeth College of Dentistry and approach the population who shy away from turning up to a dentist. A white brigade of 6 dentists and 15+ volunteers split up and provided dental check up services at an Old age Shelter, Assisi Bhavan at Goregaon East and the Primary section of St. Andrews convent school, Bandra West. At the old age shelter the target age group was ranging from 60s to an impressive 100+. Their willingness on maintenance of a healthy oral hygiene left all the dentists in an awe. On the other part of the town, the Team 2 of doctors dealt with a younger crowd ranging from age 9-12. Scared at first, the children were brought at comfort by the skilled coaxing of both the doctors and volunteers. The success of the campaign was marked when the final count of the targeted patients stood strong at 250, with 200 children and 50 elderly peers. Post each check up, the patients were provided with a proforma which contained details about their oral hygiene and problems. At the end of the day, the PHO team made the day count for everyone, the patients, the doctors and took a step towards a better and a healthy future.
Health is wealth and it was just time that the people inept, were made aware of. The deteriorating conditions called in the need for a change, a sustainable one. The PHO volunteers from H.K. College of Pharmacy took up the bait to put one step forth towards that change. In the late morning of 22nd November, 2014 a team of 17 volunteers arrived at the shanties located off the Western Expressway, Jogeshwari East. An Awareness campaign was implemented amidst the shanty town that addressed knowledge, attitudes and practices of families and the community towards personal hygiene and other issues such as clean surroundings and using public lavatories instead of open grounds. The effort included the portrayal of a person as a patient in his various encounters with different disease causing microbes. The orator tried to illustrate the audience about the symptoms and causes of the various different diseases and thus implored them to pay the doctor a visit for persistent symptoms. The most prominent examples were that of Malaria and Dengue, attracting large crowds’ even peeps from the windows of the houses. People were enthralled by how severe the diseases can be if not paid heed to. The illustrative technique of using Velcro stickers pictured with the different microbes to enact an invasion proved a success, thus keeping people guessing for the next. By the end of the campaign, the orator along with the other volunteers urged people to keep their surroundings clean and also to use the public lavatories. It was only fair enough to help the community develop as it would contribute to the development of the nation..
The 'substance-abuse' awareness campaigns organised by the volunteers from H.K. College of Pharmacy on 9th August,2014 between Andheri to Bandra . Losing a baby is a devastating blow. Still birth causes a grief that hurts unlike any other. The student council at HKCP therefore decided to take up the subject and spread awareness about it. Clad in white lab coats, holding up posters that announced their ideas. They were hell bent on putting that information out there. The target audience being women there was no better place to interact with them rather than the trains. The campaign was carried out in the women’s coach with students speaking in languages that could easily be understood by the women. Peak hour rush and other issues did not deter their spirits but only made them work harder. Prior to the campaign most women understood the term “still birth” but most lacked knowledge pertinent to understanding how often it occurs. They were told how they were unaware of action they themselves could take to reduce the risk of still birth. Overweight, obesity and smoking are important modifiable risk factors for still birth and advanced maternal age is also an increasingly prevalent risk factor. They were told how intensified efforts are needed to ameliorate the effects of these factors .on still birth rates. The campaign was a huge success with people understanding the subject and also taking initiative to spread the knowledge by taking videos and in the end by applauding the council for their time and efforts..
“9 to 5 : Just to stay alive !!
Workplace interventions brought many shocking facts into the light, back pains, limb pains and visual weakening were leading charts. People working sedentary-computer jobs were oblivious of these facts. After collecting all the data and statistics, the PHO volunteers at H.K. College of Pharmacy dug deep into the topic and devised a remedial plan to project. In the mid-afternoons of October 17th, 2014 a team of six volunteers having two orators set up a short introductory session at Saraswat Bank, Kandivali (West) branch based on the “Computer Related Disorders” and its remedial tips. Addressing a staff crowd of 25, the speakers maintained a sound decorum and explained what’s and if’s of the various issues related to their computer related coerced lifestyle. The staff looked quite thrilled and fretted at what their computer related jobs could do their health in the years to come. The session became inquisitive towards the end as many ended up asking a horde of questions which the addressing party was more than happy to answer. Nothing in too many details, just the blindfolded facts were divulged and the staffs were enlightened about the remedial clause that would help them keep a safe eye for the future years.
“The Eyes shout out what the lips fear to say”-William Henry
We are closing our eyes to a simple fact: with the ageing of the population, sight loss will become a major public health issue. It is up to us to prevent it from turning into a crisis. We need action now to prevent avoidable and unnecessary sight loss and provide adequate support for those who have lost their sight. The PHO team at H. K. College of Pharmacy arranged a call for action to address the state’s impending eye health crisis. The unremitting enthusiasm of the PHO volunteers was plausible as they made a plot to target the backward rural zones, the ones which needed the most guidance about the eye health. A team of 8, all clad in white lab-coats reached Rangaon, a small village north of Vasai West. Two teams, each with three spokespeople and a photographer traversed probably the entire village ensuring maximum coverage. Approaching people in their houses and explaining them what’s and if’s of cataract made a communal impact which was proving quite a success. By afternoon more than 150 houses having an average audience of 3-4 had been covered. By the end of the day, 250+ houses and a total target audience of 540-550 had been achieved. Though it wasn’t grandeur, the campaign that was arranged for was a baby step towards something that could make a difference in the life of many
The 'substance-abuse' awareness campaigns organised by the volunteers from H.K. College of Pharmacy on 15th November, 2014 was at the peak of its pioneering abilities. The plot included targeting people from various walks of life; starting off the campaign at home base, at the college and then spreading the word around the immediate vicinity, followed by a tete a tete with the pharmacist and the pedestrians around the Pharmacies. The campaign was divided into three varied legs; the college crowd, the awareness rally and a personal discourse with the pedestrians and the pharmacists. The campaign worked towards supplying information about the misuse and overdose of various narcotic substances. The college crowd was the prime targets as they're more prone to be addicted to such vices, the rally organised with many anti-drug slogans was received with a good audience. However, the third leg proved to be the most divergent. Introduction of the Pharmacy mobile, having a team of 4 volunteers armed to teeth with knowledge about substance abuse. Two such mobiles tracked roads of Lokhandwala, Oshiwara targeting apothcaries in the vicinity and pedestrians around them. The reception was astounding as the locals seemed inquisitive about the what and ifs of substance abuse. The effort thus put forth was well received and commendable thus imploring people to make a healthy lifestyle as their 'new High'.
Blood Donation Campaign 1st October, 2014 Initiating a blood donation campaign with such a encouraging slogan, boosted the people of Behram Baug to donate their blood for the good of the society. Blood the basic and essential component of life is needed for any kind of accidents, injuries etc. Donating blood is simplest and noble deed for humanity. Therefore, H. K. College of Pharmacy and IPA-SF-MSB held a blood donation campaign in the H. K. College Campus. On the occasion of the birthday of Ex-education minister and trustee of H. K. College of Pharmacy, Prof. Javed Khan; a blood donation campaign was held on 1st october, 2014 from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm. The campaign was conducted by Mumbai District AIDS Control Society(MDACS). A rally was held at 9:30 am on the same day around the Behraum Baug, Jogeshwari (W) to create awareness among the people about blood donation and also to encourage them to donate blood in the college. At the end of the day, total 36 units of blood were collected. This was a small but sincere step of H. K. College of Pharmacy and IPA-SF-MSB to create awareness in the societys and encourage it to donate blood.
The year of excellence for HKCP in PHO The academic year 2013-2014 marked the growth of HKCP in the social and communal field. HKCP student council and faculties of PHO committee vowed some serious changes in the way of functioning of the entire committee. PHO committee organized a staggering 20 various awareness campaigns, which were not only well planned but also well received by the public. As the academic year progressed, HKCP climbed up the charts and is currently one of the colleges having the most active PHO committees. HKCP achieved third place in Rx festival for successful 20 health campaigns.
|Se. No.||Health Campaigns|
|1||Sanitization campaign 1|
|2||Sanitization campaign 2|
|3||Blood donation campaign|
|7||Anti tuberculosis campaign|
|8||Anti tuberculosis rally|
|9||Anti tobacco campaign -1|
|10||Anti tobacco campaign-2|
|11||First aid box campaign|
|12||Generic drugs campaign|
|16||Cancer in Women|
|17||Osteoporosis awareness campaign|
|19||NSAIDs awareness campaign|
|20||Cardiovascular disease awareness|
SANITATION CAMPAIGN 30th August, 2013 As an essential part of students extra-curricular activity and to build the confidence among the students to be ready for the various presentation and events, HK college of pharmacy organized Health and Hygiene awareness campaign. As per the suggestion given by respected principal Dr. Anubha Khale, students of H.K.C.P. organized and conducted a campaign with a motive to create awareness about health & hygiene in the public as well as among the students. The campaign started with an introductory speech delivered by the Headmistress of the School respected Ms. Syed. The Program was then continued with a skit played by the students. All the activities that had been done on the day were very well planned, well-co-ordinated and properly managed by Mr. Amol Borade (Asst. Professor) & Mr. Shrikant Boharupi (Asst. Professor). The campaign ended after distributing pencils to the Primary school students by 12.30 pm. CLEANLINESS DRIVE 19th September, 2013 H.K.College of Pharmacy had organized a cleanliness drive to clear off the debris on the beaches and control the pollution caused by the immersion of over thousands of Ganesh idols at Juhu beach after the occasion of Ganesh Visarjan. The main objective of the drive was to spread awareness amongst the people about the importance of cleanliness as it is the basic need to lead a healthy life. Over 30 volunteers from H.K. College of Pharmacy had gathered on Juhu beach for the drive. The M.C.G.M officials helped the students in every possible way and appreciated them. The students of H.K college of Pharmacy felt privileged to help do their bit to keep the city clean. AIDS CAMPAIGN 21st September,2013 H.K. College of Pharmacy had organized an AIDS campaign. The purpose of this campaign was to create awareness amongst the people and spread useful information about the disease. The campaign was held in the slum area of Behram Baugh, Jogeshwari (W). MDACS (Mumbai District of AIDS control society), an NGO, provided us with various posters. The campaign commenced with the rally from H.K. Campus to the destination. Students adopted some slogans like 'saiyam aur suraksha kare AIDS se raksha’ which attracted the masses towards the ongoing rally. The campaign further continued with the skit performed by H.K.C.P. students which focused on causes and various myths about AIDS as a disease. The campaign ended with an interactive session where people were informed about the precautions they need to take in order to prevent this disease with the help of informatory banners and posters. DENGUE CAMPAIGN 27TH September, 2013 H.K college organized a workshop on dengue in association with Pharma fillers. Pharma fillers is an organization which works for health awareness amongst the masses. Their speaker Mr.Roshil Butt explained the attendees regarding the disease. The aim of organizing this workshop was to make them aware of the disease which is an epidemic these days in some part of the country. The main motto of the campaign was “KNOW DENGUE, NO DENGUE”. The Workshop provided information about dengue and the reason why it is an epidemic nowadays. It gave us many ways to combat the disease with the aid of medication. The main focus was on how the disease can be prevented by various measures and the signs and symptoms and treatments available for dengue. TUBERCULOSIS CAMPAIGN 19th October, 2013 The target of the campaign was to spread awareness about the modes of transmission, signs and symptoms and methods of prevention of this disease. The campaigns were conducted in local train as well as at Bandra station as these locations are crowded and hence hotspots for the transmission of contagious disease like tuberculosis. Many posters were made by the students for effectively conveying the information. Focus of the campaign was to inform people about free DOTS treatment initiated by the government and also the BCG vaccines given to infants to prevent tuberculosis.