Objectives of the Practice:
1. To create awareness of physical fitness among the students.
2. To provide facility of Gym equipments to the students who commute from the villages and cannot devote time for physical fitness after college hours.
3. To provide support to the students who are willing to join military, army and Border Security forces and thereby help them to earn employment.
4. To encourage the grampanchayat officials to apply for the schemes of State and Central governments for developing sports infrastructure at their villages.
5. To enhance the participation of students in wrestling, bodybuilding, weightlifting, powerlifting and athletics tournaments.
6. To provide gym equipments to the other institutes in the Campus.
The College opened up boys’ gym in 2001. Until then gym facilities were not available even outside the College campus. Therefore the College permitted outsiders to derive benefits of the gym at the nominal fees. From these resources the College developed a gym for girl students. It was also opened to community use. This created awareness of physical fitness among the students and enhanced students’ performance in sports. With the available facilities the College has successfully organized intercollegiate and intergroup wrestling, weightlifting, powerlifting, boxing, bodybuilding and other tournaments. During the assessment period two girl-students have represented Savitribai Phule Pune University, (SPPU) Pune in interuniversity wrestling tournaments. One student represented SPPU, Pune in Cross- country. One student got Gold Medal in Boxing in National Students’ Olympiad.
Most of the students belong to agrarian families and have to contribute to agrarian activities after the college hours. Therefore they cannot devote time for sports activities. The lack of bus depot at Chandwad aggravates the problems. To overcome these adversities the College went on with idea of providing gyms in remote villages. The practice is significant in the sense that many students are inclined to join police, army, military and BSF services for which passing 10+2 is a basic qualification. These jobs require physical strength and labourious work. The students being located in agrarian areas tend to acquire those skills rapidly. They cannot afford private coaching classes to make best of job opportunities in these services. Consultancy to the willing students is provided by Dr D N Shimpi.
The College provides basic gym equipments such as dumbbell set, single bar, double bar and weightlifting sets on written request from Grampanchayat of the desirous village. The Grampanchayat provides a shade or a room for the purpose. The College sets up the gym. The grampanchayat is appealed to maintain the gym and even apply for grant schemes of State Government for the development of sports facilities. The villages where the number of current and ex-students is greater are preferably selected. The Grampanchayats are suggested to look for resources to extend the gym. Record of the students deriving benefit of the gym is maintained. Recently the College has established a Green Gym. It is located near the main gate of the college. The equipments- single bar, double bar, abdominal board, shoulder exercise bar and sky walker- are kept in the open space.
Evidence of Success:
i) The College opened up gyms in the villages- Dighwad, Panhale, Ganur and Bhoyegaon.
a) Dighwad- Dighwad is located on Chandwad- Lasalgaon route and it is nine kilometers away from Chandwad. The College set up gym in Dighwad in 2007-08. At present 24 students are getting benefit of the gym. Eighteen students have joined police and army services.
b) Ganur- Ganur is located on Chandwad – Niphad route. It is 5 km away from Chandwad. The College set up gym in Ganur on 15th August 2013. In the year 2017-18, Ramdas Thakare, an ex-student of the College was elected as deputy sarpanch. He took initiative and applied to District Sports Officer for the grants for extension of the gym. The District Sports Officer sanctioned the grants of Rs 3.50 lakh for renovation and updation of the gym. At present 53 students are utilizing the gym and 16 have got jobs in police and army services.
c) Panhale- Panhale is 6 km away from Chandwad. It is the birthplace of Karmveer Keshavlalji Harakchandji Abad, founder of Shri Neminath Jain Brahmacharyashram. The College provided the gym equipments in Panhale in 2011. Twelve students have joined the police and army services. At present 25 students are utilizing the facilities.
d) Bhoyegaon- Bhoyegaon is located 12 km away from Chandwad. The gym was set up on 26th December 2018. At present 20 students are using the gym equipments.
The students after getting jobs continue higher education in external/distance mode to be eligible for higher posts.
ii) Two external ex- members of the gym have opened their own gym and physical fitness centres in Chandwad.
iii) The College set up gyms in R M Dhadiwal Boys’ Hostel and Lakhichandji Baphana General Hostel, Chandwad. One hundred hostelites are utilizing gyms.
iv) Users of Boys’ Gym and Girls’ Gym in the College are 55 and 16 respectively. Thirty five boys and five girls have been recruited in army and police services.
Objectives of the Practice:
1. To facilitate free haemoglobin check-up camp to economically poor students.
2. To make students aware of health.
3. Blood group test is also an objective of the practice. This helps to identify donors when required in emergency.
4. The data can help to diagnose Hb deficient student.
5. To inculcate practical knowledge among the students.
6. To enhance practical skills of the students enrolled in DMLT Course.
7. To inform about health problems related to haemoglobin deficiency.
The Hemoglobin is metalloprotein & is constituent of red blood cell. This protein plays vital role in function of oxygen carrier in human system. We have targeted this test for pathological screening because hemoglobin deficient suffer anemia and periodically in case of females it may lead to sickle cell anemia. It is observed that, in most of remote places there is lack of health awareness among the people. Consequently, it creates health issues. The Standard range of hemoglobin should be 13.8-17.2 in male and 12-15 in female. According to literature survey in India usually women are observed hemoglobin deficient, due to poor diet and lack of health awareness. If storage of Iron is possible with supplementary food then it can be possible to enhance the synthesis of hemoglobin in the human system. The Health Ministry, Government of India constantly sponsors various programs to sort the health issues in India. In that sense we thought to run this practice. we have staff of DMLT course to work as support system for this task.
Evidence of Success:
After the implementation of the hemoglobin check-up campaign we found fruitful outcomes during the last few years. To enhance laboratory testing competency among the students & staff, the college promotes them to attend workshop and conferences. College also organized workshop on laboratory techniques.
We have started this practice from the year 2015-2016. In the first year totally 83 students were tested, among these 35 found deficient and rest of the students found within the range. Deficient students were advised to include Iron rich food in their daily diet. Likewise in the year 2016-2017 around 105 were tested. We found 22 students below 9.5gm treated as anemic or hemoglobin deficient. 54 candidates were found between 9.5 to 11.50 gm treated as borderline cases. Only 19 were found in normal range. The anemic and borderline cases suggested to seek expertise of physician to improve Hb level. Similarly in 2017-2018 totally 102 were tested among them 24 were deficient, 70 were in lower ranges and only 08 found normal in range. Since 2018-2019 College provided free of cost jaggery and ground nuts as Iron rich food stuff to Hb deficient and borderline candidates. After few months especially female students of college were tested. Around 428 students and staff tested among them 10 were faculty members. We found that percentage of Hb deficient students decreases as compare to in earlier years. This indicates that serving of Iron rich food to girls at campus is a significant and beneficial activity of the college.