MUDITA a Workshop on Promotion of volunteerism for Constructive Work


Unnat Bharat Abhiyan (UBA), Shahed Rajguru College of Applied Sciences for Women (SRCASW), a flagship program of MHRD in association with Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti organized ‘MUDITA’, a Workshop on 'Promotion of Volunteerism for Constructive Work' on November 7, 2020. The main objectives of this program were:
• Instil amongst youth a spirit of volunteerism
• Exposition of Gandhian constructive work
• Explore & develop ideas for volunteer work
• Preparing young people to contribute to community & nation-building
• Developing capacities of young people in leadership & team-building
Dr. Vedabhyas Kundu, Programme Officer GSDS and Shri Gulshan Gupta, GSDS Coordinator North East Programmes conducted the interactive workshop. Almost 89 participants took part in the discussion.
The essence and meaning of volunteerism were explained in a beautiful manner. The skills required for successful volunteerism like communication skills, leadership skills, public relations skills were explained in a very comprehensive manner. The importance of team spirit, trustworthiness, empathy, self confidence in volunteerism was also spoken about.
Questions like ‘When should we start volunteering? How should we volunteer? Where should we volunteer? When should we stop volunteering? Can you earn in volunteering? Does donation account to volunteering?’ etc., were addressed in the workshop. The speakers further shared their real-life experiences of volunteering at various places and how they coped up with various challenges like disputes, not achieving expected results and so on.