Camps


Rural

  • Creating awareness among the people living in rural areas about HIV-AIDS & to provide facilities of Free Eye Testing & Health Check-up. The camp was arranged in collaboration with Samvedana Foundation at Chiplun in May 2008. 450 persons from the rural area availed this facility.
  • Free Eye Testing & Health Check-up Camp was also arranged in the villages -
    • Sangve - Ratnagiri District in May 2008. 120 people availed this facility & 50 persons were provided spectacles.
    • Phondaghat, Kas, Amboli - Sindhudurg District in May 2008. 919 people availed the services while 320 people were provided spectacles.
    • Devadhe, Ratnagiri district in Dec 2008. 407 people availed the services while 70 people were provided spectacles
    • Otav, Aganewadi, Halval, Kalsuli, Dabhole – Malvan & Sindhudurg District in Feb 2009.718 people availed the services. (This activity is planned during the annual fair of a Goddess worshipped in the area. The fair attracts approximately 5 lakh people.)


Urban

  • Free Eye Testing & Health Check-up Camp was organized in Vasind (Thane). The facility of Eye Testing, General Check-up, Blood group checking was provided without any cost. The facility of taking Cardiogram was also made available in this camp. was availed 450 persons (290 males & 160 females) availed the services.
  • Cancer detection camp was organized in Bhandup in May 2008 in collaboration with Tata Memorial Hospital. It was organized to detect mouth cancer among habitual users of tobacco, cigarettes, etc.50 people were checked and were given a card by TMH to vail further treatement(if necessary) at the hospital.
  • Blood Donation Camps are being organized by VKM in Bhandup since 20 years. This is done mainly to create awareness about blood donation.
  • AIDS awareness rally was organized on World AIDS Day (1.12.08)350 students & Teachers from various educational institutions of Bhandup participated. They were joined by 150 volunteers and staff members from VKM. Importance of creating awareness among the student community was the focus of the rally.
  • AIDS awareness workshop was organized for the students of Lions Juhu Nandlal Jalan Girls’ College in December 2008.


Awards

  • Bhajan Competition is being organized every year (since 15 years ) to preserve the traditional music form.16 groups all over Mumbai participated in the same.
  • Prize distribution to Toppers – VKM introduced the “Gunvant Vidyarthi Puraskar” in 1989 to encourage students to dream bigger and extract best performance in academics. This year 5 students (SSC) and 3 students (HSC) were felicitated for securing highest marks.
  • Jeevandata Puraskar is awarded to people who donate blood consistently for 3 years in the camps arranged by VKM. 21 Blood donors were felicitated.

World Women's Day is celebrated to create women empowerment and to set an example to others. The entire responsibility of organizing the programme is handed over to the female staff members of the organization


 
Vijay Krida Mandal, Sai Hill, Bhandup (W), Mumbai - 78. India. Phone No : 022- 2595 9812