Orientation for Karyakarta Palak (KP) was conducted on 23rd Jul 2017 at Swami Samarth Vidyalaya, Thane.

DSC02120The focus of the workshop was to give an in depth information of VSM especially the role  and responsibilities of being a Mentor or Karyakarta Palak. Twenty five new & some aspiring  volunteers participated in the workshop. Out of them a few had already enrolled as KP and students were assigned to them. Others were keenly interested in VSM and wanted more clarity regarding the role of KP and various other activities of VSM where they could contribute.

The workshop was designed & facilitated by Swati Agate, Radhika Gadiyar and Rajita Sawant.

DSC02115Role of KP was explained in great detail by Rajita Sawant.  Work of help desk and various committees was made clear to the participants. Importance of ahawal and performance evaluation was also elaborated. Nivedita Joshi cleared all the doubts regarding budget and accounts. Suhasini Thakur guided on improvement of English of individual students.  Gopal Athavale spoke about work & functioning of Shahapur branch which caters to maximum students from remote areas. Swati Samant made everyone aware about VSM’s presence on social media.

DSC02107Swati Agate narrated in her own fluid style the touching success stories of few VSM students.


The team answered all the queries of the participants. Overall the session was very interactive and effective. We are very glad to say that at the end of the session many of the new participants showed their eagerness to become associated with VSM.